Kansas City Star: Bargain Mansions
Updated: Oct 30, 2017
“DIY Network Bargain Mansions. We will be transforming six different messes into extraordinary mansions!.”
Come late October, Tamara Day of Leawood plans to do two things: sleep a lot and make up for a lost summer with her four kids.
By that time Day will have spent nearly every day of the previous 10 months renovating six mansions in the Kansas City area.
Think about that: It takes most people twice that time to renovate just one. But Day is not like most people. Late last year, DIY Network signed the home rehabber to star in “Bargain Mansions.” The first of twelve 30-minute episodes will premiere at 8 p.m. Nov. 7.
Reality Road Entertainment, a video production and casting company in the Crossroads Arts District, is producing the show with Conveyor Media of Los Angeles. Matt Antrim, co-owner of Reality Road, is executive producer and creator of the show.
Day’s father, Ward Schraeder, who lives in Salina and is CEO and a principal partner at Medical Development Management in Wichita, will co-star, as will Troy Paul, owner of Leawood’s Next Generation Construction, who is acting as general contractor on the homes.