Ideas For Your New Home

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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Frequently Asked Questions ...

Some of the things that we hear new home shoppers ask when they call PATCO for information are:

"Do you have any homes that we can move into right away?" 

Quite often the answer is - yes!

PATCO has several communities that are continuously growing throughout the year.  When we start a model home in one of these locations, we report it's progress on our website, Facebook page, and Instagram. We also keep agents up to date through our biweekly email newsletter to real estate...

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Home Upgrades That Are Totally Worth It

There are upgrades you can easily forego, and there are those you should hold on to for dear life.

For example, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, both considered pricey upgrades for years, are now standard in most new homes. However, going with the most common (or lowest) denominator is not always the best way to save — or spend — your dollars. For maximum functionality and a healthy return on investment, consider the following upgrades for your new home:

Start in the...

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Hmmmm ... Toasty

Unless you really enjoy snow-related activities - or even if you do - winter in Maine can get pretty frigid. One of the small consolations to this seemingly endless season is the feeling of curling up in front of a nice fire on a cold winter’s evening.

According to Realtor.com, fireplaces are actually a very popular selling point for new home buyers, regardless of whether they’ll be used. They’re very aesthetically pleasing and the mantle is a great place to display family photos and...

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BOOM! A Homebuying List For Boomers Over 55

Much like anyone going through the homebuying process, the wish lists of buyers 55 and up seem to largely reflect the lifestyle they desire.

In a report compiled by Grey Matter Research and Consulting, which combined the results of several research efforts, Boomer buyers placed a high value on the first impression of a community and feeling welcome.

Amenities are also a huge draw. Some favorites include clubhouses, pools and walking trails. But above all else, location reigns supreme as a...

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Taking Your Living Space To The Next Level

When picking out your PATCO floor plan - the one that's perfect for today -  keep in mind that you may want to expand your living space in the future. Whether bedrooms, flex space, or an upstairs play room, finishing off living space over your garage is inexpensive square footage that makes your home "live" larger. But it takes careful attention to make sure this space is comfortable year-round. Some things to consider:
 
Insulation
Properly insulating this space requires extra air-sealing...

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Ideas To Dress Up The Smallest Room In Your Home

Your PATCO Design / Build team can introduce you to hundreds of products, features, and materials to make your private space truly special!  Modern bathroom design is often all about going minimalist with clean finishes for a spa-like feel. But sometimes the look ends up feeling clinical. To make sure your space feels just as inviting as the rest of your home, try some of these bathroom design tips to create a sense of warmth and personality while achieving spot-on style. 

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