Earlier this month, HGTV announced its most ambitious renovation show yet: In a new series called Home Town Takeover, Ben and Erin Napier, the hosts of Home Town, will take over and restore an entire town. YES, you read that right. And if you live in a small historic town, you can nominate it to be featured on the show.
After the season four premier of Home Town last night, HGTV took to Twitter to remind fans to nominate their town for Home Town Takeover. Interest in the Napier's new show was so high that its website crashed this weekend.
Thanks for watching the season premiere of #HGTVHomeTown with @scotsmanco & @ErinRNapier!— HGTV (@hgtv) January 21, 2020
Remember, if you haven't nominated your town for Home Town Takeover, visit https://t.co/Q83N76ocIq now! pic.twitter.com/abHSnaJMWe
Fans are excited about this show for good reason—it'll be HGTV's first show to feature an entire town renovation. “This is a big one,” Erin said of the new show in a statement. “HGTV has never, ever taken on a whole town renovation and restoration project and we’re so proud and excited to be leading the team that will get it done.” The Napiers are well-equipped to renovate a small town—they’ve been revitalizing historic homes and properties throughout their home town of Laurel, Mississippi since 2017. They’ve also revitalized Laurel’s downtown area.
“Renovating one house at a time is an awesome experience, but the chance to support an entire town, where we can help bring a community back to life and enhance the lives of the people who live and work there, is something we’ve always wanted to try,” Ben said in a press release.
To be eligible for restoration, a town needs to meet three requirements: The town has to have a population of less than 40,000 residents. It must have homes and buildings with great architecture ready to be revealed. And it has to have a downtown area (think a classic Main Street) that’s a bit run down.
Does your town fit the bill? Fill out the submission form here by February 7, 2020 to nominate it. While photos of your town are great, the submission form states that videos are better. Make sure your video shows places you think need a makeover like diners, coffee shops, homes and playgrounds. Give a tour around your town featuring places that could be. And don’t forget to include the most important part of any town: the people. Basically, show Home Town Takeover what makes your town special and anywhere it could use some more love.
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