Tag Archives: Alexandria VA

BOWA Welcomes Alexandria Native to Growing Project Leader Team

Caroline Goree joins award-winning home remodeling firm to lead Alexandria projects McLean, Va. – BOWA, bowa.com, an award-winning residential design and construction firm specializing in renovations ranging from master suites and kitchens to whole-house and whole-condo remodels, announces Caroline Goree has joined the team as its newest Project Leader. An Alexandria resident, Caroline brings a diverse background in high-end interior design and real estate, and will be focusing on developing our client base in that community. “Caroline’s background and knowledge of the Alexandria market will make her a valuable team member,” said Josh Baker, co-founder of BOWA.  “Her experience in… Read More >

BOWA Sponsors 21st Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta Charity Event in Alexandria, VA

Once again this year, BOWA is proud to be a local sponsor for the 21st Annual Leukemia Cup Sailing Regatta charity event in Alexandria, VA. The event occurs on September 6th, 2014 on the Potomac River within site of the Washington DC monuments. Jim Little, BOWA’s Chief Knowledge Officer, will be fundraising and racing aboard the sailboat “Paradiso” for the fifth year in a row.  Over the past four years Team Paradiso has raised over $30,000 in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in what is always a fun and meaningful event that raises awareness and money in the… 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 >

BOWA Sponsors 20th Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta in Alexandria, VA

Once again this year, BOWA is proud to be a local sponsor for the 20th Annual Leukemia Cup Sailing Regatta in Alexandria, VA. The event occurs on September 7th, 2013 on the Potomac River within site of the Washington DC monuments. Jim Little, BOWA’s Chief Knowledge Officer, will be fundraising and racing aboard the sailboat “Paradiso” for the fourth year in a row in what is always a fun and meaningful event that raises awareness and money in the fight against cancer. The proceeds from the 2013 Leukemia Cup help advance The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission: cure leukemia, lymphoma,… 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 >

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 >

Holiday Home Cleanup Day – Coming Soon!

As a thank you to the neighbors in the Alexandria community where we have recently worked, BOWA will host a Holiday Home Cleanup Day. Home Cleanup Day is a great opportunity to donate and recycle gently used household items, toys and clothing, and dispose of any holiday debris or other unwanted clutter.  A BOWA employee will help folks unload their items and a Goodwill representative will be on hand to accept donations and provide receipts. Date:  Saturday, January 5, 2013Time:  9:00 am – 11:00 amWhere:  Wolfe Street at the Harborside Community entrance, Alexandria, VAWhat:  Donate gently used household goods, clothing… Read More >

BOWA Sponsors 19th Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta Charity Event in Alexandria, VA

Once again this year, BOWA is proud to be a local sponsor for the 19th Annual Leukemia Cup Sailing Regatta charity event in Alexandria, VA. The event occurs on September 8th, 2012 on the Potomac River within site of the Washington DC monuments. Jim Little, BOWA’s Chief Knowledge Officer will be fundraising and racing aboard the sailboat “Paradiso” for the third year in a row in what is always a fun and meaningful event that raises awareness and money in the fight against cancer. The proceeds from the 2012 Leukemia Cup charity event help advance The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s… 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 >

Case Study – Thomas French Architect partners with BOWA on a conservatory and pool house project in Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia

Featured in: Home & Design Sourcebook Excerpt:  Architect Thomas French lets in the light in a spacious Fairfax County pool house.  The challenge was to bring in light without roasting the occupants,” says Thomas French of the bright, airy pool house he recently completed in the sought-after enclave of Belle Haven in Northern Virginia. Tapped to create a structure that would mirror the residents’ main house and look at home in their traditional neighborhood, French paid close attention to the placement of windows. …The result is a two-bedroom cottage with a kitchenette, a large main gathering area with vaulted ceilings… Read More >

BOWA Sponsors 18th Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta Charity Event in Alexandria, VA

In just two weeks, BOWA Chief Knowledge Officer, Jim Little will be sailing in the 18th Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta charity event at the Washington Sailing Marina in Alexandria, VA.  As a crew member on the sailboat “Paradiso”, Jim will race against 45 other teams to win the coveted Leukemia Cup. Jim’s participation in this annual event gives all of us here at BOWA the opportunity to do two things we love – cheer on a colleague and support an organization that provides much needed resources to the community.   The proceeds from the 2011 Leukemia Cup help advance The Leukemia… Read More >

BOWA’s Experts Deliver Green Remodeling Presentation in Alexandria

On July 15, 2011 BOWA hosted a Green Remodeling Presentation at the Alexandria location of Architectural Ceramics. The seminar coincided with the Annual Christmas in July event on Union Street in Old Town. The audience of homeowners, real estate professionals and interior designers enjoyed holiday treats and received an introduction to important factors that should be considered when planning a remodeling project. BOWA’s Vice President of Best Practices Doug Horgan discussed the best ways to improve the energy efficiency in the home, how to make the most of green building opportunities in material selections, and an explanation of the different… 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 >

The Family Foyer: Essential Space

Featured in: Alexandria Gazette Packet Excerpt: Whatever your name for it, this space is essential for every homeowner. At BOWA, we call this important room the “Family Foyer” as it often includes spaces to help organize the way today’s modern family lives. Here are four tips to help your family optimize (or create) a useful Family Foyer – determine the best location, use durable materials, plan carefully to suit your storage and functional needs, and consider designated spaces for each family member – even the dog. For More Information: BOWA Home Advisor:  Need Help Organizing your Family? Read the full… Read More >

Added Incentive to Live a Little Greener

With all the news stories published on a near daily basis pertaining to the benefits of “going green”, you may be thinking about the changes you can make to your home to reduce energy costs, create healthier surroundings for your family or to be a little kinder to the environment. Especially in today’s economy, the good news is that local, state and federal governments, and even some builders, are offering tax credits and rebates to help offset the costs associated with green upgrades. Following are highlights of just a few of the incentives available for using environmentally-conscious materials and systems,… 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 >