Couple give 1920s home an £80,000 face-lift by painting it black and orange

Viewers slammed a couple last night for turning their home into ‘a B&Q store’ after they spent £80,000 on renovations including neon orange windows and grey walls. 

Amifa and Amin appeared on Channel 4’s Ugly House to Lovely House as they sought to transform their ‘dark and condemned’ home ‘on a tight budget’.

The pair initially said they hoped to make small changes to their 1920s property, in a bid to not end up with something ‘radically different’ to other homes in the street.

However the couple, from Bellingham in south east London, were transfixed after they were presented with a swatch sample for an orange window frame.

Obviously apprehensive about the reaction of fellow residents to the colour, Amifa told host George Clark: ‘I’d go orange if I could, looks beautiful to me.

Viewers slammed a couple last night for turning their home into 'a B&Q store' after they spent £80,000 on renovations including neon orange windows and grey walls

Viewers slammed a couple last night for turning their home into 'a B&Q store' after they spent £80,000 on renovations including neon orange windows and grey walls

Viewers slammed a couple last night for turning their home into ‘a B&Q store’ after they spent £80,000 on renovations including neon orange windows and grey walls

Social media users react with widespread shock after the couple's home was revealed at the end of last night's show

Social media users react with widespread shock after the couple's home was revealed at the end of last night's show

Social media users react with widespread shock after the couple’s home was revealed at the end of last night’s show

‘I don’t want to offend the neighbours, I don’t want to annoy people. I’m not saying I’d do all the windows that colour, I’d probably do the smallest one just to pop out at you.’

But when the final transformation was revealed at the end of the show, viewers were shocked to find all the windows had been redone with the unsightly neon colour.

Show host George says the home is ‘radically different’ from those of neighbours and asks the couple about their decision to opt for ‘more than one’ orange window.

Amifa replies: ‘It’s not what we set out to do, but when we realised we liked what we liked, we just went with it.’ 

The couple, from Bellingham in south east London, were transfixed after they were presented with a swatch sample for an orange window frame

The couple, from Bellingham in south east London, were transfixed after they were presented with a swatch sample for an orange window frame

The couple, from Bellingham in south east London, were transfixed after they were presented with a swatch sample for an orange window frame

The pair initially said they hoped to make small changes to their 1920s property, creating quite the shock on social media when the complete revamp was revealed

The pair initially said they hoped to make small changes to their 1920s property, creating quite the shock on social media when the complete revamp was revealed

The pair initially said they hoped to make small changes to their 1920s property, creating quite the shock on social media when the complete revamp was revealed

The decision was roundly mocked by social media users, who compared the property to a ‘click and collect’ home from B&Q.

User @Firstilast wrote: ‘Oh dear. An unfortunate exemplar. These types of “design” (orange frames, corrugated cladding) will date and go out of fashion very quickly, leaving a dreadful eyesore on the street.

‘And the imagine a whole street of vulgar houses.’

Martin O’Neill added ‘I hope none of my neighbours are watching this thinking it is a good idea’ while Steve Feasey said ‘Because everyone wants to live in a B&Q warehouse…’ 

Despite the backlash, many users said they were won over by the charming couple and their bid to provide a loving home for a growing family.

Twitter user @ifolu wrote: ‘#uglyhouse but love this couple though. Cute family.’ 

The decision was roundly mocked by social media users, who compared the property to a 'click and collect' home from B&Q

The decision was roundly mocked by social media users, who compared the property to a 'click and collect' home from B&Q

The decision was roundly mocked by social media users, who compared the property to a ‘click and collect’ home from B&Q

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