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Author Archives: Ash Miranda


8 Décor hacks the professionals don’t want you to know

Do you have an area in your home you just don’t like? What about an entire room that’s in desperate need of a makeover? Before you call in a professional to do a complete overhaul, consider making some changes yourself. Sometimes the smallest change to the design of a room...

Spring Cleaning: How to free up space and enjoy your home this spring

When spring is in the air, it’s time to leap out of hibernation and enjoy the warm, weather. The only problem is, after a cosy winter we’re often faced with a house full of ‘stuff.’ Spring cleaning can be a challenge, but with a few easy tips and a little...

Naked Walls? Cover them up with these great DIY pieces!

Whether you recently moved into your home, or you simply have a bare wall you don’t know what to do with, there are plenty of DIY ideas that can look great. When some people hear “DIY,” they immediately think they aren’t creative enough or have enough time to put together...

8 tips for downsizing to a smaller space

Whoever said bigger is better never experienced the elegance of less. There are lots of reasons you may choose to (or end up) downsizing – to save money, a move to the city, or just to simplify your life – maybe the kids have flown from the nest. Whatever your...

Six tips for increasing your property returns

With the end of another financial year complete, it leaves us thinking where on earth did the time go? From the team at Little Real Estate we hope you had a successful year filled with many property wins! To ensure the next financial year is an upward journey, let’s make...

Fast track your Development

Homeowners can carry out some minor building works to their house without development approval. This is called exempt development. Exempt development examples: building patios, garden sheds, carports, fences and some decks repairing a window painting a house installing an air conditioner Homeowners can carry out other routine work under the...

Using privacy screens to modernise your yard

Aluminium slatted privacy screens and gates are most often installed as a modern screen, fence or gate in your yard to provide privacy for your home. However, did you know slatted screens can also be customised to hide and screen those eyesores in your yard such as bins, pool filters,...

Reclaim Your Sleep, Reclaim Your Amazing

On average, we spend one third of our lifetime in bed, so it is important to ensure we are achieving a healthy night’s sleep of rest and recovery every evening. The correct amount of sleep can aid digestion, recovery, mindfulness and healing; all of these are cornerstones of health and...

Renovating? Have you tested for lead paint?

DIY renovations are a cost-effective way to enhance your home. But did you know that some DIY activities can be hazardous to you, your family, pets and neighbours? An often-forgotten hazard that could be lurking in your home is lead-based paint. If left alone, lead paint poses little risk if...

Quick guide to creating the perfect Bathroom Renovation

Here a a few essential points to remember when planning out your next bathroom renovation: Hide it well: Storage is always the most sought after commodity in homes, but nowhere is this more true than in the bathroom. Things like wooden crates or stools are both functional and stylish and storage...

Tips to deck out a small outdoor area

A WIDE, spacious backyard is not essential if you want to add a luxurious deck so you can enjoy the great outdoors at home. Decking manufacturer Trex Company says a bit of creative thinking is all that is needed to make the most of your outdoor space, even if you...

Reduce your energy bills with outdoor blinds

The high temperatures in Australia lead many property owners to search for ways to keep their home cool during the scorching summer months. Air conditioning is tempting, but regular use is probably going to send your energy bill sky high, not to mention the effect it will have on our...