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8 Vintage Trends That Real Estate Agents Wish Would Stay in the Past 

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Whether you’re thinking of selling your home or making an update, here are eight surprisingly common vintage trends that you should steer clear of. 

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Wallpaper is usually hyper-personalized. One person’s treasure is another person’s ‘Are you kidding me?’

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Glass subway tile

While porcelain subway tile adds a modern feel to any bathroom, glass subway tile has the opposite effect and will crack over time. 

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Wood paneling 

A full wood paneled room that looks like it came back from the ‘70s is too trendy and only a small percentage of people like this look. 

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Parquet floors 

Parquet floors, which boomed in the 1960s, are busy and read much cheaper and less elegant than wide-plank floors. 

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Vertical blinds 

“These blinds swing around making them annoying to close and to open,” says Beatrice de Jong, real estate broker and trends expert at Opendoor.

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Bathroom carpet 

There are plenty of reasons carpet doesn’t belong in a bathroom, and aesthetics is only one of them. 

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Sponge-painted walls 

This ’90s look may have been cool in your childhood bedroom, but it probably won’t translate well to your adult home. 

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Textured walls 

Like popcorn ceilings, textured walls are extremely difficult to smooth out and might just detract buyers.