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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MAY 13, 2022 | FRIDAY
The 6 Best Places To Buy a Cheap Mattress in 2023

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MAY 11, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
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MAY 10, 2022 | TUESDAY
Solved! What to Do About Tree Roots in a Sewer Line

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MAY 5, 2022 | THURSDAY
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Whether you just purchased your first home or have lived in your house for years, having a few emergency plumbing tools in stock at all times is important. It doesn’t matter if you live i...

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APRIL 18, 2022 | MONDAY
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APRIL 12, 2022 | TUESDAY
How to Get Rid of Cockroaches in Kitchen Cabinets

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Solved! Who Fixes Water Heaters?

Q: My water heater has recently started making weird noises. It’s a few years old, but I don’t think it’s ready to be replaced. Who fixes water heaters?A: Water heaters are appliances man...

Solved! Who Repairs Soffit and Fascia?

Q: The paint on my fascia board is chipped, and my wooden soffit looks like it’s rotting from excess moisture. But I’ve never had to fix this problem before. Who repairs soffit and fascia...

MARCH 28, 2022 | MONDAY
Solved! Here’s Who to Call for Drainage Problems in the Yard

Q: I’ve noticed pooling water on my lawn, and I’m worried I have serious drainage issues. Who do I call for drainage problems in my yard?A: Since pooling water can be indicative of bigger...