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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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A Day in the Life of a General Contractor #3: A Wrench in Our Plans

Here at Houseplay, our entire business is designed to provide the best possible service to our clients. This means, of course, creating beautiful designs that meet our clients’ goals, and then executing these designs with excellent craftsmanship. But more than that, it means managing every detail of the entire project from start to finish. We [...]

2018-08-16T15:43:40+00:00 August 17th, 2018|A Day in the Life of a General Contractor|
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A Day in the Life of a General Contractor #2: When the Perfect Product is Out of Stock

Here at Houseplay, our entire business is designed to provide the best possible service to our clients. This means, of course, creating beautiful designs that meet our clients’ goals, and then executing these designs with excellent craftsmanship. But more than that, it means managing every detail of the entire project from start to finish. We [...]

2018-08-09T19:37:15+00:00 August 10th, 2018|A Day in the Life of a General Contractor|
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A Day in the Life of a General Contractor #1: Of Permits, Plans, and Project Management

Here at Houseplay, our entire business is designed to provide the best possible service to our clients. This means, of course, creating beautiful designs that meet our clients’ goals, and then executing these designs with excellent craftsmanship. But more than that, it means managing every detail of the entire project from start to finish. We [...]

2018-08-03T07:24:14+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|A Day in the Life of a General Contractor|
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Project in Process: Elevate Your Space

Our clients for this kitchen renovation are encountering lots of life changes. The husband works in Jersey City, and years ago the family moved out to the suburbs so their son would have access to better schools. This fall, their son is headed off to college. The family plans to downsize and live in this [...]

2018-07-26T18:27:52+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Projects In Process|
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New Project: Art of a New Start

Home renovation is deeply personal work. Our clients trust us to be working in their homes every day, to help create a space that will be a more functional and beautiful addition to their lives. It can also be emotional, as we sift through old memories to create new ones. And sometimes, things don’t always [...]

2018-07-20T18:50:02+00:00 July 21st, 2018|Gallery Projects|
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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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