Season 1, Episode 8

So Long Loft, Hello Home

A family of four has outgrown their loft and is ready to use their all-in budget of $200,000 to move into an family home with a yard. Ben and Erin show the parents two family-friendly houses -- a dated, boxy home with 14 acres of property and a split-level ranch with a problem layout. Ben and Erin then transform the family's pick into the ultimate home with an open concept and outdoor space complete with an arbor.
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Contemporary Green Dining Room with White Trim

The dining room is given a fresh look with pale green paint and white trim, and the doorway into the adjacent kitchen and breakfast nook is expanded.

Green Contemporary Kitchen with Stained Wood Cabinets

The newly renovated kitchen includes new stained wood lower cabinets, lots of storage, black stone countertops and modern stainless appliances including a pro-grade gas stove.

Green Contemporary Living Room with Brick Fireplace

The old faux fireplace was reworked with vintage brick used to build out an enclosure that now houses a functional wood-burning stove.

Contemporary Green Kitchen with Breakfast Bar

A contemporary green kitchen with a breakfast bar is shown, as seen on HGTV's Home Town.

Green and Brown Contemporary Breakfast Nook

In the newly remodeled kitchen, new built-in pantry storage is added, along with a built-in bench seat, creating a cozy breakfast nook.

Contemporary Gray Patio with Wood Benches

The old carport was demolished and, in its place, Home Town hosts Erin and Ben Napier created this patio with arbor and seating area. The new wood elements were custom created by Ben using cedar lumber that was salvaged from the old siding and interior demolition.

Contemporary Green Living Room with Built-in Desk and Bookshelves

Built-in desks and bookshelves are integrated into the kitchen/living room space.

Contemporary Green Living Room with White French Doors

The old window-unit air conditioner has been eliminated and new French doors added.

Contemporary Green Dining Room with Hardwood Flooring

With the wall removed, the hardwood flooring was meticulously patched so that the transition, where the old dividing wall had been, is imperceptible.

Contemporary Green Open Plan Kitchen

The three stairs leading down into the living area were pulled back into the breakfast nook area to meet code requirements with respect to ceiling height at the threshold between the two rooms.

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