Tag Archives: addition

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 >

Cozy Guest Suite Renovation in Lovely Great Falls, Virginia Home

project profile Cozy Guest Suite Renovation in Lovely Great Falls, Virginia Home

Homeowner Challenge: The challenges for this project were twofold: maximizing the available space and maintaining climate control. The homeowners wanted to finish the space over their existing garage to include a guest suite with ample living space, a full bath and a kitchenette. They wanted the space to look and feel as if it were built with the original house, using similar finishes and materials throughout. The BOWA Solution: The design build team at BOWA paid careful attention to the insulation methodologies used over the garage to ensure… Read More >

Luxurious Custom Designed Renovation in McLean, Virginia

project profileLuxurious Custom Designed Renovation in McLean, Virginia

Homeowner Challenge: The challenge for this project was creating a balance between the frequently used larger spaces and the private quarters used for relaxation. The homeowner had very high standards of quality and a preference for custom items from around the world. The BOWA Solution: BOWA incorporated the client’s vision and worked collaboratively with the architect and designer to complete a whole home renovation. The result is a spectacular combination of elegance and function.  The main level features a new working kitchen and remodeled spaces for entertainment. The lower level houses a… Read More >

Purchase Consultation – Carriage House Garage Addition in Chevy Chase, MD

project profile Purchase Consultation and Carriage House Garage Addition in Chevy Chase

Homeowner Challenge: This design build project began with a call to BOWA for a purchase consultation while the property was still on the market.  The prospective homeowners wanted to study the feasibility of adding a detached structure that would be complementary in style to the existing home and neighborhood.  They wanted a structure that would provide additional garage space, a guest suite, and a home office.  The site itself presented early challenges because the home was situated on a tight lot with dramatic grade changes. Based on the… Read More >

Multi-Level Addition and Remodeling Project in Potomac, Maryland

project profile Multi-level Addition Remodeling Project in Potomac, Maryland

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners wished to create more space in their home, but it was critical that the addition blended seamlessly with the existing design.   The BOWA Solution: The BOWA team added a multi-level addition on each side of the home, while also renovating the full exterior and the majority of the interior.  One addition features a three-bay garage, a two-story foyer, a guest suite, and a laundry room. The newly added foyer also provides a convenient family entrance to the home. The second addition includes a library with custom hickory… Read More >

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

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 >

Using Social Media to Aid in the Design Process

Is a kitchen remodel in your near future? Are you planning a master suite addition? Whether you want to renovate or you’re just looking to freshen up your living room with some new furnishings, there are some great online tools available to help with the design process. Looking for Inspiration?  If you’re looking for something above and beyond just tearing out magazine pages to show to your design team, you may want to check out Pinterest. This website, also available as a mobile app, allows you to collect, organize, and share visual bookmarks of all the things that interest you.… Read More >

Contemporary Kitchen Renovation in McLean, Virginia

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 >

Award-Winning Media Room Renovation in Potomac, Maryland

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

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 >

Lower Level Renovation Creates Home Office in McLean, Virginia Home

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 Whole Home Renovation in Potomac, Maryland

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

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 >