Mel Childs

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Melisha “Mel” Childs owns her own writing company administratively located in metro Atlanta. She is an author and screenwriter but also writes content for the home improvement niche and other niches. Mel is a writer for Fixr.com, which provides cost guides for DIYers and others interested in getting accurate costs for home repairs. In the past, she has written for Upscale Magazine and Black EOE Journal. She is also currently studying to be a real estate agent. Mel is honored to join the team writing for BobVila.com because she grew up watching his TV shows on PBS. Connect with Mel on LinkedIn.

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OCTOBER 18, 2021 | MONDAY
Chimney Inspection Near Me: How to Hire for a Chimney Inspection

A chimney inspection is a vital part of owning a fireplace with a chimney. They’re usually performed with regular chimney cleanings, but more extensive issues might require an in-depth in...

OCTOBER 5, 2021 | TUESDAY
Everything You Need to Know About Hiring for Chimney Cleaning

While products like creosote logs help maintain a chimney, they’re no replacement for a chimney cleaning service. Chimneys provide a complex system through which fire byproducts created i...

SEPTEMBER 29, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Kitchen Knife Brands of 2021

If you have ever cut something with a dull knife, you are likely to value the experience of cutting with a high-quality, sharp knife. Many knives can help you perform the most rudimentary...

SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 | MONDAY
How Much Does Dishwasher Installation Cost?

Typical Range: $370 to $1,500 National Average: $970Dishwashers have become a standard appliance in the home, and they’re beneficial for busy households. Newer types of dishwashing det...

SEPTEMBER 21, 2021 | TUESDAY
How Much Does Flooring Installation Cost?

Typical Range: $1,491 to $4,553 National Average: $2,985No matter what type of flooring is currently in your home, it will eventually show its age. Hardwood will reveal scratches and w...

AUGUST 31, 2021 | TUESDAY
Roof Cleaning Costs: How To Budget for Roof Cleaning

Typical Range: $294 to $593 National Average: $433Depending on the type of roof you have, it will last anywhere between 20 years and 100 years. However, the lifetime of a roof can be c...

AUGUST 4, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Roller Shades of 2021

Having your window coverings open during the day isn’t problematic because it is difficult to see into your home during the daytime, plus the sun helps light up the rooms. However, once t...

JUNE 28, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Paint Brands to Update Your Home in 2021

Painting is a very time-consuming job, but it can become unnecessarily overwhelming if you use inferior products. Paints that don’t provide excellent coverage and hiding capability, leave...