Home Improvement

Some of you have been asking about my articles with Basement Systems. Here are the ones available on EzineArticles. Happy home improvement. Donna Kshir

What You Need to Know About Choosing an Air Conditioning Contractor by Donna Kshir
Choosing the best air conditioning contractor will provide the most effective service and product choices. Save money and energy today!
http://EzineArticles.com/6408658 – Jul 07, 2011

A Window’s Performance Relies on Proper Window Installation by Donna Kshir
Proper window installation is critical to ensure an airtight fit to prevent drafts, water condensation and potential water damage. Replacement windows can add beauty and value to your home and provide many benefits, but if the windows are not installed properly, those benefits will not be realized.
http://EzineArticles.com/6404971 – Jul 06, 2011

Not All Windows Are Energy Efficient Windows by Donna Kshir
There are few home improvements you can undertake that will do more to improve the energy efficiency of your home, and save you money in heating and cooling costs over the long term. Window replacement can do just that!
http://EzineArticles.com/6405010 – Jul 06, 2011

Choosing the Right Air Conditioner for Your Needs by Donna Kshir
Stay cool this summer and choose the right air conditioner for you. Here are some tips when it comes to making the most energy efficient and cost effective choice for your home.
http://EzineArticles.com/6405096 – Jul 06, 2011

Keeping Energy Costs Low While Keeping Cool by Donna Kshir
We all look forward to summer, but we also know just how costly it is to cool our homes during the hottest days of the year. Keeping that air conditioner running steady during the summer months can raise your energy bills significantly, but there are ways to help keep those costs lower, while keeping your home nice and cool. Keeping your home cool and comfortable during the summer doesn’t have to be expensive.
http://EzineArticles.com/6405210 – Jul 06, 2011

Beat the Heat and Stay Cool This Summer by Donna Kshir
Don’t let the summer heat tear you down. Beat the heat with the right air cooling options!
http://EzineArticles.com/6405312 – Jul 06, 2011

Energy Efficient Cooling Options by Donna Kshir
Finding energy saving air conditioning options is all the rage! Here are some tips for lowering your energy usage and saving money this summer.
http://EzineArticles.com/6405611 – Jul 06, 2011

Save Money While Conserving Energy by Donna Kshir
Save energy and money by implementing some of these easy changes throughout your home. One sure way to save money and conserve energy is to wash larger loads of clothing in a washing machine using cold water, instead of warm or hot water.
http://EzineArticles.com/6256850 – May 10, 2011

How to Conserve Energy Throughout Your Home by Donna Kshir
Learn some basic habits to conserve energy at home. From doing the dishes to changing a light bulb, here are your answers!
http://EzineArticles.com/6257036 – May 10, 2011

Eight Ways to Save Energy in Your Home by Donna Kshir
Want to reduce the energy you’re using? Something as small as changing the light bulbs, reducing the amount of time you spend in the shower or turning down the temperature in your home can conserve energy and save you money.
http://EzineArticles.com/6257097 – May 10, 2011

How to Save Money on Your Home’s Heating and Cooling Expenses by Donna Kshir
Are you desperately trying to keep warm, but at the same time trying to keep your monthly heating costs down? Well, there are easy ways to save money and cut your heating bill during the cold winter months. By using a few items that you have laying around your home, or that can be found in a local home improvement store, you can save greatly on your home gas or electric heating bill.
http://EzineArticles.com/6257190 – May 10, 2011

Can a Finished Basement Add Value to My Home? by Donna Kshir
When refinishing your basement, make sure to consider the rest of your home. The basement is an extension, and as such, it should flow along with the rest of the home’s detailing. Consider trim, paint, and design — these small improvements will increase the overall value of your home in the event you decide to put the home up for resale.
http://EzineArticles.com/6318082 – Jun 01, 2011

Can I Waterproof My Basement? by Donna Kshir
Although basements are a great advantage, some older homes don’t have one! The additional space of a basement can be used for a number of things; additional living space, storage or work space. However, there tends to be one common problem; moisture. If you do not properly waterproof your basement you could be robbing your home of increased value.
http://EzineArticles.com/6314198 – May 31, 2011

Tips and Ideas for a Finished Basement by Donna Kshir
Want to finish your basement the right way? Well, here are some great and easy tips to consider before taking the plunge into the basement finishing world! Be sure to consider moisture control, flooring, decor, and practical use of the space!
http://EzineArticles.com/6314828 – May 31, 2011

Finishing Your Basement With Style by Donna Kshir
There are many options for a finished basement; game room, social room, weight room, fitness center or family room. These options provide both convenience and a familiar location to socialize with family and friends in the event the outside weather is not permitting.
http://EzineArticles.com/6314956 – May 31, 2011

Basement Finishing Advice by Donna Kshir
If a home does not have existing wiring, you will need to install wiring to power the new living space-a finished basement. Always take into consideration what the new living space will be used for and plan for the lighting, as well as easy access to outlets around the space.
http://EzineArticles.com/6302781 – May 26, 2011

Options for Your Finished Basement by Donna Kshir
Homeowners tend to overlook the basement in their home as potential living space. Most homeowners only see their basement as a place to house the family’s laundry, heating unit, cooling unit, or hot water heater; but a finished basement provides additional living and storage space. With a little careful planning, preparation and a slight transformation, your basement can become an extension of your home.
http://EzineArticles.com/6293226 – May 23, 2011

The Many Options of a Finished Basement by Donna Kshir
Many homeowners are not taking full advantage of their basements and the many options that are available for making use of the additional space. By simply remodeling your basement, you can increase the overall value of your home and add additional living space without the hassle of a costly renovation.
http://EzineArticles.com/6276049 – May 17, 2011

Crawl Space Vapor Barriers by Donna Kshir
The main purpose of a crawl space vapor barrier is to stop moisture and wetness from entering the floor and walls of your basement. It also protects your home from mold, mildew, odors and foul smells.
http://EzineArticles.com/6273198 – May 16, 2011

Finishing Your Basement by Donna Kshir
Finishing your basement can be fun! Select and hang light fixtures and add decorative outlet covers. Nail all trim and molding securely to the new walls, if desired. Now it is time to install new furniture to complete your new decor.
http://EzineArticles.com/6273766 – May 16, 2011

Wood Rot, Mold, and Humidity in A Dirt Crawl Space by Donna Kshir
Always check to see if the water drains away from the foundation of your home. If the water does not properly drain away from your home, you may need to slope the landscaping around your home in a 20% grade to allow the water to properly run away from the dirt crawl space. Also, inspect your home’s plumbing for leaks in the kitchen, laundry room and bathrooms.
http://EzineArticles.com/6257319 – May 10, 2011

Repairing Extreme Crawl Space Conditions by Donna Kshir
Most homeowners try to avoid their crawl spaces at all costs. Many of these crawl spaces are pretty gross-let’s be honest! But, it isn’t your fault, that’s just their tendency! In some extreme situations your home can be put at risk of rotting, structural damage, rodents, insects, animals, and other pests that live within the space.
http://EzineArticles.com/6320785 – Jun 03, 2011

Reduce Mold With Basement Waterproofing by Donna Kshir
Most homeowners see a dark, damp, musty basement filled with foul odors and bad smells as the norm, but these conditions are a definite sign of hidden problems and that could put you and your family members at risk of health issues; asthma, breathing difficulties, topical skin irritations, rashes and unexplained flu-like symptoms. Let’s learn more about mold and how basement waterproofing can reduce the mold in your basement.
http://EzineArticles.com/6320939 – Jun 03, 2011

Instructions to Waterproof Your Basement by Donna Kshir
A cold, damp basement is an uninviting space and a sure breeding ground for mold, mildew, foul smells, and odors. Some homeowners believe waterproofing your basement is a difficult task, but it can be achieved with little time, effort and energy-when done by an expert!
http://EzineArticles.com/6314030 – May 31, 2011

The Seven Fold Basics of Mold Growth and Prevention by Donna Kshir
There is only one sure way to protect your home from mold. A good waterproofing expert will examine your basement and recommend the best and most cost efficient way to solve the problem. Some waterproofing contractors will discuss your options, give you plenty of time to make the best decision and provide a free estimate.
http://EzineArticles.com/6257267 – May 10, 2011

Ways to Decrease the Affluence of Mold by Donna Kshir
Some homeowners and landlords are unaware that simply sloping the landscape around their home in a 20% grade will help re-direct rainfall and surface water from your home. This is not the simplest task to achieve, but it can be done. This prevents moisture problems and mold!
http://EzineArticles.com/6257516 – May 10, 2011

Finding the Right Basement Waterproofing Contractor for the Job by Donna Kshir
Taking the time to find the best basement waterproofing expert will pay off. As this contractor will provide the highest quality work and meet your entire basement waterproofing requirements.
http://EzineArticles.com/6408623 – Jul 07, 2011

Maintain Your Crawl Space and Prevent Damages by Donna Kshir
Structural weakening should be a huge concern for all homeowners. Structural weakening is usually caused by exposure to moisture, dampness and wetness in your home’s crawl space. The most common problems homeowners can experience caused by structural weakening are sagging, and uneven, warped floors. These conditions can take a toll on your home’s overall structure.
http://EzineArticles.com/6342479 – Jun 10, 2011

Basement Waterproofing Options by Donna Kshir
As a homeowner, it can be very, very frustrating to deal with the daily pressures of a damp, wet, flood-prone basement that houses a variety of foul odors and bad smells. This area has the tendency to develop mold and mildew putting you and your family at risk of breathing difficulties, asthma, skin rashes and continuous unexplained flu-like symptoms.
http://EzineArticles.com/6329869 – Jun 07, 2011

Important Crawl Space Information Every Homeowner Should Know by Donna Kshir
Although a dirt crawl space can be repaired, it will be constantly challenged by the threat of humidity. Before you consider installing a vapor barrier and dehumidifier system, always identify the sources of water.
http://EzineArticles.com/6333073 – Jun 07, 2011

The Basics of Fire Damage Restoration by Donna Kshir
Depending on your insurance policy, and the full extent of the fire damage, your fire damage policy may entitle you to a full reimbursement and the funding necessary to rebuild your home after such a disaster. Make sure you contact your local expert!
http://EzineArticles.com/6276149 – May 17, 2011

What You Need to Know When Choosing a Basement Contractor by Donna Kshir
From questions to conduct, there’s a lot to know about a basement contractor before he/she should be hired. We’ve provided some of the best tips to make sure the contractor you choose is the best for you!
http://EzineArticles.com/6405317 – Jul 06, 2011

Safe Ways to Waterproof Your Basement by Donna Kshir
Moisture issues in your basement can be rather frustrating for any homeowner. Moisture in your basement can cause foul odors, smells, mold and mildew growth, and in the worst case scenario-can weaken the foundation and cause structural damage. Black mold could even develop putting you and your family’s health in jeopardy.
http://EzineArticles.com/6293406 – May 23, 2011

Waterproofing Your Basement Saves Money and Protects Your Investments by Donna Kshir
Some homeowners overlook their basements as a desired living space. In a few easy steps, you can change your basement into a valuable extension of your home.
http://EzineArticles.com/6293482 – May 23, 2011

Rodents That Could Be Occupying Your Home by Donna Kshir
Many homeowners have questions when it comes to rodents, mice and rats. Rodents are a huge a nuisance and can damage your home with very little effort during a short amount of time.
http://EzineArticles.com/6272965 – May 16, 2011

The Basics of Termite Removal and Pest Control by Donna Kshir
Termites have caused more damage to homes in the United States than tornadoes, hurricanes, and thunderstorms, combined! Costing billions of dollars per year, termites are an unknown disaster waiting to happen. Dayton’s Pest Control is the pest control experts in Tennessee. Fully certified and trained to protect your home.
http://EzineArticles.com/6273129 – May 16, 2011

Selecting the Right Color Scheme for Your Finished Basement by Donna Kshir
Some homeowners tend to see their basement as a dark dungeon, but with a little time and effort your basement could become a beautiful extension of your home. Doesn’t that sound great? Learn more about what colors you should choose!
http://EzineArticles.com/6314778 – May 31, 2011

Have The Perfect Home Office In Your Basement by Donna Kshir
It is very important to leave your basement in the hands of a proven professional. Have you already chosen how you’ll be using your new space? A new office? Perfect, here’s what you need to know.
http://EzineArticles.com/6202900 – Apr 21, 2011

Why Replace Those Old Drafty Windows? by Donna Kshir
Move window replacement to the top of your summer to-do list. As such a home improvement will reap many advantages including energy cost reduction and a more comfortable and valuable home.
http://EzineArticles.com/6405183 – Jul 06, 2011

The Hidden Side Effects of Crawl Space Moisture by Donna Kshir
The crawl space beneath your home could be hosting more than just your valuables; it could be silently hosting mold, mildew and bad odors. What’s worse, you could be completely unaware of these ongoing issues. It is important to maintain your crawl space before mold, mildew or bad odors become an issue.
http://EzineArticles.com/6257456 – May 10, 2011

Save Money and Stay Cool This Summer by Donna Kshir
With summertime temperatures rising, we all like to stay cool. Cranking up that air conditioner can be very costly these days with the rising energy costs. Here are some tips on how to stay cool this summer, and ideas on how to save money at the same time.
http://EzineArticles.com/6405246 – Jul 06, 2011

Radon and Your Health by Donna Kshir
Radon is a radioactive gas that silently enters your home through small cracks or holes in the walls and floor of your home’s foundation, as well as through utility lines, drains and sump openings. Radon can rapidly move from your basement to your upstairs living space. Exposure to radon can put you and your family at serious risk for contracting lung cancer.
http://EzineArticles.com/6257386 – May 10, 2011

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