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The Home

Each issue of our magazine showcases new or remodeled homes, including our design series, appliances, and the latest in kitchen and bath features. These articles are only a sample of what we have in WestSound Home & Garden magazine each issue — subscribe to the print version today to see all of what we have to offer!

minimalism

Minimalism: Tiresome or Trendy?

Frankly, it’s neither. While even entertaining the notion of an attempt at minimalism is panic-inducing for some, for others, the opportunity for the peace and simplicity it brings to the home and daily operations is just simply too tempting to ignore. The trend … read more

pets and plants

How to Keep Houseplants Healthy While Keeping Pets Safe

You love them both — your pets and houseplants — but it can be challenging to safely raise them together in the same house. Reduce the risk by selecting pet-safe plants and safely managing houseplant pest problems. Avoid problems by selecting plants suited to … read more

Farmhouse Restoration
Cover Feature

Farmhouse Restoration

Bainbridge Island landmark stays true to its roots

After months of deliberation and dozens of drive-by trips, a young couple decided to follow their hearts. They stopped the car and fastened a note to the mailbox of the old farmhouse. “We’re looking for a place to raise a family,” the note … read more

Organizing

Is There Such a Thing as Too Organized?

With downsizing, “finding joy” in your belongings, and the tiny-house phenomenon, organizing is on the front page of current trends. But how much is enough? And can there be too much? When beginning any organizing project, whether it be a whole house, top-to-bottom … read more

A Place Apart

A Place Apart — The Home and Garden of Rick Gudmunson and Judi Cleghorn

In 1975, an almost derelict cottage overlooking Case Inlet sat overgrown with blackberry brambles. The previous owner, who was Judi Cleghorn’s uncle, had died, and when the estate was settled, Cleghorn and her husband, Rick Gudmunson, made arrangements to buy the little house. … read more

Cover Feature

Melanie Dressel and Windy Bluff

An Incomparable Home For a Visionary Woman

Melanie Dressel was a banker and the CEO of Columbia Bank. She knew values. She knew the value of small towns like Colville, Washington, where she grew up; and the value of her husband, Bob, and their family. She knew the value of … read more

Trades in Motion Kitsap

Trades in Motion Program Benefits Kitsap-Area Youth

In one week, 24 students learned about the...

Disney & Associates, one of Kitsap County’s premier builders, and the Kitsap Building Association (KBA) recently joined forces for a new educational program designed to make high school students aware of the construction trades as a dedicated career path and an alternative to … read more

Cooking With Class
Design|Build 2020A

Cooking with Class

When a restaurateur brings the kitchen home, good...

Tom and Tessa Aydelotte of Bainbridge Island know their way around a kitchen. The couple own two restaurants, Doc’s Marina Grill on Bainbridge Island and in Port Townsend, and their livelihood is all about food. So, when their thoughts turned to updating their … read more

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