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New Project: A Bathroom of Our Own

Creating a home you love living in requires the willingness to adjust and update your space as your family’s needs change. That’s exactly what we did in this project, where we added a master bath and renovated the existing bathroom in a Jersey City historic brownstone. View the full project gallery here: A Bathroom of Our [...]

2019-01-17T13:40:00+00:00 January 18th, 2019|Gallery Projects|
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Project in Process: Renovating at the Right Time

“And suddenly you know: it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” -Meister Eckhart It’s a new year, and lots of people are wondering if the time is right to renovate their space. Figuring out the best timing for a big renovation can be tricky; some people say it’s like having [...]

2019-01-10T11:12:27+00:00 January 11th, 2019|Projects In Process|
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Houseplay Team Profile: Niall Templeman

Isn’t it fun to meet the people behind the magic? This is your chance to get a peek behind-the-scenes at Houseplay! Each month we’ll interview a different team member for a window into how we make your home renovation magic happen. Check out last month’s profile: Tamara Templeman.   Niall Templeman Today we’re [...]

2018-12-13T12:59:47+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Team Profile|
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Project in Process: A Bathroom of Our Own

Ever wonder if you could add another bathroom to your home? That’s just what we’re working on for our clients in this two-family historic brownstone in Jersey City. Originally, the top floor of the home had two bedrooms, a central den area, and one full bathroom. As their son is approaching teenagehood, the couple decided [...]

2018-12-07T16:20:40+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Projects In Process|
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Art of a New Start: Video Tour

Home renovation is deeply personal work, and it can sometimes be emotional as we sift through old memories and make room for new ones. This kitchen and heating system renovation of this historic brownstone in Jersey City was no exception! We lovingly took care of every detail - supporting the homeowners through some unexpected challenges [...]

2018-11-20T00:39:05+00:00 November 23rd, 2018|Videos|
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New Project: Full of Personality

We at Houseplay love working with clients to create spaces that are more functional and also just plain fun. So it was with this kitchen and bathroom renovation, our first project in Piermont, NY. Both the kitchen and bathroom felt cramped and outdated (see before photos here!), and the couple knew as soon as they [...]

2018-11-15T21:29:44+00:00 November 16th, 2018|Gallery Projects|
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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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