Renaissance Blog

We are very proud to announce Renaissance Homes won FOUR awards in the 2020 National Association of Home Builders "Best in American Living Awards", including Best Home in Region - Pacific Northwest for "Farm to Table". We are incredibly grateful to be recognized on a national stage for this home. Read on to see what other categories we won!
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Looking for your next springtime adventure near Lake Oswego? Here are our top 5 trails in and around the Lake Oswego area
When designing your dream home, its important to consider the type of climate you're in when selecting plants for outdoor landscaping - check out what plants thrive in the Portland area climate.
We’re bringing you our last custom project of 2020 to the blog today, and we could not be happier with how it turned out. This incredible modern prairie-style estate is situated on more than six acres of lush woodland in West Linn.
If you are considering building a multi-generational home, check out this post on one of our newly-finished Renaissance Custom builds in Sherwood featuring a unique story for our clients with happy ending.
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.
4 Perks of Building a New Custom Home on Your Own Land
Downtown Portland Oregon city skyline
Thinking about moving to Portland or the Portland Area? Here are few things to consider about your new Oregon home.
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...