Tag: kitchen

Gates-Paauw

The Past Meets the New

Jack Paauw and Susan Gates transformed their 1938...

After living on Mercer Island for 35 years, Jack Paauw and Susan Gates were ready to make a move. For a few years, Paauw had been commuting to a Kitsap-based job on the fast ferry, so he couldn’t wait for a shorter commute. … read more

As long as a cooking vessel is magnetic, it can be used on an induction cooktop.
Barb's Open Kitchen

Induction Cooking — The Wave of the Future

Induction cooktops are taking the food-preparation appliance market by storm. Nearly every cooktop manufacturer — from the high-end La Cornue range models that cost thousands of dollars, to small portable single-burners for RVs and restaurants selling for only $100 or so — is … read more

Agate Restaurant
The Chef's Favorites

Chef Paul Mancebo

Agate Restaurant offers an efficient and tempting menu in an attractive, craftsman-style space next to the Bainbridge Museum. Crafted by chef and owner Paul Mancebo, the menu uses ingredients sourced from local farms and seafood suppliers, then is “influenced by flavors from around … read more

Which Professional Does What?
Design|Build

Which Building and Remodeling Professional Does What and When?

When planning to build a new home or remodel an existing one, whom do you call to start the ball rolling on making your dreams a reality? Finding the starting line for a residential building project can feel a bit illusive, so we … read more

Incredible Kitchens Summer Fall 2024
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Incredible Kitchens Summer/Fall 2024

The kitchen is the heart of our homes. We no longer simply prepare our meals there. It’s a place for doing homework, working remotely and gathering with friends and family. Everyone wants a stunning kitchen, but remember that it’s a functional space as … read more

Included attachments with a KitchenAid stand mixer
Barb's Open Kitchen

How to Use a Stand Mixer Like a Pro

Kitchen shops and big-box stores feature a virtual cornucopia of laborsaving, timesaving appliances for the home cook. Perhaps the most popular appliance is the countertop stand mixer, a veritable workhorse that whips, kneads and beats doughs of every description. In addition, many manufacturers … read more

Design Trends 2024
Design|Build

Design Trends in 2024

Advice from West Sound Design Experts

Every year, we gather our panel of design experts to discuss some of the hottest design trends. In 2024, expect to see natural-looking finishes, natural materials like wood, and more recycled and upcycled choices for the environmentally conscious. Comfort is the key for … read more

The heart of Bora showroom (Photo courtesy NKBA)

Touring German Haus Fair 2023 with the National Kitchen & Bath Association

Foreign travel is great for sparking a designer’s creative juices; however, mixing business with pleasure can be the ultimate reward. In that vein, I have made a point of attending kitchen and bath industry trade shows on a regular basis in North America … read more

A Timeless Dream of Home
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A Timeless Dream of Home

This home grew from humble beginnings. The lady of the manor says her husband is a man of vision who has infinite energy from his excitement about life. They began their marriage in a tiny, 750-square-foot home in Puyallup, with the garage serving … read more

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