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Indoor Pool and Great Room Addition in Potomac, MD

project profile Indoor Pool and Great Room Addition in Potomac, MD

Homeowner Challenge: These long-time BOWA clients wanted an indoor pool for their family’s enjoyment, and needed a space appropriate for entertaining large groups for charitable and school functions. Accessibility to the pool was a concern, as the homeowners worried that if it was located on the basement level it wouldn’t be used as much. The BOWA Solution: The solution was a carefully designed main-level indoor pool and great room addition, inspired by some of the clients’ favorite vacation spots. Having recently completed a number of other timber-frame structures, BOWA… Read More >

Are you Ready for This Weekend’s Storm?

There’s nothing quite like the announcement of an approaching winter storm to send area residents scrambling to the store for bread, milk, “TP” and other common necessities. While many welcome the snowfall, winter storms can be challenging and downright daunting if you and your home are not prepared. Consider the following tips to help keep your family and home safe this winter, whatever this weekend may bring us. Plan Ahead Keep up-to-date on weather forecasts and plan accordingly. If there is the chance of a storm, it’s better to stock up ahead of time, rather than waiting until the last… Read More >

Be Sure to Show Your Home’s Surfaces You Care!

Our homes are a mix of many different materials, all with different properties, so proper care of these surfaces isn’t a one bottle solution. Below is a round-up of common surfaces and the recommended care methods for each type. Granite: Routine cleaning with just mild dish soap and a soft cloth is recommended. General household cleaners, such as Windex and 409, can be used, but may leave a film, so it’s best to use these sparingly. Although granite is highly durable, avoid using any harsh solutions that may break down the sealant. Marble: As a porous stone, marble is susceptible… Read More >

BOWA Welcomes Veteran Home Remodeling Expert to Lead Residential Remodels in Northern Virginia

Stephen Scholl Joins Award-Winning Home Remodeling Firm with 30-Years of Industry Experience   McLean, Va. – BOWA, www.bowa.com, an award-winning residential design and construction firm specializing in luxury additions and renovations, announces Stephen Scholl as its newest Project Leader for residential remodels in Northern Virginia. Scholl is a skilled home remodeling professional with more than 30 years of residential remodeling experience. “Stephen brings exceptional team management, customer service and home remodeling experience to BOWA,” said Josh Baker, founder of BOWA. “Stephen’s proven expertise of the luxury remodeling process is right in line with BOWA’s core values and he’s going to be… Read More >

BOWA Wins Second Consecutive Award from Houzz

Houzz online community awards BOWA with “Best of Houzz 2015”  McLean, Va. — BOWA (www.bowa.com), an award-winning residential design and construction firm specializing in luxury additions and renovations, received a “Best of Houzz” award from Houzz (www.houzz.com), a leading platform for home remodeling and design. The “Best Of Houzz” awards recognize the most popular work samples on the Houzz platform and provides a homeowner-to-homeowner guide to the top home builders, architects, interior designers, landscape artists and other residential remodeling professionals in metro areas across the United States. “The BOWA team is thrilled to accept this recognition from the Houzz community,”… Read More >

2015 New Year Remodeling Resolutions

Featured In: Burke Connection Excerpt: “2015 may be the year you want to remodel your home to allow for the changes occurring in your life. Perhaps you want to build out an office which will allow you to work from home? Maybe 2015 is the year you want to avoid climbing stairs, so moving the master suite to the first floor may be on your resolution list? One thing is certain in life ? family needs are always evolving. As kids come and go, aging parents move in, greener technology becomes available, and we look for more creature comforts in… Read More >

Middleburg Life – Three Day Event McQuillan and BOWA

Featured In: Middleburg Life Excerpt: “Sean McQuillan started riding at age 12 in Maryland.  Now, 27 years later, he has a stable full of horses in Upperville and is aiming toward major international competition as a Three Day Event rider…Under a program approved by the United States Equestrian Federation, he formed a syndicate.  With prices for such horses reaching anywhere from $100,000 to $800,000, it’s a way to grow the sport. Tim Burch, who lives in Fauquier County, was intrigued by that approach…BOWA, with offices in Middleburg, is now a shareholder in Casalino….’Sean told his story and it was his… Read More >

BOWA Hosts Fall Seminar Series on Luxury Remodeling Tips

Seminars Aim to Help Homeowners Connect with Experts to Understand the Luxury Remodeling Process BOWA, an award-winning residential design and construction firm specializing in luxury additions and renovations, is hosting a series of free educational seminars Saturdays this fall at its design center in McLean, Va. for home owners interested in planning a large-scale remodeling project in their home or condominium. From October to December, BOWA is offering three different sessions that will provide home owners with interactive presentations and the opportunity to speak with design and construction experts. “Our team of design build experts guides clients through every step… Read More >

Smart Phone, Smart Home

It’s amazing how much of our lives we can control using the push of a button on our smart phones and tablets these days. Besides schedules, to-do lists and steps walked, there are countless tools we can use to make our homes safer and our lives a little easier by combining home automation with smart phone technology. Thermostats:  We’re all familiar with the benefits of programmable thermostats, which allow you to set temperature adjustments for various times of the day, but do you know about thermostats you can control remotely from the convenience of your smart phone or tablet? Perhaps… Read More >

Remodeling with Pets in Mind

Featured In: Potomac Almanac Excerpt: “Home remodeling projects often come after considerable planning and expense. One factor that can be overlooked is the family pet. While the end result of a remodel is often a new, updated or enlarged living space, the road to that improvement is often filled with dust, debris and inconvenience – which can be upsetting and even dangerous to dogs and cats. Homeowners should be aware of the added traffic that comes with a construction project….”There are a lot of things to consider,” said Baker. “It’s not unlike thinking about small children.”…” For More Information: Click… Read More >