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Houseplay Team Profile: Tamara Templeman

Want an exclusive look behind-the-scenes at Houseplay? This is your chance! Each month we’ll interview a different team member for a window into how we make your home renovation magic happen. Today we’re talking with Tamara (Tammy) Templeman, Co-founder and Creative Director of Houseplay Renovations.   Can you give us a peek into what a [...]

2018-11-08T12:58:04+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Team Profile|
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Top to Bottom Transformation: Video Tour

Transforming your space can transform the way your family lives. Such was the case with this full home remodel of a two-family fixer-upper in an up-and-coming neighborhood in Jersey City Heights. We reconfigured every floor to reflect how the family wanted to use the space, and expressed their personal taste in the midcentury modern design. [...]

2018-11-01T18:38:30+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|Videos|
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Project in Process: Little House in the Woods

Our clients moved to this fixer-upper single-family home in HoHoKus, New Jersey from Cliffside Park (not far from an earlier Houseplay project, Peeling Back the Layers), where they had done their best to create a green living space in their small backyard. Now, as their family was growing up, they were ready to live closer [...]

2018-10-25T16:52:22+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Projects In Process|
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New Project: Making Room for a New Addition

Babies change everything - including how we use and interact with our space! Figuring out how your home can support you during a big life transition can make that transition feel much smoother. For this apartment renovation in Jersey City, our clients’ renovation goals included transforming a second bedroom into a functional nursery and creating [...]

2018-10-18T22:35:24+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Gallery Projects|
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Identifying Your Personal Home Style

You’re considering a renovation of your space...but you’re feeling stuck on the question of style. Maybe an interior designer has asked you a few questions and you felt like she was speaking another language. Maybe you’ve been flipping through magazines but haven’t quite put your finger on what would truly feel like home. In today’s [...]

2018-10-11T18:30:45+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Renovation Ideas|
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New Project: History Revitalized

The theme of this project is truly about revitalizing history: brushing up historic features of this Jersey City brownstone remodel and upgrading with modern elements to create a true transformation. This theme is embodied in four elements of the renovation, which included a remodel of the entire first floor of the home. View the full [...]

2018-10-05T07:29:21+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Gallery Projects|
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Project in Process: Feels Like Home – The Sequel

In the age of movie remakes, it’s truly special when a sequel turns out even better than the original. The same is true for home remodels! Our lovely clients from the Feels Like Home project have returned to work with us again, this time to completely remodel their kitchen and update the parlor level of [...]

2018-09-21T23:40:51+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Projects In Process|
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Project in Process: The Secret Garden

We all need a space where we can rest, restore, and rejuvenate. For our client in this Jersey City renovation, that space is her garden. Jersey City Historic Home Garden Space Jersey City Historic Home Garden Space   She’s owned her historic home for a long time and has invested most [...]

2018-08-24T00:15:50+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Projects In Process|
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