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Designer’s Desk: The Truth About Trends

Classic Design is Timeless Let’s talk about design trends! In my most humble design opinion, classic design is always on trend and will never go out of style. There is just something about clean lines and a neutral palette that works across numerous design styles and personal tastes. Taking a minimalist approach and reducing excess ornamentation, decoration, and clutter offers a sleeker and more sophisticated outcome. Often times, less is definitely more! This kitchen that we collaborated on with Sarah Armstrong of Studio 360 and Betsy Delisi of Lotus Interior Design will stand the test of time with its warm… 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 >

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 >

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 >

Outdoor Entertaining Renovation and Pool in Potomac, Maryland

project profile Outdoor Entertaining Renovation and Pool in Potomac, Maryland

Homeowner Challenge: The most significant challenge in this project was the tight lot on which the house sat. The size made it extremely difficult to get the required equipment to the back yard for the pool and whole-house generator installations.  The BOWA Solution: BOWA’s careful coordination of the project construction and architecture yielded a distinguished backyard renovation for the homeowners. The family can now enjoy a beautiful aquatic escape in their own home. Project Highlights: Custom pool with a spa and waterfall Outdoor cooking pavilion with custom stone work, a… 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 >