Tag Archives: Screened porch

Tips to Get the Most out of Your Outdoor Space

For many of us, nothing beats relaxing in the comfort of our own outdoor retreat.  But is your outdoor space usable in the hot summer and chilly winter?  It is possible to enjoy an outdoor room much of the year if you plan ahead and incorporate features into the design that will make the space more comfortable as temperatures rise or fall.  Following are some items to consider and discuss with your design team when you’re trying to get the most out of your outdoor space. Hot Weather In the summer months heat can make the outdoor entertaining downright unbearable. … Read More >

McLean, Virginia Kitchen Renovation and Screened Porch Addition

project profile McLean, Virginia Kitchen Renovation and Screened Porch Addition

Homeowner Challenge: To renovate a dated kitchen and add family living and dining space, a butler’s pantry and a screened porch while maintaining existing abundant natural light. The BOWA Solution: Borrowing square footage from the pool deck, the footprint of the home was extended from the rear wall of the kitchen for a sunroom addition and screened porch. An open-air porch with pergola was designed to complement the new spaces and enhance the transition to the outdoor pool area, while re-routing an interior staircase immediately improved traffic flow inside and… Read More >

Back Porch Renovation in Great Falls Features Spectacular Stone Fireplace

project profile Porch Renovation in Great Falls, VA Features Spectacular Stone Fireplace

Homeowner Challenge: This homeowner’s second project with BOWA was for a screened porch and renovation of existing deck and gazebo.  One ‘must have’ feature for the porch was a double-sided stone fireplace that could be used from the outside screened porch or the inside family room.  The BOWA Solution: The spacious porch is enhanced by a soaring bead board ceiling, custom lighting and fans, while custom wood moldings are carried from the interior to the exterior spaces for a unified look.  From the screened-in room, there is access… Read More >