Kitchen and Master Suite Upgrade for Fairfax Station Home

BOWA Renovation for Fairfax Station Home

project profile Kitchen and Master Suite Upgrade for Fairfax Station Home

Homeowner Challenge: The owners of this Fairfax Station home knew the location and property size were perfect for their growing family. However, the standard builder-grade finishes and layout didn’t fit their design goals and space needs. The kitchen was too small for this family of six, the master bathroom needed to be more relaxing for this mother of four, and with news of their fourth child on the way during the design period, the family needed a fifth bedroom. The BOWA Solution: The BOWA design team created a master… Read More >

Kitchen Renovation for a Chef in Vienna, VA

project profile Kitchen Renovation for a Chef in Vienna, VA

Homeowner Challenge: This 1975 split-level house was dark, cramped and the floor plan did not allow the owners to easily entertain guests. The sunken living room off the kitchen created a tripping hazard and obstructed the flow of the space. The homeowners knew the small, dated kitchen and awkward layout of the main level would require renovation to suit their family’s needs. The BOWA Solution: BOWA in-house designers went to work to bring this 1970s home into the 21st century. The BOWA team started by relocating the original “magic triangle”… Read More >

Industrial Chic Row Home Renovation in Dupont Circle, DC

project profile Industrial Chic Row Home Renovation in Dupont Circle, DC

Homeowner Challenge: The young couple who purchased this 1885 row home in Dupont Circle knew they would need to renovate to fit their growing family and unique design ideas. The townhouse’s traditional design was dated and didn’t match their personalities. The challenges of this renovation included a lack of natural light, a closed floor plan, and a generally dated look. The BOWA Solution: A renovation that touched almost every part of the house began with the BOWA team redesigning the dated stairs that obstructed the flow of natural light… Read More >

Addition and Renovation to Landmark Home in McLean, Virginia

McLean VA Design Build Whole House Renovation 1910 Home

project profile Addition and Renovation to Landmark Home in McLean, Virginia

Homeowner Challenge: After living abroad for over 20 years, the owners of this property returned to the states and the home they had rented out while they were gone. Built in 1910, the property had unfortunately fallen into disrepair.  The house had settled over time and needed significant structural work to stabilize the foundation, level the floors and stairs, and make the home secure again.  The challenge was to bring the home up to livable standards with modern updates, while keeping the charm of this landmark property. The BOWA… Read More >

Design Build Capitol Hill Renovation

Design Build Capitol Hill Renovation - Kitchen and Outdoor

project profile Design Build Capitol Hill Renovation

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners of this 1880’s Capitol Hill rowhouse wished to renovate the old, cramped kitchen to better accommodate their lifestyle and love of entertaining. Additionally, they wanted to improve the flow between the first-floor spaces and the rear yard. The BOWA Solution: The back wall of the kitchen was bumped out and an awkward wall removed. The existing door was relocated and the new addition maximizes natural light and allows for easy access to the remodeled rear yard. A center island offers plenty of space for food preparation and storage. The… 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 >

Universal Design Master Suite Renovation in McLean, VA

Universal Design Master Suite Renovation in McLean VA

project profile Universal Design Master Suite Renovation in McLean, VA

Homeowner Challenge: The master bathroom of this McLean, Virginia ranch-style home featured a dated bath area with awkward embellishments that crowded the space visually and spatially. Additionally, the bedroom suffered from a full wall of reach-in closets with two sets of bi-fold doors, which was busy on the outside and cramped on the inside. The BOWA Solution: Keeping to the existing footprint, the master bath renovation features clean lines, beautiful fixtures and custom details that better meet the owner’s needs. In the bedroom, the reach-in closets were replaced with a… Read More >

Master Suite and Master Bathroom Renovation in Great Falls, VA

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project profile Master Suite and Master Bathroom Renovation in Great Falls, VA

Homeowner Challenge: The existing master suite was dated and the layout was awkward.  The homeowners wished to renovate the space to include a new, modern master bath, walk-in closet and refreshment center while also preserving the natural light flowing through the space. The BOWA Solution: Significant structural changes were planned to accommodate the new design which included adding a new window to the bathroom, raising the floor and supporting the stone accent wall. As part of the larger master suite project, the fireplace was relocated, a cold tile… Read More >

Traditional Home Renovation in McLean, VA

McLean Home Renovation Kitchen

project profile Traditional McLean Home Renovation

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners, who are avid entertainers, wanted to renovate the interior of their dark, dated home to bring it in line with their wonderful exterior spaces. Additionally, the clients wanted to remodel their master suite to include his-and-hers closets and a new master bath. The BOWA Solution: The BOWA team reworked the foyer staircase, creating a graceful barrel vaulted archway with two large storage and coat closets underneath. The existing stone fireplace in the family room was replaced with a high-efficiency gas fireplace and custom built-ins offering both storage and display space.… Read More >

Multi-space Renovation in Potomac, Maryland

Rec Room

project profile Multi-Space Renovation in Potomac, Maryland

Homeowner Challenge: This remodeling project in Potomac, MD posed several challenges for the design build team.  The clients wanted to turn their unfinished basement into an exciting and varied entertainment space for the whole family, add a pool and pool house and create a sunroom. The most significant challenge of this project was the tight lot on which the house sat. The size made it extremely difficult to get the required equipment into the backyard for the pool and whole-house generator installations. The BOWA Solution: BOWA’s careful coordination of the project architecture and… Read More >

Cozy Guest Suite Renovation in Lovely Great Falls, Virginia Home

Remodeling Timelapse Video

project profile Cozy Guest Suite Renovation in Lovely Great Falls, Virginia Home

Homeowner Challenge: The challenges for this project were twofold: maximizing the available space and maintaining climate control. The homeowners wanted to finish the space over their existing garage to include a guest suite with ample living space, a full bath and a kitchenette. They wanted the space to look and feel as if it were built with the original house, using similar finishes and materials throughout. The BOWA Solution: The design build team at BOWA paid careful attention to the insulation methodologies used over the garage to ensure… Read More >

1960’s Era Ranch House Transformation in McLean, Virginia

McLean 1960's Era Ranch House Transformation

project profile 1960’s Era Ranch House Transformation in McLean, Virginia

Homeowner Challenge: The main goals for this project were achieving an open floor plan, bringing the outdoors in, and improving flow. The homeowners wanted to stay within the existing footprint of their home. The BOWA Solution: To achieve the open floor plan they desired, BOWA’s design solution involved reconfiguring the family’s space and removing a large wall that separated the kitchen and living room. To bring light in, a large glass wall was installed, which also created a smooth transition to the new outdoor living area. The kitchen was modernized,… Read More >

Stylish First-Floor Bungalow Renovation in Arlington, VA

BOWA Design Build Kitchen Renovation

project profile Stylish First-Floor Bungalow Renovation in Arlington, VA 

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners of this classic Arlington, Virginia bungalow, wished to renovate the first floor of their home to be a better reflection of their lifestyle.  They wanted to transform the home into a more open, flowing, brightly lit collection of spaces, and wanted to eliminate an awkward transition from a bathroom near the kitchen.  The goal of this design build remodeling project was not to create more space but to maximize the existing space while creating a cook’s kitchen, a generous home office, and more storage. The BOWA Solution:… Read More >

Beautifully Redesigned Home with Wine Cellar in McLean, Virginia

McLean Redesign with Wine Cellar

project profile Lavishly Redesigned Home with Wine Cellar in McLean, VA 

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners knew when they purchased this McLean home that renovations would be required to meet their family’s needs.  In addition to remodeling a dated kitchen and rear entry, they wished to install an elevator, carve out space for a wine cellar, and install a lower level kitchen. The BOWA Solution: BOWA reworked different parts of the home to create exactly what the family desired. The rear staircase was reconfigured in order to accommodate the elevator in the family foyer. Custom cabinets, a charging station, and a… Read More >

Luxurious Custom Designed Renovation in McLean, Virginia

McLean Custom Designed Renovation

project profileLuxurious Custom Designed Renovation in McLean, Virginia

Homeowner Challenge: The challenge for this project was creating a balance between the frequently used larger spaces and the private quarters used for relaxation. The homeowner had very high standards of quality and a preference for custom items from around the world. The BOWA Solution: BOWA incorporated the client’s vision and worked collaboratively with the architect and designer to complete a whole home renovation. The result is a spectacular combination of elegance and function.  The main level features a new working kitchen and remodeled spaces for entertainment. The lower level houses a… Read More >

Spacious Two-Story Addition in Washington, DC

Washington DC Two Story Addition

project profile Spacious Two-Story Addition in Washington DC

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners wanted to increase their livable space in Northwest, D.C. with an addition to the rear of the home. The lot was extremely limited in size, and making use of the available space was the challenge. A steep drop-off in the back yard, as well as the proximity to neighboring properties made it logistically difficult for the BOWA team to renovate the home with ease. The BOWA Solution: A two-story addition was extended out from the family kitchen and lower-level family room to accommodate the family’s need for more… Read More >

First Floor and Outdoor Living Transformation in Vienna, VA

Vienna Kitchen Transformation

project profile First Floor and Outdoor Living Transformation in Vienna, VA

Homeowner Challenge: The client desired an open floorplan on the main level of their home within the existing footprint of their traditional 1970’s home, which was small, dark, and uninviting. The challenge was opening up the kitchen from its confines, creating space for entertaining, and bringing the outdoors in. The BOWA Solution: BOWA made structural changes to several load bearing walls to provide better traffic flow and to allow natural light into the previously dark space. The wall blocking the dining room from the kitchen was removed, and the… Read More >

Beautiful Kitchen and Family Room Renovation in Great Falls, Virginia

Great Falls Kitchen Family Room Renovation

project profile Beautiful Kitchen and Family Room Renovation in Great Falls, Virginia

Homeowner Challenge: This Great Falls family desired a more open feel for the first level of their home. The kitchen and family room had an outdated look, and because the family was expecting soon, the renovation had to be completed before their due date. BOWA’s services were employed to make sure the renovation was successfully completed on time and on budget. The BOWA Solution: The first order of business was adding a fully captured beam within a soffit, which allowed for the removal of an unsightly load-bearing wall.… Read More >

Multi-Level Addition and Remodeling Project in Potomac, Maryland

Whole House Renovation with 2 additions in Potomac MD

project profile Multi-level Addition Remodeling Project in Potomac, Maryland

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners wished to create more space in their home, but it was critical that the addition blended seamlessly with the existing design.   The BOWA Solution: The BOWA team added a multi-level addition on each side of the home, while also renovating the full exterior and the majority of the interior.  One addition features a three-bay garage, a two-story foyer, a guest suite, and a laundry room. The newly added foyer also provides a convenient family entrance to the home. The second addition includes a library with custom hickory… Read More >

Loudoun County Whole-House Renovation and Entertaining Addition

Loudoun-County-VA-Whole-House-Renovation

project profile Loudoun Whole-House Renovation and Outdoor Entertaining Addition

Homeowner Challenge: The original home was comfortably situated on 175 acres of land, but it did not fit the country charm of the landscape. Modernizing and expanding the outdated home, while enhancing its harmony with the outdoors, was the true challenge of this project. The family wanted a well-appointed home that would be comfortable for family gatherings yet large enough for the charity and business functions they frequently host. The BOWA Solution: Creating additional space and allowing for more natural light were the keys to achieving the family’s desired home. The… Read More >

Whole House Design Build Renovation in Bethesda, MD

BOWA Additions & Renovations

project profile Whole House Design Build Renovation in Bethesda, MD

Homeowner Challenge: This classic, center hall colonial home in Bethesda, Maryland had not been updated in years and the new homeowners wanted to modernize and maximize the existing space as well as improve the flow between rooms. The BOWA Solution: Reconfiguring the cabinetry and cooking areas in the kitchen allowed for the addition of a larger window while new French doors created a graceful egress for entertaining outdoors. High-end appliances and fixtures modernized the kitchen and the maple Country French cabinetry and honed marble countertops created an ‘Old World’ feel.  … Read More >

Video Timelapse of a Rear Yard Renovation in Great Falls, VA

BOWA Homes By Request

project profile Video Timelapse of a Rear Yard Renovation in Great Falls, VA

Homeowner Challenge: During their first BOWA project, the homeowners had delayed building a pool until their young children were older, and as a result the beautiful exterior spaces were underutilized. Their goal was to create a unified outdoor destination for entertaining family and friends that would complement the existing structure and feel of the home.  The BOWA Solution: The patio was reconfigured to include a new outdoor kitchen overlooking the pool area and integrated with the existing exterior living room. Seating areas on different levels provide sweeping… Read More >

Video Timelapse of a Multi-Level Addition in McLean, VA

Remodeling Timelapse Video

project profile Video Timelapse of a Multi-Level Addition in McLean, VA

Homeowner Challenge: As the home’s original garage had been claimed as interior space some time ago, the new family was in need of a space to store bikes and other sports equipment. They also wanted a new family room for family gatherings. Given some special circumstances, the family had very aggressive budget and timeline goals, which would be critical factors when choosing their team.  The BOWA Solution: Having spoken with a number of companies, the family ultimately turned to BOWA’s design team because of the confidence they instilled regarding… Read More >

McLean, Virginia Kitchen Renovation and Screened Porch Addition

McLean VA Renovation Addition Sunroom

project profile McLean, Virginia Kitchen Renovation and Screened Porch Addition

Homeowner Challenge: To renovate a dated kitchen and add family living and dining space, a butler’s pantry and a screened porch while maintaining existing abundant natural light. The BOWA Solution: Borrowing square footage from the pool deck, the footprint of the home was extended from the rear wall of the kitchen for a sunroom addition and screened porch. An open-air porch with pergola was designed to complement the new spaces and enhance the transition to the outdoor pool area, while re-routing an interior staircase immediately improved traffic flow inside and… Read More >

Back Porch Renovation in Great Falls Features Spectacular Stone Fireplace

Great Falls VA Renovation Rear Elevation

project profile Porch Renovation in Great Falls, VA Features Spectacular Stone Fireplace

Homeowner Challenge: This homeowner’s second project with BOWA was for a screened porch and renovation of existing deck and gazebo.  One ‘must have’ feature for the porch was a double-sided stone fireplace that could be used from the outside screened porch or the inside family room.  The BOWA Solution: The spacious porch is enhanced by a soaring bead board ceiling, custom lighting and fans, while custom wood moldings are carried from the interior to the exterior spaces for a unified look.  From the screened-in room, there is access… Read More >

French Country Wine Cellar in Potomac, Maryland

Potomac MD Wine Tasting Room

project profile French Country Wine Cellar in Potomac, Maryland

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners envisioned a modern, state-of-the-art wine cellar with an ‘Old World’ charm and feel, similar to underground wine storage rooms found in east-central France.  They wanted the space to be comfortable yet large enough to entertain family and friends. The BOWA Solution: Complementing the style of their French Country home, the luxury remodeling contractor designed the cellar to feature four Carderock stone columns that support a double-barrel, vaulted Venetian plaster ceiling. The stone provides an historic feel and visual continuity with the entry and blends with the Vermont… Read More >

Spectacular Contemporary Renovation in Washington, D.C.

Washington DC Kitchen

project profile Spectacular Contemporary Renovation in Washington, D.C.

Homeowner Challenge: Structural challenges were the hallmark of this remodeling project in Washington, DC. The renovation of this home, located on top of a hill with limited access, required the installation of a new foundation and numerous additional changes to support new materials and meet current codes. During construction, much of the demolition and materials had to be carried up and down by hand.  The BOWA Solution: The homeowners retained BOWA to transform their new home’s formal, traditional spaces into an open, contemporary floor plan with improved flow for living and entertaining.… Read More >

Pool House Addition on Raised Terrace Creates Stunning Outdoor Space in DC

Washington DC Pool House

project profile Pool House Addition on Raised Terrace Creates Stunning Outdoor Space in DC

Homeowner Challenge: With this renovation, the homeowner wanted to enhance their outdoor living area, which already featured a lovely pool and patio, and to utilize unused space at the end of their driveway. The BOWA Solution: Built with structural pre-cast concrete panels, a two-level pool house was designed to complement the architecture of the existing home and was located at the rear of the driveway overlooking the pool and patio. The driveway level of the new pool house features a large storage space, while on the… Read More >

Extensive Phased Renovation in Great Falls, Virginia

Great Falls VA Family Foyer

project profile Extensive Phased Renovation in Great Falls, Virginia

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners of this New England-style colonial loved their Great Falls, Virginia location and lot, but envisioned a more welcoming look for their home that would better suit the family’s active lifestyle. Not satisfied with other homes available on the market, they retained the design build professionals at BOWA to develop a multi-phased plan to transform their existing home. The BOWA Solution: The phased approach to the whole-house renovation included completely remodeling the interior and exterior, while the second phase focused on the addition of a garage, home gym… Read More >

Spectacular Kitchen-Family Room Renovation in Leesburg, Virginia

Leesburg VA Kitchen Island

project profile Spectacular Kitchen-Family Room Renovation in Leesburg, Virginia

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners envisioned an updated, bright and open kitchen renovation that would incorporate the existing family room and sunroom spaces as well as improve views and access to their beautiful backyard pool and neighboring pond.   The BOWA Solution: Several structural challenges existed in opening up all the interior rooms while maintaining adequate roof support and required creative, expert design and engineering solutions by the BOWA architecture and construction teams.  The result is a stunning kitchen/family room/sunroom space for gracious entertaining and family gatherings. Project Highlights: Custom kitchen cabinetry in… Read More >

Kitchen and Master Bath Renovation in McLean, VA

McLean VA Kitchen Renovation

project profile Kitchen and Master Bath Renovation in McLean, VA

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowner wanted to work within the existing footprint of the kitchen and master bath but renovate both to make each space appear larger.  They also sought a solution for improving the connection and flow from the kitchen to the rear yard. The BOWA Solution: Reconfiguring the cabinetry and cooking areas in the kitchen allowed for the addition of a larger window while new French doors created a graceful egress for entertaining outdoors. High-end appliances and fixtures modernized the kitchen and the maple Country French cabinetry and honed… Read More >

Fire Restoration in Chevy Chase Creates Opportunity for Whole House Renovation

Chevy Chase MD Family Room

project profile Fire Restoration in Chevy Chase Creates Opportunity for Whole House Renovation

Homeowner Challenge: A Chevy Chase residence in the Warren’s Addition neighborhood was devastated when a house fire that began next door spread.  The interior of the house had to be completely rebuilt, and BOWA was hired to manage the project, including smoke and water remediation, and perform the renovation on a small lot with limited maneuverability.  The BOWA Solution: The homeowners loved the existing layout of their 12-year-old home and made only minor changes to its floorplan.  While the fire was devastating it provided an opportunity to… Read More >

Family Room Addition in Bethesda, Maryland

Bethesda MD Sunroom Addition

project profile Family Room Addition in Bethesda, Maryland

Homeowner Challenge: The goal for the renovation of this classic Bethesda home was to create additional spaces for the family to enjoy and enhance the home overall for convenience and livability to better suit their busy lifestyle. The BOWA Solution: Several challenges encountered by the design build contractor were the result of the original builder (a commercial developer) using commercial construction materials and methods when he built the home for himself in the mid-1960s. Tying into a structure made almost entirely of steel and concrete and bringing it up to current codes… Read More >

Indoor Pool and Great Room Addition in Potomac, MD

Potomac MD Indoor Pool Addition Renovation

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 >

Video Timelapse of a Front Entrance Renovation in Arlington, VA

Remodeling Timelapse Video

project profile Front Entrance Renovation in Arlington, VA

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners of this Arlington, VA home wished to change the appearance of their front entryway and called on BOWA’s design build team to help. The existing front porch had suffered water damage over the years, and the homeowners wanted to take this opportunity to reconfigure the space and freshen up the facade. The BOWA Solution: The first step was to deconstruct the existing entry way’s exterior structures to create a blank slate. The porch’s foundation was enlarged and support elements were repositioned to provide a better sense of balance… Read More >

Video Timelapse of a Multi-Level Addition and Renovation in Potomac, MD

Remodeling Timelapse Video

project profile Video Timelapse of a Complete Home Renovation in Potomac, MD

Homeowner Challenge: As one of the original residents of the Avenel community in Potomac, MD, the homeowners had never made any changes to their home and dreamed of a much-needed renovation. After talking with a close friend, who happened to be a BOWA client, they decided the time was right to start planning their remodeling project. They called BOWA to discuss their busy family’s needs and begin the design process. The BOWA Solution: Among the main goals of this renovation was to increase the size of the kitchen,… Read More >

Timelapse Video of a Basement Renovation in Chevy Chase, MD

Remodeling Timelapse Video

project profile Video Timelapse of a Complete Home Renovation in Potomac, MD

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners living in this Chevy Chase, Maryland residence wished to remodel their basement to create additional recreation and entertaining space that reflects the beautiful craftsmanship and finishes found throughout the rest of the home. The goal of this design build renovation project was to create a multi-use space which would suit the needs of the family’s young children as well as the adults. The BOWA Solution: Special care was taken from demolition to completion to ensure the safety of the younger, very curious members of… Read More >

Contemporary Kitchen Renovation in McLean, Virginia

McLean Contemporary Kitchen Renovation

project profile Contemporary Kitchen Renovation in McLean, Virginia  

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners were interested in a user-friendly ‘cook’s kitchen’ that reflected their love of contemporary design. One of the biggest challenges in the kitchen renovation was keeping disruption to daily life at a minimum. In addition, this homeowner had a negative experience with previous contractor involving issues like schedule delays and costly change orders. The BOWA Solution: BOWA’s strict schedule adherence and open-book line-item budget policy truly put the clients at ease. Creating a temporary kitchen in the basement for this family made all the difference when it came to… Read More >

Video Timelapse of a Complete Home Renovation in Potomac, MD

Remodeling Timelapse Video

project profile Video Timelapse of a Complete Home Renovation in Potomac, MD

Homeowner Challenge: The client’s desire to live in a specific Potomac, Maryland neighborhood presented a challenge that was threefold: inventory, needs and finances. First, there were no available lots on the market. Second, the existing homes for sale were dated and not conducive to the family’s modern lifestyle. Finally, the client had strict budgetary requirements for the project, but wanted all the amenities of a new home. The BOWA Solution: Having carefully evaluated the client’s needs and goals, the design build team at BOWA proposed working with an… Read More >

Car Enthusiast’s Garage Addition and Video Timelapse in Potomac, MD

Potomac MD Purchase Consultation & Renovation

project profile Car Enthusiast’s Garage Addition and Video Timelapse in Potomac, MD

HOMEOWNER CHALLENGE: An avid car enthusiast, the homeowner of this stunning residence in Potomac, Maryland wanted a well-equipped garage to house his prized vehicles where they would be protected from the every-day bangs and dings which are inevitable in the average family garage. THE BOWA SOLUTION: The solution was a separate garage, but the challenge came when the only acceptable location was in an area with known drainage issues and limited accessibility. The largest challenge was water.  Drainage from numerous properties flows through the area where the addition… Read More >

Award-Winning Media Room Renovation in Potomac, Maryland

Potomac Media Room Renovation

project profile Award-Winning Media Room Renovation in Potomac, Maryland  

Homeowner Challenge: The owner of this lovely home in suburban Maryland requested an entirely new design concept for their media room to maximize natural light and open up views to the rear patio, pool and gardens.  The original room was designed to be dark to maintain low light levels for viewing their movie screen television, but closed off from views of the back yard. The challenge was to maintain the same multi-use function of the room while entirely transforming the atmosphere and lighting of the space. The BOWA Solution: The rear… Read More >

Contemporary Renovation of Tudor-Style Home in Washington, DC

Washington DC Tudor Whole House Renovation

project profile Contemporary Renovation of Tudor Style Home in Washington DC 

Homeowner Challenge: The client’s goal was to incorporate a new, larger and more modern kitchen design into their traditional Tudor-style home. They wanted to maintain a cohesive feel within the whole interior, increase the size of the lower level recreation room, and improve access to the outdoor spaces from both levels of the home. The BOWA Solution: The project included a one-story addition expand the kitchen and create space for a breakfast room and a basement addition under a new Ipe deck.  Extensive remodeling of the kitchen, family room,… Read More >

Outdoor Entertaining Renovation and Pool in Potomac, Maryland

Potomac Outdoor Renovation

project profile Outdoor Entertaining Renovation and Pool in Potomac, Maryland

Homeowner Challenge: The most significant challenge in this project was the tight lot on which the house sat. The size made it extremely difficult to get the required equipment to the back yard for the pool and whole-house generator installations.  The BOWA Solution: BOWA’s careful coordination of the project construction and architecture yielded a distinguished backyard renovation for the homeowners. The family can now enjoy a beautiful aquatic escape in their own home. Project Highlights: Custom pool with a spa and waterfall Outdoor cooking pavilion with custom stone work, a… Read More >

Georgian-Style Leesburg, Virginia Home Renovation

Leesburg Georgian Home Renovation

project profile Georgian-Style Home Renovation in Leesburg, Virginia 

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners of this breathtaking Loudoun County, Virginia estate had a distinct vision for the updates to their home, originally built in 1988. They wanted to integrate new spaces that fit in seamlessly with the existing classic architecture. An upstairs living space and entertainment room and separate accommodations for three Wheaton Terriers was desired by the family. The BOWA Solution: The design build team at BOWA created a private upper-level living room from an existing rooftop terrace. It features a wall of glass windows and a new balcony with vistas… Read More >

Lower Level Renovation Creates Home Office in McLean, Virginia Home

McLean Home Office Renovation

project profile Lower Level Renovation Creates Home Office in McLean, Virginia Home 

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowner wanted a home office in the basement with a separate and private entrance for business visitors. He also wanted to renovate existing spaces for a more appealing transition from the main floor. The BOWA Solution: Improved access to the rear yard was created by fabricating and installing a new masonry retaining wall. Structural issues, such as moisture in the basement and a fireplace leak, were corrected simultaneously.  Inside, a stairway was reconfigured for entry into a fully-renovated light-filled space instead of a dark hallway.… Read More >

Spectacular Renovation of 1920’s Home in Arlington, Virginia

Arlington 1920's Home Renovation

project profile Spectacular Renovation of 1920’s Home in Arlington, Virginia

Homeowner Challenge: The owners of this charming Virginia home envisioned a whole-house renovation with an addition that integrated flawlessly with the existing architecture. They also wanted to renovate the kitchen and add substantial living space to meet their current needs. The BOWA Solution: A smaller addition was torn down and replaced by a three-level addition that wrapped around the existing home on two adjacent sides. This space includes a large master suite with a gas-log fireplace, a bathroom with a steam shower and soaking tub, and a vanity area with… Read More >

Spectacular Whole Home Renovation in Potomac, Maryland

Potomac Whole Home Renovation

project profile Spectacular Whole Home Renovation in Potomac, Maryland 

Homeowner Challenge: The main challenge of this particular project involved an entire regrading of the property. Designing multiple additions to create one seamless structure also presented some obstacles for the design build team. The BOWA Solution: Among the client’s wishes for the renovation was a fresher, more inviting entrance way. This was accomplished through the addition of a porch structure at the front of the house, featuring stone and copper details and elegant columns. New treatments on the garage doors work seamlessly with the porch addition to create a polished, more-current… Read More >

Stunning Backyard and Pool Addition in Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria Backyard and Pool Addition

project profile Stunning Backyard and Pool Addition in Alexandria, Virginia

Homeowner Challenge: The challenge for this renovation project was integrating two adjacent properties in a way that worked for the homeowner and overcame an arduous permit process. The design had to be carefully planned so that the properties could still be sold separately in the future if the homeowner desired. The BOWA Solution: By getting involved during the first stages of design, BOWA was able to successfully navigate the architectural team through the permit process and get the project off to a strong start. The homeowners purchased the home as… Read More >