Small town life in Laurel, Mississippi—from the bustling downtown to the idyllic tree-lined streets with beautiful old homes—inspires HGTV home renovation stars Ben and Erin Napier in season three of Home Town. The husband-wife duo use their artistic vision and genuine passion for restoration to turn worn properties into treasured showplaces for families. Home Town, which attracted more than 15 million viewers last season, premieres on Monday, Jan. 14, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
In each episode, Ben and Erin show clients two outdated houses that could receive a high-end look within their budget. Once the renovations begin, Erin incorporates each family’s story into her designs while Ben crafts one-of-a-kind pieces from reclaimed materials found in the homes.
“I think people don’t always see the beauty and magic in historic properties,” said Ben. “Erin and I want all of the houses in Laurel to shine.”
“We add the modern amenities and finishes that families want, but we promise to preserve the really good old stuff that gives the homes so much character,” continued Erin.
To kick off the season, the Napiers find a large home for a busy family of five that affords room for a private master retreat and spa-like bathroom. They add a personal touch with Ben’s custom wooden bed and Erin’s hand-thrown pottery bowl that accents the kitchen’s colorful Spanish tile. As the season progresses, the couple creatively reimagines awkward home layouts, repairs rough exteriors and saves original architectural elements. Ben and Erin aren’t deterred by challenging projects—even a home purchase and full renovation with a shocking all-in budget of less than $100,000.