Home 2024 Interior Design Trends The experts have weighed in and 2024’s interior design trends are all about embracing colors and fabrics that add warmth and texture. Eco-friendly ideas will also continue to play an important role in our living spaces. Read on to gain tips and inspiration to enhance your living space. A Peach Perfect Color of the Year […]
Community Made in Kitsap: Locally Made Home Goods Transform your space from house to home by shopping for these locally-made products. Kitsap has got you covered for all your household needs, from larger items like custom furniture and wallpaper to small touches that enhance a room. Skip the big-box stores and support these fantastic small businesses next time you want to improve your space or […]
Home How Curb Appeal Increases Your Home’s Value When it comes to selling your house, one of the best first steps you can take is improving your home’s curb appeal. When prospective buyers first see your home, they are seeing the house, but also everything outside your house. It’s this whole view of your home from the street including the yard, landscaping, and […]
Home Interior Design Tips: Q & A with Kristin Alvarado Interior design can enhance functionality while also reflecting the personality and style of the homeowner. From selecting the right colors and textures to choosing the perfect furniture and accessories, every detail matters. The process can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. We chatted with Poulsbo interior designer Kristin Alvarado to get some tips […]
Home A Beginner’s Guide to Composting Homeowners here in the Pacific Northwest are happily beginning to garden now that it is spring. But it’s important to remember: a good garden begins with good soil. This beginner’s guide to composting includes rules, tips, and helpful information. Why Compost? Composting food waste and other suitable items such as cardboard and hay is beneficial […]
Home Easy Ways to Brighten Your Home in Winter If winter’s gray skies tend to dampen your mood, there are easy ways to brighten your home. With a few simple changes, your home will feel sunnier. Consider the following home decor ideas to give your home an illuminating lift. Maximize Sunlight Since there are fewer sunny days this time of year, it’s important to […]
Home Revamp Your Home: Easy DIY Weekend Projects If you’re feeling a bit tired of your current surroundings, now’s the time to spruce up your home with a few easy Do-It-Yourself (DIY) weekend projects. You can easily complete these projects in two days or less; they won’t feel overwhelming or stressful. Start something new with one or more of these home projects below. […]
Home 6 Tasty Summer Recipes Using Local Produce Summer is the perfect time to try a new recipe using delicious, local produce and goods made right here in Kitsap County. We’re fortunate to live in a place with many wonderful local farms and farmers’ markets so why not take advantage? Enjoy tasty, healthy, locally-grown food by testing out these easy summer recipes below. […]
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Home 7 Spring Gardening Tips 1. Don’t Underestimate Your Soil Soil really has a rich life of its own so pay attention to it and manage it properly. Enrich your soil with organic matter to make sure it can retain moisture and nutrients. You also want to make sure it drains well. You should be able to easily dig, and […]
Home Tips to Improve Work-Life Balance “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Dolly Parton Now, more than ever, it’s important to redefine work-life balance. This past September alone, 4.4 million people voluntarily left their jobs. Often referred to as “The Great Resignation”, many Americans are quitting due to issues such as job […]
Home Creative Holiday Decorating Ideas The holiday season is upon us! Add some spice to your holiday decorations with these creative ideas. We’ve even included local shops around Kitsap where holiday items can be purchased. And, some of these ideas can be turned into fun DIY projects with your family.  Children’s Book Display or Advent Calendar The easiest way to […]
Home Your Checklist for Spring Home Maintenance The seasonal cleaning fest is right around the corner just as gray winter skies clear to welcome the warm spring sun. Get ahead of the spring home maintenance frenzy by following this simple checklist. Top to Bottom Home Inspection No one knows your house better than you do! Complete the first task on this checklist […]
Home 6 Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly There are many ways to “go green” and that includes making your home more eco-friendly. Here are six easy ways that you and your family can help the environment at home.  1. Start Composting  Most of us are used to recycling, but have you ever thought about composting? It’s easy to believe that our food […]