Tag: design

Theresa Stirling

Driven by Design, Inspired by Nature

Theresa Stirling’s studio is a quiet sanctuary in a loft above her garage, a place between the earth and sky where serendipity joins inspiration. She takes mind-clearing breaks by walking in her yard, paddle boarding along Hood Canal or perhaps chatting with her … 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

Rose garden, pond and waterfall in the Becks' garden
Gig Harbor Garden Tour

Gardens — Oh, the Stories They Tell

This year’s Gig Harbor Garden Tour is going to tell some enticing stories about gardens and how they came to be. Each garden, no matter how small or large, simple or exquisite, has a story to tell. Now in its 21st year, the … 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

(Photo courtesy Dennis Jacobson)

Magical Rocky Beach Retreat

Back in the ’50s, Dennis Jacobson’s family vacationed in a rented cabin less than a mile down the road from the retirement home where he and his wife, Betty, live. He knew then he wanted to live right on the water someday. As … 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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(Photo courtesy LP Outdoor Building Solutions)

Guide to Creating a Cozy Shed

Seven Steps to Transform Your Storage Space

While sheds are primarily considered a storage space, they’re more and more being thought of as an extension of your livable space — where you can relax and unwind. But how do you take a shed from serving as a place to store … read more

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