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We've all seen the renovation television makeover shows and how a simple stroke of paint or some concrete render can turn an ordinary room into something extraordinary. Shows like The Block and House Rules are inspiring everyday people to take their renovation dreams into their own hands.

If you’re itching to pick up a hammer check out our top 5 home improvement tips to help get you started

  • Plan ahead and decide exactly what it is you want to do and write a plan with a detailed budget. What do you want to make-over? Bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, outdoor area – be precise and then detail what it is you will need to do and the materials you will need to make it happen. Make sure you work from start to finish completing the project.
  • Once you have these details, choose which project you want to work on first and finish it before you move on to the next. Go online, visit hardware stores, buy home renovation magazines – do as much research as possible before you pick up your tools.
  • Be realistic about your renovating capabilities; electrical and plumbing works are best left to the professionals.
  • Go through your contact list of friends and family members and see who has skills you could use. A working bee on a Saturday in exchange for a BBQ and a few beers will save a few dollars and help you get the job done faster.
  • Don’t cut corners. Do it once and do it properly. Remember quality over quantity works best every time.


Need funding to make your renovation dreams a reality? IMB’s Unsecured Personal Loan has competitive interest rates, flexible payment options and no penalty for early payout, making renovation decisions easier. With no security required and the ability to borrow between $2,000 and $20,000 for a one-to-five year period, you can make your home renovation dreams become a reality.

Enquire about an IMB Bank Unsecured Loan

Normal IMB lending criteria, terms and conditions, fees and charges apply. The information presented above is of a general nature and is not intended to be relied upon as a substitute for financial advice. Please consider the PDS available from IMB Branches, on our website or by calling 133462 before deciding if IMB products are right for you.

Why choose IMB Bank?

Established in 1880, IMB has been helping people achieve their financial goals for 139 years. IMB offers a full range of banking solutions including home and personal lending, savings and transaction accounts, term deposits, business banking, financial planning and can arrange a wide range of insurance and travel products.

IMB has a growing branch network throughout the Illawarra, Sydney, NSW South Coast, the ACT and Melbourne. We have a lending specialist in every branch and a team of mobile lending specialists who will come to you. IMB members enjoy access to free automated phone and internet banking and a team of professionals who are just a phone call away at our locally based call centre.

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