Renaissance Blog

You’ve signed the dotted line on the purchasing agreement for the home of your dreams, congratulations! Now it’s time for one of the most fun parts of the build process and probably one of the reasons you selected a new construction - the Design Studio appointment where you personalize your new home from top to bottom. Check out this post with how to prepare!
As clients Ben and Suzie began house hunting, their first order of business was finding the best place that would grow with their family of five. They prioritized a layout that offered plenty of space to be together with the option of retreating to quieter, private spaces. A good-sized yard was also a must for the kids and dogs to roam and explore. The couple had toured the Renaissance Homes Street of Dreams home as well as several other of our model homes, and they liked the level of craftsmanship and attention to detail. “We knew we wanted Renaissance to build our home,” said Ben. “It was just a matter of finding the right plan and the right property.” Read on to hear their experience building their dream Renaissance home!
When it comes to building new homes, the importance of water management in our wet climate is so important to maintaining structural integrity and longevity. Exterior water leaks are a consistent source of frustration and headaches for Oregon homeowners. They’re also the number one problem for builders in the Pacific Northwest, accounting for costly callbacks and repairs. Don't miss this valuable information and testimonial from Randy Sebastian on Renaissance Homes' rain screen siding.
Modular homes are economical, efficient to build, and more sustainable, which has bolstered their popularity. As technology advances, smart features make the options...
Fall is here, which means colder weather is right around the corner. If you haven’t already, October is a great time to spend a weekend or two taking care of seasonal home maintenance to keep your home warm, cozy, and high performing come winter. Grab a pumpkin spiced latte, a ladder, and some tools and dig into our top fall home maintenance tips.
Custom home building is a rare opportunity for you to design and construct a future residence that is perfectly tailored to your needs and desires in a city you love. As...
A new construction, scattered site home tour featuring all new homes and communities along with “meet the builder” type activities and promotions is a featured event of Portland Housing Month taking place October 17-18 and October 24-25 from 10am-5pm. Renaissance Homes has three homes on the tour in Portland, Lake Oswego, and Stafford!
Fall is here, bring on the crunchy leaves and sweater weather! The season favored by many for its cooler days, comfort foods, and pumpkin spice lattes, autumn is the perfect time to show your home some love with seasonal decor. Before you head out apple picking, check out some of our favorite fall decor ideas to ring celebrate the start of cozy season. 
When you envision where you want to live, there are two important things that typically come to mind: The type of home you would like to have and the surrounding...
Buying a new home is a major investment—potentially one of the biggest in your life—not to mention the fact that you are choosing where you want your family to reside...
Oregon is experiencing an unprecedented wildfire season right now. With abundant smoke, ash, and particulate matter produced by the fires, air quality is unsafe and can be dangerous for sensitive groups. The best thing we all can do is to stay home as much as possible and take the necessary precautions to maintain healthy indoor air quality. Our friends at Pyramid Heating & Cooling have shared what you can do NOW to keep the air in your home clean and safe. 
Clients Jordan and Kristin had owned a Renaissance home previously and appreciated the team’s responsiveness and commitment to the highest quality. When they began planning to build their dream home on their land in the West Linn-Stafford area, they started touring model homes in the surrounding areas for ideas. They fell in love with our award-winning 2019 Street of Dreams home in Wilsonville and knew they had found their inspiration. Keep reading to hear about their experience building their Renaissance home!
Acquiring a new home is generally one of the biggest investments you make in your life—and not just financially. The process also requires an investment of time and...
When prospective homebuyers think of acquiring a new house, they commonly envision researching the best homes on the market in or near the community they prefer and...
Many families have been rethinking what ‘home’ means these past several months and are re-evaluating their needs and priorities when it comes to space and floor plan design. The home is our Turner floor plan with four bedrooms, four baths, an office or optional den or fifth bedroom, second-floor bonus room, and an incredible covered outdoor living area that can be enjoyed all year long. A gated entry and beautiful balance of hard and soft scaping creates a dramatic sense of arrival. Striking exterior architecture blends the appeal of a vintage-style farmhouse with contemporary styling, ideally suited for today’s families.
With its thriving art scene, abundance of green spaces, craft breweries, and eco-friendliness, Portland balances the advantages of urban living with a strong sense of...