A SAVVY pair of brothers have flipped a mouldy home around – literally cleaning up as they put it on the market for a potential six-figure profit.
The Fontaine brothers Steven and Dylan have shown off on TikTok how they scrubbed and refreshed a disgusting house they snapped up as they now rub their hands together for a sell-on windfall.
The siblings from Bournemouth paid £143,000 for the shabby-looking new-build whose walls were covered in mould.
But they have now put the transformed property on the market for upwards of £250,000 after sprucing it up.
And a TikTok tour of the refurbished home has been widely welcomed online, receiving more than 182,400 “likes”.
In the video, Dylan Fontaine tells viewers: “We bought this rundown house for £143k – it’s going on the market for £250k.
“We’ve completely transformed it. Come inside and I’ll show you the before and after.
“So in this room there was mould everywhere – all along the walls, along on the ceilings.
“Now it looks brand new.
“They all had s*** flooring so we’ve replaced that with some nice carpet.
“Those are the two bedrooms – this room’s the living room.
“In all of the rooms we’ve got wall niches and the lights around the ceilings.
“The bathroom was a mess – there was mould everywhere, dirt everywhere, and now it’s fully tiled, got a corner bath, nice shower.
“And it’s got a brand new kitchen as well.
“Before it was all old, dated, green, and now it looks really nice.”
While some commenters raised concerns over whether they had really dealt with the underlying causes of the mould, many were full of praise for the final effort.
Compliments included “amazing job”, “£250k for that’s decent”, “That’s worth way more” and “Reckon it needed knocking down – looks boss now”.
When asked how much the renovations cost, the brothers replied revealing they spent another £42,000.
Recent research suggests mould afflicts more than one in five homes across the UK – though experts have offered tips on how best to fight back against rising damp.
There have also been warnings, however, about which interior décor moves to avoid – not improving but instead spoiling properties and any possible profits.