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

Wysteria with Spirea in foreground
The Garden of Rhonda and Steve Edwards

A Dream Come True

Rhonda and Steve Edwards, married 40 years, grew up in Kitsap County. In 1988 they bought acreage in South Kitsap, where they began to create their dream home and garden. They made a point of incorporating areas to accommodate the growing needs of … read more

The Boat Shed — Dining with a View

The Boat Shed — Dining with a View

On warm summer days, there are few better places in West Sound to relax in the sun, enjoy a drink and grab a bite to eat than the Boat Shed restaurant in Bremerton. The eatery, nestled at the foot of the Manette side … read more

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Forever Home with a View — Rebuilding to Suit Lifestyle on Hood Canal
Forever Home with a View

Rebuilding to Suit Lifestyle on Hood Canal

When Kathy and Bill Cole bought their Seabeck home more than a decade ago, they knew they would need to remodel sooner rather than later. Built in the 1980s, the home still sported the signature look of the era — shag carpeting, lots … read more

Whirlpool Duet model No. 9250WL/WGD95OWL is a high-capacity set with pedestals for ergonomic loading and unloading. Pedestals double as storage drawers for laundry soap, fabric softener, etc.
Part II: Refrigeration and cleaning appliances

Today’s Appliance Options

Tips on selecting the best appliances for your...

Size, price and features are at the top of the selection criteria when choosing new appliances. However, unlike cooking equipment, refrigerators, dishwashers and clothes washers have two more selection criteria to consider: energy and water efficiency. Size matters. It is important to size … read more

Liebherr's CS 1360 stainless steel 24-inch free-standing refrigerator
Part I

Today’s Appliance Options

Tips on selecting the best appliances for your...

Be it utilitarian or a gastronomic palace, there is one thing that all kitchens have in common — appliances. With the increasingly wide variety of sizes, features and finishes, choosing the right appliances for you and your home can be overwhelming. This first … read more

Horsetail

In Defense of Weeds

Weeds (sigh!), the curse of all gardeners, from beginner to professional. No one has immunity from them. Some plants that are considered weeds are valuable to herbalists, like the lowly dandelion or stinging nettle, but let’s talk about the common ones that are … read more

After: The walkway has been defined and sword ferns and other existing plants repeated on both sides of the pathway for unity.

Garden Design Dilemmas

Updating, renovating or simply frustrated by boredom — pondering plants and garden spaces is something all gardeners do at some point. Gardens grow and change and need editing now and then. Like with many projects, when looking at gardens too long, it is … read more

Variegated lacecap hydrangea

All About Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are a no-fail shrub for Northwest gardens. Flower colors include white, pink, blue and lilac. A few are actually called “red” but the color is more an intense pink segueing into claret. Flowers can begin in shades of green, turning to deep … read more

"HOLDING FISH" by Amy Burnett — Studying color, I wanted to combine bold, aggressive colors with bold and aggressive shapes and subjects to see how far I could go without creating too much anxiety.

Color Conclusions

Conclusion without examining intent is arrogant at best. Color, more than any other design element, is complicated with many diverse variables. Form, space, line and texture may be considerations, but color is generally one’s initial focus, the elephant in the room. Making blanket … read more

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