I have always felt thrilled with the history and architecture of the first decades of the XX century. 6 years ago I bought an apartment in a beautiful 1930s building with an intention to renovate it preserving its original style and charm. Usually, people buy such apartments and renovate them according to the current fashion or their personal taste whatever it is. It's their right as owners. However, I feel that as the owner I have also an obligation to deal with this property with the respect it had deserved through its history and people who created it and lived there.
Unfortunately, a year after I moved in our local currency rate dropped more than twice and the prices jumped up equally high. These have been hard years when I tried to cope with the situation and I am still far from getting back to where it was.
Nevertheless, during the last three years, I managed to begin renovating my apartment step by step. To the moment I finished the smallest room, the bathroom, the toilet (though not the sanitation pipe since I don't want to substitute original cast iron one with a plastic, though the original has minor cracks and it worries me a lot) and replaced 2 doors (to the bathroom and to the smaller room, unfortunately, I found doorknobs of that period for only one of them and not actually of that shape (the doorknobs of the original shape proved to bee too heavy for a modern door despite it's a wooden door and not just a cheap rubbish). Unfortunately, I could not keep the original floor tiles and parquet because they were not only covered with 2-3 layers of later ones but also because they were terribly damaged with the improper treatment decades ago. I also couldn't always find the original items of that period, mostly because of the money shortage. However, I always did my best to find something as close to the original style and material as possible, and I plan to gradually replace it everywhere where it's reasonable. I work full time as a university teacher and a researcher and do this during my spare time trying to do myself as much as possible to make all task less expensive.
I've never used crowdfunding before but at the moment I feel I need the help of other people.
Please support me in my passion for old buildings and apartments and in making my dream come true.