Ugly House to Lovely House viewers were divided over a home’s design in last night’s episode, with some claiming the Colchester property was ‘ruined’.
George Clarke, host of the popular Channel 4 series, was back in Essex to see homeowners Wendy and Alan.
What happened with the Colchester home on Ugly House to Lovely House?
George said: “Three years ago I met Wendy and Alan, who lived in one of the most dated houses on their street. Giving it a face lift was gonna be no small challenge.”
When he left previously, the couple had put all their money into a huge extension, which meant parts of the property were left unfinished.
They finished it in Thursday’s (November 5) episode, but a number of viewers at home didn’t like the design at all – particularly the black cladding.
Others took issue with the open-plan designs inside, which some felt were too “impersonal” and lacked “privacy”.
What did Channel 4 viewers say about the property?
On Twitter, one viewer joked: “Tuned in to @MrGeorgeClarke and was yet again treated to an episode of #LovelyHouseToUglyHouse and not #UglyHouseToLovelyHouse.”
Another said: “Nothing is cosy in that house. Everything seems so open and impersonal. No privacy. I’d hate that. #UglyHouseToLovelyHouse.”
A third wrote: “We proposed something radical, to paint everything black. Even stuff that was already black. It’s still ugly but just black.”
A fourth tweeted: “#UglyHouseToLovelyHouse What IS IT with black cladding!? It’s awful. WHYYYYYY do people keep bloody using it! I don’t understand.”
They added in a separate tweet: “Only watch it if you like houses being ruined with black cladding.”
We proposed something radical, to paint everything black… it’s still ugly but just black.
A fifth viewer said, “WTAF, it looks like a local council office block in Wolverhampton” before tweeting: “The poor architect of the original building… this is actually humiliating.”
— Andrew Jackson (@atwjackson) November 5, 2020
Nothing is cosy in that house. Everything seems so open and impersonal. No privacy. I'd hate that. #UglyHouseToLovelyHouse
— gavin (@gavinworby) November 5, 2020
We proposed something radical, to paint everything black. Even stuff that was already black. It’s still ugly but just black #UglyHouseToLovelyHouse
— Everton Phil (@PhilipPitcher) November 5, 2020
#UglyHouseToLovelyHouse What IS IT with black cladding!! It’s awful. WHYYYYYY do people keep bloody using it! 🤷🏻♀️ I don’t understand.
— Vix (@vixbrad) November 5, 2020
This is actually humiliating #UglyHouseToLovelyHouse
— ellie (@notelliefox) November 5, 2020
Some viewers admitted it ‘won them over’
Others liked it, as one said they thought it looked “stunning”.
“The #uglyhousetolovelyhouse tonight was stunning when it was finished! Love all the natural lighting and beautiful furniture,” one said, adding: “So open but cosy at the same time.”
“I must admit I was sceptical about the design at first,” tweeted another. “But actually in many ways it won me over.”
The #uglyhousetolovelyhouse tonight was stunning when it was finished! Love all the natural lighting and beautiful furniture. So open but cosy at the same time.
— Eve (@EveMInteriors) November 5, 2020
I must admit I was sceptical about the design at first, but actually in many ways it won me over. I still think that double-height extension would be difficult to heat, though!
— Murray Tremellen (@MTremellen) November 5, 2020
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