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Chrysalis Awards Recognize Two BOWA Projects in 2018 Awards

McLean, Va. – BOWA is pleased to announce that it has won a 2018 Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence in the regional category of Whole-House Remodel Over $750,000 and has been recognized as runner up in the Whole-House Remodel $300,000-$700,000. BOWA’s projects were judged on overall design, the creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure. Tim Burch, Vice President of BOWA’s Middleburg office and an owner of the company, led the winning project and partnered with John F. Heltzel for architecture. “It’s an honor to be recognized with this regional… Read More >

BOWA Home Cleanup Day – Coming Soon to Herndon!

As a thank you to the community in which we are working, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day in Herndon on Saturday, July 14th.  If you’re thinking about a staycation over July 4th to tidy up around the house, let us help you dispose of your unwanted clutter! We are pleased to be partnering with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  Read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable items by clicking on the logo below. On Home Cleanup Day, please ask for the BOWA employee on site… Read More >

BOWA Home Cleanup & Shred – Chesterbrook Woods, April 28th

Please join us for our upcoming McLean Home Cleanup & Shred Day on Saturday, April 28th, co-sponsored by BOWA and your neighbor, Lizzy Conroy of HBC Group – Keller Williams Realty, McLean.  It’s our way of saying thank you to the Chesterbrook Woods community where we live and work.  Let us help you get a head start on your spring cleaning and assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter and personal documents! Hosted at Lizzy’s home, we are pleased to be partnering once again with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  You… Read More >

Coming Back to Westmoreland Hills Park – BOWA Home Cleanup & Shred Day

Back by popular demand!  Our fall event was so successful we are again partnering with the Westmoreland Citizens Association and Wydler Brothers to host another Home Cleanup Day in Bethesda on Sunday, April 8th.  Get started on your spring cleaning by letting us assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! 123Junk will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  You can read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable items by clicking on the logo below.  You can also bring your unwanted personal documents for secure, onsite shredding by ShredInstead. Date:  Sunday, April 8,… Read More >

BOWA Named Top Vote Getter for Best Remodeler in Bethesda Magazine and Arlington Magazine

McLean, Va. – BOWA is pleased to announce the firm has been named a Top Vote Getter for Best Remodeler in both Bethesda Magazine and Arlington Magazine. These two honors were received the first week of 2018. The company was recognized as a Top Vote Getter in the Best Remodeler category for Arlington Magazine’s Best of 2018. BOWA was also recognized as a Top Vote Getter in the Best Remodeling Firm category for Bethesda Magazine’s Best of Bethesda. These awards are the latest recognition for BOWA, which has received more than 210 local and national awards honoring the company’s business… Read More >

How to Communicate Your 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 >

BOWA Named Best Design Build Firm and Wins Great American Living Award

McLean, Va. – BOWA is pleased to announce the firm has been named Best Design Build Firm and wins Great American Living Award. These two honors were received the first week of October 2017. The company was recognized as Best Design Build Firm in the Washington, DC metro area at Home & Design magazine’s Designers’ Choice awards. The magazine polls architects and designers and presents their picks for leaders in the innovative, ever-evolving home-design industry. This marks the second time BOWA has been honored by the magazine’s Designers’ Choice awards. This year’s award was accepted by BOWA’s Lawrence Weinberg, Founder; … Read More >

Coming Soon to McLean – King’s Manor Home Cleanup Day

Please join us for our upcoming McLean Home Cleanup Day on Saturday, October 14th, co-sponsored by BOWA and your neighbor, Karen Briscoe of HBC Group.  It’s our way of saying thank you to the King’s Manor community where we live and work.  Let us help you get a head start on your pre-holiday cleaning and assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! Hosted at Karen’s home, we are pleased to be partnering once again with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  You can read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as… Read More >

Coming Soon to Westmoreland Hills Park – BOWA Home Cleanup & Shred Day

In conjunction with the Westmoreland Citizens Association and as a thank you to the communities in which we live and work, BOWA and Wydler Brothers will be holding the 3rd Annual Home Cleanup Day in Bethesda on Sunday, October 15th.  Get ready for fall by letting us assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! We are pleased to be partnering with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  You can read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable items by clicking on the logo below.  This year you can also bring… Read More >

Coming Soon to Potomac – BOWA Home Cleanup & Shred Day

In conjunction with the Civic Association of River Falls and as a thank you to the communities in which we live and work, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day in Potomac on Saturday, September 16th.  Get ready for fall by letting us assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! We are pleased to be partnering with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  You can read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable items by clicking on the logo below.  You can also bring your unwanted personal documents for… Read More >

Join BOWA for the 17th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

Starting Line – Autism Speaks 5K 2016 2017 marks the 17th Anniversary of the Autism Speaks 5K Run – 1 Mile Walk! I am thrilled that BOWA is a co-presenting sponsor again this year – our 14th consecutive year as a key sponsor.  Thanks to the ongoing support of all the generous sponsors, donors and participants, this race has contributed over $2.5 million to Autism Speaks. Celebrating 17 years of progress and hope in our community, this event is for both competitive runners and families with children of all ages, and sure to be a wonderful start to Independence Day.… Read More >

Luxury Condominium Renovation in Chevy Chase, Maryland

project profile Luxury Condominium Renovation in Chevy Chase, Maryland

Homeowner Challenge: Having recently purchased a 25-year-old condo in one of Chevy Chase, Maryland’s most exclusive buildings, the homeowner wished to update and modernize the unit while recreating some of what she loved about her previous single family home. Her goals were to refresh the galley kitchen and master bath, add and improve upon her previous luxury finishes and open up the compartmentalized floorplan. The BOWA Solution: Beginning with the foyer, which was reworked to include a custom nook for a favorite painting, each area was thoughtfully designed to provide an… 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 >

Traditional Chevy Chase, Maryland Condominium Renovation

project profile Traditional Chevy Chase, Maryland Condominium Renovation

Homeowner Challenge: In addition to renovating the kitchen of a dated Chevy Chase, MD condominium, the homeowner also wished to add luxury finishes and increase storage space. The main challenges included managing the building’s restricted work hours as well as maintaining positive relationships with both the building management and residents. The BOWA Solution: Every room and exterior space was touched during this renovation, from the cosmetic changes in the bedrooms to a remodeled kitchen for the homeowner who is an avid cook. The redesigned library doubles as a music room and has… Read More >

Contemporary Washington, DC Condominium Renovation

project profile Contemporary Washington, DC Condominium Renovation

Homeowner Challenge: The primary challenge of this condo renovation was to transform what had once been two units into an optimized, light-filled single space with a contemporary design and incredible river views. The client could see the potential, but the realities of fixed plumbing, electric and structural column locations – all seemingly immovable obstacles in the wrong places – were daunting. The BOWA Solution: BOWA and the client executed an extensive forensic study of the original building plans to gauge feasibility. In the process, a plan was created that prioritized optimizing the beautiful… Read More >

Coming Soon to McLean – BOWA & HBC Home Cleanup Day

Please join us for our upcoming McLean Home Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 22nd, co-sponsored by BOWA and your neighbors, Amy Dilley-Davis and Cathy Peck of HBC Group.  It’s our way of saying thank you to the community where we live and work.  Celebrate Earth Day by letting us help you recycle, donate or dispose of your unwanted clutter! Hosted at Trinity United Methodist Church, we are pleased to be partnering once again with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  You can read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable… Read More >

Coming Soon to Reston – BOWA Home Cleanup Day

Please join us for our upcoming Reston Home Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 1st, co-sponsored by BOWA and your neighbor, Jenny McClintock of HBC Group.  It’s our way of saying thank you to the community where we live and work.  Let us help you get a head start on your spring cleaning and assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! Hosted at Jenny’s home, we are pleased to be partnering once again with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  You can read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable items… Read More >

Coming Soon to Bethesda – BOWA Home Cleanup & Shred Day

As a thank you to the communities in which we live and work, BOWA, Laurie Muir of Wydler Brothers and Rich Moroscak of PNC Mortgage will be holding a Home Cleanup Day & Shred Day in Bethesda on Saturday, February 25th.  Let us help you get a start on your spring cleaning and assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! We are pleased to be partnering with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  You can read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable items by clicking on the logo below.  … Read More >

Traditional Home Renovation in McLean, VA

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 >

Coming Soon to Westmoreland Hills Park – BOWA Home Cleanup & Shred Day

In conjunction with the Westmoreland Citizens Association and as a thank you to the communities in which we live and work, BOWA and Wydler Brothers will be holding the 2nd Annual Home Cleanup Day in Bethesda on Saturday, December 3rd.  Get ready for the holidays by letting us assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! We are pleased to be partnering with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  You can read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable items by clicking on the logo below.  This year you can also… Read More >

Multi-space Renovation in Potomac, Maryland

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 >

Local Building Industry Association Recognized BOWA at 2016 Great American Living Awards

BOWA Also Recognized as a Top Performer by Qualified Remodeler Magazine McLean, Va. – BOWA (www.bowa.com), an award-winning residential design build firm specializing in luxury additions and renovations received high honors from the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA), the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) and the Washington Metropolitan Sales and Marketing Council (WMSMC) as the winner of two 2016 Great American Living Awards.  The awards were accepted by BOWA’s Josh Baker, Founder and Co-Chairman, Tim Burch, Vice President, and Valery Tessier, Project Architect on October 6, 2016. “BOWA thanks the GALA committee for these latest awards. We are grateful… Read More >

Coming Soon to King’s Manor in McLean – Home Cleanup Day

Please join us for our upcoming McLean Home Cleanup Day on Saturday, November 12th, co-sponsored by BOWA and your neighbor, Karen Briscoe of HBC Group.  It’s our way of saying thank you to the King’s Manor community where we live and work.  Let us help you get a head start on your pre-holiday cleaning and assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! Hosted at Karen’s home, we are pleased to be partnering once again with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  You can read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as… Read More >

Coming Soon to The Reserve in McLean – Home Cleanup Day

Please join us for our upcoming McLean Home Cleanup Day on Saturday, October 1st, co-sponsored by BOWA and your neighbor, Tania Hosmer of Keller Williams.  It’s our way of saying thank you to the community in which we live and work.  Let us help you get a head start on your back-to-school cleaning and assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! We are pleased to be partnering once again with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  You can read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable items by clicking on… Read More >

Coming Soon to Chesterbrook Woods in McLean – Home Cleanup Day

Please join us for our upcoming McLean Home Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 24th, co-sponsored by BOWA and your neighbor, Lizzy Conroy of HBC Group.  It’s our way of saying thank you to the Chesterbrook Woods community where we live and work.  Let us help you get a head start on your back-to-school cleaning and assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! Hosted at Lizzy’s home, we are pleased to be partnering once again with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  You can read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as… Read More >

Coming Soon – Capitol Hill Home Cleanup Day

As a thank you to the community in which we are currently working, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, August 31st.  Let the BOWA Team assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! On Home Cleanup Day, please ask for the BOWA employee on site and we will be happy to help you unload your items for disposal in our jobsite dumpster.  Or just stop by on your way to the office or school, grab a cup of coffee and a treat, and say, “Hi!” Date:  Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Time:  8:00 am –… Read More >

Coming Soon – Cleveland Park Home Cleanup Day

As a thank you to the community in which we are currently working, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day in Cleveland Park on Friday, August 5th.  Let the BOWA Team assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! On Home Cleanup Day, please ask for the BOWA employee on site and we will be happy to help you unload your items. Date:  Friday, August 5, 2016 Time:  8:00 am – 10:00 am Where:  3462 Macomb Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016 What:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc., but no electronics, paint or hazardous materials will be accepted For more… Read More >

Join BOWA for the 16th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

Richie’s Racers – Beachside 2015 Once again this year I am thrilled to announce that BOWA will be a co-presenting sponsor of the Autism Speaks July 4th 5K Run – 1 Mile Walk.  This year marks the 16th Anniversary of the Autism Speaks 5K, and BOWA’s 13th year as a key sponsor.  Thanks to the ongoing support of all the generous sponsors, donors and participants, the race has contributed over $2.5 million to Autism Speaks. Celebrating 16 years of progress and hope in our community, this event is for both competitive runners and families with children of all ages, and… Read More >

Coming soon to Arlington – Home Cleanup & Shred Day!

As a thank you to the community in which we are working, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup & Shred Day in Arlington on Saturday, April 23rd.  Let us help you get a jump start on your spring cleaning and assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! In addition, we have arranged with TrueShred to provide secure, on-site document shredding.  Simply bring your unwanted personal documents for destruction. On Home Cleanup Day, please ask for the BOWA employee on site and we will be happy to help you unload your items. Date:  Saturday, April 23, 2016Time:  9:00 am –… Read More >

BOWA Home Cleanup Day – Coming to Middleburg Tennis Club!

As a thank you to our neighbors in Middleburg, BOWA will be holding a  Home Cleanup Day this Saturday, April 9th at Middleburg Tennis Club.  It’s our way of saying thank you to the community in which we have worked and a great opportunity for you to get a jump start on your spring cleaning! We are pleased to be partnering with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  You can read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable items by clicking on the logo below. On Home Cleanup Day, please… Read More >

Coming Soon to McLean – BOWA Home Cleanup & Shred Day at Cooper MS

As a thank you to all our friends in the McLean community, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup & Shred Day at Cooper Middle School on Saturday, April 16th. It’s our way of saying thank you to the community in which we have worked and a great opportunity for you to get a jump start on your spring cleaning! We are pleased to be partnering with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  You can read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable items by clicking on the logo below.… Read More >

Coming Soon to Burning Tree Elementary – BOWA Home Cleanup Day

In conjunction with the Burning Tree Elementary School Plant Sale and as a thank you to the communities in which we work, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day at BTES on Saturday, April 23rd.  Let us help you get a jump start on your spring cleaning by disposing of your unwanted clutter! We are pleased to be partnering with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  You can read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable items by clicking on the logo below. Date:  Saturday, April 23, 2016Time:  8:00-10:00… Read More >

Masterful Master Baths

Today’s master baths goes beyond mere bathrooms to also serve as places to pamper, relax and rejuvenate. Since it’s where your day begins and ends, it’s definitely a space you’ll want to be comfortable in and enjoy. The amenities in some master baths today can rival those of a luxury spa. So what are homeowners doing these days to create their own personal retreats? Savvy Selections Natural stone is as popular a choice as ever for bathroom floors and walls. Extending the tile work from the shower to the walls can help minimize the number of different elements in the… Read More >

Do Your Countertops Need a Little TLC?

For most homeowners, the kitchen is the heart of their home, and having surfaces that will last and remain beautiful over time is a priority. Today’s countertops go beyond functionality and serve as an aesthetic focal point in many kitchens. Listed below are some tips on how to keep these surfaces in tip-top shape. Keeping Natural Stone Beautiful Granite, marble, limestone, travertine, and slate are all part of the natural stone family. For routine cleaning, a mixture of dish soap and water is recommended. Non-abrasive and non-acidic, this simple mixture neutralizes any acids that are left behind, plus contains a… Read More >

Renovators do more with less – homeowners keep makeovers simple and budget friendly

Featured in: USA Today Excerpt: “With real estate values still in the doldrums, people are seeing their houses less as investments and more as, well, homes. Since they’re staying put, they’re taking on targeted — rather than extreme — makeovers aimed at livability….  Home remodeling is expected to pick up and post solid growth  in the second half of this year, making 2012 the strongest year since 2006, according to a report Thursday by the remodeling futures program at Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.  Driving the market will be midsize kitchen and bath projects, maintenance work and energy-efficiency… Read More >

BOWA is Corporate Sponsor for Partner for Surgery’s The Arts for Healing Event

Featured in: McLean Connection Excerpt: BOWA was a corporate sponsor of “The Arts for Healing” event help April 30, 2011, which collected $100,000 for Partner for Surgery, a McLean -based nonprofit organization that provides medical care to more than 25,000 Guatemalans and has facilitated over 7,000 surgeries since 2001. The event celebrated the accomplishments of the 10-year-old nonprofit organization and its founders Frank and Todd Peterson. For More Information: Click here to read the full article  … Read More >

Remodeling Industry Recognizes BOWA as a Capital Contractor of the Year

The Capital CotY Grand Award for the Entire House over $1,000,000 category was given to BOWA for a large scale home renovation in Great Falls, Va. As the single point of accountability for the customer, BOWA transformed this home to fit the young family’s need of comfort and convenience.

Design a Favorite Space in your Home

Many people have a favorite space in their home, be it a cozy nook for reading, a luxurious bath for escaping the hassles of a long day or a gourmet kitchen ideally suited for preparing meals the whole family can enjoy. Your favorite space may be a home bar perfect for entertaining family and friends (see last month’s issue) or an area custom designed to match your children’s interests so they can enjoy time with friends in the safety of your own home.  If you don’t already have your favorite space picked out keep in mind a well-planned home renovation … Read More >

BOWA Presents 10th Annual Autism Speaks 5K on July 4, 2010

Families Encouraged to Participate Wherever the Holiday Weekend Takes Them McLean, Va. — BOWA (www.bowa.com), which specializes in the design and construction of large-scale, luxury renovations and additions, will serve as the presenting sponsor for the 10th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run and One-Mile Walk on Sunday, July 4 in Potomac, Md. “With one in every 110 children affected by autism, and one in every 70 boys, this national crisis is everyone’s cause,” said Steve Kirstein, BOWA principal and sponsorship chairman for Autism Speaks. “Over the past nine years, we’ve walked, jogged or ran our way to more than $1.5… Read More >