Ideas For Your New Home

Making Things Perfectly Clear

Have you ever sat in your favorite chair and looked out the window, only to see streaks and smears? Or looked out the kitchen window, only to see a community of spiders and bugs all over your screens? Windows can be a challenge to clean. But here are nine tips, trick and tools that will make your windows clean and clear.

1. Suck it up. Before cleaning your windows, pull out your vacuum and attach the brushed upholstery tool. Vacuum the window tracks and sill to remove dust, bugs and spider…

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Taking The Chill Out Of Winter

There is a certain squirrel-like pleasure in stocking up for cold weather — and potential power outages — from the regular essentials, like flashlights and warm socks, to the fun essentials, like bottles of wine and new board games. Knowing you have all you could possibly want tucked tidily away is a wonderful way to kick off a season of coziness.
 
Firewood

If you have a woodstove or fireplace, stocking up on good, dry wood is essential before winter really kicks in. Although wood does look…

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Window Treatments Are A Big Deal

Once your beautiful new PATCO home is complete, it's time to think of all those interior design elements that will really make it the showplace of your dreams!

Window treatments top off a room beautifully. Plantation shutters conjure images of tropical villas, while cellular shades bring on the sleek and chic. Don’t forget Roman blinds, roller shades, sheers … and the list goes on. With so many eye-catching options, how do you choose? Start with these seven considerations to help you select…

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Keeping Your Stainless Appliances Looking Impressive

PATCO offers hundreds of ways to customize and upgrade vurtually every element in your new home. The kitchen, being the "heart" of the home, is often the first room to receive a level up! Aside from cabinetry and countrertops, appliances are fine tuned. A selection of models offer loads of hi tech features, more energy effvciency, and whisper quiet operation. Of course, stainless steel seems to never go out of fashion. 

Stainless steel is a beautiful finish, but to keep it looking its best,…

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Time To Start Building

A home is usually the single largest investment that a person makes. Most buyers end up spending lots of time and energy either searching for or designing "the perfect home" before signing any contracts. Location, price, market trends, property taxes, homeowners association fees and the condition of the property are factored into the house hunt. Also, each buyer typically has a wish list that includes specific needs (the things the buyer absolutely have to have) and wants (the features the…

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To Everything, There Is A Season

Believe it or not, summer 2017 is winding down. Bellow are some important tasks to perform in August - while it's still pleasant to work outside -  that will put you in great shape for next year! If you have a PATCO built home, please be sure to refer to your Homeowners Manual for information on maintainence and simple home repairs that will keep your house looking great for many years to come.

1. Check your washing machine connections

With the kids home from school and loads of sweaty…

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Creating A Well Organized Kitchen

They say the key to organization is a place for everything and everything in its place. This is true for even the smallest items, such as your kitchen utensils. These include your everyday flatware as well as the many small but mighty cooking tools a serious chef requires. Here are some popular options for storing your utensils, in any space and on any budget.

Before you can organize any part of your home properly, you need to do some culling, and this is especially true in the kitchen.…

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Making All The Right Moves

Real estate agents were asked to shed light on some of the reasons people can't buy a home. The good news? These flubs are easily avoidable. Here are their Top 8 responses:

No. 1: Waiting to line up financing

Your first step in the home-buying process should be to meet with a mortgage lender to discuss your financing options. You don’t truly know what you can afford until you meet with a lender, just because you think you can buy a $1 million house doesn’t mean you can actually get a loan to…

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Getting The Most From Your Lakefront Home

Building a lakefront home is something that most people can only dream about. If you're fortunate enough to be actively pursuing that dream, or have already set up your Adirondack chairs, PATCO Construction can help! PATCO is fully versed in DEP permit requirements, as well as all set back regulations. We're ready with the skill and experience to get you through the special challenges that waterfront construction / renovation presents. PATCO has been building on Southern Maine and New Hampshire…

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The Modern Ranch: Timeless, Convenient, Affordable

Pictured In The Banner: The Shenandoah, PATCO's most downloaded floor plan

Although all classic home styles are enjoying high popularity this year, 2017 could certainly be viewed as "The Year of The Ranch". Ranch-style homes first made their appearance in America in the early part of the 20th century. They feature a long, low, ground-hugging profile and are mostly single-story in character. Ranch homes offer attached garages, open and uncluttered floor plans and uncomplicated exteriors. Those…

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