Designer’s Desk: Kitchen Trends for Today and Tomorrow

Kitchens are the most popular rooms to remodel and can be the most expensive. Considering the level of investment that goes into remodeling a kitchen, every little detail can feel like a monumental decision. Everyone wants their new space to be on trend, but nobody wants it to appear dated 5 or 10 years down the road. Here are a few kitchen trends that are not going anywhere any time soon. Hardwood Floors Especially in homes that already have hardwood throughout, we are often ripping out cold, hard tile flooring in the kitchen and replacing it with hardwood to blend… Read More >

Water Worries in the Home

BOWA Design Build Remodeling Water Worries Exterior Water Management
Water. It makes up 70% of the Earth and our bodies need it to survive, but it can do serious damage around your home when not managed correctly. Heavy storms and humidity indoors and out mean that water can appear in unwanted spaces. Here are a few tips to keep your water worries at bay in and around your home. Outside the Home Outside, take steps to ensure all water flows away from the structure’s foundation. First, make sure your gutters are clear of debris and downspouts direct water away. Also, ensure the grading around the foundation has positive slope,… Read More >

Designer’s Desk: Hidden Gems

Spanish Sanctuary I’m not the only one out there who enjoys browsing Zillow and fantasizing about my dream home. But what’s more interesting to me than looking at perfect, turn-key homes, is hunting for a diamond in the rough, just waiting for its true potential to be revealed. For this blog, I decided to pick a city at random, and see what hidden gem I could uncover.  This week, I found the perfect Spanish sanctuary. This one immediately caught my eye: From the street view, this house has a lot going for it already. Built in the early 1900s, this… Read More >

How to Select the Perfect Paint Color

BOWA Design Build Remodeling - Selecting the Right Paint Color for your Bathroom
So, you want to brighten things up with fresh paint in your space. You search through hundreds of paint chips and finally land on what you think is the perfect bright white. Once on the wall, however, the finished color is not what you saw on the chip. The sheen is too glossy and shows every bump in your walls, or the color is making your existing cabinetry look dingy. How do you avoid having to go through this process again? We picked the mind of one of our In-House Designers, Stephanie Dickens, to help you select the perfect paint… Read More >

Creative Design Solutions in Your Home

In our 30+ years, we have had the pleasure to develop creative design solutions for every part of the home.  From kitchens to bathrooms to garages, our architects and designers have crafted inspired fixes to everyday issues.  Here are some of our favorites from recent projects.   Clever Cutting Board Drawer Our client in Great Falls wanted to expand the utility of the drawer over the trash can so it could be used for more than just storage. A cutting board with a hole was added to discard the waste right into the can. This board pops out for easy… Read More >

Designer’s Desk: How do you know if a house has good bones?

New construction has its appeal, but the character and charm of an old home is something that can’t be replicated. However, when it comes to real estate listings, phrases like “full of character” can be code for a host of alarming issues. If you’re considering purchasing an older home, it’s important to be able to identify red flags on your own because that “charming 3 bedroom in need of some TLC” may actually be a money pit. I consider myself fortunate because fixing up older homes is not just my passion, it’s also my profession. As such, I have a… Read More >

Recent Remodeling Project Highlights – Spring 2019 Edition

BOWA Renovation - Chevy Chase Whole-House Remodel - AFTER
Please enjoy these recent remodeling project highlights including stunning before and after photos.  To view more project profiles, please visit our Project Types section. Chevy Chase Whole-House Remodel The original home was compartmentalized and lacked easy flow between rooms, leaving it feeling dark, cold and closed off. The renovation opened and connected spaces to create a light-filled home with smooth transitions and comfortable areas for daily use and hosting. The new walled garden creates privacy for outdoor entertaining.  This wonderful project was also honored as a Grand Award Winner in the local Contractor of the Year competition.   ***************** Blending… Read More >

Understand Your Options Before Buying a Home to Remodel

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If you or someone you know is contemplating buying a home, a BOWA Purchase Consultation should be part of the process. Unfortunately, many new buyers are disappointed after purchasing when they discover limitations that thwart their plans to remodel. Perhaps there are HOA or property restrictions, structural limitations or estimated remodeling costs are more than anticipated. A BOWA Purchase Consultation is the perfect way to evaluate your options. Stay & Remodel or Buy & Remodel We often find ourselves helping house hunters decide whether to stay in their existing home and remodel or buy something new and remodel.  The answer… Read More >

Tips for Managing Pollen Season

Tips for Managing Pollen Season - Apps
The sun is shining, the trees are blooming, your nose may still be running, and your car is still covered in a dusting of that pesky green film that signals spring in the DC area. This season seemed to be particularly bad, and it’s not over yet. Don’t let the woes of allergies and daily car washes get you down this season. Here are a few tips to keep the annoyances of pollen at bay. Pollen Count Apps An easy way to manage your expectations is to download a pollen count app. Zyrtec AllergyCast, WebMD Allergy, and Pollen.com’s Allergy Alert… Read More >

Doug Horgan featured on The Versatex Way’s “A Building Science Perspective”

Doug Horgan featured on Versatex's "A Building Science Perspective"
BOWA’s VP of Best Practices Doug Horgan makes a guest appearance on The Versatex Way, a podcast covering a variety of construction-related topics. In this episode, Doug shares his take on building science best practices and how things have evolved over the years.  Doug mentions some of his favorite tools and how he approaches trouble shooting and process improvement. A consummate learner, Doug explains how he got started in the industry, his path for continued learning and his love of teaching.  Doug details how he shares his insights with others in BOWA as well as the broader remodeling community.  He… Read More >

Designer’s Desk: Nine Principles of Design

When we think of designers, we tend to envision creative innovators who think outside the box and love breaking convention. All of this is true of a great designer, but beneath our seemingly idiosyncratic ideas is a fundamental set of guidelines making it all work. These guidelines are called the Principles of Design. In last month’s blog, we touched on two principles: balance and proportion. In this article, I will talk about those in greater detail, as well as seven other principles of home design. Balance The distribution of the visual weight of objects, colors, texture and space. These elements… Read More >

Is an Older Condo Building Right for You?

BOWA Condo Older Condo Building
You likely have your “must-have” list if you’re on the hunt for the perfect condo.  Have you been searching in newer buildings and not finding the feel or features you want?  If so, an older condo building should be your next stop. It might come as a surprise, but the opportunities provided by purchasing in one of these established buildings in prime locations are abundant.  Our condo remodeling experts share some of our favorite perks: Older Condo Buildings Have Great Bones We know what you may be thinking, “Really? An old building? I don’t want to open Pandora’s box.”  But… Read More >

The Great Debate – Selecting Countertop Materials

We receive lots of questions when it comes to selecting countertop materials. What will look the best?  What’s the most bang for my buck?  How much maintenance is required?  These are all great questions, and important points to consider.  While we’re always here to educate and advise, ultimately, the best choice of countertops for you and your family is a personal decision.  Consider the following tips about a few options in today’s world of countertops. Granite Granite is a natural stone extracted from the earth, cut into sheets or slabs, and crafted with finishes such as polished, honed or leathered.… Read More >

Designer’s Desk: Know Bad Design When You See It

Gawking at ugly houses is a favorite pastime of mine. Pointing out design flaws in homes around me can be exasperating for my friends and family. “Why don’t you point out something you like for once?” I’m often asked. Because that’s not as much fun! With good design there is very little to critique. I can simply admire, at ease with the feeling of contentment when all elements are working together in perfect harmony. The concept of beauty is subjective. However, there are some homes that are objectively ugly. An ugly home is one that is not thoughtfully designed, with… Read More >

A Discount on BOWA Remodeling? Act Now for our 2019 Summer Design Discount

Start designing your next project with BOWA and be one step closer to your HOT savings! Are you interested in a BOWA-quality remodel for less? If so, BOWA’s Summer Design Discount is the answer and now’s the time to get started! This value-driven program offers homeowners the high standard of quality, service and aftercare that has earned BOWA the loyalty of so many clients at a significantly reduced cost. The 2019 program is LIMITED TO 5 DESIGN BUILD PROJECTS and is offered in exchange for some flexibility in a winter start date (2019-2020). Given the response in previous years, we… Read More >

How to Design Spaces that Incorporate Your Individual Style

BOWA Design Build Renovations - Incorporate Your Individual Style - mixing selections
In the remodeling world, we talk about design trends yearly, monthly, even weekly. You can read five design magazines and get five different answers on the best colors, selections, and floorplans for your new space. Ultimately, it’s your space and your investment. We have created spaces for homeowners with a wide array of styles and needs. Here are a few ways individual style preferences and creative solutions have been incorporated into our recent renovations: Uniquely His and Hers Bathroom In a recent McLean master bathroom remodel, our clients each wanted to express their individual styles, in one shared space. BOWA’s… Read More >

Making Sense and Cents of Residential Remodeling

Stephen Scholl BOWA
The Four Categories of Residential Remodeling   In this first video of his Making Sense and Cents series, Project Leader Steve Scholl walks you through the four main categories of residential remodeling: Cosmetic, Pull & Replace, Custom, and Pull & Replace with Custom Selections. Stay tuned for more videos from Steve to help you make both sense and cents in your own residential remodeling ventures. For more information on Steve, his recent projects, and what his clients have to say about working with, read more here: Steve Scholl… Read More >

BOWA is Washingtonian Magazine’s Face of Luxury Condo Renovations

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  The Face of Luxury Condo Renovations With over two decades of condo experience, luxury condominium renovations represent 20 percent of BOWA’s projects annually. Given the specialized nature of this work and increasing demand, BOWA recently launched a dedicated Condo Division. BOWA’s condominium projects range from kitchens and baths to whole-unit and combined-unit renovations, in buildings from DC to Reston and Bethesda to Alexandria. The team has established relationships with management, boards and clients in over 33 buildings across the region. BOWA’s architects are well-versed in the intricacies and nuances of condo design, like optimizing space, ensuring privacy and easing… Read More >

Give in to Your Urge to Hibernate and Enjoy your Time Inside

BOWA Design Build Remodeling - Creativity Station
A fire in the fireplace, snow falling outside, and a warm beverage to keep you extra toasty. The bitter cold of winter has certainly arrived leaving many folks retreating indoors. From large-scale to do it yourself, here are a few ideas to keep your time inside entertaining and productive. Binge-Watch in Style Curl up with your family for movie night or binge-watch a new show. Perhaps a high-tech media room, complete with theater seating and a popcorn maker, is on your wish list. While hardcore movie buffs might still insist on traditional, dedicated theaters, many families are opting for media… Read More >

BOWA Launches New Condo Division

Contemporary Washington, DC Condominium Renovation
While BOWA has been doing condo renovations for more than two decades, this sector has been steadily increasing as a percentage of our work in recent years.  Currently, condominium remodeling represents about 20 percent of our yearly projects.  Given the highly specialized nature of this work and all signs indicating that demand will continue to increase, BOWA has officially launched a new Condo Division focused on growing this portion of the business. Leading BOWA’s new Condo Division will be Adam Wertheimer as Vice President, and Steve Kirstein, Principal.  These two have led most of our condo projects over the years… Read More >

Tricks and Treats to Keep Your Home Functional This Fall

BOWA Tips for improving functionality in your home this fall - kitchen storage
The air is getting cooler, leaves are falling from trees, and with the holidays ahead, there’s no better time to make your home a priority! If they haven’t already, family and friends will start to pour through your doors to spend quality time inside. Here are some tricks to improve functionality and make your home cozier, so your family has more time to enjoy the season’s treats: Make your Family Foyer a Priority With cooler temperatures, come heavy outerwear and footwear. Make sure your family foyer, or mudroom, is ready to handle the additional gear by removing your summer items.… Read More >

How to Enjoy Remodeling – Phase 1

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Introduction Enjoy remodeling.  Seems like a simple idea, right?  Remodeling your home should be enjoyable.  You should be able to engage with a remodeling partner and talk about goals, wishes, and long-term plans.  You should be able to review and iterate on different designs, so you can understand what all of your options might be.  You should be able to have honest conversations about money upfront to avoid pricing surprises later on in the process.  You should have a single point of accountability so praise, questions, comments, or concerns only have one place to go.  You should know when your… Read More >

For More Functionality Rethink Your Home’s Existing Footprint

BOWA Rethinking Footprint - Family Foyer
A common misconception about remodeling your home is the idea that you need to add on to get more useful space. While additions can be a great way to create the extra space or functionality you and your family need, they aren’t always necessary. In some of our recent projects, the solution to more functionality wasn’t an addition but instead reimagining their existing footprint.  For instance, how many times a year do you use your formal dining room? Usually, it’s reserved for special occasions and holidays and the other 300+ days out of the year it collects dust. In two… Read More >

BOWA Team Honored with 2 PROS Awards in 2018 Industry Competition

2018 Pros Awards - Fredy Villatoro - Customer Service Tech BOWA
BOWA would like to congratulate our two nominees and winners of the 2018 PROS Awards! Fredy Villatoro:  Best Field Technician, Customer Service Jim Greenzweig:  Best Remodeling Project Manager The 2018 PROS Awards, sponsored by the Maryland Building Industry Association, recognize the dedication and hard work of customer service managers, project managers and superintendents who go above and beyond in all aspects of residential construction. Nominees were submitted by their employers and judged on their accomplishments in the 2017 calendar year, construction knowledge, focus on quality, scope of work and relationship with customers. Winners were announced at MBIA’s End of Summer… Read More >

Tips to Get the Most out of Your Outdoor Space

BOWA Outdoor spaces for extended enjoyment
For many of us, nothing beats relaxing in the comfort of our own outdoor retreat.  But is your outdoor space usable in the hot summer and chilly winter?  It is possible to enjoy an outdoor room much of the year if you plan ahead and incorporate features into the design that will make the space more comfortable as temperatures rise or fall.  Following are some items to consider and discuss with your design team when you’re trying to get the most out of your outdoor space. Hot Weather In the summer months heat can make the outdoor entertaining downright unbearable. … Read More >

BOWA Has 2 Beautiful Projects Featured in Home & Design

Home & Design Condo Renovation - COTY Award Winner
We’re honored that two of our recent projects are featured in Home & Design magazine’s May/June issue. The first highlights a stunning, contemporary condo renovation in the Watergate, which had recently won both a local and regional Contractor of the Year award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).  The project also won a Great American Living Award (GALA) from NVBIA and MBIA for Best Design and Architecture, Renovations or Additions over $1,000,000. In the article, BOWA’s Steve Kirstein explains how the team of condo renovation experts was able to transform the space, which had undergone a poorly… Read More >

BOWA’s 30th Anniversary Cookbook

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We Want Your Recipes! Do you have a recipe that’s always a hit? Does your family recipe deserve the spotlight? Or do your mixology skills stand out at parties? Send your recipes our way! We are currently gathering the ingredients to produce a cookbook in honor of our 30th Anniversary. The book will feature beautiful kitchen photos and recipes submitted by our friends, clients and partners. Anything from appetizers, entrees, desserts or even your favorite cocktails can be sent to us for consideration. Send your recipes to [email protected] Photos of you creating or enjoying your finished product in your BOWA… Read More >

Does Your Living Area Seem Dark or Closed Off?

Many clients come to us wanting “more space” or “an open floor plan.” Sometimes an addition to the home is the solution, while other times reconfiguring the existing footprint allows the homeowners to better utilize the space and achieve their goals with the square footage they already have. In some cases, the renovation involves removing walls to create an open-concept living plan and the feeling of more space. On one of our recent projects in McLean, the clients wanted both an open feel for their main-level and a lovely outdoor living space. One free-flowing area was created by removing walls… Read More >

Recent Remodeling Project Highlights from Spring 2018

Recent Remodeling Project Highlights from Spring 2018 - AFTER PHOTO
Please enjoy these recent remodeling project highlights from spring 2018.  To view more project profiles, please visit our Project Types section. Spa Bath with Storage in Arlington By removing the tub and changing the orientation of the shower, BOWA’s Design Team was able to create a floorplan that enhances natural light and creates desired storage. With the addition of overhead lighting and heated flooring, the space is now warm, bright and efficient. The gray floor-to-ceiling marble creates a lovely spa-like feel.                   ***************** Modern Aging in Place in Falls Church As the… Read More >

BOWA’s 2018 Summer Design Discount Seen as Great Benefit by Many Clients

Start designing your next project with BOWA and be one step closer to your HOT savings! Are you interested in a BOWA-quality remodel for less? If so, BOWA’s Summer Design Discount is the answer and now’s the time to get started! This value-driven program offers homeowners the high standard of quality, service and aftercare that has earned BOWA the loyalty of so many clients at a significantly reduced cost. The 2018 program is LIMITED TO 5 DESIGN BUILD PROJECTS and is offered in exchange for some flexibility in a winter start date. Given the response in previous years, we expect… Read More >

Kitchen Design Ideas for 2018

Fairfax Station VA Kitchen Renovation with Quartz
Are you looking to freshen up your kitchen?  In today’s world, the kitchen is the heart of the house.  It acts as the center of family life and is often the focal point for social gatherings.  These kitchen design ideas for 2018 may spark inspiration if you’re considering a kitchen renovation or just love beautiful projects. Clever Storage Who doesn’t need more counter space?  One way to maximize your usable space and achieve a clean, sleek aesthetic is to hide all those gadgets. The perfect solution that we’ve been utilizing in our recent kitchen remodels is an appliance garage.  It’s… Read More >

Achieve More with an Experienced Condo Renovation Expert

BOWA Luxury Condo Corner Tips for Condo Search and Renovation
So, you recently found or have been living in a condo with the perfect building amenities and a fantastic location, but the design of your space can use some work. Your wish list may include renovating the kitchen or bath, installing state-of-the-art technology, creating storage solutions, updating the style or reconfiguring the entire space. At BOWA, we’ve handled all these requests and more many, many times, giving us the experience and know-how necessary to ensure success on your condo renovation. When it comes to condo renovations, it makes sense that many of the trends popular in single-family living are flowing… Read More >

Design Details to Keep Your Home Cozy

Tips to Warm up your home
With winter upon us, you probably have your thermostats and fireplaces running on all cylinders to keep your home toasty and comfortable. But did you know there are other things you can do to help keep your home warm? Following are a few winter design details to make your home more comfortable and efficient, and create the cozy environment you desire. Heated Towel Racks This is the quickest way to add warmth to your winter! It’s the time of the year when getting out of the shower means braving the cool air and a cold towel, but not with a… Read More >

Washingtonian Profiles – The Face of Luxury Condo Renovations

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The Face of Luxury Condo Renovations If you’re considering the luxury condominium lifestyle, then your first call should be to BOWA. With projects ranging from kitchens and baths to combined-unit renovations, BOWA has more condo remodeling experience than anyone in the area. Our relationships with realtors and building managers allow us to help identify and quickly evaluate units. Once we dive into design, our experts know the tricks for customizing ample storage, ensuring privacy, replicating a gourmet kitchen, making the space feel more open and more – all common concerns when transitioning from a single-family home. Our production team then… Read More >

Celebrating 30 Years of Growing Up with Area Families

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From our first deck addition to our most recent whole-condo renovation, BOWA has grown up with hundreds of DC-area families over the past 30 years. It has been an honor to help these families transform their homes to meet their evolving needs. From making room for new additions and improving functionality for busy lives to preparing for aging in place and caring for in-laws, we’ve been there every step of the way. A Better Remodeling Experience Why do clients come back to BOWA for a second, third or fifth time? Why do they refer their family and friends without hesitation?  … Read More >

How to Communicate Your Likes and Dislikes to Designers and Architects

How to Communicate Likes and Dislikes to Designers and Architects
Everyone experiences architecture and design on a daily basis, but it can become intimidating when it’s time to remodel your own space. Below are a few tips from our designers and architects that will help ensure your tastes are properly reflected in your next renovation. Collect Images The first step in communicating likes and dislikes for your home renovation is to collect imagery. Nowadays, you have more options than just sifting through magazines and ripping out the pages. Websites like Pinterest, Instagram, and Houzz provide easy ways to collect what you like online in a shareable format. Showing designers and… Read More >

Seven Ways to Add Personality to the Design of Your Kitchen Remodel in McLean

Kitchen Remodel in McLean Blue Cabinets
One of the best parts of a kitchen remodel in McLean is customizing the space to meet your needs. While many people would be happy with a kitchen that is functional, practical and reliable, many  homeowners long for the beautiful details and customized features that truly make the space their own. Here are seven ideas to customize your kitchen remodel in McLean: 1) Creative Cabinets: As there are no longer set rules, cabinetry is a great area for easily adding personality to a kitchen. Cabinets can range in color from light to dark and even feature contrasting colors or complementary… Read More >

Recent Remodeling Project Highlights from Fall 2017

Industrial Chic Renovation in Dupont Circle, DC
Please enjoy these recent remodeling project highlights from fall 2017.  To view more project profiles, please visit our Project Types section. Industrial Chic in Dupont Circle BOWA’s in-house design team took this row home from traditional to industrial with custom steel, perforated stairs that allow natural light to flow from the top-floor skylight. Concrete floors and an exposed brick wall enhance the industrial chic design and highlight the owner’s vintage commercial signs.                     ***************** Full Renovation of McLean Landmark This 1910 home was in disrepair and needed a whole-house renovation to… Read More >

The Local Real Estate and Remodeling Markets Stay Hot

How we can help and why now is the time to remodel The DC housing market has stayed hot for some time now. It’s been named the third most-active market in the nation, exceeded only by Colorado Springs and Chicago. What does this mean for those looking to buy or remodel? As a homeowner, this could mean a few different things depending on your situation. Should you avoid the bidding wars and transform your current house into your dream home? Or maybe take this opportunity to sell your home for the most profit possible? Now is the time to pay… Read More >

7 Must-Do Steps to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

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Did you know the first freeze typically occurs in October in the Washington, DC area? With that in mind, despite the recent mild temperatures, now is the time to start planning for the winter ahead. Exterior home preparation is critical to helping your home weather the harsh winter elements and avoiding damage. Consider the following steps to get your home ready for winter. Shut Off Your Hose Bibs Hose bibs are the water faucets to which your gardening hoses attach. Every year basements become flooded because water is allowed to remain inside the pipes through the freezing winter months, which… Read More >

Plan an Outdoor Renovation in Loudoun, VA

Loudoun County is one of the most incredible places in Virginia with its rolling countryside and beautiful views. This is truly the perfect place to create an amazing outdoor living space for entertaining or simply relaxing in your down time.  If your outdoor space isn’t doing much living these days, consider these inspiring ideas for an outdoor renovation in Loudoun. Screened Porch Screened porches are a traditional go-to for homeowners who want to enjoy a bug-free time outdoors. Screen walls allow you to breathe in the fresh air and take in the scenery without worrying about pesky mosquitoes or other… Read More >

Reduce the Risk of “Drip, drip, drip…”, Select a Condo Remodeling Expert

BOWA Luxury Condo Corner Tips for Condo Search and Renovation
The simple sound of “drip, drip, drip…” in a condo can cause serious panic. Is it rain outside? An air conditioning drip? A toilet or shower leak? As one leak can affect many floors of a condominium building, your worries aren’t just about your individual unit, but also those of your surrounding neighbors. So, when it comes time to remodel, it is critical that you and your neighbors select a condo remodeling expert to properly manage your investment and the complex nature of condominium renovations. Despite what others might say, expertise in the specialized niche of condominium remodeling can only… Read More >

Design a Custom Kitchen Island with Style, Purpose and Functionality

BOWA Kitchen Renovation - Kitchen Island Design
The kitchen is the heart of the home for many homeowners and, with careful planning and consideration, can be a valuable tool for keeping your home and family running smoothly. One of the most important parts of the kitchen design is the island. The kitchen island can provide a lot of functionality while adding style and purpose to the room. The Purpose of the Kitchen Island To design the perfect island, you must first ask yourself how you anticipate using the space, both now and in the future? This multi-purpose area may be used for any or all of the… Read More >

Condo Remodeling Tips from one of BOWA’s Resident Experts

BOWA Luxury Condo Corner Tips for Condo Search and Renovation
Have your kids left the nest? Have you looked at your single-family home recently and thought, “Is it worth all this work?” Or are you looking to move to a more energetic part of the city? Then perhaps the condominium lifestyle is for you! Listen here to Steve Kirstein’s condo remodeling tips. When it comes to selecting the right unit for your family the available inventory is greatly expanded when you’re open to the idea of remodeling. However, without the right team, the process can be challenging. That’s where BOWA comes in. Our experts can guide you through the entire… Read More >

BOWA’s 2017 Summer Design Discount Seen as Great Benefit by Many Clients

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Start designing your next project with BOWA and be one step closer to your HOT savings! Are you interested in a BOWA-quality remodel for less? If so, BOWA’s Summer Design Discount is the answer and now’s the time to get started! This value-driven program offers clients the high standard of quality, service and aftercare that has earned BOWA the loyalty of so many clients at a significantly reduced cost. This year’s program is LIMITED TO 5 DESIGN BUILD PROJECTS and is offered in exchange for some flexibility in a winter start date. Given the response in previous years, we expect… Read More >

Is it Possible to Enjoy Remodeling?

BOWA You Can Enjoy Your Remodeling Experience
BOWA’s Peace of Mind Promises Address Common Concerns so you can Enjoy Remodeling What if we could promise you a remarkable remodeling experience? One where you could count on your remodeler to go above and beyond while standing behind their work, deliver your project on time and on budget, and actually leave your neighbors singing their praises. Believe it or not, it is possible. As part of our client-first approach, BOWA’s Peace of Mind Promises are designed to address common remodeling concerns. Our hope is that these promises allow you to move forward with confidence and actually enjoy your remodeling… Read More >

Recent Project Highlights from Spring 2017

Please enjoy these recent project highlights from spring 2017.  To view more project profiles, please visit our Project Types section. Kosher Kitchen Remodel in DC The owner of this 1913 Victorian house in Cleveland Park wished to update and modernize the existing kosher kitchen to make it more functional. The project included removing walls to capture adjacent space and create better flow, and features a large, L-shaped island, two-toned cabinets and a dramatic industrial aesthetic. ***************** Universal Design Master Suite Renovation in McLean Keeping to the existing footprint, the master bath renovation features clean lines, beautiful fixtures and custom details… Read More >

Your Condo Advisor: It’s a Matter of Trust and Experience

BOWA Luxury Condo Corner Tips for Condo Search and Renovation
When selecting a financial advisor, are you more comfortable with the new grad or the seasoned professional with a track record of helping clients achieve their specific goals? As much as I want to support recent grads, I know where my money belongs. These principles also apply when approaching a condo remodel. With more than 20 years of high-end condo renovation experience, I can say unequivocally it is a very specialized niche. Success requires residential expertise, a profound understanding of commercial systems and established relationships with building contacts and specialized subcontractors. With a proven advisor by your side, you can… Read More >