Ideas For Your New Home

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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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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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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A Stylish Way To Illuminate Your Workspace

There are lots of "designer features" that homebuyers can incorporate into to their new home that not only increase function, but add beauty as well. PATCO offers a wide range of these customization options, many of which can be experienced right at our New Home Personalization Studio in Sanford. One of the most valuable additions you can add to your kitchen, office space or shelving unit is under cabinet lighting. It provides a source of evenly distributed light that can make work tasks easier…

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Take It Outside

It might seem hard to believe, but summer really is right around the corner! Good weather should be enjoyed to its fullest extent, which is why your new home planning should include an enticing outdoor living space. One of the biggest regrets PATCO hears from homeowners is that they didn't budget for a deck or patio. Many people think that they'll just tackle it as a DYI project "someday", calling on friends and relatives to lend a hand. The problem is - that day may never come!

Adding a deck…

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Concrete Brings A Bold New Look To Todays Kitchens

If you're looking for another option in countertop material, concrete - yes concrete - is rapidly catching on in new home kitchens across the contry.

This humble material behind many a building foundation, makes for nearly indestructible kitchen counters and offers artisan-crafted customization in both color and layout. With these bragging rights, concrete rises above much of the countertop competition. Learn more below and see whether concrete counters are right for your kitchen.

The Basics:

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A Look Inside - Design Trends 2017

It would be awesome if new home builders - like PATCO - had a crystal ball  to look ahead at future trends in design. But alas, we don't, so, the next best thing is to ask our customers, both past and present, about what they'd like to see included in their new home, or, if they've recently built a new home, what features they wish that they'd included.

The editors or Forbes Magazine recently put their heads together with the design editors at Houzz to identify the top 10 home design trends to…

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Think you know Formica? Think again!

Looking for an attractive, affordable, durable alternative to pricy granite? Have you thought about Formica?

Our PATCO design / build team got an eye-popping lesson in modern age Formica while at the International Builders Show last month. Things sure have changed since the repeat "boomerang" pattern that many of us are familiar with from childhood.

What is Formica, anyway?

In 1912, two young Cincinnati electrical engineers, Daniel O'Conor and Herbert Faber, discovered that high-pressure…

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