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Design & Build Projects

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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 …

J.S., Jersey City, NJ *Project featured on HGTV

I first hired Houseplay Renovations in 2015, and I was so happy with the experience from design through to completion that I called them again in 2016. .... Their designs were spot on, true to my taste, and in keeping with the overall look and feel of my home. I loved the kitchen and the bathroom, and I think mine was the nicest balcony in the building. ... The apartment generated a lot of interest, sold much quicker than I imagined and for more than I had expected. I highly recommend Houseplay to anyone looking to renovate their home or apartment.

C.H., North Bergen, NJ

We worked with Houseplay on a large renovation project: complete renovation of master bathroom, kitchen update, and finishing the basement. We are extremely pleased with both the results as well as the process of working with Niall and Tammy. The project was on time and within the budget we set, even with a few unexpected things popping up. They were extremely professional, responsive, and respectful of our home and family (we lived at home during the renovations). I would definitely work with them again.

H.S., Downtown Jersey City, NJ

Design & Build Projects

After several consultations with different contractors who were not very helpful, we met with Niall and Tammy of Houseplay Renovations and have been very happy that we chose them for our kitchen renovation. They came up with some creative and innovative solutions to our challenging space and layout while incorporating our personal style into the design. They were responsive to our questions and concerns during the design and construction process. They are professional and pleasant to work with. We are so enjoying our new kitchen transformation and it is now truly the heart of our home!

L.S., Downtown Jersey City, NJ

We met Tammy and Niall when we were looking for a general contractor to gut-renovate our entire apartment. We chose to work with them because they were professional and knowledgeable and the more we got to know them during the renovation, the more sure we became that we made the right choice. Besides being true professionals, both Tammy and Niall are also a joy to work with - which is an incredibly rare combination. They truly did create a home that we love living in!

G.B., Northern NJ

Our Hoboken apartment needed a complete remodel before we moved in ... Houseplay Renovations was very responsive, their design choices were spot-on, and they worked quickly to get the project started as soon as possible after closing. The design phase was thorough and detailed so that the building phase went smoothly and efficiently. We're so excited and thankful to have a newly renovated, modern, and sophisticated space to call our first home. (We like the kitchen so much that sometimes we feel as though we're making breakfast on vacation in Paris!)

E.K., Hoboken, NJ

Full Home Renovations

[Houseplay] added a half bath to basement, moved laundry to first floor, put hardwood floors in master bedroom, and completely remodeled master bath. Houseplay Renovations completed all the work including providing sub contractors for plumbing, electrical, and tiling. The work was completed on time and within budget. We were very pleased with the entire process and would use them again. The work was done in a very professional manner. At the end of the project the owner made some detail work be redone because he was sure we would be bothered by the quality later even if we said it was OK then. He was right and now when I look at that door trim I am reminded that [Houseplay] did quality work for us.

L.H., Cliffside Park, NJ

I purchased a 4-unit building in Hoboken that needed considerable work .... But [with] the company that was recommended to me and that I hired ... the project went over budget 100% and the work was not done up to par. When the building was finished ... we had to put the units for sale to pay for the increased cost. Two weeks later Hurricane Sandy flooded our basement unit ... a blessing in disguise [as] the unit was awful .... My realtor recommended Houseplay, and I cannot say enough about Tammy and Niall. Their work was on schedule and on budget. I would have loved to have used them for the initial project ...

M.U., Hoboken, NJ

We hired Houseplay Renovations to undertake a full apartment renovation for us .... They transformed our home, on budget and on schedule, without rushing or making compromises. Tammy and Niall are a pleasure to work with. They are ... extremely professional and experts in their domain. Tammy's designs and aesthetic choices were spot on. She listened to us and translated our desires into reality. Niall seamlessly oversaw the logistics of a complete overhaul .... Our home feels brand new: the rooms feel lighter, brighter, bigger, taller. Everything is fresh, new, and modern. The functionality of and storage in our reconfigured kitchen has improved immensely .... We wholeheartedly recommend Houseplay.

C.D., Jersey City, NJ

Bathroom Renovations

I hired Houseplay to renovate my bathroom from top to bottom. Niall was by far the best contractor I have ever worked with. The entire process ... was professional, friendly and flexible. Niall and his team worked diligently and even came on a Sunday when a delay, which was out of his control, occurred. He is meticulous, offers good advice and really listens to what you want. His workmanship is of the highest standard and I couldn't be happier with the finished product.

C.W., Jersey City, NJ

I can't say enough good things about our experience with Houseplay Renovations. From our initial conversations through the completion of our bathroom, I felt like we made the correct decision. I was great knowing that things were being done correctly. Every question I had was answered, every line item on the proposal was explained. If you are looking for the quick and dirty solution where corners will be cut and codes will be ignored, go somewhere else. If you want a truly professional experience, this is the place.

E.S., Cliffside Park, NJ

...We hired Niall and Houseplay Renovations to do a complete gut and rebuild [on our bathroom]. Niall was professional and friendly .... [He] opened our eyes to more possibilities and his helpful input continued throughout the project. He understood what was important to us and his skill and attention to detail made sure that that's what was achieved. We will definitely call Niall for our next project.

L.M., Bedminster, NJ

Bathroom Renovations

... I needed a complete bathroom overhaul .... The remodel required taking the room down to the studs. The estimate was accurate and complete, the work was done with care and attention to detail, and in a timely manner. Niall and his team were clean, courteous, punctual and responsive.

H.N., Little Falls, NJ

... We hired Houseplay Renovations to redo our bathroom …. The work and the detail was superb! My neighbors raved about his daily clean up and professionalism. My family and friends can not get enough of our bathroom every time they see it! We are having other renovations made in the house and we have asked Houseplay Renovations back …. If you are in doubt about contractors out there, fear no more! Hire Niall and his crew.

B.V., Jersey City, NJ

[Houseplay] did an excellent job on our home renovations …. [we bought] a home with good bones … in need of a little TLC or Houseplay Renovations. Both Tammy and Niall are very professional and friendly. Tammy is VERY organized. It makes you feel good knowing that your permits, timeline and job will be done with care and concern. Houseplay Renovations is a friendly, organized, and efficient small business definitely worth considering for your home renovation.

M.H., Rockaway, NJ

Custom Interiors

Structure, Sunrooms, Staircases, & More:

Niall and his team are an amazing work force! My loft space was in need of some major immediate repairs which included replacing structural ceiling beams …. They did a FANTASTIC job, repairing and replacing all the damage in a short amount of time. They are friendly, reliable and an honest group of individuals who are a delight to work with! They have done a fantastic series of other construction/repair jobs in my building with continuously successful results. I highly recommend them and am extremely pleased with all the work they have done!

F.L., Jersey City, NJ

We hired Houseplay Renovations to replace our interior staircase. It was old and creaky and falling apart .... We are very happy we chose them! The price quote was reasonable and there were no surprises. We paid the price we discussed and anything additional was discussed and agreed upon beforehand. Niall and his team did a great job. They were easy to work with, honest and reliable. We've heard a lot of nightmare stories about contractors so we are very relieved to have a contractor that we trust for future projects.

A.K., Jersey City, NJ

Highly recommended!! We had a sunroom that was showing its age and needed a lot of work … It involved replacing a warped and crumbling ceiling, re-insulating it, installing new wiring/lighting, removal of paint along [with] a multitude of aluminum framed windows and bringing back the original metallic shine, and painting the rest of the room. Houseplay also guided us with an appropriate color scheme to tie in the exterior view with the interior. Work was professional, on time, on budget and friendly. We would definitely use them again.

A.W., West Orange, NJ

Exterior Renovations

Doors, Porches, Windows, & More:

I can't say enough great things about Houseplay and its founder/contractor Niall. We hired Niall to replace all the exterior doors and windows in our ... apartment. His quote was fair and all changes to it – which were very minor – were discussed and agreed upon beforehand .... He was punctual and very accessible if needed via phone or text. His wife, Tamara, who deals with the billing aspect of the company, was also easy to contact over email and gave clear, concise payment statements. Most importantly, Niall is just a great guy. He's beyond trustworthy and genuinely cares about the quality of craftsmanship he adds to your home. If I had unlimited funds I would have him renovate my entire apartment.

A.T., Jersey City, NJ

Niall and his team from Houseplay Renovations are outstanding! We hired Niall to do a major restoration project for our 1865 home. From the moment we met Niall ... we knew that he would be a delight to work with. Niall's carpentry skills are fantastic. The hip roof that he built for our porch is perfect. He installed Ipe decking (which is very expensive and an extremely hard wood to work with) without any waste and we are thrilled with the result .... Niall and his team showed true professionalism and strong work ethics when work was being done in temps over 90 degrees! .... Niall built our family a front porch to be proud of and we cannot wait to spend many summer days enjoying it. If Niall happens to be booked when you are ready to do your project ... postpone your project until he is available, you will not be disappointed!

H.C., Jersey City, NJ

Niall painted the trim on the facade of my house a few years ago, and I have been working with him since. The job he recently finished for me was quite a challenge and I was pleased with the results. My tired enclosed porch with layers of peeling exterior paint and rotting steps to the yard needed a full overhaul. The job required more than a little carpentry, as well as finishing and trim work around some windows that were poorly installed years ago (by another contractor). The very worn original wood clapboard siding was able to be restored to a pristine condition and the trim work added brightness and vibrancy to that primary entertaining area. Thanks to Niall, I am now proud to invite guests to enjoy my back porch with me.

M.B., Jersey City, NJ