A country music singer is looking to put down roots in small-town Mississippi, relocating from Nashville after 15 years. She sets her budget and provides Ben and Erin with a wish list that includes a historic home with a space for entertaining and a spa-like master bath. She chooses between a bungalow with a large but rough backyard and a large dated house with no kitchen.
A family of four have outgrown their loft and are ready to use their all-in budget of $200,000 to move into a family home with a yard. Ben and Erin show the parents a dated, boxy home with 14 acres of land 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.
From Chi Town to small town, this woman is looking for a family-friendly forever home and a little extra space to relax. Ben and Erin do their best showing her two homes that seem to be on different ends of the spectrum.
A well-traveled serviceman and his wife settle down after finding a job in small town Mississippi. Ben and Erin have been given an all-in budget and are tasked with satisfying the couple's wish list that includes a historic home with a chef's kitchen. They come back with two choices: a cozy Cape Cod-style house with a small kitchen and a charmless exterior or a slightly larger home with interesting architectural details and a welcoming front porch.
Amanda is returning to Mississippi after seven years in San Antonio, Texas, and she's looking for a historic home with a front porch. Ben and Erin create a dream space dripping with Southern charm and a to-die-for kitchen.
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.
A family who have outgrown their starter home enlist Ben and Erin to help them find their forever house with an all-in budget of $200,000. On their wish list is a sizeable, historic house that's rich in character and small-town charm. The search is narrowed down to a large house that is short on personality vs. a smaller house with loads of character but a long list of necessary repairs.
An architect is ready to settle down with his fiancé in the small town he's loved since childhood. Ben and Erin show the couple two very different homes, beginning with a dilapidated historic house with character that requires a ton of work. Later, they check out a Craftsman that needs updates and a personality. With an all-in budget of $200,000, Ben and Erin transform the couple's pick into a dream home with a gorgeous kitchen and custom millwork.
A couple who want their "someday children" to grow up in a small town like they did, head back to their childhood hometown in Mississippi. They want a house with history and room to grow, so Ben and Erin show them two Craftsman homes: a character-rich cottage in need of an update; and a quirky but roomy home with a cramped kitchen.