Tag Archives: additions and renovations

Asking the Right Questions to Avoid a Renovation Nightmare

We’ve all heard folks express frustration about home renovations gone awry. Mishaps ranging from projects dragging on to budgets being disregarded to contractors not showing up are all common themes. But it doesn’t need to be that way. To help you avoid common renovation nightmares, consider these questions to ask yourself and/or your potential remodeler before getting started. Should I hire a design build firm or an architect first? When remodeling your home you have many options ranging from hiring an architect and builder separately to piecemealing with many sub­contractors to hiring a design build firm like BOWA. Based on… Read More >

Spacious Two-Story Addition in Washington, DC

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 >

Beautiful Kitchen and Family Room Renovation in Great Falls, Virginia

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 The kitchen and family room had an outdated look, and because the family was expecting soon, the renovation had to be completed before their due date.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 >

BOWA Seeing ‘Cool’ Residential Pool Trends as Washingtonians Aim to Beat the Summer Heat

McLean, Va. — BOWA (www.bowa.com), a home transformation company specializing in the design and construction of large-scale additions and renovations, is seeing residential pools and backyards becoming more elaborate and functional as homeowners desire outdoor space for retreating and to entertain family and friends. With last month being the hottest June in Washington, D.C. on record, homeowners can stay ‘cool’ with the latest innovations in pool design and amenities. “We’re helping more families transform their backyards into resort-like havens, creating luxurious pools with kids’ needs, exercise, convenience, and comfort in mind, ” said Larry Weinberg, CEO of BOWA. “Not only… Read More >

Spectacular Renovation of 1920’s Home in Arlington, Virginia

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 >

Stunning Backyard and Pool Addition in Alexandria, Virginia

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 >