In the premiere episode, Ben and Erin assist a military family with three young children as they transition to small town life. The couple restores one of the city’s oldest homes – a rundown 4,000-square-foot Craftsman-style cottage built in 1917 – into a dream home that features a gorgeous open-concept kitchen, attached mudroom and functional, kid-friendly homeschool room. Ben and Erin also surprise the family with special touches including a hand-crafted copper gas lantern for the front porch and an island countertop made from a vintage bowling alley floor.
“I think the trend toward finding a simpler life is happening in small towns everywhere,” said Erin. “We want these families to feel like they are truly at home and to feel it in their heart when they walk in the door.”
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