A couple is ready to move back home to Mississippi and put down roots after years of moving for work. They need help finding a home with charm and character in a small town. With an all-in budget of $300,000, Ben and Erin infuse their new home with coastal charm and create a gorgeous kitchen and breathtaking outdoor entertaining space using reclaimed cedar from the home.
An artist wants to raise her teenage son in the small town near their friends and family. With a budget of up to $200,000, her wish list includes plenty of room to welcome visitors and a dedicated art studio. Erin embraces the opportunity to design for a fellow artist by designing a home with bold patterns balanced with a calm color palette. They dedicate an entire room to an art studio customized with thoughtful furniture built by Ben and dip-dyed drop cloth curtains created by Erin.
Newlyweds are ready to move out of a parents' garage apartment and into their first home together. With an all-in budget, these two local artists hope to find a house with a master suite, large open kitchen and plenty of room for entertaining. Ben and Erin show them three unique homes with a variety of amenities hoping to help them make their decision. Once a home has been chosen, Ben and Erin design a luxury open-concept kitchen and deluxe master suite for it that leaves the happy couple speechless.
A Canadian couple looks to purchase a vacation home that will one day become their retirement home. With an all-in budget of $140,000, Ben and Erin show them two Craftsman cottages. Fans of Craftsman design, Ben and Erin restore the classic architectural features and charm to give these out-of-towners a true Southern experience.
A couple moves from Arizona to Mississippi in search of a slower pace of life and their forever home. They have an all-in budget of $250,000 and a wish list that includes a home with historic Southern architecture and a spacious kitchen. Ben and Erin inject their new home with a deluxe kitchen, a classic Southern Mississippi porch and find unique ways to highlight the original architecture.
Toy and Cory are moving their family of five inland from the Mississippi coast for Toy's new job as school district superintendent. They call on Erin and Ben to help them find a large home with architectural details and plenty of space for their three kids. Their budget goes a long way as they consider a 5,000-square-foot brick beauty and a 3,600-square-foot home with a pond and gazebo. Along with a new kitchen and living room, a spa-like bathroom is high priority for these professionals to relax in after a busy day.
A couple that's moving back to Mississippi is looking for a spacious home for under $260,000 where they can host friends and throw parties. They have their heart set on one of the options, but it's out of their range, leaving them to either negotiate or settle on the home they can afford. In the end, Ben and Erin create the ultimate gathering place complete with a custom table for outdoor dining and a pergola party area.
A couple with two kids are in desperate need of more space and hope to find a home with a big yard and studio for his work with an all-in budget of $200,000. After showing them two great options, Ben and Erin transform their choice into a modern, spacious farmhouse that includes a chicken coop made from a dilapidated children's playhouse.
Caroline and her husband, Corey, are moving home to follow her dream of opening a men's store. They're hoping to find a house that matches their authentic, early-century style and has an office worthy of their new business. Ben and Erin Napier use some unique solutions to open up the space and embrace its authentic style. The transformation includes an office reminiscent of an old English library, a hand-cut brick backsplash and a piece of art from the home's history.
A local restaurant owner and grandmother is looking to buy a house and settle down. She has an all-in budget of $85,000 and a wish list that includes a spacious kitchen and a place to garden. She chooses a cottage that Ben and Erin inject with her shining personality, adding unique touches to create a stunning kitchen with a custom-built rolling island and a handmade raised garden bed.
Robyn and Cassidy want to move Robyn's great-grandmother's house to a new plot of land, but Ben and Erin are skeptical that the home could survive the move. With a budget of $100,000, Ben and Erin transform a cozy cottage in town into a dream home to present the couple with a safer option.
After renting his whole life, a local pastor is ready to settle down in a house that will give him enough space for his cooking and gardening hobbies. Ben and Erin show him two options -- The Lindsey House shows a lot of potential with its charming, brick exterior and spacious kitchen, but the low-priced McRae House gives them a lot of room for imagination. Ben and Erin give the house a Creole cottage makeover, adding bright colors and a cozy study as well as a spectacular chef's kitchen and a custom-built gardening bench.
Ben and Erin Napier get the opportunity to find and restore a home for some longtime friends.
A couple is ready for a different pace after living in the country for years.
A long-time local teacher looks for a house where she can entertain her large family.
Virginia newlyweds look for a new place to call home in Mississippi. They have an all-in budget and a wish list that includes a banquette, a master bedroom and a spacious front porch.
After living in Nashville for the last 15 years, this country music singer is looking to put down roots in small town Mississippi. She has set her budget and has provided Ben and Erin with a wish list that includes a historic home with a space for entertaining and a spa-like master bath. She's presented with two homes: a classic Craftsman bungalow with a large but rough backyard and a large, dated house with no kitchen. Ben and Erin deliver a stunning home that includes a manicured outdoor entertainment space and a luxury spa master bath.
A family of four has outgrown their loft and is ready to use their all-in budget of $200,000 to move into an family home with a yard. Ben and Erin show the parents two family-friendly houses -- a dated, boxy home with 14 acres of property and a split-level ranch with a problem layout. Ben and Erin then transform the family's pick into the ultimate home with an open concept and outdoor space complete with an arbor.
A Chicago woman moves her family from the big city to a small town in Mississippi. She's looking for a family-friendly house for her kids and future grandchild with room to entertain and a private oasis for herself. With a comfortable budget, Ben and Erin show her two homes: one with an unwelcoming exterior and an interior that's a bit dated, and another home that's smaller with very little character. Despite the limitations, Ben and Erin overcome their obstacles and wow the family with the home of their dreams.
Ben and Erin help Ross and Laura find their small town dream home with a friendly porch and a space for Laura's growing pottery business. Ben and Erin restore the couple's chosen home full of family treasures to look like it was decorated over time.
A well-traveled serviceman and his wife settle down after finding a job in small town Mississippi. Ben and Erin have been given an all-in budget and are tasked with satisfying the couple's wish list that includes a historic home with a chef's kitchen. They come back with two choices: a cozy Cape Cod-style house with a small kitchen and a charmless exterior or a slightly larger home with interesting architectural details and a welcoming front porch. Ben and Erin make the couple's dreams come true by creating a home dripping in charm that includes a French provincial chef's kitchen and a handcrafted work table.
Amanda is returning to Mississippi after seven years of living in San Antonio, Texas, and she's looking for a historic home with a front porch and room for entertaining for $150,000. Ben and Erin show her two homes and after Amanda makes her pick, they create a dream space dripping with Southern charm and a to-die-for kitchen.
Coy and Kenya are moving to town to be close to their children and grandchildren. As empty nesters, they want to downsize into a historic cottage with an all-in budget of $125,000. Ben and Erin show the couple two cottages: a small, dated house with exterior charm, and a cottage that makes up for its lack of character with an attractive asking price.
Will, Courtney and their boys have outgrown their starter home, so they enlist Ben and Erin to help them find their forever house. On their wish list is a sizeable, historic house that's rich in character and small town charm. Ben and Erin show the couple two homes: a large house that is short on personality, and a smaller house with loads of character but a long list of necessary repairs. With an all-in budget of $200,000, Will and Courtney have to weigh out what matters most.
After moving to New York City to pursue his architect career, Bill is ready to settle down with his fiance Jody in the small town he's loved since childhood. Ben and Erin show the couple two very different homes -- a dilapidated historic house with character that requires a ton of work, and a Craftsman that needs updates and a personality. With an all-in budget of $200,000, Ben and Erin transform the couple's pick into a dream home with a gorgeous kitchen and custom millwork.
Kyle and Brooke want their "someday children" to grow up in a small town like they did, so they're leaving Nashville and heading back to their childhood hometown in Mississippi. They want a house with history and room to grow. Ben and Erin show the couple two Craftsman homes: a character-rich cottage in need of an update, and a quirky but roomy home with a cramped kitchen. Both houses come at a similar price, leaving Kyle and Brooke to decide where their all-in, $200,000 budget will go the furthest.
Kristen dreams of watching her kids grow up in a small town like she did, but as a military family, they are always on the move. Now that husband Kelvin is close to retirement, they've decided to settle down so their young children have a place to call home. Kelvin and Kristen's all-in budget is $250,000, so Ben and Erin show the couple two family-friendly homes: a big, old charmer that's a lot of house, and a character-rich Craftsman with a lower price but a longer "to do" list. Ben and Erin create the ultimate family home including a study area, play space and stunning new kitchen with a unique bowling alley countertop.