Georgetown Rowhome Renovation Delivers Chic Design and Functionality

project profile Georgetown Rowhome Renovation Delivers Chic Design and Functionality

Homeowner Challenge: This young couple’s Georgetown rowhome in Washington, DC had a traditional, closed layout. The kitchen was small and dark, and the space was not used efficiently. Additionally, the style was dated and didn’t match the liveliness and lifestyle of our clients. The homeowners also wished to keep a small outdoor area for entertaining and relaxing. The BOWA Solution: Our clients had small, but specific requests that influenced the design. They wanted to fit two full-size barstools at the kitchen island and create a designated dining area in the… Read More >

Spring Valley Home Renovated to Enhance Charm and Rectify Quirks

project profile Spring Valley Home Renovated to Enhance Charm and Rectify Quirks

Homeowner Challenge: This single-family home in DC’s Spring Valley neighborhood provides our clients the charm of an older home and the convenience of an in-town location. Unfortunately, as in most older homes, the character they loved came with quirks. When it was originally built, the owners wanted to save a large tree in the backyard and to do so, built the house at a slight angle. The tree eventually died, but the crooked home remained. The next owners built a rear addition, which included 1-2 stairs up or… Read More >

Williamsburg Inspired Design Details in New Pool House Construction

project profile Williamsburg Inspired Design Details in New Pool House Construction

Homeowner Challenge: Our clients in Great Falls knew their original pool house was underperforming. The landscaping around the pool area created a serious problem with water runoff whenever it rained, and the building’s basic design with a small kitchenette, limited HVAC, and dated style was not conducive to the entertaining area they desired. The clients saw the potential to make this underutilized area of their home useful, beautiful and the ultimate staycation getaway. The BOWA Solution: The design of this project started first with landscape to create three distinct… Read More >

Bright Kitchen Renovation and Kids Bedroom Addition in McLean

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Country Loft Townhome Renovation in Loudoun County

project profile Country Loft Townhome Renovation in Loudoun County

Homeowner Challenge: Our client was one of the first to purchase in his townhome community in 2005. As his family grew, he realized the traditional structured-room concept on the first level of his home wasn’t conducive to their lifestyle. It felt sectioned off as a formal dining room, office, kitchen and living room were all in separate spaces. With builder-grade finishes, the home lacked the rustic character the family desired and the easy flow they needed for their family. The BOWA Solution: BOWA’s In-House Design Team worked closely with the client… Read More >

Transitional Style with Contemporary Finishes in Reston Whole-House Remodel

project profile Transitional Style with Contemporary Finishes in Reston Whole-House Remodel

Homeowner Challenge: Our client’s previous home was a large, custom house that provided more space, but left the family feeling distant from each other. She desired a smaller footprint, with a more comfortable environment for her three daughters. When she found this home by a lake in Reston, she saw its potential as a “cozy treehouse” filled with light. However, it needed a renovation to take it from dated and inefficient to the comfortable, inviting home of her dreams. The BOWA Solution: The design included updating the entire home… Read More >

Basement Remodel in McLean Perfect for Entertaining

project profile Basement Renovation in McLean Perfect for Entertaining

Homeowner Challenge: Our client recently moved from a townhome to this single-family home in McLean. With more space, he was excited to do more entertaining. However, he knew the basement would remain underutilized if something wasn’t done to address the closed-off feeling and darkness in that level of the home. He wanted to maximize the space to entertain guests and allow easy access to the backyard pool area. The BOWA Solution: In this basement remodel, the BOWA team opened the space by removing one of the bedrooms in the basement, which… Read More >

Tudor Whole-House Remodel in Chevy Chase, MD

project profile Tudor Whole-House Remodel in Chevy Chase, MD

Homeowner Challenge: This Tudor-style home in Chevy Chase lacked flow of both the floorplan and natural light. The original main-level layout was very compartmentalized and void of easy connections between rooms, leaving the space feeling dark, cold and closed off. The small kitchen had no room for entertaining, while other rooms were left underutilized due to the awkward layout. The master suite only had one small walk-in closet and a dated bathroom. Ultimately, the homeowner desired an open floorplan and more usable space to enjoy with her children and grandchildren when… Read More >

Transitional Row-Home Remodel in Georgetown, DC

project profile Transitional Row-Home Remodel in Georgetown, DC

Homeowner Challenge: The space available in this end-unit brownstone is enviable for any rowhome in DC. The bones of the home were perfect for our clients and their growing family, but updates needed to be made to the basement, kitchen and master bathroom to make the home more efficient for family life. The basement was dark and unwelcoming, and the original layout did not meet the family’s needs. The master bathroom was cramped and in serious need of a refresh. Key elements throughout the home needed to be updated to better match… Read More >

Modern Whole-House Renovation in Arlington, Virginia

project profile Modern Whole-House Renovation in Arlington, Virginia

Homeowner Challenge: The cookie-cutter aesthetic of this home did not match the owner’s sleek, contemporary design ideas. It originally featured traditional, beige tones in the fixtures, walls and floors, which felt dated and old-fashioned. The kitchen and master bathroom both functioned awkwardly, and the staircase was an unwelcoming focal point at the main entrance of the house. The homeowner knew a renovation could make this house a modern oasis. The BOWA Solution: By carefully selecting design details and reconfiguring rooms, the home was transformed into a contemporary space. The staircase went from… Read More >

Master Bathroom Renovation with Plenty of Storage in Arlington, Virginia

project profile Master Bathroom Renovation with Plenty of Storage in Arlington, Virginia

Homeowner Challenge: This first-floor master bathroom was originally large, cold and cave-like. One homeowner didn’t even use this shower because of the lack of lighting and warmth, opting instead to use the second-floor bathroom. The challenge of this remodel was maximizing the natural light while creating a more usable, desirable space with plenty of storage. The BOWA Solution: The BOWA In-House Design team created a floorplan that enhances the natural light from the existing sklylight and improves the use of the space. By removing the tub and changing… Read More >

Phased Renovation in Great Falls, VA – Interior and Exterior

project profile Phased Interior and Exterior Renovation in Great Falls, VA

Homeowner Challenge: When the homeowners purchased this home built in 1999, they knew they’d want to renovate to make this builder-grade home their own. The finishes and designs of the bathrooms were dated, and the rear yard area around the existing pool needed a facelift so they could better entertain guests and fix drainage issues. While the home had a great foundation, the homeowners knew a renovation could really enhance the design and their enjoyment of the property. The BOWA Solution: With an understanding of the homeowner’s complete “wish… Read More >

Modern Aging in Place Renovation in Falls Church, VA

project profile Modern Aging in Place Renovation in Falls Church, VA

Homeowner Challenge: This 1950s ranch was renovated by the owner shortly after purchasing it in 1991, so it was time to again do some updating to allow for another 25 years of ownership. The project needed to address maintenance issues, upgrade building materials and adjust the layout. The homeowner wanted to stay true to the mid-century modern style of the home. The BOWA Solution: BOWA’s design team created a plan to make this home comfortable for the owner for years to come. To achieve the larger master suite the… Read More >

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, 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 plan for the family based… 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

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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

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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 >