Home & Garden Living

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Home & Garden Info is Here, at Your Fingertips

Our homes truly are our castles. It’s where we relax, spend time with family and friends, and refresh ourselves. We work at making our home an expression of our personality–from its welcoming exterior to the way we decorate the various rooms. During the warmer months, many of us venture out into our gardens to plant flowers, shrubs, fruits, and vegetables–enjoying the feeling of digging into the warm earth.

West Michigan is a beautiful area to live–home to Lake Michigan, lighthouses, miles of forested land, and four seasons of fun! The cost of living is relatively lower here than in more metropolitan areas, and it’s a safe, clean region where you can feel right at home. Whether you’re looking for a dependable contractor to build your dream home or for some resources to do some simple home repairs yourself, West Michigan has it all!

The Great Outdoors

If you’re a nature lover and enjoy growing plants, flowers, and vegetables or are seeking a professional to help develop and maintain your yard, check out our landscaping and gardening page to find what you need. These businesses have helpful advice on what to buy and how to care for your plants. If you are looking to purchase fresh produce or even pick your own fresh fruit on the farm, check out the farmers markets & u-pick farms that the area has to offer! And to beautify the area around your home and garden, look for a qualified landscape contractor to help draw up a plan. For any hardware, tools, fencing, or paint supplies you may need, there are several hardware and home improvement stores to visit and get helpful ideas and information from. 

Help With Home Improvements

Home is where the heart is, and West Michigan Homes and Gardens is where you can find the resources you need to create the perfect home, whether you are looking to buy a new home, tackle a fixer upper, or even build from scratch! Home exterior services are available from a new build on up to smaller details like gutters and siding. Once you find the perfect place, you’ll want to personalize it to make it feel just right. The home interior services and home furnishings businesses in West Michigan can help you do just that. 

If you are working on a fixer upper, or wanting to hire a building contractor to build your very own personalized home, there are businesses waiting to help! Electricians, plumbers, and heating & cooling experts are always a necessity. But when it comes down to making your house a home, you’ll want to look into floor coverings, appliances, personalizing your porch & deck, and maybe even throw in a hot tub, pool, or your very own spa!

When you Need Repairs – Fix it Fast!

When it’s broken…you need it fixed right now! Here you’ll find a quick reference to licensed plumbers, electricians, appliance repairs and building contractors in the West Michigan area. From leaky faucets to blown fuses to holes in the roof–we’ve got you covered. There’s only so much a homeowner can do himself, so it’s best to leave most repairs to the professionals. For quick and easy fixes to do yourself, hardware & home improvement stores are the place to get the supplies you need, as well as helpful information.

Property Maintenance Services

This is aimed especially for cottage owners or those with rental properties. You need someone to care for your investment, whether it’s lawn care, septic cleaning, or snow removal. Check out our listings for businesses that will keep your property in tip-top shape. We have companies that power wash, deal with pests, sealcoat your driveway, add sand and gravel wherever it need be, and even winterize your home. Those specialty businesses can be found on our professional services page.

Our love of homes and gardens is something we all share. We hope you enjoy this site, and find useful information for living along the lakeshore.

Much of our life is spent at home, enjoying the weekends, having company over, and entertaining friends and family. You want your home to be one of a kind, and a comfortable place to spend time with your friends and family. Contact a reliable licensed West Michigan contractor to build you the perfect home or remodel and refresh your existing home.

Nothing makes a house feel more like a home than just the right furniture for the space. Whether furnishing the living room, bedroom, or home office, there are many stores in West Michigan with endless selections of quality home furnishings. From gently used estate furniture to new furniture, find your perfect furnishings at one of these fine West Michigan furniture stores.

Whether you want to upgrade your existing landscaping or you need work done around your new home, there are skilled landscape contractors in the West Michigan area to help you improve your curb appeal. More of a "do-it-yourself" type person? Garden centers in the West Michigan area are stocked with a variety plants ready to bring beauty to your garden.

Enjoy what the season has to offer at our area Farm Markets and U-Pick Farms. Fresh, flavorful, high quality fruit and vegetables, maple syrup, jams and jellies, canned foods, cakes, pies, blueberries, strawberries, apples, gift items and more, sure to please any taste. And U-Pick Farms offer a fun activity where the whole family can have fun picking their share!

Many people want the design of their home's interior to speak to their personal taste and style, and provide functionality and comfort. There are plenty of West Michigan businesses eager to help with most anything home interior. From flooring to cabinets, and countertops to wall coverings, you'll find businesses in West Michigan eager to help you beautify the inside of your home.

There comes a time in every home owners’ life where a good electrician is needed for new wiring or electrical repairs. Perhaps you need a new electric mast that’s up to code, maybe your old panel needs to be updated for safety reasons. Whatever the job, big or small, you’ll find quality electrical contractors right here in our business directory.

Whether you have new construction or need a retrofit, service or annual inspection, don’t be left in the cold without heat or in the hottest days of summer without air conditioning. Call one of these experienced heating & cooling contractors who can repair, clean or inspect your furnace or air conditioner in Ludington, Manistee, Pentwater, Scottville, Silver Lake or nearby communities.

When it comes to the exterior of your home, there's so many ways you can increase your curb appeal. Whether you’re looking to have gutters installed, a fresh coat of paint, or to completely remodel the exterior of your home, West Michigan has many reputable and dependable businesses who can help and stores to provide the tools to the door-in-yourself type.

Are you in the market for an architect to design your dream home? Or need a cleaning service to take some of the work of home upkeep off your hands? Interested in mortgage refinance or closing services for purchases or want to hold an estate sale? You'll find all the help you need with reputable professional service businesses in West Michigan.

From installation of watersewer pipes to fixing a drip under the sink, plumbers are available for emergencies with your sink, toilet, tub, or water heater. If you're the do-it-yourself type, some plumbing fixes are easy with the right supplies. There are helpful hardware stores to assist you in finding the necessary tools and supplies to fix your plumbing problem yourself!