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The Belinder Project

Que the trumpets… because we’re so excited to present to y’all Belinder!  Our friend and fellow real estate investor, Phil of Crimson Homes, Inc. purchashed this home when it was a teeny tiny three bedroom, one bath, 1300 sq/ft ranch.    Crimson Homes asked Rooted to do the design of this home which we were so excited […]

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Mohawk: Property Reveal

Our Mohawk property is on the market, and boy are we proud of her! This home had been vacant for a few years and was due for some major TLC.  This project was a large undertaking that took 15 weeks to complete.  Kansas weather didn’t work to our advantage. The exterior was cute from the […]

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Why so White?

Whether it’s a hidden gem or a diamond in the rough every flip has it’s own character. As we transform each home, we love to highlight the homes sweetest features while still leaving it clean and ready for it’s new owners.  As many of you have noticed all of our flips have white interior walls through […]

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Bye Bye Baby…Blue- Part 2

Wow y’all- it’s been way too long since my last post! I hoped to show you our master bathroom renovation months ago but we’ve been busy….and we’d like to thank you all for that! Now let’s get down to the good stuff.  Before, our master bathroom had carpet everywhere, even up the side of the […]

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Hang with Me

Hang with Me. By Lanie Draper Featured in TODAY Kansas City- A publication by Soave Automotive (Aristocate Motors/Mercedes Benz of Kansas City/BMW/VW of Topeka. It’s fair to say that Joanna Gaines, of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” fame, has kindled the curiousity of many wanting to plant and observe their own seeds transforming into colorful and fragrant […]

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Project Peek: The Mohawk House

Remember the sweet brick house tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac with so much potential? Well… the Mohawk project is underway….and actually, it’s almost complete! This house has quickly become one of our favorite projects. The new additions have transformed this house from being drab to fab and because we are so close to finishing, we’re only […]

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Fit for a King

Happy Monday! For those of you that didn’t see my article featured in TODAY Kansas City-A publication by Soave Automotive (Aristocrat Motors/Mercedes Benz of Kansas City/BMW/VW of Topeka), here it is! Fit for a King. If the old saying is “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” then this year, the new saying is “jewel tones […]

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The Cardinal House: Reveal

I can’t believe it’s been five months since Brent and I met the owners of the Cardinal house.  At our first meeting, we sat at the kitchen table and listened to sweet memories made in the home.  We were also asked about how Rooted was born. I told Allyson about Jobs: 14:8-10, and how it inspired us. […]

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Project Peek: The Key Lime Cottage

It wasn’t love at first sigh for me and the Key Lime Cottage.  The first time I went in the home, I told Brent I hated it.  He responded with something along the lines of “shoot, we already bought it.” Thankfully, it’s grown on me since our initial walk through.  I love the neighborhood, the lot […]

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Project Peek: The Overbrook House

Before we officially owned this home, we referred to it as the green monster.  The green obviously came from the exterior paint color. And the monster had to do with the fact that it’s a disaster and by far our biggest project to date. This house sits on a nice lot at the end of […]

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Introducing: Rooted Design

We are so excited to share with our followers the newest branch of Rooted, Rooted Design! It’s been a long time coming but totally worth the wait! Since our initial launch, y’all have been so kind to us. Countless emails have come through our site uplifting our spirits and kicking our motivation to the next level […]

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Shelf Stylin’

Reality Check I don’t even know how many times a day I pause to reflect on the amount of love I feel for my kiddos.  Why are they so cute even when they’re driving me nuts?  This weekend however, that moment of reflection came while at the kitchen table over a cup of coffee, to […]

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Bye Bye Baby…Blue (Part 1)

If you’ve been following us, then you’ve seem some of the hilarious posts about our master bathroom.  We’ve lived in our home for over a year and are just now starting on ALL bathrooms.  The craziest part about our long wait is that not one bathroom has everything working.  Getting ready for the day at our […]

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The Granada House: Reveal

Where do I even begin with the Granada house?  I love and have loved the Granada house since our very first walk through. Cherry Hill Estates is one of my favorite neighborhoods and to have the privilege of restoring homes there is a dream. Trust me when I say, this is a very up and coming neighborhood.  The […]

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The Magic of Real Estate Staging

Staging is something we think about from the moment we purchase a house.  It’s actually how we decide on an ideal floor plan. Once clutter has been removed and walls are torn down, we spend a few hours sitting in different rooms of the house.  For us, that time is sacred. It’s when we explore […]

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Project Peek: The Mohawk Project

It’s happening again, folks: Brent and I are working on another great property in Leawood! We’re calling this renovation the Mohawk Project. Tucked away in a cul-de-sac, this darling brick home offers privacy, quaintness and tons of potential.  We’re moving fast on this one! Demo is well underway, and while one would think this looks a-mess, […]

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The Cardinal House: Project Update

Remember the Cardinal  post we showed you a few weeks ago? Well, work is underway and we know you’re going to love it! Not only was this house well loved, it came with GREAT bones, too! By simply stripping wallpaper, paneling and a few walls, this home was transformed instantly into an airy oasis filled with […]

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A Simple and Inviting Tablescape

Home for the Holidays Brent and I are excited to host Christmas at our house this year.  Regardless of the stress that comes with hosting, it still seems easier to have the kiddos contained in our own home (i.e. they won’t break anything that doesn’t already belong to us, plus we can enjoy a stress […]

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Project Peek: The Prairie Village Project

Brent and I are very excited to bring another home to its fullest potential with our newest venture: “The Prairie Village Project”. This rehab is a unique occasion since we’re transforming this beauty for a family instead of putting it on the market. The Prairie Village Project is in great condition already, so we’ll just […]

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Meet Our Family

We’re so happy to have more readers visiting our blog and social media sites, and since Rooted KC newcomers may not have received a proper introduction, we figured another family post was in order. Without further ado, meet our family! 🙂 An Introduction My husband Brent, Lanie (me), and our two boys, Theo (3) and George […]

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Project Peek: The Granada House

Our latest project, The Granada House – Rooted KC We LOVE this house and are so excited to show y’all this first sneak peek! Construction is well underway on this charming four bedroom, two story in Cherry Hill Estates.  This home has tons of character and we can’t wait to bring it to its full […]

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Project Peek: The Cardinal House

A glimpse of one of our newest rehab homes. This home received its nickname because of the many beautiful cardinals it attracts. Brent and I are over the moon with this recent purchase! We’re privileged to have gotten it from siblings whom we’ve grown very close with over the past couple months. This house was […]

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Rehab Reveal Part II: The Contemporary

Our recent renovation for The Contemporary home is by far one of our most transformative projects yet. You may have seen our reveal, but there’s still so much more for you to see! Here are some before and after photos of our updates for The Contemporary: 1. Curbside Appeal Prior to renovation, this house was not exactly […]

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5 Tips to Sell Your Home FAST

We’ve bought and sold over 100 homes in the last 5 years and thought we’d start sharing a bit of our expertise with you.  If you’re getting ready to put your house on the market, here are 5 tips to help you sell fast and get a higher purchase price. 1. Declutter Remove unnecessary EVERYTHING. […]

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S’more smiles, please!

Fall is a great time for us to spend some much needed breathers outdoors. As busy as Brent and I have been with RootedKC, it’s important for us to sneak in some spontaneous adventure time with the kiddos. As you probably already know, most of our days aren’t a typical routine around here. There’s always […]

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Project Reveal: The Contemporary

This home was putting out some serious retro vibes before we had our hands on it. Our vision for this beauty was to elevate her from throwback to trendsetter – mission accomplished! We opened up the space and updated the kitchen, bathrooms and floors. Instead of seemingly small rooms, each space flows gracefully to the next […]

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Our Deeply Rooted Garden

If you follow us on Instagram, then you’ve probably seen my papou (grandfather) before.  He is 91 years young, always wears some type of apparel with a Greek flag on it and spends a portion of his every day in our back yard. To papou, gardening isn’t just about the farm to table craze.  It’s […]

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“What’s Your Style?”

We’ve been asked this question a lot, especially when people find out we’re residential redevelopers. Is it strange to say that for awhile we didn’t really know how to respond? Our style doesn’t fit into any of the staple categories. The standard styles – like traditional, modern, and farmhouse to name a few – don’t […]

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Project Peek: The Contemporary

The Backstory: Meet the home we’ll be referring to from now on as “the contemporary.” This unique home has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and a walk-out basement.  This house holds sentiment by its previous owners which is a first for any of our projects. It turns out the family’s patriarch was actually the builder! […]

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Q&A with Lanie & Brent

Since entering the redeveloping business as first-time homeowners and now moving on to becoming seasoned professionals, we’re often asked questions from folks who’d like to go into business for themselves. We wish we had time to answer every question imaginable, but since that would most likely take days, we’ve narrowed them down to the top […]

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Fun Facts About Us and Our Goals as Professional Redevelopers

Okay, so you probably already know Brent and I are married, have kids and flip houses for a living. But there’s more! We want to share more about ourselves, our style, and our plans for getting to where we want to be: on TV inspiring the nation to think outside the box for home design. […]

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Rehab Reveal: Rosewood

The Rosewood rehab has finally come to an end. It’s bittersweet for us. We’re thankful to begin a new project, but we’re going to miss the friendly faces on this street! This is our third house (in a row) on Rosewood and we’ve really had the pleasure of getting to know the families in the […]

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How to Design a Timeless Kitchen

Sometimes we need to change our surroundings and other times we just need to remodel our kitchens. Whether it’s because of space, updates, or on a whim, kitchen updates can make a world of difference in how we feel about – and in – our homes. We also know change isn’t always easy.  We can easily […]

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Rosewood Home Renovation Update

The Rosewood Project is coming along great! Brent and I couldn’t be happier with the way things are unfolding. The crew is doing a wonderful job keeping the project on schedule and this old home’s potential is truly starting to shine. Our Progress So Far The lower level bedroom has been added now making this […]

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Project Peek: Rosewood Home Renovation

Our newest home renovation will be taking place on beautiful Rosewood Street. This specific neighborhood is as beautiful as it is quaint. We know firsthand how great the area is because we’ve previously lived in/rehabbed three homes on this particular street. You couldn’t ask for better neighbors! The Back Story The Rosewood home is extremely […]

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