Home, sweet dome

Home, sweet dome

If you’re a home-improvement channel surfer, chances are you’ve come across some familiar scenery. For that past year, HGTV has aired “Building Roots,” a home reno show featuring Pagosa Springs-based husband and wife Ben and Cristi Dozier. 

The couple has just signed to a second year of bringing “high-altitude, high-design transformations to HGTV.” Throughout the eight-episode season, the Doziers will work with families looking to put down roots in Pagosa.

“They will dream up elevated designs that draw inspiration from the area’s sweeping mountain vistas, red clay canyons and winding river bends,” HGTV croons. Alas, no mention of other popular landmarks like the Malt Shoppe and Bellagio golf course fountain (which appears to have recently been removed.)

 In the premiere episode, Ben and Cristi meet a – wait for it – Dallas couple looking to modernize a ’90s era dome home. Although we haven’t seen the show and can’t vouch for the binge-worthy sexual tension of Tark and Christina or the cringey-but-cute quirkiness of the Property Brothers, you can find out for yourself. The first episode of “Building Roots” airs Sept. 17.

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