Hello, I recently bought a older home which contains the old wooden trim work and doors. My delima is I would love to paint over them because it is very dark and makes the rooms look smaller. One catch, friends say that I will just hate it if I change the look and that I should keep the dark wood it adds character they say. I want to paint the trim and doors an off white and paint the walls a beige/sand color. I would appreciate some advice and where do I start with the painting? Thank you in advance.