Tamara Day Biography, Age, Family, Husband and DIY Network

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Tamara Day is an American television host most renowned for starring on the DIY network. For home restoration expert Tamara Day, there is no such thing as a home that’s too big.

This Kansas City local and mother of four specializes in renovating derelict large houses that most people would be are too intimidated to take on.

She brings these forgotten works of art back to life so that new owners can move in and appreciate them again. The show has been running since 2016 and has two seasons under its belt so far.

She graduated with a degree in communications. Day started the business of buying old neglected properties in Kansas then renovated and transformed them into beautiful houses, which she later sold.

Her father is the supervisor, and he oversees most of the work. The celebrity stars in the DIY Network’s Bargain Mansions, where she is the host. The show aired on the TCL channel.

She also played a role in The Mailbox (2007) and DIY Ultimate retreat (2017). Tamara has her blog, ‘’ where she posts her beautiful works.

Tamara Day Age | When Was Tamara Day Born | Tamara Day Birthday

Tamara Day is an American television host most renowned for starring on the DIY network. For home restoration expert Tamara Day, there’s no such thing as a home that’s too big. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Her actual age is under review and will be updated soon.

Tamara Day Family

Tamara was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Her father’s name is Ward, and like her, he was also heavily involved in home renovations.

It is likely that Tamara developed her passion for renovating dilapidated houses as a result of his influence. Her mother details are under review and will be updated soon.

She grew up alongside three other siblings. Tamara Day is Muslim and as of now she resides in Leawood earthed in Kansas City. She graduated with a degree in communications at Kansas State.

Tamara Day Husband | Tamara Day Wedding | Bill Day Tamara Day

Tamara is married to her husband Bill Day. The couple married in 2001 and they have four children together, three sons and one daughter, Nora. They happened to have things in common like renovation. The couple fell in love with each other’s personalities.

Bill also loves and has a passion for renovation. Together, Bill and Tamara renovated their home, and after that, they bought old homes and renovated them to beautiful houses.

Their love for each other grew day by day after they got married. Tamara already started cashing out cheques before she tied the knot with Bill.

Tamara Day Net Worth | Tamara Day Salary

Tamara Day is an American television host most renowned for starring on the DIY network. For home restoration expert Tamara Day, there is no such thing as a home that’s too big.

Day and her husband her renovated dozens of houses while living St. Louis. However, she has not shared details of her estimated Net Worth as of 2019 is under review and will be updated soon.

Tamara Day Growing Days

A Day Remodel That Turned Into A Career

After graduating with a degree in communications at Kansas State, Tamara Day never thought she’d be where she is today, giving old homes new life.

In 2008, Tamara took on the biggest project of all. A 5,000 square foot 1980’s foreclosed home that required a complete re-haul to make livable.

The home was a wreck when Tamara and Bill first bought the house. It was filled with trash and virtually all of the appliances that were left by the previous owner had been destroyed.

Tamara designed every inch of the house herself, but the recession hit that same year and she had to quickly learn how to do a lot of things on their own, especially Tamara.

So, she picked up a hammer and got to work. Whatever could be done, if she could physically do it, she was working on it. Eventually, the project that turned out to be a diamond in the rough got the attention of local magazines. And now, years later, Tamara has made a design career for herself both on and off the screen.


Tamara is starring in her own DIY Network TV show “Bargain Mansions,” which will follow her and her team through the process of transforming local homes.

“Bargain Mansions” is filmed in Kansas City as Tamara and her team brings all types of neglected houses in Kansas City back to life. Tamara loves a bountiful home with layers and intentionality.

“I like things that have meaning and story behind them,” Tamara said.“Attainable but aspirational, laid back lux” is Tamara’s signature design style you will come to love.

Tamara Day holds ‘Bargain Mansions’ sale at Kansas project

Here’s how you can buy a piece of Tamara Day’s Leawood project for ‘Bargain Mansions’

On the DIY Network’s “Bargain Mansions,” Tamara Day renovates huge fixer-uppers in the Kansas City area as a television crew films her progress.

After 11 months of renovations, Day’s latest project, a ranch-style house in Leawood, has sold, the television show has aired, and now an open house on Friday and Saturday will allow people to buy any furnishings used to stage the “Bargain Mansion.”

“We’re super excited to meet all of our fans and sell all of these beautiful accessories and furniture that we’ve used throughout the entire season on ‘Bargain Mansions,’” said Day.

She — along with her father, Ward Schraeder, who also appears on the show — will be at the open house, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the home on 9435 Belinder Road. Tickets cost $15 and benefit Zoe’s House Adoptions in Overland Park.

The 5-bedroom, 4 1/2-bath home, which recently sold, features over 3,500 square feet of space filled with new furnishings, linens, artwork, and a wide variety of accessories.

“You can literally shop every chair, table, and light in the house, “ said Day. “We have tons of merchandise, tons of fun and Boozy Botanicals will be serving cocktails and we’re just going to have a lot of fun this weekend.”

Tamara is a mother of four who lives in Leawood.

“Bargain Mansions” is produced by Reality Road Entertainment, based in the Crossroads Arts District, and Conveyor Media of Los Angeles. It has aired two seasons.

After 11 months of work, Tamara Day of DIY Network’s “Bargain Mansions” has completed renovations at the Leawood home on Belinder Road.

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Leawood mom gets her own DIY Network show, co-starring her dad

DIY Network has signed Tamara Day, a Leawood mother of four and a home rehabber, to star in “Bargain Mansions.” Twelve 30-minute episodes will begin airing in October.

Her father, Ward Schraeder, who lives in Salina and is CEO and a principal partner at Medical Development Management in Wichita, will co-star.

Day and Schraeder were in the middle of pre-production for the show when I reached them by phone. Both sounded happy and enthusiastic about what lies ahead, but they were realistic about the grueling schedule it will bring. Day expects to be onsite, renovating homes seven days a week for the next nine months. Video crews will be taping two days a week.

“We’re just trying to get our life together right now,” Day said, chuckling. “I’ve taken the last two weeks off to spend time with my kids and husband, and I went to see family and enjoy peace and quiet before the storm hits.”

Reality Road Entertainment, a video production and casting company in the Crossroads Arts District, will produce the show with its Los Angeles partner, Conveyor Media. Shooting is scheduled to start at the end of January. Matt Antrim, co-owner of Reality Road, will be executive producer and creator of the show.

Day and her father will renovate six homes over the first season, with each episode featuring the renovation of two rooms.

“Tamara and her husband are actually buying all the houses,” Antrim said. “They will redo them from top to bottom, but the show will only feature four rooms (per house). You’ll always see the kitchen, the master bedroom, and bath and two other rooms being redone. But all will be for sale.”

The first two episodes will focus on a 4,000-square-foot Hyde Park bungalow built-in 1906 that was gutted by its previous owner.

“It’s a great big old house that an investor got in over his head on and we lucked out,” Day said. “I try really hard to save as many historical aspects as I can. Unfortunately, there’s very little salvageable in this house. It’s so sad. It kills me. They did save doors and banisters. And I think for the most part we’ll be able to salvage the floors.”

She and Schraeder had just finished consulting with Davis Paint about removing paint from the home’s limestone exterior.

DIY Network has also invited Day to renovate the kitchen and living room of a Vermont house later this month for its show “Ultimate Retreat” (also known as “Blog Cabin”).

Day came to the attention of Reality Road producers when they were talking to her brother, Caleb Schraeder, a woodworker, about a possible show. He wasn’t a good fit, but he suggested his sister, who had remodeled a dozen dilapidated homes with her husband, Bill Day, a financial planner.

Day does a lot of the work herself, including designing floor plans, knocking down walls, painting walls, and stripping, rebuilding and refinishing floors and woodwork.

Antrim shot a three-minute sizzle reel of Day and took it to DIY Network. The network gave him money to shoot an 8-minute super sizzle, so it could see if it wanted two pilot episodes.

That’s when her dad inadvertently worked his way onto the show. Schraeder kept showing up to see what she was doing, and DIY Network loved him. Antrim said he’s like John Wayne.

His catchphrase, according to Day, is, “I’m glad I thought of that,” which he usually says when he initially disagrees with one of her ideas that turns out to be a good one.

Day put Schraeder on the phone while we were talking. He’s not sure what to make of starring in a TV show.

“Maybe when it becomes real, and it’s actually on TV on a regular basis, and I see how I like it I’ll be able to tell you,” he said. “Right now it’s fun. I get to spend time with Tamara, and I get to see how a TV show is made.”

In the course of his own career, Schraeder said, he has employed several thousand people and built hospitals and health care centers, but he has still learned a thing or two from his daughter.

“She has things I don’t have,” he said. “She has personality and talent and decorating skills … I’m not surprised at anything Tamara does. She’s exceptionally talented and has never shied away from a challenge or opportunity.”

The pilots, called “Little Money Mansions,” aired several times over the summer and were well received by viewers, including a focus group of 2,000 people. The only thing they didn’t like, as far as Day can tell, is the name of the show.

“And they decided on 12 episodes rather than six episodes or four episodes, and the fact that they asked me to do the Vermont project shows me they’re really behind me and see something. They get pitched a lot of shows every day. The odds of us getting to this point are amazing.”

Reality Road also recently secured financing from HGTV to shoot a super sizzle reel of Cody Brown, an artist/rehabber working out of a studio in the West Bottoms.

“He does everything,” Antrim said. “Plumbing, artwork, electrical, furniture, he can make your cabinets, he can literally do everything. He does homes and commercial space as well.”

Look for a profile of Brown in the Jan. 15 Spirit section.

Having a local company producing these shows is a huge boon for Kansas City, said Stephane Scupham, film and new media manager for Visit KC.

“Seeing Kansas City on a national level so that more of the general public gets to know us and proves we’re a great destination to shoot in,” she said. “I couldn’t be happier with Matt and Reality Road. They are doing really well right now. It’s exciting.”

Tamara Day does a lot of the rehabbing work herself, including designing floor plans, knocking down walls, painting walls, and stripping, rebuilding and refinishing floors and woodwork.

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