The kitchen is a cornerstone in any home. It’s where we cook dinner and where we gather with friends and family. Everyone wants a beautiful kitchen, but remember, this is a functional space as well. Choose finishes and materials that will stay on … read more
Scandinavian Modern Meets Japanese Tradition for a Smart,...
Kevin Ryan is a problem solver, which is a very good thing to be when building a new home. Being Ryan’s first time out with the intricacies of permitting, building and achieving the desired look with the correct materials in the available space, … read more
The median price of a new home reached an all-time high of $565,613 in Washington this year, according to a recent report by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). And while the hot housing market is beginning to cool, only roughly 24 … read more
The "butterfly roofline" is characteristic of this classic...
Three years ago, Jeff and Ann Granlee were looking for waterfront. Fortunately, word of mouth and a real estate agent who kept her ears open lead them to a pretty piece of Hood Canal shoreline just south of Vinland Bay in North Kitsap. … read more
Design|Build — Cover Feature
Advice from West Sound Design Experts
Every year, we gather our panel of design experts to discuss some of the hottest design trends. In 2023, 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
How to Transform Any Room with Wall Finishes
When you think of your walls as a canvas, there are a multitude of ways to enhance the look and feel of any room. As with most projects, you need to consider some initial criteria: Budget: What level of investment do you want … read more
Contemporary Thrifting with Amy
The line to get in the landfill is getting long. Great grandmother’s dish sets are in demand. Get out the shovels. A lot of things are coming around again, but maybe not as expected. Easy to look around and conclude the obvious concerning … read more
Cover Feature — Teri's Tips
In this article, I offer you my inspiration to decorate for Christmas as you allow your garden to rest. A few ideas: Mossy bare branches Fragrant tree bows in fir, cedar, pine and fabulous twigs Holly red berry branches and viburnum evergreen branches … read more
Denise Harris jokes that it was a “hairbrained idea” to build herself a gypsy wagon 20 years ago. However, she doesn’t regret the years of hard work that it took. It was a journey that brought her into collaboration with a plethora of … read more