Pool House Addition on Raised Terrace Creates Stunning Outdoor Space in DC

Washington DC Pool House

project profile Pool House Addition on Raised Terrace Creates Stunning Outdoor Space in DC

Homeowner Challenge: With this renovation, the homeowner wanted to enhance their outdoor living area, which already featured a lovely pool and patio, and to utilize unused space at the end of their driveway. The BOWA Solution: Built with structural pre-cast concrete panels, a two-level pool house was designed to complement the architecture of the existing home and was located at the rear of the driveway overlooking the pool and patio. The driveway level of the new pool house features a large storage space, while on the… Read More >

Extensive Phased Renovation in Great Falls, Virginia

Great Falls VA Family Foyer

project profile Extensive Phased Renovation in Great Falls, Virginia

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners of this New England-style colonial loved their Great Falls, Virginia location and lot, but envisioned a more welcoming look for their home that would better suit the family’s active lifestyle. Not satisfied with other homes available on the market, they retained the design build professionals at BOWA to develop a multi-phased plan to transform their existing home. The BOWA Solution: The phased approach to the whole-house renovation included completely remodeling the interior and exterior, while the second phase focused on the addition of a garage, home gym… Read More >

Spectacular Kitchen-Family Room Renovation in Leesburg, Virginia

Leesburg VA Kitchen Island

project profile Spectacular Kitchen-Family Room Renovation in Leesburg, Virginia

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners envisioned an updated, bright and open kitchen renovation that would incorporate the existing family room and sunroom spaces as well as improve views and access to their beautiful backyard pool and neighboring pond.   The BOWA Solution: Several structural challenges existed in opening up all the interior rooms while maintaining adequate roof support and required creative, expert design and engineering solutions by the BOWA architecture and construction teams.  The result is a stunning kitchen/family room/sunroom space for gracious entertaining and family gatherings. Project Highlights: Custom kitchen cabinetry in… Read More >

Kitchen and Master Bath Renovation in McLean, VA

McLean VA Kitchen Renovation

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 >

Fire Restoration in Chevy Chase Creates Opportunity for Whole House Renovation

Chevy Chase MD Family Room

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 >

Family Room Addition in Bethesda, Maryland

Bethesda MD Sunroom Addition

project profile Family Room Addition in Bethesda, Maryland

Homeowner Challenge: The goal for the renovation of this classic Bethesda home was to create additional spaces for the family to enjoy and enhance the home overall for convenience and livability to better suit their busy lifestyle. The BOWA Solution: Several challenges encountered by the design build contractor were the result of the original builder (a commercial developer) using commercial construction materials and methods when he built the home for himself in the mid-1960s. Tying into a structure made almost entirely of steel and concrete and bringing it up to current codes… Read More >

Indoor Pool and Great Room Addition in Potomac, MD

Potomac MD Indoor Pool Addition Renovation

project profile Indoor Pool and Great Room Addition in Potomac, MD

Homeowner Challenge: These long-time BOWA clients wanted an indoor pool for their family’s enjoyment, and needed a space appropriate for entertaining large groups for charitable and school functions. Accessibility to the pool was a concern, as the homeowners worried that if it was located on the basement level it wouldn’t be used as much. The BOWA Solution: The solution was a carefully designed main-level indoor pool and great room addition, inspired by some of the clients’ favorite vacation spots. Having recently completed a number of other timber-frame structures, BOWA… Read More >

Video Timelapse of a Front Entrance Renovation in Arlington, VA

Remodeling Timelapse Video

project profile Front Entrance Renovation in Arlington, VA

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners of this Arlington, VA home wished to change the appearance of their front entryway and called on BOWA’s design build team to help. The existing front porch had suffered water damage over the years, and the homeowners wanted to take this opportunity to reconfigure the space and freshen up the facade. The BOWA Solution: The first step was to deconstruct the existing entry way’s exterior structures to create a blank slate. The porch’s foundation was enlarged and support elements were repositioned to provide a better sense of balance… Read More >

Video Timelapse of a Multi-Level Addition and Renovation in Potomac, MD

Remodeling Timelapse Video

project profile Video Timelapse of a Complete Home Renovation in Potomac, MD

Homeowner Challenge: As one of the original residents of the Avenel community in Potomac, MD, the homeowners had never made any changes to their home and dreamed of a much-needed renovation. After talking with a close friend, who happened to be a BOWA client, they decided the time was right to start planning their remodeling project. They called BOWA to discuss their busy family’s needs and begin the design process. The BOWA Solution: Among the main goals of this renovation was to increase the size of the kitchen,… Read More >

Timelapse Video of a Basement Renovation in Chevy Chase, MD

Remodeling Timelapse Video

project profile Video Timelapse of a Complete Home Renovation in Potomac, MD

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners living in this Chevy Chase, Maryland residence wished to remodel their basement to create additional recreation and entertaining space that reflects the beautiful craftsmanship and finishes found throughout the rest of the home. The goal of this design build renovation project was to create a multi-use space which would suit the needs of the family’s young children as well as the adults. The BOWA Solution: Special care was taken from demolition to completion to ensure the safety of the younger, very curious members of… Read More >

Contemporary Kitchen Renovation in McLean, Virginia

McLean Contemporary Kitchen Renovation

project profile Contemporary Kitchen Renovation in McLean, Virginia  

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners were interested in a user-friendly ‘cook’s kitchen’ that reflected their love of contemporary design. One of the biggest challenges in the kitchen renovation was keeping disruption to daily life at a minimum. In addition, this homeowner had a negative experience with previous contractor involving issues like schedule delays and costly change orders. The BOWA Solution: BOWA’s strict schedule adherence and open-book line-item budget policy truly put the clients at ease. Creating a temporary kitchen in the basement for this family made all the difference when it came to… Read More >

Video Timelapse of a Complete Home Renovation in Potomac, MD

Remodeling Timelapse Video

project profile Video Timelapse of a Complete Home Renovation in Potomac, MD

Homeowner Challenge: The client’s desire to live in a specific Potomac, Maryland neighborhood presented a challenge that was threefold: inventory, needs and finances. First, there were no available lots on the market. Second, the existing homes for sale were dated and not conducive to the family’s modern lifestyle. Finally, the client had strict budgetary requirements for the project, but wanted all the amenities of a new home. The BOWA Solution: Having carefully evaluated the client’s needs and goals, the design build team at BOWA proposed working with an… Read More >

Car Enthusiast’s Garage Addition and Video Timelapse in Potomac, MD

Potomac MD Purchase Consultation & Renovation

project profile Car Enthusiast’s Garage Addition and Video Timelapse in Potomac, MD

HOMEOWNER CHALLENGE: An avid car enthusiast, the homeowner of this stunning residence in Potomac, Maryland wanted a well-equipped garage to house his prized vehicles where they would be protected from the every-day bangs and dings which are inevitable in the average family garage. THE BOWA SOLUTION: The solution was a separate garage, but the challenge came when the only acceptable location was in an area with known drainage issues and limited accessibility. The largest challenge was water.  Drainage from numerous properties flows through the area where the addition… Read More >

Award-Winning Media Room Renovation in Potomac, Maryland

Potomac Media Room Renovation

project profile Award-Winning Media Room Renovation in Potomac, Maryland  

Homeowner Challenge: The owner of this lovely home in suburban Maryland requested an entirely new design concept for their media room to maximize natural light and open up views to the rear patio, pool and gardens.  The original room was designed to be dark to maintain low light levels for viewing their movie screen television, but closed off from views of the back yard. The challenge was to maintain the same multi-use function of the room while entirely transforming the atmosphere and lighting of the space. The BOWA Solution: The rear… Read More >

Contemporary Renovation of Tudor-Style Home in Washington, DC

Washington DC Tudor Whole House Renovation

project profile Contemporary Renovation of Tudor Style Home in Washington DC 

Homeowner Challenge: The client’s goal was to incorporate a new, larger and more modern kitchen design into their traditional Tudor-style home. They wanted to maintain a cohesive feel within the whole interior, increase the size of the lower level recreation room, and improve access to the outdoor spaces from both levels of the home. The BOWA Solution: The project included a one-story addition expand the kitchen and create space for a breakfast room and a basement addition under a new Ipe deck.  Extensive remodeling of the kitchen, family room,… Read More >

Outdoor Entertaining Renovation and Pool in Potomac, Maryland

Potomac Outdoor Renovation

project profile Outdoor Entertaining Renovation and Pool in Potomac, Maryland

Homeowner Challenge: The most significant challenge in this project was the tight lot on which the house sat. The size made it extremely difficult to get the required equipment to the back yard for the pool and whole-house generator installations.  The BOWA Solution: BOWA’s careful coordination of the project construction and architecture yielded a distinguished backyard renovation for the homeowners. The family can now enjoy a beautiful aquatic escape in their own home. Project Highlights: Custom pool with a spa and waterfall Outdoor cooking pavilion with custom stone work, a… Read More >

Georgian-Style Leesburg, Virginia Home Renovation

Leesburg Georgian Home Renovation

project profile Georgian-Style Home Renovation in Leesburg, Virginia 

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners of this breathtaking Loudoun County, Virginia estate had a distinct vision for the updates to their home, originally built in 1988. They wanted to integrate new spaces that fit in seamlessly with the existing classic architecture. An upstairs living space and entertainment room and separate accommodations for three Wheaton Terriers was desired by the family. The BOWA Solution: The design build team at BOWA created a private upper-level living room from an existing rooftop terrace. It features a wall of glass windows and a new balcony with vistas… Read More >

Lower Level Renovation Creates Home Office in McLean, Virginia Home

McLean Home Office Renovation

project profile Lower Level Renovation Creates Home Office in McLean, Virginia Home 

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowner wanted a home office in the basement with a separate and private entrance for business visitors. He also wanted to renovate existing spaces for a more appealing transition from the main floor. The BOWA Solution: Improved access to the rear yard was created by fabricating and installing a new masonry retaining wall. Structural issues, such as moisture in the basement and a fireplace leak, were corrected simultaneously.  Inside, a stairway was reconfigured for entry into a fully-renovated light-filled space instead of a dark hallway.… Read More >

Spectacular Renovation of 1920’s Home in Arlington, Virginia

Arlington 1920's Home Renovation

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 >

Spectacular Whole Home Renovation in Potomac, Maryland

Potomac Whole Home Renovation

project profile Spectacular Whole Home Renovation in Potomac, Maryland 

Homeowner Challenge: The main challenge of this particular project involved an entire regrading of the property. Designing multiple additions to create one seamless structure also presented some obstacles for the design build team. The BOWA Solution: Among the client’s wishes for the renovation was a fresher, more inviting entrance way. This was accomplished through the addition of a porch structure at the front of the house, featuring stone and copper details and elegant columns. New treatments on the garage doors work seamlessly with the porch addition to create a polished, more-current… Read More >

Stunning Backyard and Pool Addition in Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria Backyard and Pool Addition

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 >