Tag Archives: Montgomery County MD

Video Timelapse of a Multi-Level Addition and Renovation in Potomac, MD

project profile Video Timelapse of a Complete Home Renovation in Potomac, MD

Homeowner Challenge: As one of the original residents of the Avenel community in Potomac, MD, the homeowners had never made any changes to their home and dreamed of a much-needed renovation. After talking with a close friend, who happened to be a BOWA client, they decided the time was right to start planning their remodeling project. They called BOWA to discuss their busy family’s needs and begin the design process. The BOWA Solution: Among the main goals of this renovation was to increase the size of the kitchen,… Read More >

Timelapse Video of a Basement Renovation in Chevy Chase, MD

project profile Video Timelapse of a Complete Home Renovation in Potomac, MD

Homeowner Challenge: 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. The BOWA Solution: Special care was taken from demolition to completion to ensure the safety of the younger, very curious members of… 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 >

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 >

Video Timelapse of a Complete Home Renovation in Potomac, MD

project profile Video Timelapse of a Complete Home Renovation in Potomac, MD

Homeowner Challenge: The client’s desire to live in a specific Potomac, Maryland neighborhood presented a challenge that was threefold: inventory, needs and finances. First, there were no available lots on the market. Second, the existing homes for sale were dated and not conducive to the family’s modern lifestyle. Finally, the client had strict budgetary requirements for the project, but wanted all the amenities of a new home. The BOWA Solution: Having carefully evaluated the client’s needs and goals, the design build team at BOWA proposed working with an… Read More >

Home Renovations – Added Incentive to Live a Little Greener

Federal and local incentives encourage higher-performance homes If you’ve been considering making “green” upgrades to your home, now is the time to take advantage of some great tax credits and rebates that can help make your home a little more environmentally friendly. Following are highlights of just a few of the local and federal incentives available for using environmentally-conscious materials and systems and making other home improvements. Federal: • The federal tax credit for residential energy properties applies to solar electric systems, solar water heating systems, fuel cells, small wind energy systems and geothermal heat pumps. A taxpayer may claim… Read More >

Award-Winning Media Room Renovation in Potomac, Maryland

project profile Award-Winning Media Room Renovation in Potomac, Maryland  

Homeowner Challenge: The owner of this lovely home in suburban Maryland requested an entirely new design concept for their media room to maximize natural light and open up views to the rear patio, pool and gardens.  The original room was designed to be dark to maintain low light levels for viewing their movie screen television, but closed off from views of the back yard. The challenge was to maintain the same multi-use function of the room while entirely transforming the atmosphere and lighting of the space. The BOWA Solution: The rear… Read More >

Added Incentive to Live a Little Greener

With all the news stories published on a near daily basis pertaining to the benefits of “going green”, you may be thinking about the changes you can make to your home to reduce energy costs, create healthier surroundings for your family or to be a little kinder to the environment. Especially in today’s economy, the good news is that local, state and federal governments, and even some builders, are offering tax credits and rebates to help offset the costs associated with green upgrades. Following are highlights of just a few of the incentives available for using environmentally-conscious materials and systems,… 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 >