Several years ago my partner and I purchased our first home – a terraced 3-bedroom property on a nondescript street in Cambridge. We knew it needed work but we were excited we were finally on the property ladder. How lucky to start building our lives together! But what was a joy the day we moved in, quickly became somewhat of a … poison chalice? I am not complaining, but I was wholly unprepared for the amount of work that the home actually needed and it has been a steep learning curve to improve our little “fixer-upper”. So follow along and chip in where you can!