NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Actress, entrepreneur and mother, Monica Potter, best known for her role
in NBC-TV’s Parenthood, returns gifts for people who live on the lake to Cleveland to renovate her
childhood home near the shore of Lake Erie in HGTV’s new series Welcome
Back Potter. Premiering on Tuesday, October 11, at 11 p.m. and
11:30 p.m. ET/PT, the series follows Monica, her mom, Nancy, and three
outspoken sisters, Jessica, Brigette and Kerry, as they tackle the
massive whole-home renovation.
The family sold the home in 1987, but it sat abandoned and in disrepair
for the last five years. For Monica, restoring the 1,800 square-foot
family home that was built in 1924 is something that she and her family
can work on together. “I always wanted to buy the house back,” said
Monica. “After 30 years, it’s finally back in the family.”
home to discover little has changed since they left–everything from the
rickety front steps, old wallpaper, furniture and even childhood
mementos–were still there. But the family is eager to renovate the home
and make it a place they can gather for special occasions and holidays.
With help from a construction team, the sisters demolish walls and tear
out the old cabinets and appliances to gift ideas for boaters create an open-concept kitchen
and dining area. With décor items from Monica’s local shop, Monica
Potter Home, fresh paint, new cabinetry, and a custom-made lighting
feature created by Monica and her youngest sister Kerry, the combined
rooms are transformed into a beautiful, airy and inviting space.
“This home was a magical place to grow up,” said Monica. “It’s the heart
of my family.”
America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated
cable network that is distributed to more than 96 million U.S.
households and HGTV.com,
the premier source for home-related inspiration, instruction and
entertainment, attracts more than six million people each month. The
brand also includes the HGTV HOME(TM) consumer products line which
showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, furniture, plants,
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Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV is owned by Scripps Networks
Interactive, Inc. (SNI).