Tag: construction

Extending the Home to the Outdoors
Design|Build 2018B

Extending the Home to the Outdoors

Outdoor living spaces for cooking and relaxing are gaining popularity in West Sound. Custom homes are being built with these spaces in mind during the design phase, while owners of existing homes are adding them when time and budgets allow. “Everybody likes outdoor … read more

Solar array at home in Olalla
Design|Build 2018B

Solar Homes — What you Need to Know before Going Solar

The sight of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on residential roofs around West Sound is no longer a novelty. Enticed by the idea of saving on their power bills — or perhaps the idea of helping save the planet — homeowners are joining the … read more

Boathouse

A Sparkling Boathouse

In the search for a new home, the owner found one that had a picturesque but deteriorating boathouse attached to a rickety pier. Who knows how much that influenced his purchase of the home, but that bit of history from the 1930s was … read more

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Pipe Planter

How to Create a ‘Living’ Wall from Guttering

Editor’s note: This blog post is an adapted excerpt from Max McMurdo’s “Upcycling Outdoors” book, which explains the basic of good outdoor design using scrap items, and includes a variety of step-by-step projects. When you have limited outdoor space, it’s great to create … read more

Heron Hall
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How One of the World’s Greenest Homes Came to Be

Walking into Heron Hall on Bainbridge Island is like ambling into a laboratory of building sustainability. Almost everything you eye, touch or feel in this lovely 3,000-square-foot experimental home of Jason and Tracy McLennan is salvaged, reused or repurposed. Take the front entrance. … read more

The Baths Have It 2018B
Design|Build 2018B

The Baths Have It

Thinking of building or remodeling? Now is the time to make that dream bathroom a reality. You have many choices and options, bringing luxuries and new innovation to a room in your home. Sinks, toilets, showers, bathtubs, cabinets, lighting, flooring and more — … read more

Rainier cable rail by AGS Stainless with a wood top rail provided by the builder
Design|Build 2018B

Custom-Designed to Fit Your Project Perfectly

Bainbridge's AGS Stainless Inc. makes it easy for...

Successful entrepreneurs often have an “ah-ha” moment or two that can change the course of their company. Angelo Toglia’s epiphany occurred one hot summer day 15 years ago while he was returning from Seattle on the Bainbridge ferry. Toglia, co-owner of Bainbridge-based AGS … read more

Millennial Home Ownership Culture
Design|Build 2018B

Home Ownership Culture Takes New Meaning for Millennials

Millennials are changing the way you buy, sell...

Maybe it was the catchy lyrics of the ultimate girl power and ’90s dream band, Spice Girls, who first inspired this generation of young adults to want to tell the world what they want (what they really really want) in this “Wannabe” digital … read more

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