The Mozo Team's tips for renovating on a budget

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Whether you’re a hands-on homeowner, or need a little encouragement from the other half, renovating your home can have its benefits. If you’re looking to modernise your kitchen, open up your living room, or update your bedroom; upgrading what you already have can be a great way to add value to your property, whilst enjoying the luxuries of a modernised living space.

The reality is; revamping your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune if you think outside the box and do a little research. So where does one begin? Well, some of the team at Mozo have given us their tips on ways they’ve renovated without blowing the budget. Check them out…

Gabe Wilkinson - Senior Account Manager

A fresh paint job can do wonders for any living space. I like to pick colours that are light and cooling, then do a feature wall that really pops. I found some great techniques on youtube and managed to transform my home office under budget.

AJ Duncanson - Data Service Director

You can really change the feel of a space by re-thinking the lighting. Something as simple as a wall light, a statement pendant light, or a standing lamp can transform any room. Check out Kmart or Gumtree for low cost options, you’ll be surprised what you can find.

Felicia Willeam - Graphic Designer

My kitchen was feeling very outdated, but to fully renovate it would’ve blown the budget. After a little research, my partner and I repainted the cupboard doors, changed the door handles and added a waterproof coat of colour to the bench-top and it looks completely refreshed.

JP Pelosi - Managing Editor

Add a touch of nature to your home by adding a few low maintenance plants to any room. This also goes for the outdoors. I recently added a low-cost plant bed outside of my bathroom window, it has transformed the view and added privacy too.

Gabriella Margerison - Senior Copywriter

The dreary old curtains were really taking its toll on the whole look and feel of my bedroom. A quick trip to Spotlight and some breezy new curtains have really lifted up the ambience in the bedroom that I'm now considering changing them in every room!

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    5.75% p.a.
    5.96% p.a.based on $30,000
    over 5 years

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    Fixed

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