Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Improvement,Barrington- IL http://www.zillow.com/advice/Barrington-IL/home-ownership-home-improvement/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Historic home woodwork - dark trim or go white? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Historic-home-woodwork-dark-trim-or-go-white/382123/ We live in a historic house (1920's) and it is a house full of dark woodwork and dark 4 inch trim all around. As we plan to remodel, our dilemma is whether to paint the trim white or leave as-is and try match the existing style.<br/><br/>I can go either way, each has its own appeal,&nbsp; but it seems these days it is more common to go white and is preferred by most. We are not planning to sell in the forseeable future.<br/><br/>However since we will be incurring the cost now, here is our opportunity to switch or stay consistent.<br/><br/>My question is, is dark wood still in vogue or should we be keeping up with times and paint white?<br/>Thanks!<br \><br \>18 replies Sun, 23 Jan 2011 15:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Historic-home-woodwork-dark-trim-or-go-white/382123/ 2011-01-23T15:04:00Z Loose a bedroom but gain a master suite? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Loose-a-bedroom-but-gain-a-master-suite/380139/ We have a small historic home w/many small rooms. Right now it is a 4 BR, 1 full Bath house. If through a remodel it became a 3BR, 2 full bath house would we be worse or better off? <br/><br/>We are thinking of taking 2 adjacent smaller bedrooms and converting it to a master suite w/full bath and a walk in closet. <br/><br/>Or is the original spec better from a resale standpoint?<br/><br/>Now a minor but important fact is that we have a fully functional coach house with another Bedroom and a full bath/living room. So there is room for guests in the coach house.<br/><br/>Any pointers&nbsp; to help to our dilemma is appreciated!<br \><br \>10 replies Sun, 09 Jan 2011 22:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Loose-a-bedroom-but-gain-a-master-suite/380139/ 2011-01-09T22:02:00Z