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 involves a strong emotional connection.
Though we help people to let go and make big changes, we also help them to stay connected to what they love about their homes, honoring what first drew them to their space.
That’s one thing we loved about this unique project. It’s not every day that you encounter a functioning steam boiler from the 1800’s in a downtown Jersey City kitchen, much less one called Molly. (We’ve seen a lot in 10 years of business, but we’ve never met a boiler with a name before!)
While we honor Molly’s memory, we’re also happy to say that her reign has come to an end. Our team is updating this historic brownstone, creating a new garden level kitchen and modernized heating system, including a modern steam boiler.
The current homeowners have been living in the house for 18 years; both are artists, and they’re at home in the unique space. They met with several other contractors, but they felt at home with us, and we’re happy to partner with them to rebuild their brownstone.
It’s the right time for their structural repairs and upgrades, as the back of their kitchen was sinking due to water damage to the floor joists.
Fortunately, we’re here to help. Since we regularly work in the historic district, we know how to navigate the permits, processes, and protocols associated with it. (This historic district brownstone remodel is one past project.)
We’ve had all of our rough inspections, and we’re on the home stretch toward finishing the new space. Stay tuned to see the next phase of this intriguing project!