BUDGET FRIENDLY WAYS TO GIVE YOUR HOME A MAKEOVER

BUDGET FRIENDLY WAYS TO GIVE YOUR HOME A MAKEOVER

Every once and awhile Tamara will show me the finished product of a home she’s designed and I’m standing there wondering why my home can’t look like that. Is anyone with me?! I would love to have a dressed up home that looks fancy but is also budget friendly. Read my...
THINGS TO DO IN KANSAS CITY WITH KIDS

THINGS TO DO IN KANSAS CITY WITH KIDS

With spring break upon us, I finally get to spend some time with my grandkids. And no, I promise I won’t make them hang up sheet rock like my kids had to do! With all my grandkids residing in Kansas city, we’re always looking for fun things to do here. Spoiler...
COLORADO HOME

COLORADO HOME

A few years ago, I purchased a condo in Fraser Colorado located just north of Winter Park. Originally built in 1980, to less than strict building codes, we decided to completely gut it and start over. Built primarily for rental purposes, it hadn’t seen a lot of...
GET TO KNOW ME

GET TO KNOW ME

Hi,​ ​I’m​ ​Ward​ ​Schraeder-​ ​a​ ​husband,​ ​father,​ ​grandfather,​ ​home​ ​renovator,​ ​television co-host​ ​and​ ​​tool​ ​junkie​​ ​living​ ​in​ ​Salina,​ ​Kansas.​ ​I​ ​married​ ​my​ ​beautiful​ ​wife,​ ​Trish,​ 44​ ​years​ ​ago​ ​and​ ​we​ ​have four wonderful...
LAKE HOUSE LIGHT FIXTURES

LAKE HOUSE LIGHT FIXTURES

I’m very excited to show you all the light fixtures of our Lake House! This home has a completely different style than the other Bargain Mansion homes. The main floor of the Lake House was massive and from a design standpoint it was extremely challenging for...