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My Time at Overland Park Racquet Club

Hello reader, my name is Ward Schraeder. I am currently on the HGTV show, Bargain Mansions with my daughter, Tamara Day. Together, we renovate mansions in the Kansas City area and we enjoy every minute of it. I am actually not from the greater Kansas City area, I...

KITCHENS OF BARGAIN MANSIONS PART 1

KITCHENS OF BARGAIN MANSIONS PART 1

Now that the news is out that we will be having a BARGAIN MANSIONS season two, I wanted to take a look back and see the beautiful kitchens we renovated on season one. Tamara has me working hard just about everyday filming for season two and we're already excited to...

KID’S PLAYROOM

KID’S PLAYROOM

If you have the space for it, a kids playroom is a great investment. My wife, Trish, taught me that it’s important for children to have their own space where imagination and playtime can be at an all time high. Plus, this means less of a mess in the rest of your home!...

TRAVEL TIPS

TRAVEL TIPS

How do you pack for a trip? This is something that I struggle with due to the wide range of activities I usually do on vacation. During the day, I will be hiking but at night we will be out at a nice dinner or exploring the town. It’s hard to know what to pack and how...

MY FAVORITE PART OF BARGAIN MANSIONS PART 2

MY FAVORITE PART OF BARGAIN MANSIONS PART 2

If you didn’t get a chance to read my favorite parts of Bargain Mansions part 1 click HERE. It truly was difficult narrowing down the list of my favorite parts of each of the Bargain Mansion homes. I think my daughter is talented (No, I’m not just biased!) and I liked...

MY FAVORITE PART OF BARGAIN MANSIONS PT. 1

MY FAVORITE PART OF BARGAIN MANSIONS PT. 1

It was a whirlwind finishing season 1 of Bargain Mansions. The last breaking minutes of trying to wrap up the houses before the premiere was blood, sweat, and tears. It was hard to take a step back and admire the work that my daughter and I had done. Today, I’m here...

RSS GROWING DAYS

  • My House!
    We bought our house in 2008, right before the world collapsed with the recession. Our house was the perfect subprime mortgage property that we could snatch up, and it had a great price because the previous owner had gone into foreclosure. Thirteen years later and we still get his mail. The house was in terrible […]
  • AesthetiCare Medspa
    I was super excited to partner with AesthtiCare Medspa once I saw the different range of treatments they offer. I had no idea how many different facials and really valuable services they provide. I have such a great experience every time I go in, and I have had the opportunity to try a lot of […]
  • Behind the Design: Episode 14, Season 3
    So this is one of those houses that I really enjoyed working on! I got to work with a contractor that I really enjoy and who shared my vision of how to take an old home and turn it into something modern but still appreciate the old. The exterior of this house had the original […]