Who's right, my realtor or my painter? Should I paint my trim white? Replace it? Details inside (and time is of the essence, the painter comes today)
We just bought a new house and the previous owners were not kind to it. It is a "fixer upper" as there is damage to almost everything. But we're starting right away having painters repair the walls and paint the rooms to non-hideous colors.
One problem is they have wood trim and doors. The trim has damage and so it needs to be refinished or painted or replaced. Before buying, our realtor suggested we paint the trim white (thus not needing to replace it) and leave the doors wood. She says that white trim with wood doors looks great and she sees it in many houses she sells.
We love white trim, we hate wood trim, so this really appeals to us.
But our painter is concerned that the door jamb will still be wood, and the windows will be wood but the trim around white. He thinks this will look terrible.
LONG term we wouldn't be opposed to replacing the doors with white doors, but replacing the windows is hugely expensive and we wouldn't want to do that until absolutely necessary...
Here are some pics of our doorways and windows now:
, Doorway 2
, Doorways 3 and 4
Given that we prefer white trim we told the painter to paint it white, but are we making a huge mistake?