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

Remodeling for the Dream Kitchen

Remodeling for the Dream Kitchen

Jerry and Dolly Coss have lived in their Silverdale home since 1997, undertaking a few remodels to update various areas. And while they’ve already remodeled their kitchen once, last year they decided to gut it out and start over. “I like to entertain … read more

Clematis Kassia

When Short on Garden Space, Grow Up with Clematis

If you are short on garden space, clematis, the diva of the perennial vines, adds lively impact without taking up too much premium ground space. Be aware, when these divas open their petals in your garden, it is easy to succumb to their … read more

Beautiful Diningroom
Design in 2014

Individualized Style — Design Advice from the Experts

As we look forward to spring bringing new energy into our lives, we long for renewal in our homes, too. We turned to our design experts to find out what’s new and exciting for 2014. Trends in home design are similar to trends … read more

A Kitchen That Works Design Team
How much is that puppy in the...

Understanding the Basic Costs of Remodeling — Part 1

When embarking on a home remodel project, there are two things that most homeowners want to know: How much it will cost and how long it will take. The answer to both questions is: That depends on several factors. Let’s start with cost. … read more

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

Just before you arrive at Scenic Beach State Park in Seabeck, a narrow, dirt-and-gravel road winds through the heavily wooded shoreline until it delivers you to the door of Jill and Mike Spieker’s beachfront home. The elegant, two-story house is graced by a … read more

HiLo
Hi-Lo’s 15th Street Café

Feel-Good Café in West Bremerton

At one time everyone in America could walk down to the neighborhood café and enjoy a relaxing meal, or just a cup o’ joe. In West Bremerton, thanks to Heidi and Lowell Yoxsimer, you can do this again. Stepping into Hi-Lo’s 15th Street … read more

Universal Design

The Beauty of Universal Design

Creating living spaces for people of all ages...

Universal design (UD) is more than 36-inch-wide doorways, wheelchair ramps and grab bars. It is a method of designing and building spaces so that they are accessible and safe for people of all physical and cognitive abilities. Often mistakenly referred to as aging-in-place, … read more

Jeanne Cronce's Garden: A Bit of Paradise

Jeanne Cronce’s Garden: A Bit of Paradise

Jeanne Cronce and her husband, Robin, began their married life in a single-wide, modular home on a 5-acre piece of land. When they decided to raise a family, they harvested enough trees on the property to build a log cabin. Every piece of … read more

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