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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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 Midcentury Modern Master Bedroom with Blue Rug

The master bedroom and master closet now feature refinished hardwood floors, new curtains and blinds, a new coat of paint and new furnishings.

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.

Gray Mid-century Modern Kitchen with Blue Cabinets

New lower cabinets painted in bold ocean blue stand out sharply against the white subway tile and light gray concrete countertops.

White Mid-century Modern Kitchen with Gray Kitchen Island

As seen on Home Town, the Walker's Laurel, MS existing kitchen was dark and outdated with wood paneling on all the walls, old metal cabinets, and a refrigerator stuck in the opposite corner from the kitchen. After the renovations, their Laurel, MS kitchen now features new hardwood floors, a complete redesign of the kitchen with bright walls, new cabinets, concrete countertops, a large island for entertaining, a new tile backsplash and bright colors to help the room stand out.

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.

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.

Blue Mid-century Modern Home with Glass Door

As seen on Home Town, the existing exterior of the Walker's Laurel, MS house was lost on the street with the old wrought iron fencing and overgrown vegetation. After the renovations, their Laurel, MS house now features a wide open view to the street with new landscaping, painted brick, a new glass entry door and warm cypress wood siding at the front porch.

White Mid-century Kitchen with Bar Seating

Erin's design plan called for reconfiguring the kitchen layout, adding a refrigerator enclosure, removing the peninsula and creating a new center island, with bar seating, positioned lengthwise in the space.

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.

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