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 showing the couple two houses, Ben and Erin begin work creating a warm, welcoming cottage with never-before-seen porch swings and a beautiful kitchen banquette that reminds the happy couple of home.
A long-time local teacher looks for a house where she can entertain her large family. She has an all-in budget and a wish list that includes a large kitchen and family living area to host her big family get-togethers. Once Ben and Erin have shown her two possible homes that need a little love, the work begins transforming one of them into a stylish, welcoming oasis where the whole family will be comfortable. Even better, they're able to use beams and cabinets from the original house to build a stunning custom table and kitchen island.
A couple is ready for a different pace after living in the country for years. Erin and Ben create a haven in the city for them complete with handmade print wallpaper made by a local artist and a set of dining room buffets created entirely from one of the house's demolished rooms.
Ben and Erin Napier get the opportunity to find and restore a home for some longtime friends. They're hoping to find a historical house with a porch and cozy charm. Ben and Erin show them two houses: The Thompson House where the Italian style potential is masked by bad design and The Carmichael House whose mix of 1920s and 1990s styles will be expensive to redo. Ben and Erin then use creative solutions to convert mismatched design elements into a beautiful historical house complete with a custom-built ottoman and a unique outdoor entryway cabinet.
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.
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.
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.
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