Keep the vintage wallpaper, but upgrade that time- and money-draining retro thermostat to programmable.
What may seem like a good idea, often isn't.
Here are 17 common mistakes new homeowners often make.
#1 Get Rid of Your Only Tub
If resale value is important to you, don't get rid of your only bathtub no matter how dreamy that walk-in shower looks.
It will make it harder to sell when the time comes. You'll flat-out lose buyers who love a good soak or need a tub to bathe little ones (both human and four-legged).
#2 Leave Cabinet Doors on While Painting
Painting your kitchen cabinets pays off big at resale — it's a small investment for a big "wow." But the job's time-consuming, so it's tempting leave the doors on.
RESIST. At all…