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Houseplay on HGTV’s My First Renovation

Houseplay was honored to be featured on an episode of HGTV’s My First Renovation. As you’d expect, the show follows families through the often-arduous process of completing their first home renovation.

Houseplay at work on My First Renovation!

As the show’s main page noted, “ … Renovations are often cited as one of the most stressful things a couple can undertake! For first-timers, the experience will be one they remember forever … ”

We’re proud to have played a role in this memorable, life-changing experience. As the Jersey City, NJ homeowners noted, “A small apartment with an even smaller kitchen … not a good recipe for a family with three young children! That’s why we wanted to open it up with a remodel.”

During this episode, we shopped for materials, developed a design, tore down walls, created space, and transformed this family’s home! It was a challenge to complete the project in a short timeframe, but we had a great time working with the homeowners and the HGTV production crew.

Watch the episode below:

What’s it Like to Work with Us … on National TV?

Here’s what the Jersey City, NJ apartment owner had to say about the experience of working with us on their family-minded kitchen makeover … on national TV, no less!

“Houseplay handled a complete transformation of our kitchen …. We were so impressed with their many creative solutions …. It was our first renovation, so we needed lots of guidance and hand-holding. They responded promptly to our many questions, requests and concerns, and their team was always courteous and respectful of our home.

We were even able to stay throughout the renovation, and our three children enjoyed having them around. Our new kitchen turned out even more beautiful, functional, and spacious than we had hoped. We … spend hours in our kitchen every day, and we still absolutely love it … ”

While your first home renovation may not be featured on national television, it’s still a significant milestone, and we’d love to help you through the process.

Houseplay in The Digest Online

A 2016 Houseplay Renovations project (shared here on our website as An Apartment Becomes a Home) was featured in the July/August 2016 edition of The Digest Online.

The article showcasing our work in a historic Jersey City NJ apartment, “Feels Like Home” begins as follows.

Claire Cinquina and her family bought their apartment in 2002. The 1,200-square-foot-space itself is part of a historic building overlooking Hamilton Park in Jersey City. From the beginning, Cinquina and her husband weren’t sure they would be staying long-term, which is the reason why they chose not to update the apartment …. If they were going to stay, they needed a full home renovation.

Click here to read the full Houseplay Renovations: Feels Like Home Story!

Jersey City NJ Historic Apartment Renovation The Digest Online

Houseplay was also featured in a July 2015 article at The Digest Online, “Houseplay Renovations: From Vision to Completion.”

It’s no secret that renovating or building a home can be stressful. Between fishing through different contractors, figuring out a budget, and maintaining a normal family life, it’s enough to take one’s sanity. In fact, it can be so disruptive that there’s even help sites with titles like, “How to Remodel and Keep Your Marriage Together.”

Click here for the full Houseplay Renovations: From Vision to Completion Story!

The Digest is the premier Lifestyle Magazine of Hoboken, Jersey City and Hudson County NJ, supporting local businesses and communities as well. Established in 2009, The Digest reaches 30,000 homeowners and businesses each month.

What We Do

Houseplay is a full service remodeling contractor, ready to lead you through the Preparation, Design, and Build of your new space. If your home needs a lift, never fear; Houseplay provides Full Home Remodeling, Apartment Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling, and Home Additions.

We work in a large geographic area including Cedar Grove, Jersey CityCliffside Park, Closter, Tenafly, Hoboken, Edgewater, Rockland County, and other surrounding communities.

Want to create an apartment you’ll love coming home to each night? Contact the Houseplay team; we’ll help make it happen!