Featured Articles from the West Sound. These are the highlighted articles from WestSound Magazine.


DIY Decisions

What to Consider before Deciding to DIY

DIY can be a slippery slope. First, if you can go to work and make more money than you can save doing a project yourself, it can be worth hiring a professional instead. This, of course, does not apply to the person who … read more

Circe grab bar in chrome and porcelain by Ginger

Making a Bathroom Complete — Decorative Hardware that Adds Style and Function

Want to take your bathroom from good to great with minimal effort? Adding decorative hardware can not only boost your bathroom’s style quotient but also provide much appreciated functionality and storage. There are many products and places to install decorative hardware. Several hardware … read more


(Photo courtesy Russell Van Kraayenberg)

Tips to Bake Pastries from Scratch

Even for talented cooks, dessert can be a different story, especially when you go beyond baking mixes to make pastries from scratch. “Pastries, and the doughs that give them life, have daunting reputations, but they’re not as complicated as they sound,” says Russel … read more

Feeling Disorganized
Feeling Disorganized?

Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Stuff

The more stuff you have, the more stress you have, period. This is true not only for those on television shows who need teams of people to dig them out of piles of their accumulated personal effects, but for all of us. This … read more

Male and female American wigeon

A Winter Bird Walk

The middle of winter can be the perfect time for a stroll along the many waterfront areas found throughout West Sound country. Choose a day when the weather offers clear, blue skies and crisp, cool temperatures. Birds sheltering in inland waters react to … read more

Via Rosa 11
Via Rosa 11 (Italian Kitchen and Market)

Authentic Italian Cuisine Steeped In Deep Family Traditions

Via Rosa 11 (Italian Kitchen & Market) is a vibrant Bainbridge Island business that grew from the roots of owner Pino Sordello’s heritage. The ambiance is that of stopping by a friend’s home, entering through the kitchen door and being greeted with a … read more


Energy-efficient and long-lasting, high-intensity grow lights will provide the greatest yields when growing tomatoes and other fruiting plants indoors. (Photo courtesy Gardener's Supply Company)

Homegrown Flavor from an Indoor Garden

Add some homegrown flavor to your winter meals. From microgreens to tomatoes, it is possible to grow produce indoors. Microgreens are a quick and easy way to add some flavor and crunch to your plate. Just plant seeds labeled for sprouting or microgreens in a … read more


Orca Pod

Orca Births are Good News for Puget Sound but are At Risk

Most can agree that seeing an orca glide through the water is a pretty rare and incredible sight. If you have lived in the Puget Sound for a while, perhaps you’ve been lucky enough to see an orca or two in the wild. … read more

Design Series 2016
Design in 2016

Design — Advice from the Experts

The first of the year is a wonderful...

Trends in home design for 2016 run the gamut from simple and strong to bold and reclaimed. Tranquil baths, bold flooring and attention to reusable materials top the list. Trends in home design are similar to trends in fashion. There are always hot … read more

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