Iris Price, Contributor

Contributor for ImprovementCenter.com

A monthly New Year’s plan to declutter your home
A monthly New Year’s plan to declutter your home Homes & Real Estate January 3, 2017
When the holidays are over, do you panic wondering what to do with all the gifts, new holiday decor and…
19 budget-friendly home improvement projects
19 budget-friendly home improvement projects Homes & Real Estate June 1, 2016
To paraphrase a famous English Romantic poet, in spring a homeowner's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of home improvements. Lightly,…
3 creative alternatives to buying new cabinets
3 creative alternatives to buying new cabinets Homes & Real Estate April 25, 2016
If you've been looking for alternatives to buying new cabinets, you're probably aware of some of the typical ways you…
3 kinds of family fun home improvement projects
3 kinds of family fun home improvement projects Homes & Real Estate April 18, 2016
With spring here and the summer just a few months away, school will be out sooner rather than later. For…
12 low-maintenance landscaping ideas for any climate
12 low-maintenance landscaping ideas for any climate Homes & Real Estate April 15, 2016
Yard work. You either love it, hate it or don't have the time it typically takes each week to keep…
4 smart ways to reinvest your tax refund in your home
4 smart ways to reinvest your tax refund in your home Homes & Real Estate March 25, 2016
Are you getting a tax refund this year? According to the IRS, about half of all taxpayers over pay their…
9 accidents homeowners insurance may not cover
9 accidents homeowners insurance may not cover Insurance March 14, 2016
Have you read your most current homeowners insurance policy, or did you pay the premium and stash the paperwork for…
10 ways homeowners waste money and how not to
10 ways homeowners waste money and how not to Homes & Real Estate March 11, 2016
What do you do when your monthly budget for home expenses doesn't leave much for your savings plan? How about…
7 ways to decide which windows to replace first
7 ways to decide which windows to replace first Homes & Real Estate March 8, 2016
When you close your eyes at night, do you envision money flying out of your old, cold, inefficient windows? Do…
5 tiny house storage solutions to make more from less
5 tiny house storage solutions to make more from less Homes & Real Estate March 8, 2016
If you've ever lived in a studio apartment, traveled by RV or spent time sailing, you may already have a…
Take your bathroom from lame to luxe for under $2,000
Take your bathroom from lame to luxe for under $2,000 Homes & Real Estate March 3, 2016
Your sad bathroom is neither a relic ripe for demolition nor a vintage gem worth preserving. It's just plain boring…
9 ways to buy discounted furniture and appliances
9 ways to buy discounted furniture and appliances Homes & Real Estate February 16, 2016
Owning, remodeling and maintaining a home can eat up more than a third of your income each month, so when…
Is buying a foreclosure online a bargain?
Is buying a foreclosure online a bargain? Homes & Real Estate February 8, 2016
Are you a homebuyer thinking about how to buy a foreclosure to save money? According to the National Association of…
10 ways you’re ruining your home – and how not to
10 ways you’re ruining your home – and how not to Homes & Real Estate February 7, 2016
Your home represents one of the most important facets of your life. Just as you wouldn't ignore the needs of…
13 handy smartphone apps for home improvement
13 handy smartphone apps for home improvement Homes & Real Estate January 25, 2016
You probably rely on your smartphone to do a lot of things, but home improvement? While your phone can't replace…
9 home expenses you have to budget for
9 home expenses you have to budget for Home January 25, 2016
If you think qualifying to buy a home takes financial stamina, budgeting for your home month by month and sticking…
5 starter home tips for Millennials with student loan debt
5 starter home tips for Millennials with student loan debt Homes & Real Estate January 8, 2016
You're in your 20s or 30s and saddled with student loan debt. Maybe you're not yet earning what you expected…
8 home maintenance tasks homeowners can do in minutes
8 home maintenance tasks homeowners can do in minutes Home January 5, 2016
There seems to be no end to keeping on top of home maintenance tasks. Checklists include chores for every season,…
5 ways to winterize windows and keep your home warm
5 ways to winterize windows and keep your home warm Homes & Real Estate December 28, 2015
You welcome winter -- the promise of a silent overnight snowfall; lacy, leafless trees smothered in a white blanket knit…
9 must-do winter home maintenance to-dos
9 must-do winter home maintenance to-dos Homes & Real Estate December 23, 2015
As if you don't have enough to do with last-minute holiday preparations, you've got this nagging feeling you've forgotten one…
Buying a wood burning stove: What you need to know
Buying a wood burning stove: What you need to know Homes & Real Estate December 3, 2015
If your region typically experiences cold weather this time of year, your furnace may already be running to keep the…
4 home improvements that offer more than ROI
4 home improvements that offer more than ROI Homes & Real Estate December 2, 2015
As with any investments, how you spend your money to remodel your home requires carefully weighing the importance of your…
6 smart home security inventions for 2015
6 smart home security inventions for 2015 Homes & Real Estate October 14, 2015
The best home security is not necessarily the cleverest or the most hyped. It's the one that keeps you and…
4 places to save big on a kitchen remodel
4 places to save big on a kitchen remodel Homes & Real Estate October 7, 2015
Chances are, if you're reading this article, you're bummed that your dream kitchen could cost you a lot more than…
5 ways home improvements can qualify for tax breaks
5 ways home improvements can qualify for tax breaks Home September 14, 2015
Most homeowners know that their home entitles them to some federal tax breaks, chief among them, deductions based on mortgage…
5 mistakes to avoid when installing a natural gas grill
5 mistakes to avoid when installing a natural gas grill Homes & Real Estate July 16, 2015
Nothing says 'Summer's here!' like firing up the outdoor grill. Is this the year you finally get that natural gas…
3 bad choices that can kill your home’s value
3 bad choices that can kill your home’s value Homes & Real Estate June 23, 2015
By Iris Price of ImprovementCenter.com When you buy a house, are you already thinking about the day you sell it…