Tag Archives: countertops

How to Select the Perfect Paint Color

So, you want to brighten things up with fresh paint in your space. You search through hundreds of paint chips and finally land on what you think is the perfect bright white. Once on the wall, however, the finished color is not what you saw on the chip. The sheen is too glossy and shows every bump in your walls, or the color is making your existing cabinetry look dingy. How do you avoid having to go through this process again? We picked the mind of one of our In-House Designers, Stephanie Dickens, to help you select the perfect paint… Read More >

Understand Your Options Before Buying a Home to Remodel

If you or someone you know is contemplating buying a home, a BOWA Purchase Consultation should be part of the process. Unfortunately, many new buyers are disappointed after purchasing when they discover limitations that thwart their plans to remodel. Perhaps there are HOA or property restrictions, structural limitations or estimated remodeling costs are more than anticipated. A BOWA Purchase Consultation is the perfect way to evaluate your options. Stay & Remodel or Buy & Remodel We often find ourselves helping house hunters decide whether to stay in their existing home and remodel or buy something new and remodel.  The answer… Read More >

The Great Debate – Selecting Countertop Materials

We receive lots of questions when it comes to selecting countertop materials. What will look the best?  What’s the most bang for my buck?  How much maintenance is required?  These are all great questions, and important points to consider.  While we’re always here to educate and advise, ultimately, the best choice of countertops for you and your family is a personal decision.  Consider the following tips about a few options in today’s world of countertops. Granite Granite is a natural stone extracted from the earth, cut into sheets or slabs, and crafted with finishes such as polished, honed or leathered.… Read More >

Kitchen Design Ideas for 2018

Are you looking to freshen up your kitchen?  In today’s world, the kitchen is the heart of the house.  It acts as the center of family life and is often the focal point for social gatherings.  These kitchen design ideas for 2018 may spark inspiration if you’re considering a kitchen renovation or just love beautiful projects. Clever Storage Who doesn’t need more counter space?  One way to maximize your usable space and achieve a clean, sleek aesthetic is to hide all those gadgets. The perfect solution that we’ve been utilizing in our recent kitchen remodels is an appliance garage.  It’s… Read More >

Design Details to Keep Your Home Cozy

With winter upon us, you probably have your thermostats and fireplaces running on all cylinders to keep your home toasty and comfortable. But did you know there are other things you can do to help keep your home warm? Following are a few winter design details to make your home more comfortable and efficient, and create the cozy environment you desire. Heated Towel Racks This is the quickest way to add warmth to your winter! It’s the time of the year when getting out of the shower means braving the cool air and a cold towel, but not with a… Read More >

Planning for Multigenerational Living

Planning for multigenerational living has been on the rise in recent years.  With life expectancies increasing and early baby boomers entering their golden years, this trend is expected to continue.  As with any remodeling project, there are a number of factors to consider when planning a renovation for a growing household. A Space of Their Own A self-contained guest house or in-law suite offers the most privacy for all generations.  Including a full bathroom and kitchenette, as well as a separate entrance in this space, allows an older family member to retain their independence and privacy.  Adding a small sitting… Read More >

Do Your Countertops Need a Little TLC?

For most homeowners, the kitchen is the heart of their home, and having surfaces that will last and remain beautiful over time is a priority. Today’s countertops go beyond functionality and serve as an aesthetic focal point in many kitchens. Listed below are some tips on how to keep these surfaces in tip-top shape. Keeping Natural Stone Beautiful Granite, marble, limestone, travertine, and slate are all part of the natural stone family. For routine cleaning, a mixture of dish soap and water is recommended. Non-abrasive and non-acidic, this simple mixture neutralizes any acids that are left behind, plus contains a… Read More >

Tips to Consider when Selecting New Countertops

Whether you’re looking to replace your old countertops as part of a full kitchen remodel or a quick facelift, you’ll find there is a wide array of options when it comes to materials and distinctive finishes. The best surface for your home often depends on your budget, style and lifestyle. Keep in mind you don’t need to pick just one! A trend we’ve seen in our recent remodeling work is that many homeowners are mixing and matching complementary surfaces in different areas of the kitchen to achieve a truly one-of-a-kind look. The following overview of available countertop options may be… Read More >