Attend the April 12 Design Studio Open House

You’re invited to a Design Studio Open House Saturday April 12 from noon to 2 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and light bites as you preview the Renaissance Homes Design Studio featuring all interior and exterior finishes that complete a Renaissance home. From lighting and plumbing fixtures, tile details,...

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Renaissance Style: Top 10 Staging Tips

Just like in life, you only have one chance to make a good first impression. If you are selling your home, make sure when prospective home buyers come see your home, it is ready! 1. Declutter Clutter makes homes seem small and disorganized. Pack-up now…you have to do it anyway. Everything in the...

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Metro | Introducing Sleek Modern Architecture

Bright green doors, blue walls and European look kitchens? What is that? It’s the new metro collection from Renaissance Homes. Practical, open floor plans, sleek modern designs and energy efficient. “For me, building homes is about innovation and creating a space that people want to call home,”...

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Renaissance welcomes new Director of Design

Renaissance Homes is pleased to announce that Lynnette Sandgren was hired as its Director of Design. She will work out of the company’s Lake Oswego headquarters and Design Studio. Sandgren’s background includes operating a full service interior design firm specializing in complex space planning...

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Top “Must Have” Features For Home Buyers

You are out shopping for a home. What are the top features you should be looking for? The National Association of REALTORS, (NAR) recently released their annual 2013 Home Features Survey. The survey asked 2,000 home buyers their preferences on 33 home features. What feature did home shoppers...

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Ultimate Open House New Home Tour

With a little intuition, imagination and gusto, Renaissance Homes is proud to unveil a Portland show home that blends streamlined finishes and expansive views with the comfort of today’s green technology. Surrounded by houses and with a slope below, the John’s Landing property looked challenging...

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Renaissance Style | Banquettes

The benches are attractive solutions for high-traffic kitchens. Gathering around the kitchen table just got easier – and more functional and fun. Renaissance Homes is now installing banquettes within homes in its Vintage Collection. Banquettes – a French way of saying upholstered benches – are...

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Renaissance Style | Go Ahead, Show Some Legs

Renaissance Homes shares its unique cabinetry legs just in time for Valentine’s Day. This Valentine’s Day, go the extra mile and show personalized attention to your sweetheart. And in honor of the romantic day, Renaissance Homes is excited to share the personalized attention we craft into each...

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Renaissance Style | Trend Alert Carrara Marble

 January’s skies may be gray, but we see the silver lining through Carrara marble Carrara marble – with its brilliant white and blue-gray accents – has been popular since the days of Ancient Rome and it’s not going out of style anytime soon. The stone with staying power melts into all design...

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Renaissance Style | History of Prairie Style

Sleek, minimalist and sophisticated, the prairie style returns. Originally intended to blend in with flat, prairie landscapes and immensely popular between 1893 and 1920, prairie style houses have distinctive features such as low-pitched roofs, overhanging eaves, a central chimney and an open...

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“Happy holly days”

The holidays are filled with special surprises, unexpected twists and traditions to cherish. Wouldn’t it be fun to experience that magic year ’round? When picking out the finish selections for your Renaissance home – appliances, light fixtures, hardwood floors, carpet, tile, you name it – have...

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Unraveling the truth about our green carpets

At Renaissance Homes, we’re often asked about the unique product lines we carry and why we prefer to go above and beyond what is required for sustainability compliances, as well as aesthetics. And with emerald green chosen as Pantone’s 2013 “Color of the Year,” our green offerings seem even more...

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Color trend | Emerald green

Emerald green is Pantone’s top color for 2013; and Renaissance Homes is on trend. Pantone, known for its Color Matching System which standardizes colors used in the fashion, home and beauty industries, allows different manufacturers in different locations to ensure colors match without direct...

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Renaissance Style | History of the Bungalow

Americans have a love affair with the Bungalow. The term “bungalow” originated in the Bengal region of India. Evolving from a native hut called a bangala. A bangala was described as a comfortable abode built low to the ground with high thatched roofs and overhanging eaves, which shaded the single...

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Home Staging Tactics for Sellers

If you’re about to put your home on the market, understand that you are about to engage in a war of sorts. Selling your home is a battle with other listings for the qualified buyers that are out there, a battle with everything else a buyer has to do for their time and attention and a battle with...

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Renaissance Style: Marmoleum Flooring

Marmoleum flooring is the new floor of choice for people interested in green building materials. You may remember it as linoleum, but this is not your grandma’s linoleum. Marmoleum comes in a wide range of beautiful colors and can be bought by the roll or in sections offering infinite design...

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Design Studio Grand Opening, October 27th

Join us for the much anticipated Renaissance Homes Design Studio Grand Opening – Thursday, October 27th, 4-7pm! Join Randy Sebastian and the Renaissance team for a fun evening. Tour the Design Studio, food, drinks and fun! “The Design Studio is exclusive to Renaissance Homes...

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Renaissance Style: History of the Cape Cod

The Cape Cod style home originated in colonial New England. Today, the term refers to Cape Cod shaped houses popular during the 1930s to 1950s. Owing to the romantic associations of 18th century models, the Cape Cod is arguably the most recognized house style in America. History of the Cape Cod...

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Design Studio Update: Samples are coming in!

Renaissance Homes is putting the finishing touches on our new 1,500 sq ft Design Studio at our Lake Oswego office near Bridgeport, just minutes from downtown Portland. Product samples are coming in and carpet is being laid. “We are so excited to unveil this special place to our customers,” says...

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Design Studio Update: Millwork Installed

Millwork was just installed and painted for Renaissance Homes’ new Design Studio! The 1,500 sq ft space is located at our Lake Oswego office near Bridgeport. Sandie Hume, Director of Design is using every inch of space. “We strategically placed millwork throughout the space so our homebuyers...

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Design Studio Update: Paint & Electrical Complete

Paint and electrical are complete on Renaissance Homes’ new Design Studio! The 1,500 sq ft space is located at our Lake Oswego office near Bridgeport. Sandie Hume, Director of Design is planning the new studio down to the smallest detail. “We installed 40 color correcting light bulbs to let the...

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Renaissance Style: Design Studio Products

Products are coming in! Renaissance Homes is busy on our new 1,500 sq ft Design Studio at our Lake Oswego office near Bridgeport. ‘We are out searching the world for new and innovative products,” says Sandie Hume, Director of Design. From more than 30 new types of carpet in many colors and over 20...

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Renaissance Style: Design Studio Update

Renaissance Homes is busy on our new 1,500 sq ft Design Studio at our Lake Oswego office near Bridgeport. The walls are in and sheetrock is on. It’s coming together fast. “We are forward thinkers,” says Randy Sebastian, President of Renaissance Homes. “People still have housing needs and lifestyle...

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Renaissance Style: Mud Rooms For Our Northwest weather

The mud room concept originated on farms and ranches out of necessity and was typically located in the back of the house with a backyard entrance. A mud room was literally a place for shedding muddy shoes and clothes when coming in from the fields or pastures. This back entrance kept dirt and grim...

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Renaissance Style: History of the Four Square

The American Four Square was manufactured by Sears Roebuck and sold in its catalog. Sears shipped in component parts to locations across the country. Sears manufactured an estimated 100,000 of these houses in various models and sizes. These houses were shipped in boxcars with a book of...

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Renaissance Homes Design Studio Breaks Ground

Renaissance Homes is breaking ground on a new 1,500 sq ft Design Studio at our Lake Oswego office near Bridgeport. The studio will feature the latest in designer carpet, tiles, hardwoods, lighting and fixtures. Once complete, Renaissance homebuyers will visit the Design Studio to select the...

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Renaissance Style: Box Beam Ceilings

When you walk into a room, you don’t always look up, but maybe you should. Ceilings have often been characterized as functional, boring and forgotten, but they don’t have to be. Architectural details can give a room charm. Box beams are reminiscent of earlier, medieval wood beamed ceilings. The...

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