Tag Archives: Montgomery County

Semi-Annual Westmoreland Hills Park – BOWA Home Cleanup & Shred Day

Get ready for fall at the BOWA/Westmoreland Citizens Association/Wydler Brothers Home Cleanup Day in Bethesda on Sunday, October 21st.  Clean out your closets, garage and file cabinets and let us assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! 123Junk 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.  You can also bring your unwanted personal documents for secure, onsite shredding by ShredInstead. Date:  Sunday, October 21, 2018 Time:  10:00 – 11:30 am Where:  Westmoreland Hills Park, 5315 Elliott Road,… Read More >

New Date in Potomac – BOWA Home Cleanup & Shred Day

POSTPONED due to weather!!  New date is Saturday, October 13th!! In conjunction with the Civic Association of River Falls and as a thank you to the communities in which we live and work, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day in Potomac on Saturday, October 13th.  Get organized for back to school by letting us assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! We are pleased to be partnering 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… Read More >

Join BOWA Tomorrow for the 18th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

Finish Line – Autism Speaks 5K 2017 2018 marks the 18th Anniversary of the Autism Speaks 5K Run – 1 Mile Walk! I am thrilled that BOWA is a co-presenting sponsor again this year – our 15th consecutive year as a key sponsor.  Thanks to the ongoing support of all the generous sponsors, donors and participants, this race has contributed over $2.75 million to Autism Speaks. Celebrating 18 years of progress and hope in our community, this event is for both competitive runners and families with children of all ages, and sure to be a wonderful start to Independence Day.… Read More >

BOWA Home Cleanup Day – Edgemoor, May 6th

In conjunction with the Edgemoor Citizens Association and Hans Wydler of Wydler Brothers Real Estate, BOWA will be holding our 3rd annual Home Cleanup Day for Bethesda’s Edgemoor neighborhood on Sunday, May 6th.  Let us help you with your spring cleaning by disposing of your unwanted clutter! We are pleased to be partnering with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  Read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable items by clicking on the logo below. This year we are excited to hold the event in the parking lot at the… Read More >

Coming Back to Westmoreland Hills Park – BOWA Home Cleanup & Shred Day

Back by popular demand!  Our fall event was so successful we are again partnering with the Westmoreland Citizens Association and Wydler Brothers to host another Home Cleanup Day in Bethesda on Sunday, April 8th.  Get started on your spring cleaning by letting us assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! 123Junk 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.  You can also bring your unwanted personal documents for secure, onsite shredding by ShredInstead. Date:  Sunday, April 8,… Read More >

Coming Soon to Westmoreland Hills Park – BOWA Home Cleanup & Shred Day

In conjunction with the Westmoreland Citizens Association and as a thank you to the communities in which we live and work, BOWA and Wydler Brothers will be holding the 3rd Annual Home Cleanup Day in Bethesda on Sunday, October 15th.  Get ready for fall by letting us assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! We are pleased to be partnering 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.  This year you can also bring… Read More >

Coming Soon to Potomac – BOWA Home Cleanup & Shred Day

In conjunction with the Civic Association of River Falls and as a thank you to the communities in which we live and work, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day in Potomac on Saturday, September 16th.  Get ready for fall by letting us assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! We are pleased to be partnering 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.  You can also bring your unwanted personal documents for… Read More >

Join BOWA for the 17th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

Starting Line – Autism Speaks 5K 2016 2017 marks the 17th Anniversary of the Autism Speaks 5K Run – 1 Mile Walk! I am thrilled that BOWA is a co-presenting sponsor again this year – our 14th consecutive year as a key sponsor.  Thanks to the ongoing support of all the generous sponsors, donors and participants, this race has contributed over $2.5 million to Autism Speaks. Celebrating 17 years of progress and hope in our community, this event is for both competitive runners and families with children of all ages, and sure to be a wonderful start to Independence Day.… Read More >

Coming Soon to Bethesda – BOWA Home Cleanup & Shred Day

As a thank you to the communities in which we live and work, BOWA, Laurie Muir of Wydler Brothers and Rich Moroscak of PNC Mortgage will be holding a Home Cleanup Day & Shred Day in Bethesda on Saturday, February 25th.  Let us help you get a start on your spring cleaning and assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! We are pleased to be partnering 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.  … Read More >

Coming Back to Edgemoor – BOWA Home Cleanup Day

Back by popular demand!  In conjunction with the Edgemoor Citizens Association, BOWA will be holding our 2nd annual Home Cleanup Day in Bethesda’s Edgemoor neighborhood on Saturday, February 11th.  Let us help you show your home some LOVE just in time for Valentine’s Day by disposing of your unwanted clutter! We are pleased to be partnering with 123Junk who will be on hand to collect items for donation, recycling and disposal.  Read more about 123Junk’s charity partners as well as acceptable items by clicking on the logo below. Date:  Saturday, February 11, 2017 Time:  9:00-11:00 am Where:  The Edgemoor Club,… Read More >

Coming Soon to Westmoreland Hills Park – BOWA Home Cleanup & Shred Day

In conjunction with the Westmoreland Citizens Association and as a thank you to the communities in which we live and work, BOWA and Wydler Brothers will be holding the 2nd Annual Home Cleanup Day in Bethesda on Saturday, December 3rd.  Get ready for the holidays by letting us assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! We are pleased to be partnering 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.  This year you can also… Read More >

Multi-Level Addition and Remodeling Project in Potomac, Maryland

project profile Multi-level Addition Remodeling Project in Potomac, Maryland

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners wished to create more space in their home, but it was critical that the addition blended seamlessly with the existing design.   The BOWA Solution: The BOWA team added a multi-level addition on each side of the home, while also renovating the full exterior and the majority of the interior.  One addition features a three-bay garage, a two-story foyer, a guest suite, and a laundry room. The newly added foyer also provides a convenient family entrance to the home. The second addition includes a library with custom hickory… Read More >

Off & Running

Featured In: Bethesda Magazine  Excerpt: “…Now, as Pereles prepares for its 16th running, the 5K has become a yearly affair in Potomac, involving thousands Autism Speaks 5K founder Susan Pereles of runners and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars every July 4….Steve Kirstein of Potomac became involved in the event shortly after his son, Richard, was diagnosed with autism when he was 18 months old. A principal at the construction firm BOWA, Kirstein has recruited many of his co-workers to participate, and the company has served as a presenting sponsor for the last four years, donating $10,000 each year…Kirstein’s family… Read More >

Join BOWA for the 16th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

Richie’s Racers – Beachside 2015 Once again this year I am thrilled to announce that BOWA will be a co-presenting sponsor of the Autism Speaks July 4th 5K Run – 1 Mile Walk.  This year marks the 16th Anniversary of the Autism Speaks 5K, and BOWA’s 13th year as a key sponsor.  Thanks to the ongoing support of all the generous sponsors, donors and participants, the race has contributed over $2.5 million to Autism Speaks. Celebrating 16 years of progress and hope in our community, this event is for both competitive runners and families with children of all ages, and… Read More >

Recent Project Highlights – Spring 2016

Please enjoy these highlights of our recently finished projects.  To view more project profiles, please visit our Project Types section. Stunning DC Condo Renovation Top-to-bottom condominium renovation in an historic Kalorama building features all the comforts of modern living. The project included a new kitchen, dining and family rooms, a luxurious spa-like master bath and a home office all designed to suit the client’s lifestyle and maximize every inch of livable space. ***************** Loudoun Whole-House Renovation This Loudoun County, Virginia renovation focused on creating beautiful spaces that suit the family’s love of entertaining. It includes sophisticated details like a barrel-vaulted… Read More >

Whole House Design Build Renovation in Bethesda, MD

project profile Whole House Design Build Renovation in Bethesda, MD

Homeowner Challenge: This classic, center hall colonial home in Bethesda, Maryland had not been updated in years and the new homeowners wanted to modernize and maximize the existing space as well as improve the flow between rooms. The BOWA Solution: Reconfiguring the cabinetry and cooking areas in the kitchen allowed for the addition of a larger window while new French doors created a graceful egress for entertaining outdoors. High-end appliances and fixtures modernized the kitchen and the maple Country French cabinetry and honed marble countertops created an ‘Old World’ feel.  … Read More >

Coming Soon to Burning Tree Elementary – BOWA Home Cleanup Day

In conjunction with the Burning Tree Elementary School Plant Sale and as a thank you to the communities in which we work, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day at BTES on Saturday, April 23rd.  Let us help you get a jump start on your spring cleaning by disposing of your unwanted clutter! We are pleased to be partnering 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:  Saturday, April 23, 2016Time:  8:00-10:00… Read More >

Remodeling Industry Recognizes BOWA as Contractor of the Year

National Association of Remodeling Industry Honors BOWA with Two Awards Following BOWA’s Recent “Best of Bethesda” Recognition from Bethesda Magazine McLean, Va. – BOWA (www.bowa.com), an award-winning residential design and construction firm specializing in luxury additions and renovations received high honors from the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI) Metro DC chapter as the winner of two 2015 Contractor of the Year awards.  The awards were accepted by BOWA’s Doug Horgan, Vice President of Best Practices on March 5, 2016. “BOWA thanks NARI Metro DC for these latest awards that recognize our expertise in remodeling and our skill in designing… Read More >

Custom Luxury Condominium Renovation in Chevy Chase, Maryland

project profile Custom Luxury Condominium Renovation in Chevy Chase, Maryland

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners wanted to recreate the comforts of their single family home when they purchased a condominium at one of the area’s premier addresses just outside Washington, D.C. Built in 1999, the unit was somewhat dated and BOWA’s goal was to reconfigure the existing floor plan to maximize livable space while adding all the features of a custom luxury renovation.  The BOWA Solution: In addition to reconfiguring cabinetry and appliances, the kitchen changes included removing the coffer from the ceiling as well as the center island which dramatically… Read More >

Purchase Consultation and Whole House Renovation in Potomac, Maryland

project profile Purchase Consultation and Whole House Renovation in Potomac, Maryland

Homeowner Challenge: The homeowners found and fell in love with a stately, older Georgian-style home situated on over two acres in Potomac, Maryland, but the house was in a state of disrepair.  With BOWA’s guidance during an extensive pre-purchase consultation, which included a comprehensive home inspection and report analysis, the homeowners decided to move forward with the purchase that many would have walked away from. The challenges of renovating the home involved everything from standing water in the lower level to dark and dated rooms throughout.  The BOWA Solution:… Read More >

“Cook’s Kitchen” Renovation in Potomac, Maryland

project profile “Cook’s Kitchen” Renovation in Potomac, Maryland

Homeowner Challenge: This Potomac, Maryland kitchen was dark, awkward to work in and didn’t lend itself to meal preparation or the cooking classes the homeowner frequently conducted. The homeowners disliked their kitchen, because it was dark, access was awkward, and it didn’t suit their love of cooking or the cooking classes she conducts. The BOWA Solution: The BOWA design build team re-configured the existing entry hall, opening it up with a graceful archway and improving the home’s front-to-rear line of sight view.  The breakfast room was better incorporated into the kitchen by… Read More >

Fire Restoration in Chevy Chase Creates Opportunity for Whole House Renovation

project profile Fire Restoration in Chevy Chase Creates Opportunity for Whole House Renovation

Homeowner Challenge: A Chevy Chase residence in the Warren’s Addition neighborhood was devastated when a house fire that began next door spread.  The interior of the house had to be completely rebuilt, and BOWA was hired to manage the project, including smoke and water remediation, and perform the renovation on a small lot with limited maneuverability.  The BOWA Solution: The homeowners loved the existing layout of their 12-year-old home and made only minor changes to its floorplan.  While the fire was devastating it provided an opportunity to… Read More >

Family Room Addition in Bethesda, Maryland

project profile Family Room Addition in Bethesda, Maryland

Homeowner Challenge: The goal for the renovation of this classic Bethesda home was to create additional spaces for the family to enjoy and enhance the home overall for convenience and livability to better suit their busy lifestyle. The BOWA Solution: Several challenges encountered by the design build contractor were the result of the original builder (a commercial developer) using commercial construction materials and methods when he built the home for himself in the mid-1960s. Tying into a structure made almost entirely of steel and concrete and bringing it up to current codes… Read More >

Indoor Pool and Great Room Addition in Potomac, MD

project profile Indoor Pool and Great Room Addition in Potomac, MD

Homeowner Challenge: These long-time BOWA clients wanted an indoor pool for their family’s enjoyment, and needed a space appropriate for entertaining large groups for charitable and school functions. Accessibility to the pool was a concern, as the homeowners worried that if it was located on the basement level it wouldn’t be used as much. The BOWA Solution: The solution was a carefully designed main-level indoor pool and great room addition, inspired by some of the clients’ favorite vacation spots. Having recently completed a number of other timber-frame structures, BOWA… Read More >

Coming Soon to Edgemoor – BOWA Home Cleanup Day

In conjunction with the Edgemoor Citizens Association and as a thank you to the communities in which we work, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day in Bethesda on Saturday, February 13th.  Let us help you show your home some LOVE just in time for Valentine’s Day by disposing of your unwanted clutter! We are pleased to be partnering 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:  Saturday, February 13, 2016Time:  9:00-11:00… Read More >

A Fresh Start

Featured In: Bethesda Magazine  Excerpt: “On the evening of Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, Eric Burka, his wife, Kristin, and two of their three children were watching the movie Romeo and Juliet in their Town of Chevy Chase family room…When Kristin opened the door to let the dog out, she noticed some black smoke in the backyard and asked Eric to come take a look. He thought it was probably from the tile work being done in the house next door, which had been vacant and under construction for a year and a half. When he saw how thick the smoke… Read More >

Coming Soon to Westmoreland Hills Park – BOWA Home Cleanup Day

In conjunction with the Westmoreland Citizens Association and as a thank you to the communities in which we work, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day in Bethesda on Saturday, December 5th.  Get ready for the holidays by letting us assist in disposing of your unwanted clutter! We are pleased to be partnering 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:  Saturday, December 5, 2015Time:  8:00-11:00 amWhere:  Westmoreland Hills Park, 5315 Elliott… Read More >

Coming Soon to Potomac – BOWA Home Cleanup Day

As a thank you to the community in which we are working, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup Day in Potomac on Saturday, November 14th.  Let us  help you get a jump start on your fall 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, November 14, 2015Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pmWhere:  8607 Country Club Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817What:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc., but no electronics, paint or hazardous materialsFor more… Read More >

BOWA creates lavish indoor pool area full of natural light

Featured In: Home & Design Sourcebook Excerpt: “Repeat clients in Potomac contacted the design/build firm BOWA to add a great room and outdoor pool to their previously renovated property. But after some consideration, the owners and design team opted to combine the two. “They decided to build an indoor pool with adjacency to the new great room,” recalls principal Steve Kirstein. BOWA partnered with architect David Cooper of Anderson Cooper Group Architects on a design that connects the two spaces. The great room measures a spacious 30 by 50 feet—and the pool area dwarfs it at 45 by 70 feet.… Read More >

BOWA Brings Home Two Great American Living Awards!

The 2015 Great American Living Awards (GALA) were announced last night and BOWA took the top prize in two of the three renovation categories – it might have been a sweep, had we also entered the third! A beautiful renovation in Potomac, Maryland, designed by one of BOWA’s on-staff kitchen designers, won the Best Design and Architecture – Custom Renovations or Additions Under $500,000 category.  To learn more about this design build project click here. BOWA’s second design build winner, a whole-house renovation in Chevy Chase, took the top honor in the Best Design and Architecture – Custom Renovations or… Read More >

Join BOWA for the 15th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

Richie’s Racers – Beachside 2014 Once again this year I am thrilled to announce that BOWA will be a co-presenting sponsor of the Autism Speaks July 4th 5K Run – 1 Mile Walk.  This year marks the 15th Anniversary of the Autism Speaks 5K, and BOWA’s 12th year as a key sponsor.  Thanks to the ongoing support of all the generous sponsors, donors and participants, the race has contributed over $2.5 million to Autism Speaks. Celebrating 15 years of progress and hope in our community, this event is for both competitive runners and families with children of all ages, and… Read More >

Coming Soon – Bethesda Home Cleanup Day

As a thank you to the community in which we are currently working, BOWA will be holding a Bethesda Home Cleanup Day on Tuesday, March 10th.  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:  Tuesday, March 10, 2014 Time:  8:00 am – 10:00 am Where:  5111 Cammack Drive, Bethesda, MD What:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc., but no electronics, paint or hazardous materials will be accepted For more information call Adam Wertheimer… Read More >

Coming Soon – Bethesda Home Cleanup Day

As a thank you to the community in which we are currently working, BOWA will be holding a Bethesda Home Cleanup Day on Tuesday, November 4th.  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:  Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Time:  8:00 am – 10:00 am Where:  7109 Heathwood Court, Bethesda, MD What:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc., but no electronics, paint or hazardous materials will be accepted For more information call Adam Wertheimer… Read More >

Raising Funds, Awareness for Autism

Featured in: The Potomac Almanac Excerpt: “BOWA has been a sponsor for the Autism Speaks race for 10 years and the presenting sponsor for the past four years, including this year. The team draws more than 60 volunteers who race both at the Potomac run and in Dewey, Rehobeth and Middleburg. Over the years this team has raised more than $100,000 for Autism Speaks…Kirstein explains what the race means to him and his team members: ‘This event is the most important day of my year, as autism is such a growing and concerning issue. Anything we can do to help… Read More >

BOWA Sponsors 14th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run/1 Mile Walk in Potomac, MD

July 4 Race Has Contributed $2.5 Million to Autism Advocacy and Research McLean, Va. –BOWA (www.bowa.com), an award-winning residential remodel and construction firm specializing in luxury additions and renovations, will once again serve as the presenting sponsor for the Autism Speaks 5K Run – 1 Mile Walk in Potomac, Md. on July 4, 2014. This year marks the 14th Anniversary of the Autism Speaks 5K, and BOWA’s 11th year as a key sponsor.  BOWA principal Steve Kirstein is Sponsorship Chair for the Autism Speaks 5K Run and is the founder of the Richie’s Racers team in honor of his son… Read More >

Join BOWA for the 14th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

Once again this year I am excited to serve as Sponsorship Chair for the Autism Speaks July 4th 5K Run – 1 Mile Walk, presented by BOWA.  This year marks the 14th Anniversary of the Autism Speaks 5K, and BOWA’s 11th year as a key sponsor.  Thanks to the ongoing support of all the generous sponsors, donors and participants, the race has contributed over $2.5 million to Autism Speaks. This community oriented event is for both competitive runners and families with children of all ages, and is a wonderful start to Independence Day. I hope you will consider supporting the… Read More >

Chevy Chase Home Cleanup Day – Coming Soon!

As a thank you to the community in which we are currently working, BOWA will be holding a Chevy Chase Home Cleanup Day on Friday, April 25th.  Let us help you get a jump 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:  Friday, April 25th, 2014Time:  7:30 am – 10:00 amWhere:  7107 45th Street, Chevy Chase, MDWhat:  Broken & oversized items, junk, etc., but no electronics, paint or hazardous materials will be… 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 >

This Week – BOWA Home Cleanup & Shred Day!

As a thank you to the communities in which we work, BOWA will be holding a Home Cleanup & Shred day on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013. Home Cleanup & Shred Day is a great opportunity to dispose of confidential documents and clear out unwanted clutter.  A BOWA team member will help unload bulky items, and secure on-site shredding will be provided by Office Paper Systems. What items can you bring?  Office Paper Systems will accept paper documents from your office or home. BOWA will collect broken and oversized junk items for disposal, but please exclude electronics, paint or hazardous materials.… Read More >

Join BOWA for the 13th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run – 1 Mile Walk

With one week to go, I am running full speed ahead as Sponsorship Chair for the Autism Speaks July 4th 5K Run – 1 Mile Walk, presented by BOWA.  This year marks the 13th Anniversary of the Autism Speaks 5K, and BOWA’s 10th year as a key sponsor.  Thanks to the ongoing support of all the generous sponsors, donors and participants, the race has contributed over $2.5 million to Autism Speaks. This community oriented event is for both competitive runners and families with children of all ages, and is a wonderful start to Independence Day. Consider joining the Richie’s Racers… Read More >

BOWA Presents 13th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run and One-Mile Walk

BOWA Encourages Participation to Walk, Jog, Run to Raise Awareness and Support for Autism Speaks at the July 4th Fundraiser   McLean, Va. — BOWA (www.bowa.com), a premier home transformation firm specializing in the design and construction of luxury additions and renovations, will once again serve as the presenting sponsor for the 13th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run and One-Mile Walk on Thursday, July 4 in Potomac, Md. “As autism continues to increasingly affect so many children, we’re very pleased to help support Autism Speaks,” said Steve Kirstein, BOWA principal, sponsorship chair for the Autism Speaks 5K Run and One-Mile Walk… 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 >

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 >

Vote for BOWA as Best Builder in Best of Bethesda 2013

There are only four days left to vote for your favorites in Bethesda Magazine’s Best of Bethesda 2013! Our goal is to let folks in on what you already know…BOWA is the BEST at transforming houses into homes.  Thanks to you, BOWA was last year’s winner in our category and we’re out to REPEAT!  We’d love your vote as Best Builder under the Home category. You’ll be given the opportunity to voice your opinion on everything from lobster rolls to Yoga classes, but don’t forget to vote for BOWA! Guest Blog Post by: Steve KirsteinPrincipal, BOWA… 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 >

Industry Professionals Honor BOWA

Featured in: McLean Connection Excerpt: “BOWA, a home transformation company in McLean, specializing in the design and construction of luxury additions and renovations, was honored with the 2011 Designers’ Choice “Hall of Fame Custom Builder” Award by Home & Design magazine. Steve Kirstein, principal of BOWA, accepted the award on Oct. 20, 2011 at the Designers’ Choice Awards reception in Bethesda, Md. BOWA prides itself on providing clients with a single-source solution to luxury home renovations.” For More Information: Click here to view the full article in a new window  … Read More >

Basement Renovation Project in Chevy Chase, MD – Time Lapse Video Remodeling

See how to remodel a basement in one minute.This is a time lapse video of a design build renovation project from start to finish. It is a “renovation in a minute”. The homeowners living in this Chevy Chase, Maryland residence wished to remodel their basement to create additional recreation and entertaining space that reflects the beautiful craftsmanship and finishes found throughout the rest of the home. The goal of this design build renovation project was to create a multi-use space which would suit the needs of the family’s young children as well as the adults. Special care was taken from… Read More >

Mega-fun at home in a sports center

Featured in: The Washington Times Excerpt:  If you want your home to become the center for neighborhood activity, one of the best ways to do it is to create an indoor sports space for your children and their friends. “A lot of people want their place to be the one where people gather,” said Steve Kirstein, a principal with BOWA, a design-build and remodeling company based in McLean. “The places with the best toys are always where everyone wants to go. Creating a space in your home where the kids and you can be active is also a healthy alternative… Read More >

Potomac Day 2011 – Steve Kirstein, Business Person of the Year, Rides in Float

Featured in: Potomac Almanac Excerpt:  The annual Potomac Day parade arrived Saturday, Oct. 22 and captured the hearts and spirits of participants and spectators. Potomac Citizen of the Year Nicki Bunting, Potomac Youth of the Year Julianne Pearson from Connelly School of the Holy Child, and Potomac Business Person of the Year Steve Kirstein of BOWA were featured. Parade participants included school groups, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, church groups, antique cars, elected officials, clowns — and lot of candy for the on-lookers. Potomac Day was filled with food, live music, free children’s rides including pony rides, a petting zoo, moon… Read More >