I love before and after pictures of renovation projects. The combination of great design and craftsmanship transforming a single room, or a whole house into something new and special, always gives me a thrill. This post comes from a newer HGTV show “Home Town” starring the couple shown below – Ben and Erin Napier. I like Ben. He is not a “model” talking head. He is a real guy swinging the tools and making stuff. Erin does a super job with the interiors and so they make a great team.
This project showcases a whole house renovation to a craftsman style home located in the southern state of Mississippi. Updating both the interior and exterior of the home gave it a warm and welcoming cottage feel that includes double swings on the front porch and a banquette in the kitchen. This type of house is found in the downtown areas of the major cities of the Okanagan (Vernon, Kelowna, Peachland, Summerland and Penticton.) and the ideas that are shown can be easily used/adapted to improve them.