Home Town's Ben and Erin Napier on What to Expect From "Emotional" Season 5: "It's Very Personal"
HGTV's Home Town is our happy place: a show that combines incredible home renovations with emotional journeys that leave us grabbing for the tissue box. What more could you want? Hosts Ben and Erin Napier's southern charm runs through every aspect of the show, enveloping the viewer as we watch them work their magic on historic houses in their hometown of Laurel, Mississippi. Erin, with her amazing eye for all things decor and renovation strategy, plus Ben's craftsmanship and skill, make for stunning restorations that deserve their own Pinterest board. Before the popular show's season five premiere on Jan. 3, POPSUGAR spoke to Ben and Erin about their whirlwind journey to where they are now, their goals in highlighting small town living, and what fans can expect from the new season, plus the forthcoming releases of both Home Town Takeover and Home Town: Ben's Workshop.
Ben and Erin's path to becoming some of HGTV's most successful and recognizable showrunners and home renovators stems from their mutual love for rebuilding homes, helping others, and showcasing the beauty of small towns. "We really hope that no matter where people live and watch our show, that they see the value in the place they're from . . . that they see what's special about [that place] and why it's different from any place in the world," Erin told POPSUGAR. With that mission, the couple has captivated the hearts of a wide-spanning audience, keen on discovering what they'll do next with properties in need of some serious TLC. Ahead, find out more about Ben and Erin's journey, their favorite parts about renovating, and even a couple of decor tips too.