Does stained trim have to look dated?
Our house was built in the 80's. We will be putting it on the marked in a few months and looking to do what modernizing we need to right now. I plan to paint all the walls. The trim is a dark stain throughout the whole house. It does look dated. Must I paint then trim, or can I get a more updated look with the stain?
I went to two open houses this weekend. One house with dark trim had dark beige walls in a small room and it looked old and gloomy. Another house was new construction with the dark trim and looked wonderful. Maybe it had a shine to it since it was new? Better lighting?
I love stained trim and would hate to do something irreversible in case potential buyers love stain like me. But it does need an update. Any ideas? Pictures you can lead me to for showing a new look with stained trim????