Tag Archives: Design Build Remodeling

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 >

Coming Soon – Capitol Hill Home Cleanup Day

As a thank you to the community in which we are currently working, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, August 31st.  Let the BOWA Team 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 for disposal in our jobsite dumpster.  Or just stop by on your way to the office or school, grab a cup of coffee and a treat, and say, “Hi!” Date:  Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Time:  8:00 am –… Read More >

Coming Soon – Cleveland Park Home Cleanup Day

As a thank you to the community in which we are currently working, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day in Cleveland Park on Friday, August 5th.  Let the BOWA Team 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:  Friday, August 5, 2016 Time:  8:00 am – 10:00 am Where:  3462 Macomb Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016 What:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc., but no electronics, paint or hazardous materials will be accepted For more… Read More >

BOWA Welcomes Veteran Home Remodeling Expert to Lead Residential Remodels in Northern Virginia

Stephen Scholl Joins Award-Winning Home Remodeling Firm with 30-Years of Industry Experience   McLean, Va. – BOWA, www.bowa.com, an award-winning residential design and construction firm specializing in luxury additions and renovations, announces Stephen Scholl as its newest Project Leader for residential remodels in Northern Virginia. Scholl is a skilled home remodeling professional with more than 30 years of residential remodeling experience. “Stephen brings exceptional team management, customer service and home remodeling experience to BOWA,” said Josh Baker, founder of BOWA. “Stephen’s proven expertise of the luxury remodeling process is right in line with BOWA’s core values and he’s going to be… Read More >

Remodeling with Pets in Mind

Featured In: Potomac Almanac Excerpt: “Home remodeling projects often come after considerable planning and expense. One factor that can be overlooked is the family pet. While the end result of a remodel is often a new, updated or enlarged living space, the road to that improvement is often filled with dust, debris and inconvenience – which can be upsetting and even dangerous to dogs and cats. Homeowners should be aware of the added traffic that comes with a construction project….”There are a lot of things to consider,” said Baker. “It’s not unlike thinking about small children.”…” For More Information: Click… 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 >

Tim Burch Leaves Television Stardom to Serve Hunt Country Clients

Featured on: Middleburg Eccentric Excerpt: “Fortunately for Hunt Country homeowners, Tim Burch tired of the pace of being a television star on ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ and returned to Virginia to settle back into a geographic area he loves. Today, as project leader with BOWA, he is thoroughly engaged in the renovation of projects large and small for clients who understand that they have found a partner without peer to help them improve their Arcadia. Whether your ideal residence is an impeccably restored Palladian villa or a 1950’s Hunt Box that simply requires more closets and a few additions, the… 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 >

Colonial Expansion

Featured on:  Home & Design Excerpt: “It all started with a plan to expand a garage and add a guest room onto a Colonial-style home in Potomac, Maryland. But as such plans tend to do, this small-scale project soon morphed into something much bigger: a massive, whole-house renovation that added to the 40-year old residence some 4,500 square feet of living space. The owners tapped BOWA for the job, and the result is a stately, welcoming home flanked on one side by a three-car garage and spacious guest quarters (complete with private entrance and dramatic two-story foyer), and on the… Read More >

Renovators do more with less – homeowners keep makeovers simple and budget friendly

Featured in: USA Today Excerpt: “With real estate values still in the doldrums, people are seeing their houses less as investments and more as, well, homes. Since they’re staying put, they’re taking on targeted — rather than extreme — makeovers aimed at livability….  Home remodeling is expected to pick up and post solid growth  in the second half of this year, making 2012 the strongest year since 2006, according to a report Thursday by the remodeling futures program at Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.  Driving the market will be midsize kitchen and bath projects, maintenance work and energy-efficiency… Read More >

Design With Children in Mind – BOWA shares tips for design that work for the whole family

Featured in: Vienna and Oakton Connection Excerpt: “Whether it’s a closet, the kitchen or a study area, there are numerous ways to incorporate child-friendly design into any space, and children today are becoming more and more involved in the process. Even if the child is toddler-aged, simple tasks, such as picking colors, themes or bedding, can help them feel that they are part of ihe process. Besides being used more frequently, greater input in the planning stage should result in more pride in the space later and a desire to keep it neat and tidy.” For More Information: Click here… Read More >

Savvy Homeowners Prefer a Team Approach

Featured in: Loudoun Times-Mirror Excerpt:  …This has caused a renaissance of residential design build remodeling as the benefits of a strategic team approach to home design have become more apparent. While this approach is one of the biggest changes, here are some other trends we’re seeing in our recent projects.  Also included are:  clients opting for better designed space in lieu of more space and additions; kitchen renovations that rethink the layout and improve the connection to surrounding spaces, both interior and exterior; media rooms and home theaters that serve as the social and recreational hubs of today’s homes; people… Read More >

BOWA: Builders and Architects Profiles

Featured in: Bethesda Magazine Excerpt: BOWA has been designing and constructing luxury renovations and additions for more than two decades in the Washington region. For projects of all sizes, BOWA serves as the single point of accountability while they guide, execute and manage the entire design and construction process and client experience. For More Information: Click here to read the full article Click here to learn more about our experts  … Read More >

Homeowners again look at remodeling, but landscape has changed after recession

Featured in: The Washington Post Tentatively – and with price and practicality their top considerations – area homeowners are once again starting to ring up remodeling contractors. Those pondering a remodel are likely to find a recession-changed landscape. One in which contractors don’t turn their nose up at jobs because they’re too small. One in which prices are significantly lower than just a few years ago. One in which product deliveries come more slowly. And one in which everyone needs to be concerned, even more than usual, about the financial viability of the companies they deal with. For More Information:… Read More >