Our guide to renovating your home


Thinking of dipping your toe into making some home improvements, but don’t know where to begin? No matter your level of experience, any home renovation requires in-depth planning, and a watchful eye on your budget. 

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, start by asking yourself these six questions:

Scope of work

What’s my renovation budget and time frame?

Structural change

Does my project need council approval?

Budget & time frame

Have I got a realistic plan in place for my renovation?

Construction costs

Do I need a construction loan to cover costs?

Local research

Do my renovation plans put me at risk of overcapitalising?

Contingency planning

Have I prepared for all the potential hidden costs?

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Getting started

Renovations that will add value to your home

Should I renovate or sell?

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What to consider when purchasing a house to renovate

What to consider when purchasing a house to renovate.

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Making the most of your budget when renovating

How to make the most of your renovation budget .

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More handy renovation tools 

Before you pick up the power tools, check out some of our financial tools that will help you get the most out of your home renovation.

How to pay for your home renovation

If you’ve got big plans for your home but working out the best way to fund it, you’ve got a few different options. Whether you’ve been saving to make changes, plan to use your home equity, or looking at taking out a loan to cover costs, it’s all about selecting what’s best for your financial situation and future. Here are some of the ways BOQ can help you turn your house into a home. 

Talk to an expert

Book an appointment with one of our Home Loan Specialists who can walk you through the available options for financing your renovation.

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Keeping your renovation budget on track

Add value to your home with a renovation.

Renovations that will add value to your home.

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What to consider when refinancing your home loan.

Refinancing your home loan.

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Understanding equity in your home.

What is equity and how can it help you?

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Go from renovators’ delight to dream home with BOQ

If you’re planning more than some new cabinetry and a lick of paint, you might be in the market to take out a loan. We have construction loans and personal loan options that could be the right fit for your home improvement plans. If you’ve been in your home for a while, refinancing could also be a viable option for you.

Home loan calculator.

Property & suburb reports

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Construction loan calculator

Construction loans

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Personal loan calculator

Personal loans

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