"Some people like to renovate before they move in, but we wanted to wait so we could get a feel for what bothered us before changing things", says Nadia, who recently left Days of our Lives but will be on SA screens for a few more years.But, living through the renovation was tougher than they'd imagined.They might be the sanest of the Dirty Soap cast, but there's no such thing as reality TV without conflict - and for Brandon and Nadia, the struggle has been with Nadia's Persian mom, Fary, who's outspoken about her dislike of Brandon.
She turned to decor magazines for inspiration and checked out friends' and colleagues' homes for ideas, Nadia says.
Brandon, she adds, was the voice of reason throughout the process. He'd be like, "Honey, you can't just move that wall. They decided to start renovations six months after they moved in.
When they bought the four-bedroom, three-bathroom, double-storey house on the outskirts of Los Angeles in July 2009, they knew they had a bit of a fixer-upper on their hands, Brandon and Nadia say, taking time out of their schedules to chat to YOU. And they planned the whole thing without the help of a decorator. "I would just say yes or no to whatever she showed me".
The project took five months and involved installing a fireplace in the lounge, staining all the wooden floors a darker shade and a complete overhaul of the kitchen. She chose all the kitchen fixtures and fittings, he adds proudly, from the hanging silver lights to the garbage disposal.
Entertainment channel on 7 February, goes behind-the-scenes in the lives of some of America's sexiest soap stars, including Galen Gering (Days of our Lives' Rafe), Farah Fath (who played Days' Mimi before joining soapie One Life to Live) and Kirsten Storms (the original Belle on Days, who now acts in the rival soap, General Hospital). , the channel that made the Kardashian clan famous, producers had eight episodes of cat-iness, name-calling, sneak peeks into what happens on a soap set - and Brandon modeling underwear for a fashion show. Everyone else is not afraid to get down and dirty", Brandon says with a laugh. We're actors; we spend our lives playing other people, not being ourselves.