‘Home Town’ is an American lifestyle series starring the couple Ben Napier and Erin Napier. It airs on HGTV and first premiered on March 21, 2017. It showcases the couple’s talent to renovate, modify and give a complete makeover to old houses and convert them into dream havens that accommodate all the expectations of the customers.
‘Home Town’ is directed by Jim Macpherson and Patrick McMahill and produced by Amanda Connolly, Blake Erskin, Eagan Fisher, Jenna Keane, and Toni Miceli. It has also been created by Jenna Keane, and the production company backing the project is RTR Media Inc. The series features the great talents of the Napiers that include renovating dilapidated and narrow houses and transforming them into aesthetically appealing beautiful and modern houses. It is primarily shot in Laurel, Mississippi.
HGTV is known for its various shows that deal with houses and its renovations and acquisitions in various locations. Basically, the shows on the channel are meant to help the viewers keep the hope alive of having their dream home. There is an old saying that every person’s house is their own castle, and they love and protect it, and want it to be perfect. While shows like ‘Caribbean Life‘ and ‘Log Cabin Living‘ help viewers decide whether they want a city living, or if they would much rather prefer having a house in the exotic locations, closer to nature, other shows like ‘Restored by the Fords‘ focuses on how to renovate the existing house into a dream home. ‘Home Town’ falls in the latter category, and since the Napiers belong to the place where they fix the homes, there is an added sense of duty and belonging that has resonated with the viewers over the seasons, making the show as popular as it is.
Home Town Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘Home Town’ features Ben Napier as himself (host), and Erin Napier as herself (host). While Ben is good with the woodwork, Erin is devoted to the creative side of things, which includes the interior design. Together, they make a pretty good team, and they are determined to work to make Laurel more inviting to outsiders, as they look for their dream home in Mississippi.
Home Town Plot: What is it about?
The plot of ‘Home Town’ is all about remodeling historic properties by Erin and Ben Napier without disturbing their core values. The couple believes in simple living in the Southern region and they set out to give new life to historic buildings in their hometown, Laurel, located in Mississippi. They provide facelifts to century-old homes by preserving their old textiles and other materials. Erin is equipped with a degree in graphic design and has an impeccable sense of style that adds more value and beauty to her work. Erin’s talent coupled with Ben’s building skills and his precision in wood crafting is a boon to their customers that include first time home buyers, people seeking to renovate their old properties that require a makeover without disturbing their legacies.
What stands out about the show is the personal dedication and commitment that goes into the efforts on the part of the Napiers. Not only are they devoted to the houses they are renovating, but they are devoted to Laurel itself. Hailing from that place in Mississippi, these talented people want to share a bit of their hometown with outsiders. Thus, they transform old houses, giving them a cozy feel, balancing elegance, comfort, and style with the modern day practicality that one would expect of a dream home. While they enjoy doing their jobs, there are the occasional hurdles that they have to face. Clients can sometimes be demanding and unreasonable. It is the job of the Napiers to get the clients what they want, but they also keep their sense of aesthetics, and pragmatism of the request as factors to be considered before undertaking the project.
Thus, there are several episodes where the duo enters negotiations with clients, trying to bring them around to their viewpoint. However, the strength of their work comes from their utter dependence on and comfort around each other. They balance out the design and the execution, and the way the couple give space to each other and respect their individual areas of expertise is what makes them so good at their jobs. It is not without reason that people speak of southern sensibility as a praiseworthy aspect, and the Napiers are living proof of that. They approach all their reconstruction problems with a cool head and a degree of pragmatism that makes the problem solving seem remarkably easy.
Once Erin and Ben check out the project, Erin draws up plans, and then Ben gets to work, helping her bring those visions to fruition. By changing old homes to dream homes, they make their hometown seem more attractive to prospective buyers and it is a matter of great pride for someone to be so invested in the town where they live, and to actually do something concrete about it.
Hopefully, in the upcoming season, we will see Erin and Ben continue in a similar manner, as they put their minds and talents together to renovate the old homes, making them dream abodes for prospective buyers while keeping a fixed set of aesthetics that reflects how they are as people. ‘Home Town’ is a must watch if you are looking for simple yet elegant ways to renovate your own house.
Home Town Season 4 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Home Town’ Season 3 premiered on January 14, 2019. Fans need not worry about show’s future since is has already been greenlit for a fourth season. On March 13, 2019, HGTV announced show’s renewal. Our best guess is ‘Home Town’ Season 4 can release sometime in January, 2020. We will update this section as soon as we hear more.
Home Town Trailer:
While we wait for an update on season 4, check out this trailer to refresh your memories. If you haven’t seen the show yet head over to HGTV to catch all the episodes of the previous seasons.
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