My home was showcased in the 2015 NARI Remodeled Homes Tour last weekend. If you weren’t one of the 280+ people who walked through my home, here’s what you missed:

What is NARI, you ask?

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the only professional trade association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry. NARI members are recognized as professional full-time, dedicated remodeling experts who adhere to a strict Code of Ethics.


The goal of NARI is to help homeowners find the right professional to do their remodeling. But finding the right person for the job is more than just loving their work and checking their references. You have to find someone who feels right, too! By taking the Tour, you meet the people behind the stunning portfolios and gain insight into their designs.

Before and After Kitchen Remodel KC NARI Tour Design Connection Inc

The kitchen transformation was the main focus of our tour, highlighting the importance of smart space planning and functional design based on the way you use your space.

KC NARI Remodeled Homes Tour Arlene Ladegaard Kitchen

Organized storage is essential for every kitchen remodel. This kitchen renovation includes custom storage for everything from pots and pans to hidden spice racks.

KC NARI Remodeled Homes Tour Arlene Ladegaard

What started out as a tour of my remodeled kitchen turned into a tour of my entire home, as every room has been recently updated. While I gave tours of the kitchen, members of my amazing team at Design Connection, Inc. gave tours of the upper and lower levels. Here’s Shane sharing design details in the master en suite:

KC NARI Remodeled Homes Tour Master Bedroom

KC NARI Remodeled Homes Tour Master Bathroom

Last summer my husband and I went away for the weekend only to return to a flooded basement. I was fortunate to have Bailey help me with all of the particulars of remodeling the damaged areas; I was fortunate to have her help again this past weekend giving tours of the latest lower level updates.

KC NARI Remodeled Homes Tour Lower Level

Creating a media room in the lower level was a great design for us. Being far away from the bedrooms, entertaining in this area is comfortable and fun.

KC NARI Remodeled Homes Tour Lower Level Living Area

This weekend was awesome! I was able to meet so many new people and answer so many questions about my interior design philosophy and the process of my projects. I am an artist and homes are my canvas. Having my personal residence showcased on the NARI Remodeled Home Tour felt like having an open art exhibit! I am so proud to show my hard work and I am so honored to be the source of inspiration for so many of the homeowners that I met this weekend. And that, my friends, is How the NARI Remodeled Homes Tour Rocked My Weekend.

Do you feel like you missed out on all the fun? See even more rooms in my home here!

KC NARI Remodeled Homes Tour Arlene Ladegaard Dining Room Great Room

Do you long to update your home, but you’re not sure where to start? Talk to us!!! Take advantage of our complimentary in-studio interior design consultations. Our knowledgeable Design Team can help update your space and tackle your home décor dilemmas; from selecting the perfect paint color to creating custom furniture to masterminding an entirely new floor plan, the seasoned professionals at Design Connection, Inc. can help.

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