Couple slammed for transforming dingy home into ‘B&Q warehouse’ with ‘eyesore’ orange windows

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A COUPLE appearing on Ugly House to Lovely House have been slammed on Twitter for turning their home into a “B&Q warehouse”.

Armin and Amifa from Bellingham, London, appeared on the show in a bid to transform their dark and dingy 1920s house into a home fit for their growing family.

The house did not go down well with viewers
The house did not go down well with viewers
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But the couple have been criticised online for using neon orange windows and painting the exterior of the property dark grey.

With a budget of £80,000 the couple explained they didn’t set out to make the property drastically different, but when they saw a sample of the orange window frame, it was love at first sight.

Choosing from a variety of colours, Amifa said: “I’d go orange if I could, looks beautiful to me.

“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.”

Some called it "uglier than before"
Some called it “uglier than before”
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The couple had an £80,000 budget
The couple had an £80,000 budget
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The back of the house was also transformed
The back of the house was also transformed
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But once the final results were unveiled at the end of the show, it seems the couple decided to paint every window orange after all – and viewers were not impressed.

Several were concerned about the couple’s neighbours while others said it was “uglier” than it was before.

One said the couple had turned it “into a B&Q” while another called it an “eyesore”.

The couple fell in love with the orange sample straight away
The couple fell in love with the orange sample straight away
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Another said: “Because everyone wants to work in a B&Q warehouse” while one agreed, referring to it as a “click n collect”.

“Ask yourself this would you buy a house with orange windows?” Wrote another.

They were also criticised for their use of cladding
They were also criticised for their use of cladding
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The couple were also criticised for their use of cladding.

“Why with the constant cladding?” Asked one viewer.

Another 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.”

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Once the final result was unveiled, presenter George points out that the couple have “more than one” orange window and calls it “radically different” to the other properties on the street.

“Is that what you wanted?” he asked.

“It’s not what we set out to do,” said Amifa.

“But when we realised we liked what we liked, we just went with it.”

Presented by George Clarke, the show aims to transform “ugly” houses into incredible homes with the help of leading architects and builders.

Ugly House to Lovely House is on Thursdays at 8pm on Channel 4.

You can catch up now on the Channel 4 website.

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