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Maximizing a Rental Investment: Video Tour

Our client for this full apartment remodel in Jersey City, NJ wanted to maximize the value of the space in a stylish, modern way to command a premium rental price. To accomplish this goal, we shifted the space from a 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath with an awkward layout to a modern, 3-bedroom, 2-bath unit with an open, [...]

2018-07-12T22:58:31+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Videos|
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Project In Process: A Home For Everything

At Houseplay, we believe that space can be both functional and beautiful. That’s a cornerstone of our approach to design / build projects.And that’s the goal of this kitchen and bathroom remodel - our first project in Piermont, NY!When our clients bought the house, they purchased it for the location and knew right away that they wanted to renovate the kitchen and bathroom. First came kids, though! Now that their two young kids are out of the baby stage, they’re ready to make some changes to their space. Read more about this project at the website.

2018-07-05T06:25:48+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Projects In Process|
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Feels Like Home: New Video Tour

Figuring out how to inhabit your own home isn’t always easy. Just ask these downtown Jersey City homeowners. When they moved into their historic home, they thought they wouldn’t have children. Fast-forward ten years and they had two kids and a home in need of remodeling! They called Houseplay to tailor their home to their lifestyle. The project [...]

2018-06-20T18:00:51+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Videos|
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New Project: Top to Bottom Transformation

The spaces in which we live are a kind of canvas on which we create our lives. This Jersey City family bought a fixer-upper and asked Houseplay to help them transform it. We swapped the layout of the house completely, moving the rental unit from the top floor to the garden level, and reconfiguring the [...]

2018-06-14T01:27:19+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Gallery Projects|
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New Project: Making Small Spaces Work

Many families, when they encounter growing pains with a small space, opt to move to a larger home. But when you love your city or neighborhood and you decide to stay put, how can you optimize the space you do have for your family's needs? That's just what we helped this Jersey City family do. [...]

2018-06-14T19:25:23+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Gallery Projects|
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Change Your Living Space, Change Your Life: New Video Tour

Change is hard – especially when you’re changing your space. Every day, we work with clients who have decided that enough is enough. They’re through with living in spaces that feel cramped, outdated, or don’t align with their style. They’re ready to embrace change in their space. As this client discovered, changing your living space [...]

2018-07-11T20:04:37+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Videos|
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Project in Process: Making Small Spaces Work

Are you ready to make your space work more efficiently for your family? Contact us today! If you’re in New Jersey, call us at 201-682-8766; if you’re in Rockland County, New York, call us at 845-630-8677. You can also contact us via email. We look forward to hearing from you! Project in Process: Making Small [...]

2018-06-14T19:21:09+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Projects In Process|
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Project In Process: The Art of a New Start: Rebuilding an Historic Brownstone

Completing a renovation in a historic home requires experience, professionalism, attention to detail ... and a personal touch too. At Houseplay Renovations, we honor the ways in which you connect with your own home, the quirks and idiosyncrasies of your space. We know that your home becomes an extension of your own personality and [...]

2018-03-15T12:40:47+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Projects In Process|
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New Project: A House Reclaimed

When you’ve lived in a home as-is for nearly 20 years, it can be tough to imagine new possibilities. It takes courage to pick up the phone, call on a professional, and say, “It’s time to make a change.” That’s what these homeowners did when they called us in to remodel their New City, NY raised ranch [...]

2018-03-08T18:27:11+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Gallery Projects|
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