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.  The master bath was transformed by reconfiguring the existing space and adding custom cabinets, bronze-finished Kohler fixtures and beautiful hardwood floors.  Thoughtful design solutions by the remodeler created the sense of expanded space while achieving the goal of staying within the original footprint of each room.

Project Highlights:

  • Arabescato honed-marble kitchen countertops, custom marble mosaic backsplash
  • High-end appliances including Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf cook-top, wall ovens and warming drawer, and a Miele Optima dishwasher
  • New kitchen window with arched transom allows additional natural light into the space
  • Master bath includes convenient new laundry center


  • 2016 NARI Capital Contractor of the Year, Merit Award – Entire House $250,000-$500,000
  • 2016 NVBIA/MNCBIA Great American Living Awards – Best Design and Architecture, Renovations or Additions under $500,000