Tag Archives: McLean VA

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 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 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 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 >

Video Timelapse of a Multi-Level Addition in McLean, VA

project profile Video Timelapse of a Multi-Level Addition in McLean, VA

Homeowner Challenge: As the home’s original garage had been claimed as interior space some time ago, the new family was in need of a space to store bikes and other sports equipment. They also wanted a new family room for family gatherings. Given some special circumstances, the family had very aggressive budget and timeline goals, which would be critical factors when choosing their team.  The BOWA Solution: Having spoken with a number of companies, the family ultimately turned to BOWA’s design team because of the confidence they instilled regarding… Read More >

McLean, Virginia Kitchen Renovation and Screened Porch Addition

project profile McLean, Virginia Kitchen Renovation and Screened Porch Addition

Homeowner Challenge: To renovate a dated kitchen and add family living and dining space, a butler’s pantry and a screened porch while maintaining existing abundant natural light. The BOWA Solution: Borrowing square footage from the pool deck, the footprint of the home was extended from the rear wall of the kitchen for a sunroom addition and screened porch. An open-air porch with pergola was designed to complement the new spaces and enhance the transition to the outdoor pool area, while re-routing an interior staircase immediately improved traffic flow inside and… Read More >

Kitchen and Master Bath Renovation in McLean, VA

project profile Kitchen and Master Bath Renovation in McLean, VA

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowner wanted to work within the existing footprint of the kitchen and master bath but renovate both to make each space appear larger.  They also sought a solution for improving the connection and flow from the kitchen to the rear yard. The BOWA Solution: Reconfiguring the cabinetry and cooking areas in the kitchen allowed for the addition of a larger window while new French doors created a graceful egress for entertaining outdoors. High-end appliances and fixtures modernized the kitchen and the maple Country French cabinetry and honed… Read More >

Coming Soon to The Reserve in McLean Home Cleanup Day

Please join us for our upcoming McLean Home Cleanup Day on Saturday, November 14th, co-sponsored by BOWA and your neighbor, Tania Hosmer.  It’s our way of saying thank you to the community and a great opportunity for you to dispose of personal documents and unwanted clutter.  Hosted at Tania’s home, we will have secure, on-site document shredding by TrueShred and a dumpster for junk.  We will be happy to help you unload your items. Date:  Saturday, November 14, 2015Time:  9:00 am – 11:00 amWhere:  7809 Grovemont Drive, McLean, VA 22102What: Confidential documents to be destroyed.  Broken and oversized junk items… Read More >

Coming Soon to McLean – BOWA Home Cleanup Day

As a thank you to the community in which we are working, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day in McLean on Thursday, November 5th.  Let us  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:  Thursday, November 5, 2015Time:  9:00 am – 11:00 amWhere:  1087 Langley Fork Lane, McLean, VA 22101 What:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc., but no electronics, paint or hazardous materialsFor more information:  Call Patricia Tetro at 703-873-9106. Guest Blog byPatricia TetroPrincipal,… Read More >

Coming Soon to McLean – BOWA Home Cleanup Day at FSES

As a thank you to all our friends in the McLean community, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day at Franklin Sherman Elementary School on Sunday, September 20th.  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 the logo below. Date:  Sunday, September 20, 2015Time:  3:00 – 4:00 pmWhere: … Read More >

Coming soon to McLean – Home Cleanup Day!

As a thank you to the community in which we are working, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day in McLean on Thursday, April 9th.  Let us help you get a jump start 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:  Thursday, April 9, 2015 Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm Where:  7000 Benjamin Street, McLean, VA 22101 What:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc., but no electronics, paint or hazardous… Read More >

Coming Soon to McLean – Summer 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 McLean on Wednesday, August 6th.  If you are enjoying a “stay-cation” this summer, it is the perfect time to clean out the garage or basement.  Let BOWA assist you with the disposal 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:  Wednesday, August 6, 2014Time:  8:30 am – 10:30 amWhere:  7793 Solitude Court, McLean, VA 22102What:  Broken & oversized… Read More >

BOWA’s New Office Design Encourages Collaboration

In April, the BOWA team moved into a new office upstairs in our current building – 7900 Westpark Drive, Suite A180, McLean, VA 22102. The new office design with its open layout and many collaborative work areas encourages productive interaction among the team. In the few short weeks since we’ve been in the space we’ve already seen our clients and project benefit from the improved communications and impromptu work sessions. The office also features the new BOWA Design Center. Under the direction of Architect Bobby Han, BOWA’s in-house design team is positioned to further streamline the often arduous design process… Read More >

Coming Soon – McLean Home Cleanup Day

As a thank you to the community in which we are currently working, BOWA will be holding a McLean Home Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 31st.  Let us 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:  Saturday, May 31, 2014Time:  9:00 am – 11:00 amWhere:  6354 Chowning Place, McLean, VA 22101What:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc., but no electronics, paint or hazardous materialsFor more information:  Call Jim Harris at 703-873-8010. Guest Blog by Jim HarrisProject Leader,… Read More >

McLean Home Cleanup Day – Coming Soon!

As a thank you to the community in which we are currently working, BOWA will be holding a McLean Home Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 17th.  Let us help you get a jump on your spring cleaning and assist 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:  Saturday, May 17, 2014Time:  9:00 am – 11:00 amWhere:  8900 Olson Court, McLean, VA 22102What:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc. No electronics, paint or hazardarous materials will be accepted. For more… Read More >

BOWA McLean Home Cleanup Day – Coming Soon!

As a thank you to the community in which we are working, BOWA will be holding a McLean Home Cleanup Day on Wednesday, April 2nd.  Let us help you get a jump start on your spring 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 the logo below. Date:  Wednesday, April 2, 2014Time:  8:30 – 10:30 amWhere:  6470 Kedleston Court, McLean,… Read More >

Luxury Remodeling on the Rise for Condo Experts like BOWA

Dubbed by some as “the largest social trend of the early 21st century,” the shift toward urban living has made national headlines in recent months. In increasing numbers, empty nesters are shedding their large homes and yards in the suburbs in favor of condominiums nestled in among Gen Xers and all the conveniences, arts and culture city life has to offer. BOWA’s own work substantiates this trend. Not long ago, condominium remodeling was a very small piece of BOWA’s business, but today it is a significant and growing portion. With projects ranging from pull-and-replace kitchens to whole-unit renovations, in buildings… Read More >

More Home Cleanup Days – Coming Soon to McLean!

As a thank you to the communities in which we work, I would like to invite you to take advantage of one of BOWA’s upcoming Home Cleanup Days in McLean.  Let us 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**. Simply pick the date and location that is convenient for you! Date:  Wednesday, October 2, 2013Time:  8:30 am – 11:00 amWhere:  8287 Alvord Street, McLean, VA 22102 Date:  Thursday, October 17, 2013Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 pmWhere:  956… Read More >

Coming Soon to McLean – BOWA Home Cleanup Day!

As a thank you to the communities in which we work, I would like to invite you to take advantage of BOWA’s upcoming Home Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 21st.  Let us 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:  Saturday, September 21, 2013Time:  8:30 am – 11:00 amWhere:  7012 Benjamin Street, McLean, VA 22101What:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc., but no electronics, paint or hazardous materialsFor more information:  Call Jim Harris at 703-873-8010.   Guest Blog… Read More >

Coming Soon to McLean – BOWA Home Cleanup Day!

As a thank you for your patience during our renovation work in your area, I would like to invite you to take advantage of BOWA’s upcoming Home Cleanup Day.  Let us 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:  Thursday, September 12, 2013Time:  8:30 am – 11:00 amWhere:  7813 Birnam Wood Drive, McLean, VA 22102What:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc., but no electronics, paint or hazardous materialsFor more information:  Call George Hodges-Fulton at 703-873-8002.   Guest Blog… Read More >

Remodeling Industry Recognizes BOWA as Contractor of the Year for Third Consecutive Year

National Association of Remodeling Industry Honors BOWA with Three Remodeling and Renovation Awards as the Metro-D.C. Area Firm Celebrates its 25th Anniversary McLean, Va. –  BOWA (www.bowa.com), a home transformation company specializing in the design and construction of luxury additions and renovations, received three prestigious Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards from the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI) Metro-D.C. Chapter at its awards reception on January 12.  These awards are the latest recognition and honors for the metropolitan-D.C. area firm that has now received more than 110 awards as the company celebrates its 25th anniversary. “The BOWA team is… Read More >

Award-Winning Home Remodeling Firm, BOWA, Welcomes Experienced Home Renovation Expert to Serve Virginia Clients

McLean, Va. – BOWA, www.bowa.com, an award-winning residential remodel and construction firm specializing in luxury additions and renovations, announces Jim Harris as its newest Project Leader. Harris is a skilled home remodeling professional who has been an owner and later a partner of two design/build companies throughout his 13 years of home renovation experience in Northern Virginia. “Jim brings with him a lot of high-level experience in home remodeling work and a dedication to providing exceptional customer service,” said Josh Baker, founder of BOWA. “Jim’s standards and approach to providing clients with expert advice and delivering an exceptional customer experience… Read More >

The Region’s Best Home Designs

Featured in: The Connection Newspapers and The Potomac Almanac Excerpt: “A MCLEAN KITCHEN by BOWA took top honors in the “Residential Kitchen Over $120,000” category. The homeowners were looking to create a free-flowing, light-filled space. “Their kitchen was not as open as they would have liked,” said Josh Baker, founder and co-chairman of BOWA. “They wanted to make it more integrated and useful for the family.”  To accommodate a larger kitchen, the design team, which included BOWA’s George Hodges-Fulton, built an addition and added a sitting room, screened porch and additional windows to allow an abundance of natural light to… Read More >

Donating Home Goods to Good Causes

This time of year many of us make an effort to help those in our community who are less fortunate through the donation of goods, dollars or service. Whether it’s the spirit of the season that motivates you or a year-end push for tax purposes, consider the following organizations that will gladly accept your donation of home-related items. A Wider Circle   This organization provides basic-need items to families transitioning out of shelters and those living without life’s necessities. A Wider Circle furnishes the homes of more than 1,000 children and adults each month. If you wish to donate furniture and… Read More >

A Cultural Gateway Along the Potomac – An Exclusive look inside the idyllic home of UAE Ambassador’s McLean Home

Featured in: Washington Life Excerpt: “Encountering the cool tones, open and playful spaces and wonderful setting overlooking the river and the woods of the Potomac palisades, guests are instantaneously embraced by the all-around warmth of United Arab Emirates Ambassador Yousef Al-Otaiba, his wife Abeer and their son, Omar. Their home-away-from home, which was first occupied by the previous UAE Ambassador, Saqr Gobash, was redesigned over the course of a comprehensive renovation in 2009 – resulting in an expansive, contemporary art-filled residence. “Ambassador and Mrs. Al-Otaiba had a clear vision of wanting a simple and light-colored elegant home that served both… Read More >

BOWA Wins Two Great American Living Awards

BOWA entered two design build remodeling projects in this year’s Great American Living Awards and received top honors for both!  The winners of this competition, sponsored by NVBIA and MNCBIA – the local chapters of the National Building Industry Association, were announced at last night’s awards ceremony. BOWA’s winning entry in the Residential Remodeling under $500,000 category is a luxury  remodeling project located in Washington, DC.   BOWA also took the top prize in the Residential Remodeling $500,000 to $1,000,000 category with a McLean, Virginia renovation project that included a beautiful addtion which has become the family’s favorite area of the… Read More >

Coming Soon – BOWA Home Cleanup Day in McLean

As a thank you to the neighbors in the communities where we work, BOWA will host our inaugural Home Cleanup Day on September 29, 2012 in McLean, VA. Home Cleanup day is a great opportunity to donate and recycle gently used household items, toys and clothing, and get rid of any unwanted clutter.  A truck and staff member from Goodwill of Greater Washington will be on hand to accept donations and provide receipts.  Additionally, BOWA staff members will be available to help folks dispose of any broken and damaged items. When:  Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 8:00 am – 10:00… 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 (https://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 >

I Love Your Kitchen – BOWA McLean Renovation

Featured in: Washingtonian Excerpt:  From the street, this house in McLean looks like an ordinary one-story rambler. But inside are some surprises. Built into a steep hill overlooking the Potomac River, the home, which is actually four levels, offers good water views – especially from the downstairs kitchen. The owners, who entertain frequently, asked BOWA to create two kitchens: one for formal events and parties on the main level and one, shown here, for family dinners and informal gatherings with friends. Patricia Tetro, principal at BOWA, says the homeowners wanted the space to be contemporary but still functional and warm.… Read More >

Highlights of BOWA’s Recent Community Involvement

BOWA, the Greater Washington area’s leader in the design and construction of luxury renovations and additions and a fixture in the community for more than 23 years, believes strongly in supporting the organizations that touch our employees, clients and business partners. Following are a few examples of our recent community involvement.  Autism Speaks July 4th 5K: BOWA’s Steve Kirstein is pleased to again be Sponsorship Chair for the Autism Speaks 5K race, and BOWA will again be Presenting Sponsor. Autism Speaks is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization devoted to the cause. New Dominion Women’s Club Spring Fling: BOWA’s Pat Tetro… 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 >

BOWA Home Featured in 78th Anniversary Historic Garden Week in Virginia

Featured in: Arlington Connection Excerpt: The Garden Club of Fairfax will host five homes on the 2011 tour in Arlington and McLean, including a modified Craftsman house by BOWA.  Garden Week in Virginia hosted by the Garden Club of Virgnia, the oldest and largest statewide tour in the country.  This year 36 tours feature 250 homes, gardens and histroic landmarks.  The Fairfax Tour will be held on Tuesday, April 19.  www.vagardenweek.org. For More Information: Use the PDF viewer read the full article… Read More >

Have you Maximized your Home’s Livable Space?

In the greater Washington DC area, there’s no question that space comes at a premium. But, with careful planning, a number of area homeowners have found creative ways to maximize both their storage and livable space during renovations of all sizes. Following are examples of just a few creative living solutions we’ve seen in recent projects. Backsplash Appliance Garages Having an appliance garage in your kitchen is nothing new, but the twist comes in creating one or many storage areas hidden behind your backsplash. If you are in need of more counter space (and who isn’t with all the must-have… Read More >

International Elegance

Featured in: Chesapeake Home & Living Excerpt: Like many well-meaning home renovations, the one undertaken by homeowners in McLean, Virginia was intended to change a few things-and ended up changing everything. The home sits on a wooded, scenic hillside with enviable views of the Potomac River peeping through verdant leaf cover. For More Information: Click here to view the full PDF version… Read More >

Three types of gas tank hot water heaters for your renovation

Gas tanks are the most common hot water heaters in American homes. Here are three types to consider for your remodeling project. The old standard: atmospherically vented tank The gas hot water heaters of our childhoods had the virtues of simplicity, reliability, and low initial cost. If your current hot water heater is a big tank with a metal flue attached to the top, yours is of this style. They do have one very nice feature: they will still work when the power is out. And, if you already have an existing flue (in good condition), they are inexpensive to… Read More >

High Impact Design – Newly Renovated Mansion on the Potomac

Featured in: Home & Design Excerpt:  Most remodeling projects begin with structural elements and wind up with interior design. Others, such as the overhaul of this glorious 18,000-square-foot home in McLean, Virginia, are driven by their interiors. The result is a layering of surprising elements that surface like a gift box being unwrapped for the first time. For More Information: Use the PDF viewer below to read the full article or open the PDF in a new window.… Read More >

Beautiful Baths

Featured in: Home & Design  Excerpt: …When a homeowner purchased a McLean, Virginia, residence, he put it on a fast track for renovation. The design team, including architect David Cooper and interior designer William Paley, found inspiration in the many luxe hotel bathrooms their client has visited, and combed the globe for materials of the highest quality that would create a completely unique sanctuary… More Information: To read the full article open the PDF in a new window. Visit the gallery to see more beautiful bathroom photos.… Read More >