BOWA has over 50,000 Photo Saves on Houzz!

Bowa Houzz 50K Saves
Thanks to the Houzz community, BOWA’s remodeling photos have been saved to ideabooks over 50,000 times! The team at BOWA is so honored to have hit this milestone. With more than 11 million photos on Houzz, the fact that BOWA’s photo’s have been saved over 50,000 times is a true testament to the beauty of our work. The photos on Houzz feature kitchens, baths, bedrooms, outdoors, and more submitted by designers, architects, remodelers and builders from across the country.  With virtually every style and room included, Houzz is a fantastic tool for garnering inspiration and saving and communicating project ideas.… Read More >

BOWA’s Doug Horgan to Speak at RDJ 2016 Trade Show in Baltimore, MD

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BOWA’s Doug Horgan, Vice President, Best Practices, has been invited to present two sessions at R|D|J 2016, the premier trade show for residential builders and remodelers. The trade show will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD on October 5-7, 2016.  Details of Doug’s sessions are as follows: Wednesday, October 5th 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM W17 – Shower Pan Troubleshooting, Repairs, and Reliable Installation Techniques Friday, October 7th  9:30 AM to 11:00 AM F06 – Protection and Dust Control Use Doug’s personal promo code SKV to receive a free expo hall admission and 20% off an… Read More >

Appliances That Can Actually Make Your Life Easier

New Appliances 2016
Now that appliances have become about as energy efficient as they can get, manufacturers are focusing on other areas when developing the latest and greatest bells and whistles. It seems the new trend in appliances is what makes life easier for the consumer. Families want to spend less time worrying about household tasks and upkeep, and instead, spend more time enjoying life. Following are a few new appliance features that just might make your household chores a little easier. Oven Features and Accessories An oven feature that is widely ignored is the door. As it has been forever, the majority… Read More >

BOWA’s Design Pros Weigh in on Trends

Indoor-Outdoor Renovation in Vienna, VA
We asked our design pros to share with us some of the interesting things they are seeing in their projects. What’s different about projects in 2016? Staying true to the family’s lifestyle tops the list! Following are their thoughts. Bobby Han, AIA: For our mid-range design build projects, we aren’t doing a lot of additions, but instead reworking existing square footage to improve the flow and relationship of spaces. This follows the trend of making homes more livable. Rather than focusing on how big or fancy something is, people are really committed to making the changes – big or small… Read More >

Quality Controls Yield Peace of Mind

Andrea Egan, BOWA
As a newcomer from a previous career with General Electric, I have been most impressed by BOWA’s dedication and commitment to quality. BOWA’s focus on refining a building process with quality controls reminds me of GE’s injection of Six Sigma processes throughout its organization. Like GE, BOWA is constantly evaluating results and improving processes. Its pursuit of quality never ends. That dedication is fueled by our desire to help families improve their lives at home. Every family we meet is seeking peace and enjoyment in their home. Whether from slumber parties, dinner parties, grand celebrations or a simple family meal,… Read More >

Recent Project Highlights

Please enjoy these highlights of our recently finished projects.  To view more project profiles, please visit our Project Types section. Stunning DC Condo Renovation Top-to-bottom condominium renovation in an historic Kalorama building features all the comforts of modern living. The project included a new kitchen, dining and family rooms, a luxurious spa-like master bath and a home office all designed to suit the client’s lifestyle and maximize every inch of livable space. ***************** Loudoun Whole-House Renovation This Loudoun County, Virginia renovation focused on creating beautiful spaces that suit the family’s love of entertaining. It includes sophisticated details like a barrel-vaulted… Read More >

BOWA’s Summer Design Discount – Act Now to Lock in Your HOT Savings!

BOWA Summer Design Discount
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 on your design with us! For the third year in a row, we’re offering clients the opportunity to get the high standard of quality, service and aftercare that has earned BOWA the loyalty of so many valued clients at a significantly reduced cost. The program is LIMITED TO 5 DESIGN BUILD PROJECTS and offers a significant discount in exchange for some flexibility in start date. Given the response in previous years, we expect the five… Read More >

Remodeling for the Second Half in the “Big Game of Life”

Big Game of Life
What adjustments are you planning to make in your home to ensure your long-term comfort and safety? For many of us, when it comes to our homes, the “Big Game of Life” plays out in two halves. The first being when we’re in growth mode: building careers, raising families and adding on. The focus is usually short-term or immediate. Perhaps we’ve just moved into a home that needs major changes to suit our active lifestyle. Or, growing children now crave a space of their own. Or we’re trying to create the “neighborhood destination,” a great indoor or outdoor space to… Read More >

Are you Ready for This Weekend’s Storm?

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

BOWA Brings Home Two Great American Living Awards!

The 2015 Great American Living Awards (GALA) were announced last night and BOWA took the top prize in two of the three renovation categories – it might have been a sweep, had we also entered the third! A beautiful renovation in Potomac, Maryland, designed by one of BOWA’s on-staff kitchen designers, won the Best Design and Architecture – Custom Renovations or Additions Under $500,000 category.  To learn more about this design build project click here. BOWA’s second design build winner, a whole-house renovation in Chevy Chase, took the top honor in the Best Design and Architecture – Custom Renovations or… Read More >