New HGTV Series ‘Home Town’ Highlights Family Ties and Transformations of Historic Homes

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15 March 2017
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Home Town
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"Home Town"
Premieres on Tuesday, March 21 at 10 PM ET/PT on HGTV

          Home renovation experts Ben and Erin Napier combine their love of small town living and revitalizing historic houses in the new HGTV series Home Town. Premiering Tuesday, March 21, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, the 10-episode series highlights the couple as they work to deliver eclectic yet traditional designs for families. First-time homebuyers, couples with young children and adults wishing to live closer to grandchildren all benefit from Erin’s imaginative hand sketches and Ben’s custom handiwork showcasing local reclaimed materials. 
 
          In the premiere episode, Ben and Erin assist a military family with three young children as they transition to small town life. The couple restores one of the city’s oldest homes – a rundown 4,000-square-foot Craftsman-style cottage built in 1917 – into a dream home that features a gorgeous open-concept kitchen, attached mudroom and functional, kid-friendly homeschool room. Ben and Erin also surprise the family with special touches including a hand-crafted copper gas lantern for the front porch and an island countertop made from a vintage bowling alley floor.

Home Town
The Willett House. The louvered glass and brick skirt were removed, and the porch entirely reframed with new columns, railing and stairs. The porch floor was leveled and old laminate floor covering was removed to reveal the original wood underneath. The original floor was then painted with gray porch paint. Photo: KYLEBONOKAPLAN
 
          “I think the trend toward finding a simpler life is happening in small towns everywhere,” said Erin. “We want these families to feel like they are truly at home and to feel it in their heart when they walk in the door.”

 
 
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