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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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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With A New Home, A Little Attention Goes A Long Way

When buying a home, the thing most people think of first is the financial responsibility. Don’t let yourself forget, however, about the time and labor that home ownership also requires. Just like regular oil changes for your car keep your engine happy and healthy, keeping up with regular home maintenance tasks will keep you from future headaches and wasted money.

It can be intimidating to think about these various tasks, especially if you’re a new homeowner. It’s a long list - there’s no…

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Add An Accent Wall For A Splash of Color and Drama

Accent walls are one of the quickest, most economical, and easy ways to inject your own personality into a space. Accent walls remain a smart way to add fresh color to a room.
 
1. Quick and easy.

A can of paint, a free afternoon and some reasonable DIY skills are all it takes to dramatically transform a space. Consider placing an accent wall in a bedroom on the headboard wall to help anchor the bed in the room. In a pinch, if space is too tight for a headboard, the paint can stand in as a…

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Designing The "Heart" Of Your Home

Are you ready to sit down and plan your dream kitchen? Most people identify the kitchen as the heart of their home. Every little detail is important, not only when it comes to prepping, cooking and serving meals, but also in making the kitchen a comfortable and inviting space for your family to gather. Here are several trends that are quickly moving to the top in kitchen design:

Colorful Cabinets

Although white kitchens will always be popular, we're starting to see more color in cabinetry,…

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Get It Together

The bathroom is so often a minefield of half-used tubes of toothpaste, unloved bath products and messy makeup. “Inspiring” is probably the last word that comes to mind to describe it. Periodically getting it orderly is one thing; keeping it that way on a daily basis is something else entirely. Here are a few simple strategies to keep the getting-ready chaos reined in.

Tack bathroom tidying to an existing habit (like brushing your teeth). Tidying up the bathroom daily is key to maintaining a…

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