A GREENFORD family were treated to an impromptu make-over when a team of TV builders descended on there home for three days this week.
Rachida and Alaudin Adatia volunteered to take part in Channel 4s The Renovation Game after seeing a notice printed in the Gazette.
The couple, who live in a three bedroom terraced house in Canterbury Close with their 23-year-old son and daughter, 22, were thrilled when the cameras and builders arrived to give their home a much-needed lick of paint on Sunday.
Rachida, 54, who works part time as a carer and lunchtime supervisor at Edward Betham Primary School, said: Weve lived here since 1994 and made improvements once since we moved, just to the rooms upstairs and the garden.
I like to read the Gazette to know whats going on in the area and I saw this piece. It was a nice temptation because I needed to do up my kitchen and bathroom.
"My daughter said, Are you mad? Our house isnt that bad. But I work in the kitchen all the time, I try to keep it clean and tidy, but I know it needs improving.
The show, in its second series, is presented by Jonnie Irwin and Simon OBrien who with the help of a master builder, designer, carpenter and female plumber were given s3,000 to revamp the property in just three days in the hope of boosting its market value by s15,000 - which will be revealed when the air shows later this year.
The team decorated the living room and put in new curtains, replaced all the kitchen units and tiling and dumped the old bathroom suite to modernise the home.
Rachida said: "I was speechless when I saw what they had done. It's completely different and stylish, I'm really impressed with the work they've done in just three days.
"I'm proud of my children and now I'm proud of my new kitchen."
Speaking on Monday, presenter Jonnie said: Day two is always a bit chaotic. Its when youve realise you might have taken a bit too much on. The team stayed until 10.30pm last night - that was an early one. We always try to reflect the owners tastes but at the end of the day we need to impress the estate agents.