Is Oak Trim Outdated?

Are oak cabinets outdated?

Well, it’s good for resale.

Generally speaking, traditional oak cabinets appeal to those 70 and older.

If that’s your target market then just keep them stained and call it a day.

However, if you’re looking to appeal to a younger and more modern crowd (69 years and younger), you’ll want to consider painting them..

How do you modernize a house with oak trim?

There are three primary ways you can update a home, some more costly and time-driven than others. Create a fresh finish by staining. Create an updated look by painting. Change decor and repaint walls to complement existing finishes.

Should you paint oak trim?

Oak is often prized for its durability and rich natural color, which is why some homeowners may hesitate to paint over their oak trim. However, if you prefer a cleaner and more modern look, then you shouldn’t hesitate painting over your oak trim.

Is stained wood trim outdated?

Stained wood trim is very common in older homes, and keeping it stained can bring a sense of warmth and rustic charm to a room. Even so, some older homes can still benefit from painting trim. For example, the old Victorian-style “painted lady” houses can certainly get away with brighter paint colors.