Matt and I have been working on saving up for a home. As we get closer to our goal of homeownership, we’ve been having a lot of fun talking about what exactly we are looking for, our non-negotiables, and the things we are willing to compromise on. I’m not very handy when it comes to home projects. I’m the first person to call a repairman, electrician, or plumber as soon as something isn’t working properly. But Matt is much more hands on. He actually wants a fixer upper because he loves the idea of having such a major impact on our home together. I’m all for his creativity and desire to make our future house a home, but I also don’t want us to make any major mistakes that will end up costing us more rather than saving us money in the long run. After a lot of reading and research, I’ve found the top three mistakes that homeowners make during a home renovation.