Season 1, Episode 9

Small Town Life for a Growing Family

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.
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Contemporary White Dining Room with White Oak Dining Table

As seen on Home Town, the Walker's Laurel, MS existing dining room was cold and uninviting was a dark stain on the existing wood floor and a single door in the wall to access the wall paneled kitchen. After the renovations, their dining room now flows right into the large kitchen and features the original hardwood floor refinished, updated furnishings, a custom built white oak buffet table and a custom designed wallpaper wall that host Erin Napier hand drew and sent off to have the wallpaper created for the Walker residence.

Blue Mid-century Modern Living Room with Neutral Hardwood Floors

The original hardwood flooring has been restored and given a new and lighter finish that better highlights the natural grain. The floors had to be sanded three times to remove the old, dark stain, allowing the natural color and grain of the wood to show through.

Blue Mid-Century Modern Living Room with Custom Art

The living room features the original refinished hardwood floor, new curtains, and blind, updated furnishings and custom art designed by Mia's younger son Bryce. Host Erin Napier said the floors had to be sanded three times to get the old dark stain completely removed to allow the natural color of the wood to show again.

Neutral Midcentury Modern Master Bedroom with White Vanity

After the renovations, Mia Walker's Laurel, MS master bedroom closet now features refinished hardwood floors, a new coat of paint and new furnishings to create a relaxed retreat area for Mia.

White Mid-century Modern Living Room with Raised Doorway

The header above the opening was replaced with a single support beam and raised, also helping to open up the two spaces and create more headroom.

Neutral Midcentury Modern Dining Room with Custom Wallpaper

Custom designed wallpaper wall that host Erin Napier hand drew and sent off to have the wallpaper created for the Walker residence.

Neutral Mid-Century Modern Dining Room with Hardwood Floors

After the renovations, their dining room now flows right into the large kitchen and features the original hardwood floor refinished.

Blue Mid-Century Modern Master Bedroom with Sitting Area

Host Erin Napier said the old closet and sitting area had the feeling of a cage fight with its metal side lights and trophy display area. After the renovations, the master bedroom, and master closet now feature refinished hardwood floors, a new coat of paint and new furnishings to create a relaxed retreat area.

Neutral Midcentury Modern Living Room with White Bookcases

The bookcases that once closed off the space still separate the spaces but gives an open feeling connecting the living and dining areas together.

Neutral Mid-Century Modern Dining Room with White Oak Buffet Table

After the renovations, their dining room now flows right into the large kitchen and features the original hardwood floor refinished, updated furnishings, a custom built white oak buffet table and a custom designed wallpaper wall that host Erin Napier hand drew and sent off to have the wallpaper created for the Walker residence.

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