5 Celebrity Dream Homes that Will Inspire You to Renovate

What kind of home befits a celebrity? One that’s dreamy enough to be featured in magazines, home and lifestyle TV shows, and grand enough to inspire your home renovation.


  1. Britney Spears


The queen of pop’s 8,500 square feet abode in Thousand Oaks, California has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a pool, and a fireplace. It also has a home movie theatre, temperature controlled wine cellar, and a game room.


Furnished with stainless steel appliances, its kitchen is open and comes with a formal dining room.  As for the master suite, it has walk-in closets and two his-and-hers bathrooms that are equipped with Jacuzzi tub and spa shower.


The massive property also houses an outdoor pool with fountain, covered patio, barbecue and wet bar, and five garages.




  1. Ellen DeGeneres


Inside Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s secluded 26-acre ranch are plenty of cool sculptures and vintage art pieces such as a large early-20th-century American worktable, vintage wicker chair, French early-19th-century deconstructed bucket chair, and many more.


The mega-mansion includes 9-bedrooms, 7.5 baths, a living room with library area, and formal dining room. The master suite has its own family room, study, terraces, and hers-and-hers dressing rooms occupying the entire 2nd floor.



  1. Gwyneth Paltrow


The atmosphere is ethereal inside Gwyneth Paltrow’s Tribeca home in Santa Barbara. This Venice-inspired Palladian style main abode is 5,022 square feet and comes with a spacious living room with a conservatory-style sitting room, four-bedroom, four-bathroom, a two-car garage, and several sun-drenched terraces.


The house’s outdoor structure does not fall short on luxuries either; with a long swimming pool, a massive fountain that’s almost the size of another swimming pool, and lush greenery spread across the estate.


  1. Jennifer Aniston


Big dramatic front-doors that are 14-foot-tall. Koi Pond. Murano glass chandelier.  The Friends’ star wanted a Zen-like retreat, and so her former home is made to give a ‘Bali’ tropical feel.  She later sold the 10,000 square-foot house as she needed to “simplify her life”.


  1. Jon Bon Jovi


7,452-square-foot duplex space with a panoramic view of New York’s downtown, this Manhattan penthouse was among the hottest homes during the year the iconic rocker put it on the market.  Among its rocking feature are three terraces, six bedrooms, a chef’s kitchen, nanny’s quarters, and a screening room.


Found a revamp-worthy style you like? Ask your home renovation contractor how they can be applied to the structure of your home.


Photos are from huffingtonpost.com and architecturaldigest.com

2017 Home Renovation Trends

Kicking off the year with a home renovation project? Don’t get left behind on what’s ‘in’ and what’s ‘out’ this year. Hille’s Home Extension summed up some of the most incredible home styles that are expected to set the trend this year, according to various home design magazines, trendsetters, and remodelling authorities.

  1. Bright Green

Pantone Inc., a colour authority and provider of colour system, rendered “greenery” as 2017’s colour of the year. This type of green falls into the bright, vibrant shade and represents rejuvenation, rebirth, and refreshment.  Pantone’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, notes that the person who would adapt this colour is likely thinking about change and realigning, revitalising themselves vibrantly.

It is assumed that bright shades of green, inspired by nature are hues that are likely to be seen in décor, fashion, and commercial designs throughout the year.

  1. Faux Finishes

Elledecor, a reputable source for home designs and inspirations, mentioned faux finishes among the top 10 home trends that will shape up most household in 2017. Turns out, designers and homeowners are now opting for more budget-friendly alternatives. They’re talking about faux leather, foliage, and faux wood ceiling – which is actually a better alternative as it does not rot, unlike its authentic counterparts.

  1. Navy Accent

Among the trends, Elledecor has predicted that will emerge this year is the use of navy, instead of black, in accenting a room. As black can sometimes make space looks smaller, navy is an effective alternative and could pair well with most color schemes. Consider these blue bedroom ideas on your next home addition venture.

  1. Raw White

Another development for 2017 is the shift of preference towards artisan items, and along with this is the emergence of chalky white and bone white hand-crafted goods. As items within the shades of “raw whites” look natural and unearthed, they could effortlessly pass as handmade and made of natural materials.

  1. Stand-alone Shower and Tubs

Tub-and-shower combination isn’t the only bathroom floor plan out there.  Stand-alone showering rooms will soon make a statement. Talk to your home renovation contractor to ask for a range of styles that will take up less space.

  1. Foldable Appliances and Spaces

2017 is also the year designers embrace merchandises such as foldable rooms and tucked-away appliances to cater the need for functional space.

  1. Attic Getaways

Much like basement renovations, attic remodelling projects are fast becoming a trend and will continue to do so in 2017. Both are a cost-effective way to add extra space in the house which you can convert into a bedroom, storage room or entertainment room.

  1. Accent LED Lights Under Cabinets

With the right technique, using LED lights as the accent under cabinets can give the illusion it was floating. LED lights can also be used to apply lighting theory if your purpose is to convey certain moods.

  1. Matte Appliances

Out with the brush teal kitchen, matte gives objects a glossy look and a high-end impression. A sleek grey finish on your cupboards or cabinets will match modern appliances, which are commonly made of dark stainless steels nowadays.

  1. Smart Appliances

As devices continuously become part of people lifestyle, it is expected that designers will soon find a way of incorporating charging docks and areas in our home for these gadgets. A fine example of the looming generation for smart furniture is IKEA’s SELJE night stand.

For any  home renovation projects you may have in mind, don’t hesitate to contact Hille’s Home Extension at 1300 HILLES or 9379 8022.