Author Archives: Lisa Steren

Join BOWA for the 17th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

Starting Line – Autism Speaks 5K 2016 2017 marks the 17th Anniversary of the Autism Speaks 5K Run – 1 Mile Walk! I am thrilled that BOWA is a co-presenting sponsor again this year – our 14th consecutive year as a key sponsor.  Thanks to the ongoing support of all the generous sponsors, donors and participants, this race has contributed over $2.5 million to Autism Speaks. Celebrating 17 years of progress and hope in our community, this event is for both competitive runners and families with children of all ages, and sure to be a wonderful start to Independence Day.… Read More >

Luxury Condominium Renovation in Chevy Chase, Maryland

project profile Luxury Condominium Renovation in Chevy Chase, Maryland

Homeowner Challenge: Having recently purchased a 25-year-old condo in one of Chevy Chase, Maryland’s most exclusive buildings, the homeowner wished to update and modernize the unit while recreating some of what she loved about her previous single family home. Her goals were to refresh the galley kitchen and master bath, add and improve upon her previous luxury finishes and open up the compartmentalized floorplan. The BOWA Solution: Beginning with the foyer, which was reworked to include a custom nook for a favorite painting, each area was thoughtfully designed to provide an… Read More >

Potomac, MD Renovation Features Dramatic Family Room Addition

project profile Potomac, MD Renovation Features Dramatic Family Room Addition

Homeowner Challenge: An active, Potomac, Maryland family with young children and two dogs planned to remain in their home during this phased renovation project which touched nearly every room and many of the exterior spaces. The homeowners wished to increase their livable space, move the children’s rooms to the same level as the master suite and add a two-story family room addition. The BOWA Solution: BOWA’s “Safety First” approach involved cordoning off areas of the home to be most affected, protecting the living space and fencing off exterior work to… Read More >

Cleveland Park DC Kosher Kitchen Renovation

project profile Cleveland Park DC Kosher Kitchen Renovation

Homeowner Challenge: The client wished to renovate a small, dated kitchen within the existing footprint of her 1913 Cleveland Park home in Washington, DC. The main challenge of the project was to design a modern, strictly kosher kitchen within the existing space – including dual sinks, dishwashers, food preparation areas and storage for an avid cook with a passion for entertaining. The BOWA Solution: The renovation included removing two walls, one of which was load bearing, to capture the adjacent space and create better flow. A large, L-shaped island was designed to… Read More >

Traditional Chevy Chase, Maryland Condominium Renovation

project profile Traditional Chevy Chase, Maryland Condominium Renovation

Homeowner Challenge: In addition to renovating the kitchen of a dated Chevy Chase, MD condominium, the homeowner also wished to add luxury finishes and increase storage space. The main challenges included managing the building’s restricted work hours as well as maintaining positive relationships with both the building management and residents. The BOWA Solution: Every room and exterior space was touched during this renovation, from the cosmetic changes in the bedrooms to a remodeled kitchen for the homeowner who is an avid cook. The redesigned library doubles as a music room and has… Read More >

Contemporary Washington, DC Condominium Renovation

project profile Contemporary Washington, DC Condominium Renovation

Homeowner Challenge: The primary challenge of this condo renovation was to transform what had once been two units into an optimized, light-filled single space with a contemporary design and incredible river views. The client could see the potential, but the realities of fixed plumbing, electric and structural column locations – all seemingly immovable obstacles in the wrong places – were daunting. The BOWA Solution: BOWA and the client executed an extensive forensic study of the original building plans to gauge feasibility. In the process, a plan was created that prioritized optimizing the beautiful… Read More >

Coming Soon to McLean – BOWA & HBC Home Cleanup Day

Please join us for our upcoming McLean Home Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 22nd, co-sponsored by BOWA and your neighbors, Amy Dilley-Davis and Cathy Peck of HBC Group.  It’s our way of saying thank you to the community where we live and work.  Celebrate Earth Day by letting us help you recycle, donate or dispose of your unwanted clutter! Hosted at Trinity United Methodist Church, we are pleased to be partnering once again with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  You can read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable… Read More >

Coming Soon to South Bradley Hills – BOWA Shred Day

In conjunction with the South Bradley Hills Neighborhood Association, BOWA will be holding a Shred Day in Bethesda’s South Bradley Hills neighborhood on Saturday, April 29th.  Let us help you securely dispose of your unwanted personal documents! We are pleased to be partnering with  TrueShred who will provide secure, onsite shredding. The BOWA team will be on hand to help, and we’d like to offer a special thank you to the Bethesda Community School for hosting the event! Date:  Saturday, April 29, 2017 Time:  9:00-11:00 am Where:  Bethesda Community School, 7500 Honeywell Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814 What:  Unwanted documents for… Read More >

Coming Soon to Reston – BOWA Home Cleanup Day

Please join us for our upcoming Reston Home Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 1st, co-sponsored by BOWA and your neighbor, Jenny McClintock of HBC Group.  It’s our way of saying thank you to the community where we live and work.  Let us help you get a head start on your spring cleaning and assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! Hosted at Jenny’s home, we are pleased to be partnering once again with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  You can read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable items… Read More >

Coming Soon to Bethesda – BOWA Home Cleanup & Shred Day

As a thank you to the communities in which we live and work, BOWA, Laurie Muir of Wydler Brothers and Rich Moroscak of PNC Mortgage will be holding a Home Cleanup Day & Shred Day in Bethesda on Saturday, February 25th.  Let us help you get a start on your spring cleaning and assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! We are pleased to be partnering with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  You can read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable items by clicking on the logo below.  … Read More >