Make the Best of Summer with Home & Garden Living!
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.
For the Love of Gardening
If you're a nature lover and enjoy growing plants, flowers, and vegetables, visit our section on Garden Centers and Greenhouses as well as Florists and Flower Shops. 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. While dreaming of that perfect front yard, consider how landscape lighting can brighten any home, and when your front yard needs some attention, we have a Lawn Maintenance section, as well as a Sprinkler System page that can help you keep your yard looking perfect! 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.
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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! When searching for a home all ready to go, our Real Estate, Homes & Lakeshore Property business category is the place to start to find professionals eager to assist you in finding the right home. Once you find the perfect place, you'll want to personalize it to make it feel just right, and our Furniture & Home Furnishings page can help you do just that. You may also want to paint the walls your favorite color, and add personal touches to your home such as light fixtures, curtains and curtain rods, and even area rugs. Our Hardware & Home Improvement page offers several local businesses that can help you find just what you're looking for.
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!
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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.
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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.
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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.