Talking about her dream cabin, Chris Ragland said, “Designing and building this cabin was a very personal experience for me. I wanted to create a beautiful living space that really spoke to me but at the same time inspired on-lookers to find their motivations as well. My interpretation of a beautiful home design is more than a good-looking and cohesive space. I believe it is more important to create a space that is a distinctive expression of my clients’ or in this case my personality, and taste. And the final result is a unique design. I’d love to live here!"
Chris has been a homebuilder for more than a decade now and she co-owns the Homes by Chris organization that builds custom homes in the northland of Kansas City. She started the company with her husband Roy in 2003.
But Chris wasn’t always a home builder. She is an economics graduate with a Master’s in Business Administration, making her eligible for early jobs in business promotions, public relations as well as scientific communications. All these talents came together for the Parade of Homes contests where she won in 30 out of the 33 categories, giving rise to a successful career in home building and construction and becoming one of the best Home Builders in Kansas City (http://www.hbcbuilder.com/
“I have a method that works really well when I am visualizing a beautiful living space for a client”, she said talking about her inspirations and working methods. She further expanded on her statement by saying, ‘’I spend as much time as needed, to build a space, that is a reflection of the modern family. If it’s a custom assignment then my team and I sit down to talk with the clients and create a Mood Board of sorts that is representative of the space they need. And when the designs and requirements are finalized, the construction begins."
The quaint little dream cabin designed by Chris especially for the 2014 Home and Garden Show in Kansas City, is the perfect example of the workmanship of Homes by Chris. The materials, fixtures and fittings were hand selected by Chris to be a part of this pet project of hers. The floor layouts, finishing and home accessories for the log cabin beautifully compliment the earthy and rich tones of the entire log cabin. It beautifully showcases her abilities as a builder, designer and decorator thanks to a careful use of various building materials including stone and wood.
Therefore, it is sure to be one of the biggest attractions at the Home and Garden Show to be held in Kansas City from March 28th to March 30th 2014. The show is in its sixty-sixth year and as always it promises to be a celebration of ideas and innovations for the home. This year it will be held at Bartle Hall, and it will include product demonstrations, expert consultations and a lot more to experience for Kansas City residents. The Kansas City Home & Garden Show will also feature more than 150 displays in home décor, remodeling, landscaping and garden products from some of the best Home Builders in Kansas City. Tickets are $10 each, but discounts are available for military personnel, seniors and those willing to book in advance and online.
About HBC Builder- Designs by Chris
The style and design of a home demonstrates a great deal about the people who dwell inside. Chris Ragland promises to deliver designs that are classy, charming, reasonably priced and exceedingly detail oriented. Homes by Chris is owned and operated by Chris Ragland and Roy Ragland. The homes built by the company have won 24 awards in the last seven years. These awards are for the beautifully distinctive design and plan, kitchens as well as for the best American Dream Home, Best Model, and The Grand Award from the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City, as well as Kansas City Homes and Gardens.
Phone number: 816-781-5700