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Move over, Chip and Joanna! There’s another home renovation show that takes place in the American South that we truly can’t get enough of. Obviously, we’re talking about HGTV’s Home Town, starring Erin and Ben Napier. Together, Erin and Ben are working to restore the historical homes of their beloved home town of Laurel, Miss. — and we must say, they’re doing an amazing job of it!

Meet the cast of Home Town:

  • Erin Napier — The decorative brains behind the projects on Home Town, Erin an artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design.
  • Ben Napier — A master woodworker with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. He can build pretty much anything.
  • Mike Husers — Erin and Ben rely on many different local craftspeople on the show, but you’re pretty much guaranteed to see Mike in almost every episode. He’s the master of refinishing hardwood floors.

Where is Home Town filmed?

Home Town focuses on the homes local to Laurel, Miss. — Erin and Ben’s very own real-life hometown! The small town of Laurel is located about two hours from New Orleans, La. and is home to approximately 18,000 people. The city is known as the “yellow pine capital of the world” and was first incorporated in 1882 as the timber industry started to boom. Many of the homes featured on the show are located in the Laurel Central Historic District, which is home to one of the largest and most intact collections of early 20th-century architecture.

Do people get to keep the furniture used on Home Town?

In addition to renovating the structure of the home itself, Erin also completely decorates the inside of the homes on the show. The end result is usually an inviting home with a charming, vintage-meets-rustic-meets-modern decorative style. But how much of the furniture do the people featured on Home Town actually get to keep?

It actually depends on the budget for the project, which differs from house to house depending on what the family can afford. Erin actually gave a great breakdown of what each family gets to keep in an Instagram post, saying, “The homeowners' budget usually does allow for lots of pieces they get to keep and the custom pieces Ben builds for each home and I like to use the homeowner's own furnishings and objects as much as possible. For what's left, we fill the houses with goods from all our favorite local shops around Laurel (tagged in the photo) and the homeowners get a cataloged binder of everything we use that shows the special price our shop owners offer if they would like to keep it. It's a kind of ‘Welcome to the neighborhood!’”

Here’s how to watch Home Town:

As with many other HGTV shows, you can usually plan on catching a rerun or two of Home Town pretty much any day of the week. If you want to watch new episodes, they air Sundays at 8 p.m. You can also stream episodes of the show on Discovery Plus or the HGTV app. There’s also currently one season available to stream on Hulu.

Latest Home Town News and Updates

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    By Tatayana Yomary
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    The ‘Home Town’ pound cake recipe, authored by one Miss Dot, went viral after host Erin Napier shared it on the show and online. Get the recipe here.
    By Dan Clarendon
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    Erin Napier Explained Why Mike the Floor Guy Isn’t on ‘Home Town’ Anymore

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    By Dan Clarendon
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    By Dan Clarendon
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    By Michelle Stein
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    By Dan Clarendon
  • Home Town Takeover
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    By Gina Vaynshteyn
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    'Home Town' Hosts Ben and Erin Napier Have Welcomed Their Second Child

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    By Abi Travis
  • Home Town Takeover
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    Erin Napier Breaks Down How the Furnishings on 'Home Town Takeover' Are Paid For

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    By Mustafa Gatollari
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    By Dan Clarendon
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    What's Ben and Erin Napier's Net Worth? They Run Projects Alongside 'Home Town'

    What's Ben and Erin Napier's net worth? The couple opened a store, Laurel Mercantile Co., in 2016, the same year 'Home Town' premiered on HGTV.
    By Leila Kozma
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    Get to Know ‘Home Town’ Star Ben Napier’s Parents, Bennie and Wayne Napier

    Ben Napier’s parents are Bennie Kay and Wayne Napier, and Ben and wife Erin have long sang their praises. Learn more about this ‘Home Town’ family.
    By Dan Clarendon
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    Erin Napier From 'Home Town' Set the Record Straight on Keeping Furniture

    Do homeowners on 'Home Town' get to keep the furniture that's used in their home renovations? Is that "included" in their deals?
    By Mustafa Gatollari
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    ‘Home Town’ Star Ben Napier Has Three Brothers Who Are All “Completely Opposite”

    Ban Napier’s siblings are Sam, Tom, and Jesse, and wife Erin says the brothers are “completely opposite.” Learn about the ‘Home Town’ star’s family.
    By Dan Clarendon
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    Turns Out, Jonathan Walters Left HGTV’s ‘Home Town’ for His Actual Home Town

    What happened to Jonathan Walters on ‘Home Town’? The HGTV show’s former project manager made a big move with his family. Get details here.
    By Dan Clarendon
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    The Story of How HGTV Stars Ben and Erin Napier Met Is Seriously Adorable

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    By Michelle Stein
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    HGTV's 'Home Town' Stars Ben and Erin Napier Reveal the Biggest Problem They Face in Season 4

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    By Gabrielle Bernardini
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    'Home Town' Producer Brandon Davis Passed Away Aged 31 in 2018

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    By Leila Kozma
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    ‘Home Town’ Stars Ben and Erin Napier Find Reassurance In Their Faith

    Ben and Erin Napier’s religion has played a vital role in their lives, as the stars of HGTV’s ‘Home Town’ have explained. Read more about their faith.
    By Dan Clarendon
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    ‘Home Town’ Star Ben Napier Gave His In-Laws the Most Touching Present

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    By Dan Clarendon
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