WOULD you trust a TV crew with your house and your life savings? One brave family did.
Dom and Claudine Matthews moved into their home in Tower Hill, Dorking, two years ago, with their three children, Leon, two, Marlee, five, and Anya, eight.
But the family never really settled into the house, which lacked space, light and had a dated 1970s decor.
So they decided to contact Channel 4's The Home Show. Mrs Matthews, a telecoms manager, said: "I was looking on the Channel 4 website and I saw an advert for the show. We had been living here for two years and hadn't got around to finding the money to do it up, so it sounded like a great idea."
The Home Show is a makeover programme presented by architect George Clark.
In order to get their house revamped, contestants put up the cash to pay for materials and then move out, leaving a team of architects, builders and designers alone in their home.
On first seeing the house, Mr Clark said it looked like it was last decorated when the Bee Gees were top of the charts, and needed £60,000 to transform it.
However, the family only had their life savings of £30,000, and so Mr Clark had to work with that amount.