I finally watched this one (I haven't been watching for a while, just too much else going on, and had to catch up on the Chicago ones first). I thought this comment was puzzling -- I guess she meant she wanted them painted white, but that's an easy fix. Otherwise, no clue what else she would mean.
That aside, I really liked the HH (the cousin was annoying, but clearly playing a role), and as a Chicagoan I enjoyed seeing properties in Kenwood, Bronzeville, and Edgewater (and when I last looked I looked a lot in Edgewater, although I bought in Lincoln Square). I was surprised they didn't show her a no-chance high rise in the South Loop like the cousin was pushing for, just because they often do that.
Beyond the weird closet door comment, the HHers comments were quite similar to the ones I would make. I thought the layout of the kitchen in the re-done place was weird, mainly the way the breakfast bar was slanted and too small, and that was part of the reno, so not due to vintage. Also, the granite becoming the backsplash is a look I personally hate, so I'm with her there. The distance to the rest of the house was due to vintage, but that was mainly the cousin having issues. I predicted she'd go with the first (faux vintage or not -- and I too would have preferred real vintage). Ultimately between those three places the issues are (1) neighborhood (all fine neighborhoods, so a matter of preference); and (2) price (I really liked the third one, but there's a big difference between the assessments if you aren't someone who really wants a high rise elevator building). That said, the first place that she went with really did have a great cook's kitchen from what I saw. My kitchen is fine, but still I was envious.