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Old 05-31-2013, 12:26 PM   #16
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What's the trend for trims?


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And you would know if you like them..... how??

That is the point. You pay attention to trends to find out new things that you might like that you haven't seen or considered before.

I don't see anyone here recommending "cramming".
I see your first point, I suppose. I guess I prefer to look back at what trends have ENDURED through time as still looking nice, vs what people like now that might go down as an awful decision in a few years.

And my view on this isn't based on what people are saying here but what I see out in the real world. And that's a lot of destroying beautiful craftsmanship for the sake of the latest fad. Throwing carpet over hardwood (hardwood is "trendy" again, but in the 80's or 90's, it was carpet carpet carpet). Wood paneling or some knotty pine was the height of decorating in the 60's. Pink carpet was big in the 90's for eff's sake. You really want to be stuck wiht 2013's version of pink carpet in a few years?
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:39 PM   #17
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And that's a lot of destroying beautiful craftsmanship for the sake of the latest fad. Throwing carpet over hardwood (hardwood is "trendy" again, but in the 80's or 90's, it was carpet carpet carpet). Wood paneling or some knotty pine was the height of decorating in the 60's. Pink carpet was big in the 90's for eff's sake. You really want to be stuck wiht 2013's version of pink carpet in a few years?
Destroying classic style or craftmanship would be a shame and usually a mistake. I don't think putting carpet over hardwood necessarily qualifies, because that can be undone. Painting over brick or wood often destroys it for all practical purposes, as does of course actually destroying something like ripping something out. Paneling, paint, wallpaper, vinyl floors, plumbing fixtures etc etc all pretty standard to change.

There is something about old oak trim and woodwork that can be anywhere from 1 year to 1,000 years old that looks great. I hate to see that painted over. But the pine wood trim of the 70s and 80s just mostly looks dated.
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