The BEST Episodes of Home Town

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 13, 2021

Network: HGTV

Erin and Ben Napier love their small Mississippi hometown, especially the old historical houses. Using found materials and old textiles, they're keeping the character of these classic homes but giving them modern and affordable updates. From Erin's imaginative hand sketches to Ben's custom handiwork, this couple is bringing homes back to life and making sure their small town's future is as bright as its past.

A Southern Dream

#1 - A Southern Dream

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 6, 2020

A woman inherits her mom's house after she passes away, but it's far too small for her growing family. Ben and Erin come up with an ambitious plan to double the size of the house, adding a master suite and two additional bedrooms upstairs.

star 8.63
8 votes
Sweet Home Laurel

#2 - Sweet Home Laurel

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 4, 2019

A Laurel, MS, native is ready to plant roots in the place her family has called home for generations. With her all-in budget of $100,000, Erin and Ben create a beautiful transformation that includes a quaint home office and a master bedroom and bathroom fit for a queen.

star 8.53
30 votes
Military Family Finds Small Town Charm in Mississippi

#3 - Military Family Finds Small Town Charm in Mississippi

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 1, 2017

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.

star 8.50
10 votes
Inspired by the Sea

#4 - Inspired by the Sea

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 10, 2020

A woman who has been renting for years is ready to buy a home, and her wish list includes a master bathroom with a big bathtub. Ben and Erin capitalize on the charm of the house and design a Nantucket-inspired kitchen and a stunning master suite.

star 8.44
25 votes
An Old Familiar Place

#5 - An Old Familiar Place

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 11, 2019

After being away for 30 years, a woman dreams of retiring in the small town where she has fond memories of her childhood. With her all-in budget of $120,000, Erin designs an elegant, airy home while Ben creates some unique builds including a laundry chute and a custom screen door.

star 8.42
31 votes
Restoring a Craftsman

#6 - Restoring a Craftsman

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 17, 2020

A couple from Alabama is excited to settle down in a small town for the next phase of their lives. Ben and Erin help them choose a forever home and give it a historic renovation complete with a gorgeous master suite, custom kitchen and screened-in porch.

star 8.38
26 votes
Can This House Be Saved?

#7 - Can This House Be Saved?

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 9, 2020

When she turned 18, a young woman inherited her family home that had been sitting abandoned for years. Now 21, she comes to Ben and Erin to see if the house can be saved with her $120,000 budget or if her money is better spent on another property.

star 8.35
31 votes
The Sky's the Limit

#8 - The Sky's the Limit

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 16, 2020

A man who has always moved around and loves to travel and meet new people is looking for a large home. Ben and Erin can't believe their luck when he gives them a limitless budget to design a gorgeous retreat with a Spanish-style kitchen and master suite.

star 8.33
27 votes
A House with History

#9 - A House with History

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 23, 2020

Jay and Rhonda are professors interested in historic preservation, and now they're looking for an old home of their own. Erin and Ben revive a 1920s craftsman cottage that stays true to its character, including original woodwork.

star 8.33
21 votes
Moving to Main Street

#10 - Moving to Main Street

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 8, 2019

A woman wants to downsize and move into town to be closer to friends and work; she hopes to find a small home with a maintenance-free yard, a master bathroom and space for her son; Ben and Erin give the house she chooses a colorful makeover.

star 8.23
35 votes
Country Singer Moves From The Big City to a Small Town

#11 - Country Singer Moves From The Big City to a Small Town

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 8, 2017

After living in Nashville for the last 15 years, this country music singer is looking to put down roots in small town Mississippi. She has set her budget and has provided Ben and Erin with a wish list that includes a historic home with a space for entertaining and a spa-like master bath. She's presented with two homes: a classic craftsman bungalow with a large but rough backyard and a large dated house with no kitchen. Ben and Erin deliver a stunning home that includes a manicured outdoor entertainment space and a luxury spa master bath.

star 8.20
5 votes
The Cafe House

#12 - The Cafe House

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired May 25, 2020

Young restaurateur brothers want to open a cafe near downtown with an apartment on the property. Ben and Erin give their choice a functioning cafe kitchen, beautiful cafe dining rooms and an incredibly efficient home.

star 8.15
20 votes
Putting Down Roots

#13 - Putting Down Roots

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 1, 2019

After falling in love with the small-town energy and hospitality, a couple recently recruited by the local hospital looks for a place to live as they start their new jobs as doctors; their wish list includes a historic home and a place to entertain.

star 8.15
34 votes
Termite Terror

#14 - Termite Terror

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 30, 2020

A school teacher misses small town life and looks to make a fresh start in a historic home. Ben and Erin come up with big plans to update her home, but they encounter an unexpected problem that could derail the entire renovation.

star 8.14
21 votes
Fire and Water

#15 - Fire and Water

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 13, 2020

A couple is looking for a house where they can entertain friends in a walkable neighborhood. Ben and Erin give their pick a complete facelift by adding a coastal color scheme, built-in banquet and a back patio that's perfect for entertaining.

star 8.11
18 votes
A Little Bit Rough, A Little Bit Refined

#16 - A Little Bit Rough, A Little Bit Refined

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 26, 2018

star 8.10
29 votes
The Littlest House

#17 - The Littlest House

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 27, 2020

A business owner that's been living with her mom is ready to find a place she can call her own. With an all-in budget of $100,000, she's looking for a small home with a porch. Ben and Erin transform the house using breathtaking Americana charm.

star 8.10
29 votes
A Town to Call Home

#18 - A Town to Call Home

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 27, 2017

Empty nesters who are moving to town to be close to their children and grandchildren want to downsize into a historic cottage with an all-in budget of $125,000. Ben and Erin show the couple two options: a small, dated house with exterior charm and a home that makes up for its lack of character with an attractive asking price.

star 8.08
37 votes
Small Town Life Awaits

#19 - Small Town Life Awaits

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 28, 2019

A Canadian couple looks to purchase a vacation home that will one day become their retirement home. With an all-in budget of $140,000, Ben and Erin show them two Craftsman cottages. Fans of Craftsman design, Ben and Erin restore the classic architectural features and charm to give these out-of-towners a true Southern experience.

star 8.07
30 votes
Countryside in the City

#20 - Countryside in the City

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 22, 2018

A couple is ready for a different pace after living in the country for years, but still want a historic home that lets them hold onto the countryside with a spacious garden.

star 8.06
32 votes
A Vacation Every Day

#21 - A Vacation Every Day

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 25, 2018

Toy and Cory are moving their family of five inland from the Mississippi coast for Toy’s new job as school district superintendent. They call on Erin and Ben to help them find a large home with architectural details and plenty of space for their three kids. Their budget goes a long way as they consider a 5,000-square-foot brick beauty and a 3,600-square-foot home with a pond and gazebo. Along with a new kitchen and living room, a spa-like bathroom is high priority for these professionals to relax in after a busy day.

star 8.05
38 votes
Leaving the Nest

#22 - Leaving the Nest

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 4, 2019

Newlyweds are ready to move out of a parents' garage apartment and into their first home together. With an all-in budget, these two local artists hope to find a house with a master suite, large open kitchen and plenty of room for entertaining. Ben and Erin show them three unique homes with a variety of amenities hoping to help them make their decision. Once a home has been chosen, Ben and Erin design a luxury open-concept kitchen and deluxe master suite for it that leaves the happy couple speechless.

star 8.03
29 votes
Room to Grow

#23 - Room to Grow

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 5, 2018

A couple with two kids are in desperate need of more space and hope to find a home with a big yard and studio for his work with an all-in budget of $200,000. After showing them two great options, Ben and Erin transform their choice into a modern, spacious farmhouse that includes a chicken coop made from a dilapidated children's playhouse.

star 8.03
33 votes
A Quiet Place to Call Home

#24 - A Quiet Place to Call Home

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 5, 2018

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.

star 8.00
32 votes
From Los Angeles to Laurel

#25 - From Los Angeles to Laurel

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 20, 2020

Actor Richard T. Jones and his wife, Nancy, fell in love with Mississippi and want to invest in the community. Their wish list includes a historical home with good bones, so Ben and Erin give it a classic Craftsman front porch and a colorful makeover.

star 8.00
29 votes