White painted woodwork - just stop it!!!!
Started looking for my new "forever" home. Haven't looked for house in 20 years and I must say - the easy credit of the 90s and early 00's really did a number on vintage and/or historic houses. Between the sloppy DIY remuddling and the cheap gut and flip jobs, there sure ain't much left.
White painted woodwork - why???? Why not a subtle taupe. A grey-green. A dark charcoal. Or hey - here's a concept. Leave it bare wood - refinish and its good to go for another 50 years. Paint just gets chipped, worn, has to be covered with another coat in no time at all.
Literally about 9/10ths of houses I'm seeing has WHITE PAINT slathered over everything. Well, I guess that's better than totally REMOVING all the historic trim and replacing it with the cheap cheesy thin modern stuff.
Don't get me started on vinyl siding and cheep cheep cheep replacement windows. Theyre called that because they cant be repaired - only replaced. I was at home depot the other day and one of their showroom model windows was completely busted. Like that really inspires confidence!
Oh well. Plan B: tinyhouselistings.com