Tag Archives: Arlington

BOWA is Washingtonian’s Face of Luxury Condo Renovations

We’re pleased to be included in Washingtonian’s January 2017 issue as “The Face of Luxury Condo Renovations.” Our team certainly has the depth and breadth of experience, relationships and specialized methodologies needed to be successful on the most complex of condominium remodeling projects. 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,… Read More >

Traditional Condominium Renovation in Rosslyn, Virginia

project profile Traditional Condominium Renovation in Rosslyn, Virginia 

Homeowner Challenge: These returning BOWA client were transitioning to condominium living and wanted to recreate many of the comforts and details they appreciated in their existing home. They wanted to keep the existing contemporary kitchen and create an easy transition into their preferred traditional aesthetic. The BOWA Solution: BOWA added touches to the renovation that were fitting to the clients’ tastes. The half-wall that divided the kitchen and dining room was redesigned to blends the traditional and contemporary styles and create a flawless transition. Custom panels and chair rail moldings, fine details… Read More >

Recent Project Highlights

Please enjoy these highlights of our recently finished projects.  To view more project profiles, please visit our Project Types section. Striking Whole-House Renovation The homeowners’ of this lovely McLean house wanted to revitalize their home by adding modern finishes into the design. BOWA was able to create a brighter, more functional kitchen; a more inviting foyer; a charming home office, and a luxurious master bathroom that suited all of the homeowners’ needs.     ***************** Spacious Two-Story Addition This DC family wanted to add more space to their home but their options were limited due to a tight lot. BOWA designed… Read More >

Stylish First-Floor Bungalow Renovation in Arlington, VA

project profile Stylish First-Floor Bungalow Renovation in Arlington, VA 

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners of this classic Arlington, Virginia bungalow, wished to renovate the first floor of their home to be a better reflection of their lifestyle.  They wanted to transform the home into a more open, flowing, brightly lit collection of spaces, and wanted to eliminate an awkward transition from a bathroom near the kitchen.  The goal of this design build remodeling project was not to create more space but to maximize the existing space while creating a cook’s kitchen, a generous home office, and more storage. The BOWA Solution:… Read More >

Coming soon to Arlington – Home Cleanup & Shred Day!

As a thank you to the community in which we are working, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup & Shred Day in Arlington on Saturday, April 23rd.  Let us help you get a jump start on your spring cleaning and assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! In addition, we have arranged with TrueShred to provide secure, on-site document shredding.  Simply bring your unwanted personal documents for destruction. 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, April 23, 2016Time:  9:00 am –… Read More >

Custom Home – American Vernacular in Arlington, Virginia

project profile Custom Home – American Vernacular in Arlington, Virginia

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowner’s goal for this custom home project was to combine quality materials, accessibility for their daughter who has disabilities, and warmth. In addition to their desire to combine elements from homes in which they had lived throughout the United States and abroad, the new spaces needed to be well appointed for frequent entertaining.  The BOWA Solution: The design fully integrates the principles of Universal Design and Aging in Place concepts without visitors realizing what they are, meeting current and anticipated needs. As seen in the magnificent staircase… Read More >

BOWA Home Cleanup Day – Coming Soon to Arlington!

As a thank you to the community in which we are working, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day in Arlington on Saturday, March 22nd.  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:  Saturday, March 22, 2014Time:  9:00 am – 11:00 amWhere:  2040 N Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22207 What:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc., but no electronics, paint or hazardous materialsFor… Read More >

Coming Soon – BOWA Home Cleanup Day in Arlington!

As a thank you to the community in which we are working, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day in Arlington on Tuesday, November 12th.  Let us 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:  Tuesday, November 12, 2013Time:  8:30 – 10:30 amWhere:  4640 N. Dittmar Road, Arlington, VA 22207What:  Broken & oversized items and junk for… Read More >

Condo Renovations: As sales of condominiums grow, so does demand for luxury renovations

Featured in: Arlington Connection Excerpt: “With the growth in demand for condominiums comes growth in demand for condominium renovations. One local company BOWA, a residential remodel and construction firm based in McLean, is responding to that trend by bringing on a new project leader, Mark Miller, with expertise in condo remodeling and commercial construction. Miller and BOWA say they are responding to the demand to push the boundaries of luxury condo transformation. Most upscale condominium buyers will select a location where they want to live first, and then search for a condo to buy, said Miller, who is an Arlington… Read More >

Take Your Home to the Next Level

While previously seen exclusively as a high-end luxury item, elevators are becoming a more popular feature in today’s homes. Perhaps due to the wave of baby boomers that are planning for their long-term needs and recent innovations that have made the technology more affordable, residential elevators are now seen as a practical solution to many home challenges. Benefits Homeowners who wish to age in place, have existing mobility issues, or will soon be caring for older parents, often think about adding on a ground-level master suite. However, if the added square footage isn’t otherwise necessary or if lot space is… 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 >

Time for a basement renovation? Consider these helpful design tips.

Long gone are the dark, gloomy and cavernous basements of yesterday. With proper planning, a well-executed basement renovation can help your family enjoy the extra square footage you may have long forgotten. A Welcoming Lower Level Today’s basements are becoming more integrated with the first floor of house, and are typically referred to as a “lower level” rather than a basement. In the past, the entrance and stairwell to the basement were often narrow and dark. Nowadays stairways are designed to be more open and inviting, and frequently feature a nice railing or banister for an added touch. Also, some… Read More >

Award-Winning Whole-House Renovation – Video Project Profile

Video Project Profile Series: Award Winning Whole-House Renovation and Addition in Arlington, Virginia that included a three-story, L-shaped addition that wrapped around the home on two sides. The addition allowed for an expanded kitchen and a new master suite, living room, sunroom, garage, fitness room and wine-tasting room.   The client wanted to transform a small, 1920’s house into a beautiful home that better suited their lifestyle and love of entertaining. A previous, small addition was replaced by a new three-level one that wrapped around the existing home on two sides. This called for dismantling the rear and side of… 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 >

Design a Favorite Space in your Home

Many people have a favorite space in their home, be it a cozy nook for reading, a luxurious bath for escaping the hassles of a long day or a gourmet kitchen ideally suited for preparing meals the whole family can enjoy. Your favorite space may be a home bar perfect for entertaining family and friends (see last month’s issue) or an area custom designed to match your children’s interests so they can enjoy time with friends in the safety of your own home.  If you don’t already have your favorite space picked out keep in mind a well-planned home renovation … Read More >

Georgian-Style Leesburg, Virginia 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 >

Spectacular Renovation of 1920’s Home in Arlington, Virginia

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 >