Tag: craftsmanship

Olalla Mission-Style Home
Cover Feature

Olalla Mission-Style Home gets Modernized

In 2006, the couple knew they needed a life change to a place where summertime enjoyment out of doors in the evening was possible. Visiting friends in Gig Harbor, they discovered a climate and community that attracted them, and eventually started making an … read more

NW Millwork and Door
Design|Build

Precise and Personable — The ‘Door Doctor’ is In

Dave Tripp, owner of NW Millwork and Door Co., said his friends like to call him “doctor.” While playful, the nickname hints to the secret behind Tripp’s success of over 20 years in the construction industry. He grew up on Bainbridge Island and … read more

“Breathe the Night” enameled pendant

The Anthropologist Meets the Artist

Joan Tenenbaum has her feet firmly planted in two distinctly different worlds — the world of art and the world of science. In her heart, she’s an artist, poet and writer and has been since she was a child. In fact, the very … read more

Farm Tour and Fiber Arts Fest

Farm Tour and Fiber Arts Fest a Key Pen Destination

Every first weekend in October, the Key Peninsula is the place to be if you like to hang around a bucolic place away from the city buzz. The Key Peninsula Farm Tour and the Fiber Arts Festival are two longtime events that have … read more

Set high to clear the washer door, these laundry room wall cabinets were made deep for accessibility.
Design|Build

Laundry-Room Bliss

Designing a laundry room that takes the drudgery...

Among the current trends in remodeling and new-home construction are supercharged laundry rooms. Gone are the days when this room was overtly utilitarian, used for the sole purpose of housing the clothes washer and dryer. Today’s laundry rooms are multitasking zones that help … read more

BLOG POST
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Builder/Designer Spotlight — Joe Gates Construction
Builder/Designer Spotlight

Joe Gates Construction — Remodelers with a flair for making the impossible, probable!

For more than a decade, WestSound Home & Garden has been featuring some of the best local home and garden professionals who can help your dream project — or just take some maintenance to-do work off your hands. Now, we’re adding one more … read more

(Photo courtesy Cliff Fies Photography)

Grandma’s House — Part of a New Beginning

A few years ago, Deb Ross decided it was time to begin a new chapter in her life. Her husband had died, leaving her with a home on acreage that she lovingly dubs “the farmhouse.” That home was filled with memories of a … read more

BLOG POST

Sheds

‘Shedding’ Light on a New Trend in Building

As a kid in the 1970s, I remember all my neighbors having those cheesy, metal sheds with a barn-style roof in the backyard. Yes, one of those where they kept all the Christmas stuff, the lawnmower — you name it. They were patently … read more

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