How to Communicate Your Likes and Dislikes to Designers and Architects

How to Communicate 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 >

Seven Ways to Add Personality to the Design of Your Kitchen Remodel in McLean

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One of the best parts of a kitchen remodel in McLean is customizing the space to meet your needs. While many people would be happy with a kitchen that is functional, practical and reliable, many  homeowners long for the beautiful details and customized features that truly make the space their own. Here are seven ideas to customize your kitchen remodel in McLean: Creative Cabinets: As there are no longer set rules, cabinetry is a great area for easily adding personality to a kitchen. Cabinets can range in color from light to dark and even feature contrasting colors or complementary designs… Read More >

Recent Remodeling Project Highlights from Fall 2017

Industrial Chic Renovation in Dupont Circle, DC
Please enjoy these recent remodeling project highlights from fall 2017.  To view more project profiles, please visit our Project Types section. Industrial Chic in Dupont Circle BOWA’s in-house design team took this row home from traditional to industrial with custom steel, perforated stairs that allow natural light to flow from the top-floor skylight. Concrete floors and an exposed brick wall enhance the industrial chic design and highlight the owner’s vintage commercial signs.                     ***************** Full Renovation of McLean Landmark This 1910 home was in disrepair and needed a whole-house renovation to… Read More >

The Local Real Estate and Remodeling Markets Stay Hot

How we can help and why now is the time to remodel The DC housing market has stayed hot for some time now. It’s been named the third most-active market in the nation, exceeded only by Colorado Springs and Chicago. What does this mean for those looking to buy or remodel? As a homeowner, this could mean a few different things depending on your situation. Should you avoid the bidding wars and transform your current house into your dream home? Or maybe take this opportunity to sell your home for the most profit possible? Now is the time to pay… Read More >

7 Must-Do Steps to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

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Did you know the first freeze typically occurs in October in the Washington, DC area? With that in mind, despite the recent mild temperatures, now is the time to start planning for the winter ahead. Exterior home preparation is critical to helping your home weather the harsh winter elements and avoiding damage. Consider the following steps to get your home ready for winter. Shut Off Your Hose Bibs Hose bibs are the water faucets to which your gardening hoses attach. Every year basements become flooded because water is allowed to remain inside the pipes through the freezing winter months, which… Read More >

Plan an Outdoor Renovation in Loudoun, VA

Loudoun County is one of the most incredible places in Virginia with its rolling countryside and beautiful views. This is truly the perfect place to create an amazing outdoor living space for entertaining or simply relaxing in your down time.  If your outdoor space isn’t doing much living these days, consider these inspiring ideas for an outdoor renovation in Loudoun. Screened Porch Screened porches are a traditional go-to for homeowners who want to enjoy a bug-free time outdoors. Screen walls allow you to breathe in the fresh air and take in the scenery without worrying about pesky mosquitoes or other… Read More >

Reduce the Risk of “Drip, drip, drip…”, Select a Condo Remodeling Expert

BOWA Luxury Condo Corner Tips for Condo Search and Renovation
The simple sound of “drip, drip, drip…” in a condo can cause serious panic. Is it rain outside? An air conditioning drip? A toilet or shower leak? As one leak can affect many floors of a condominium building, your worries aren’t just about your individual unit, but also those of your surrounding neighbors. So, when it comes time to remodel, it is critical that you and your neighbors select a condo remodeling expert to properly manage your investment and the complex nature of condominium renovations. Despite what others might say, expertise in the specialized niche of condominium remodeling can only… Read More >

Design a Custom Kitchen Island with Style, Purpose and Functionality

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The kitchen is the heart of the home for many homeowners and, with careful planning and consideration, can be a valuable tool for keeping your home and family running smoothly. One of the most important parts of the kitchen design is the island. The kitchen island can provide a lot of functionality while adding style and purpose to the room. The Purpose of the Kitchen Island To design the perfect island, you must first ask yourself how you anticipate using the space, both now and in the future? This multi-purpose area may be used for any or all of the… Read More >

Condo Remodeling Tips from one of BOWA’s Resident Experts

BOWA Luxury Condo Corner Tips for Condo Search and Renovation
Have your kids left the nest? Have you looked at your single-family home recently and thought, “Is it worth all this work?” Or are you looking to move to a more energetic part of the city? Then perhaps the condominium lifestyle is for you! Listen here to Steve Kirstein’s condo remodeling tips. When it comes to selecting the right unit for your family the available inventory is greatly expanded when you’re open to the idea of remodeling. However, without the right team, the process can be challenging. That’s where BOWA comes in. Our experts can guide you through the entire… Read More >

Washingtonian Profiles – BOWA – The Face of Luxury Condo Renovations

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  If you’re considering the luxury condominium lifestyle, then your first call should be to BOWA. With projects ranging from kitchens and baths to combined-unit renovations, BOWA has more condo remodeling experience than anyone in the area. Our relationships with realtors and building managers allow us to help identify and quickly evaluate units. Once we dive into design, our experts know the tricks for customizing ample storage, ensuring privacy, replicating a gourmet kitchen, making the space feel more open and more – all common concerns when transitioning from a single family home. Our production team then marries the delicate handling… Read More >