Melissa Graham


Name: Melissa Graham 

Title: Contributing Writer

As a 2-year veteran of with more than 10 years of experience in the media industry, Melissa Graham has covered everything from the best gifts for new homeowners to how to remove a bird’s nest or move across the country. When she’s not wearing her writer’s hat, she’s chasing her two kids around their Dallas home, perfecting her baking skills, or reading the latest best-selling thriller.  

Expertise and Experience

Melissa has more than 10 years of experience in the media industry, and her expertise includes home improvement and design as well as buyer’s guides and DIY articles. As a digital editor of Kansas City Spaces Magazine, she spent 2 years writing features, assisting on photoshoots, managing social media accounts, and updating the magazine’s website. She’s interviewed the Property Brothers, met Chip and Joanna Gaines, and found herself in the homes of strangers while scouting renovation stories. Since then, she’s extended her passion for home decor and design to include home improvement, and she often writes about topics ranging from fascia board replacement to who to call when you spot mold in your home.

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Is a Swimming Pool Maintenance Service Really Worth the Money?

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MAY 19, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
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MAY 18, 2021 | TUESDAY
Solved! My Gas Grill Won’t Light

Q: This evening, I prepared a rack of ribs for dinner, only to discover that my gas grill won’t light. What is keeping it from lighting? Can I prevent this from happening again?A: Nothing...