Serving all of central and southwest Michigan

Don't Settle for an Uninspiring Landscape

Only Outdoor Living designs and builds inspired outdoor living spaces for families that want to take life outdoors. What kind of memories will you make in your new pool, outdoor kitchen, or patio space? ... Let's find out.

Our customers appreciate our 20 years of experience, but most of all, they appreciate that we design backyards with a holistic approach. We don't just slap a pool in the yard or throw a patio off the back deck. We offer pool construction services, outdoor kitchen installations, retaining wall installations, landscape design services & more. We take time to understand how your growing family will use your outdoor space, what features will best suit your needs, and how you'll get the most enjoyment from your outdoor living space.

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Explore the ways we can transform your yard

From in-ground pool construction to outdoor audio systems, we can handle all your outdoor living needs. You can depend on us for:

Pool & Landscape Design

In-ground Pool Construction

Paver Patios

Outdoor Kitchens

Water features


Artificial Turf Installation

Retaining Walls

Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting

Outdoor Audio Systems

Pergolas & Pavilions

Softscape Installation

Let's work together on a design that will have your family enjoying the outdoors together for years to come. Contact us today to learn more.

Plan a project today

If you want to transform your property in Lansing, Holt or Kalamazoo, MI, turn to the landscape designers at Only Outdoor Living. Call 517-512-3954 today to get started.

From start to finish I was extremely happy with James and his team at Only Outdoor Living. Outstanding design, fantastic communication, and spectacular execution of the plan. Will certainly be calling him again for the next project we do.

Tony B.

Though our project was a small one, our experience with Only Outdoor Living was excellent from beginning to end. Even when we were just inquiring, James took the time to thoroughly and transparently answer our questions and problem-solve our issue. His professional expertise was clearly apparent. We were very happy with the results and felt that our money was well spent. Even after the project was done, James took the time to follow-up with our satisfaction with his work. I highly recommend his business!!!

Leanne K.

James and the entire Only Outdoor Living team were absolutely exceptional to work with. He consulted with me on my thoughts and expectations for a complete reworking of a large bed in the front of my home. The bed was overgrown, had unmanageable bushes, and was an eyesore. James designed a beautiful bed with easy to maintain and diverse plants and tress. I couldnt be happier with the level of service, professionalism and wonderful results Only Outdoor Living provided. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for landscape services.

Sheila K.

We were very pleased with the work of Only Outdoor Living during our recent landscape renovation. James was more than willing to work with the other contractors we had hired for cement work to create a seamless timetable for job completion. While all outdoor work is weather dependent, he and his crew worked through November and December to finish in an agreed-upon time frame. He was prompt with communication, and was flexible with his planning so that all of our needs were met on both cost and design. We love our new surroundings, and would highly recommend Only Outdoor Living

Jeanne H.