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How Ben and Erin Napier Renovated an Entire Town for Hometown Takeover (www.architecturaldigest.com)

One can’t help but admire the fact that HGTV has a show with just about every premise under the sun. But Home Town Takeover, which premiered earlier this month, might be one of the network’s most interesting undertakings. The show is a spinoff of the hugely popular Home Town, in which husband-and-wife duo Ben and Erin Napier renovate houses in their native Laurel, Mississippi.

This time, the Napiers searched the country for another town in need of a facelift, with the goal of renovating the entire place within one television season. They settled on Wetumpka, Alabama, which has a population of roughly 8,371 and is about half an hour north of the state capital, Montgomery. They began the four-month project in September of 2020.

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