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The Home

Each issue of our magazine showcases new or remodeled homes, including our design series, appliances, and the latest in kitchen and bath features. These articles are only a sample of what we have in WestSound Magazine each issue — subscribe to the print version today to see all of what we have to offer!

Rouser Forever Home

Slow and Steady Builds a Forever Home

A stunning Bainbridge Island property provides lessons in...

They knew it was trouble from the start. The lot, narrow and sloping, was a big gamble, and Jeff and Meisha Rouser realized there were easier places to build their forever home. Just getting an estimate for the groundwork was a problem; the … read more

Rose Cottage Lady
Amy's One Painting

“Rose Cottage Lady”

This is a community awareness project to help kickstart our comeback from COVID-19 restrictions. The awareness is to bring attention to our local museums. “Amy’s One Painting” is a six-painting project where every two months, a different painting is displayed, donated or sold … read more

Fabulous Baths
Design|Build 2021B

Fabulous Baths

These pages of brilliant baths are filled with inspiring ideas (and incredible photographs) that will have you rethinking the form and function of your own baths. We’re highlighting styles ranging from quiet and modern to timelessly traditional. But, they all have one thing … read more

Amy One Painting
Amy's One Painting

“Great Grandfather”

“Great Grandfather” is exactly that, the artist’s great-grandfather, a man who is said to have bitten off another man’s ear in a Montana saloon brawl and homesteaded property where the Bremerton National Airport is now located. A man who helped build the Navy … read more

This upper-cabinet unit effortlessly pulls a single or double shelf down and forward with a smooth motion. No more hazardous step stools or chairs.
Design|Build 2021A

Smart Ideas — Organizing Kitchen Storage

How many times have you been down on hands and knees trying to find something way in the back of a lower cabinet? Or climbing up on a step stool or chair to reach the upper cabinets? Good kitchen design is about accessibility … read more

The Essence of Home

The Essence of Home

Current times may not be normal but all hearts will still come home for the holidays. Reimagining holidays leads to thoughts about what a home is. The word itself triggers longings from a primal place where you intuitively know home is the heart … read more

Design Trends 2021
Design|Build 2021A

Design Trends in 2021 — Advice from the Experts

So many new trends coming our way for 2021. It’s been exciting to watch design ideas evolve. See what’s new in designs — from colors and furniture to flooring and surfaces. Every year, we gather our panel of design experts to discuss some … read more

Eileen Black, a realtor with John L. Scott Real Estate Bainbridge Island, said this style of garage door is contemporary looking "but not in a way that makes the home too modern looking ... It just pulls it into the 21st century. It can really make a house stand out." (Photo courtesy Kitsap Garage Door)
Design|Build 2021A

The Ol’ Garage Door — From Functional to Smart and Classy

National Curb Appeal Month (apparently, it’s a thing) was in August, and this year the focus was on garage doors. And for good reason. Once the sole domain of the family car, today’s garage serves a multitude of purposes. People play in them, … read more

(Photo courtesy Michael Seidi Photography)
Cover Feature

SunDog Ranch

A gutsy Northwest, contemporary home with the accent...

SunDog Ranch received its occupancy permit five days before the COVID-19 lockdown began. Dean and Sherri Church, owners of Liberty Bay Auto, were both delighted and shocked to find themselves virtually home alone with their two teenage sons. Where did the contractors go? … read more

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