West Michigan Patio & Deck Trends for Summer 2022

We have compiled a list of our “Top 5 Favorite Patios” currently on the market in Greater Grand Rapids. Read more to find out what makes each home’s outdoor living space our ‘favorite’. 

1. Private Lake Michigan Beach Oasis

Breath-Taking Views of 100 ft private Lake Michigan Beach frontage in Grand Haven. This beach town is one of the top summer hot spots in West Michigan. Walk to Grand Haven Pier on the sandy beach in just 15-20 minutes.

(Click HERE to find things to do, boutiques, and local eateries in Grand Haven.)

The custom decking that can’t be recreated, and offers tons of seating. Relax, entertain, and soak it all in. All while in total privacy is created by nature and the greenery surrounding.

Get the best-elevated sunset views from the wrap-around built-in benches. Or relax and soak up the sun in a chaise lounge chairs.


2 bed | 2 bath | $1.35M

14517 S Highland Road, Grand Haven, MI 49417

2. Outdoor 'Living' Room

Patrios, decks, and other outdoor areas are more commonly being made to comfortably entertain family and friends. According to Better Homes and Gardens homeowners are transforming their outdoor spaces into ‘bonus living areas’. 

Furnishings placed under a ‘ceiling’ structure provide shade while allowing for an open-air feel. You can enjoy being outside no matter what Michigan weather throws at you. 


I absolutely love the extra touch the swing set seating adds! And just look at the floral background that surrounds the crotchet hanging chair.

Not to mention, how stunning are those new tiles on the pool and hot tub?!


5 bed | 4.5 bath | $950K

4637 Dunrobin Avenue NE, Belmont, MI 49306 

3. Minimalistic Outdoor Workspace

This stunning lot features woodland views from every room with newly transformed private fenced yard/ bullfrog outdoor spa/fire pit seating area and new Techo Block Borealis retaining wall with built-in seating.

The minimalistic design and natural colors work together to create a calming space.

As more employees are shifting to remote work, workstations at the kitchen table or couch are okay for the colder seasons, but why not enjoy being outside during the warmer months?


4 bed | 4.5 bath | $1.45M

509 Manhattan Road SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

4. Entertain with Class in EGR

You will be sure to impress all your peers at your next summer party  with this outdoor space; offering an open patio bar with an ice maker, dishwasher, and tv. The bar chairs are having a major ‘Mesh Moment’. As Wayfair Professional stylist Brynna Lee explains, “The newest product of the ’70s revival, mesh accents are back with a twist. Metal cutouts and finely woven rattan add texture to sleek silhouettes, giving this retro design element a modern feel.”


A brick fire pit with clean finishes sits above ground encircled by chairs and an outdoor sectional.

The yard has been professionally landscaped, along with an extra lot, underground sprinkling, and more room for gardening. Plus a hot tub, fountain, sound system, and a clock tower. 


These large formal and informal spaces provide a great combination of classic and upcoming trends, truly making this home a  historic treasure! Would it even be an East Grand Rapids home if it wasn’t? 


6 bed | 4.5 bath | $1.9M

551 Belvedere Drive SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

5. Sports Fans Outdoor Paradise


The sitting area offers ample room to entertain or watch the game with your Sunbrite outdoor TV resting above the fireplace. 


Outdoor dining never looked so delicious! As searches on Wayfair for pergola kits are up 369%, and searches for wrought-iron outdoor chairs are up as much as 206%, it’s clear that an al fresco season is upon us. Meaning to eat in the fresh air in a casual party-like setting. 

How would your family decide who uses the hot tub first at the next gathering? — I say first come, first serve!

5 | 'Hot Tub Under a Pergola'

4 bed | 3.5 bath | $949.9K

2438 Oakwood Drive SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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