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A Personal Stamp on Your Space: Project in Process

From ancient times through the middle ages, a personal seal or stamp was used to authenticate documents and carry out decisions and orders. In modern life, a signature has replaced the personal stamp - but it still says, Yes. I agree to this. I’m choosing this. I’m consenting to this. Your signature is, in other [...]

2019-04-19T04:59:52-04:00April 19th, 2019|Projects In Process|
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Renovating for Resale

A home is a big investment, and renovation is a crucial strategy for ensuring that your investment pays off in the long term. If your house isn’t kept up-to-date, you could find that it’s worth less than you were expecting when you get ready to sell - and that’s never fun. Which brings us to [...]

2019-04-05T19:08:38-04:00March 29th, 2019|Get Ready to Renovate|
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How to Prioritize Home Improvement Projects

Many clients come to Houseplay with questions about how to best plan the home improvement projects they want to take on. If you want to take on a lot of improvements, how do you prioritize? Whether you’ve moved into a fixer-upper, are just ready for an upgrade, or aren’t sure what to focus on first, [...]

2019-04-05T18:16:59-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Get Ready to Renovate|
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How to Finance Your Home Renovation

On HGTV, home renovations look quick, simple and painless. Many homeowners are surprised by all the moving parts involved in a home renovation in real life. One area where Houseplay clients have lots of questions is how to finance their home renovation projects. As part of the free A Home You Love series, Tammy had [...]

2019-03-12T15:41:41-04:00March 15th, 2019|Get Ready to Renovate|
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Houseplay Team Profile: John Kucsma

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 our other profiles: Veronika Bamfield, Niall Templeman and Tamara Templeman. John [...]

2019-03-01T06:37:52-04:00March 1st, 2019|Team Profile|
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History Revitalized: Video Tour

The Houseplay team transformed this Jersey City historic brownstone remodel by restoring historic features and upgrading with modern elements. Here’s what our clients had to say: We want to extend our deepest thanks for your work to make our home beautiful. You were a pleasure to work with and we are thrilled with the result! [...]

2019-02-22T05:36:48-04:00February 22nd, 2019|Videos|
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“A Home You Love” Launches Today!

Imagine that you came home tonight to find your space transformed. The house is clean. There’s a place for everything, and everything is in its place. You know exactly what you’re cooking for a delicious healthy dinner. The space is set up and equipped for however your family spends your evenings - whether that’s relaxing [...]

2019-02-12T15:59:34-04:00February 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|
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