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A Primer on Interior Home Maintenance

Homeowners often ask, “What are some general guidelines for keeping my home safe and healthy for my family?” Our experience over the last 28 years has proven that certain interior maintenance steps are critical to the long-term performance of your home, and a regular maintenance schedule can help you to avoid serious problems and inconvenience....

Out of the Ashes

Featured In: Home & Design  Excerpt: “…Viewing the disaster as an opportunity to improve the builder-grade space, they selected builder Steve Kirstein of BOWA and designer Gerald Smith, who frequently collaborate, for the job. ‘We took what was a production house and turned it into a true custom home,’ Kirstein says. ‘It was literally a shell when we started’…In fact, the healing process was key for builder and designer as well. ‘Really, you’re working with folks who’ve been through a horrible ordeal,’ comments Kirstein. ‘The trick is to give them TLC, to lead them through everything. You want to help… Read More >

Remodeling Industry Recognizes BOWA as Contractor of the Year

National Association of Remodeling Industry Honors BOWA with Two Awards Following BOWA’s Recent “Best of Bethesda” Recognition from Bethesda Magazine McLean, Va. – BOWA (www.bowa.com), an award-winning residential design and construction firm specializing in luxury additions and renovations received high honors from the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI) Metro DC chapter as the winner of two 2015 Contractor of the Year awards.  The awards were accepted by BOWA’s Doug Horgan, Vice President of Best Practices on March 5, 2016. “BOWA thanks NARI Metro DC for these latest awards that recognize our expertise in remodeling and our skill in designing… Read More >

Custom Luxury Condominium Renovation in Chevy Chase, Maryland

project profile Custom Luxury Condominium Renovation in Chevy Chase, Maryland

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners wanted to recreate the comforts of their single family home when they purchased a condominium at one of the area’s premier addresses just outside Washington, D.C. Built in 1999, the unit was somewhat dated and BOWA’s goal was to reconfigure the existing floor plan to maximize livable space while adding all the features of a custom luxury renovation.  The BOWA Solution: In addition to reconfiguring cabinetry and appliances, the kitchen changes included removing the coffer from the ceiling as well as the center island which dramatically… Read More >

Fire Restoration in Chevy Chase Creates Opportunity for Whole House Renovation

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 >

A Fresh Start

Featured In: Bethesda Magazine  Excerpt: “On the evening of Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, Eric Burka, his wife, Kristin, and two of their three children were watching the movie Romeo and Juliet in their Town of Chevy Chase family room…When Kristin opened the door to let the dog out, she noticed some black smoke in the backyard and asked Eric to come take a look. He thought it was probably from the tile work being done in the house next door, which had been vacant and under construction for a year and a half. When he saw how thick the smoke… 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 >

Chevy Chase Home Cleanup Day – Coming Soon!

As a thank you to the community in which we are currently working, BOWA will be holding a Chevy Chase Home Cleanup Day on Friday, April 25th.  Let us help you get a jump on your spring cleaning and 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, April 25th, 2014Time:  7:30 am – 10:00 amWhere:  7107 45th Street, Chevy Chase, MDWhat:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc., but no electronics, paint or hazardous materials will be… Read More >

Take Your Home to the Next Level

While previously seen exclusively as a high-end luxury item, elevators are becoming a more popular feature in today’s homes. Perhaps due to the wave of baby boomers that are planning for their long-term needs and recent innovations that have made the technology more affordable, residential elevators are now seen as a practical solution to many home challenges. Benefits Homeowners who wish to age in place, have existing mobility issues, or will soon be caring for older parents, often think about adding on a ground-level master suite. However, if the added square footage isn’t otherwise necessary or if lot space is… Read More >

BOWA Presents 12th Annual Autism Speaks 5K

July 4th Fundraiser Encourages Participants to Walk, Jog, Run in Potomac, Md. or Wherever They’re Celebrating Independence Day  BOWA (http://www.bowa.com), a home transformation company specializing in the design and construction of luxury renovations and additions will once again serve as the presenting sponsor for the 12th annual Autism Speaks 5K Run and One-Mile Walk on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Potomac, Md. “New statistics are out and show that one in every 88 children is affected by autism,” said Steve Kirstein, BOWA principal, sponsorship chair for the Autism Speaks 5K and Run and One-Mile Walk and board member with the… Read More >