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Things you can install in your apartment in Indianapolis

August 16, 2021
Model living room at Union Street Flats Apartments.

No matter if you just moved into a new apartment or want to revamp your current place, you might think to yourself, “What can I install in my apartment in Indianapolis?” Usually, you should stay away from putting in objects where you make a substantial gash or change the layout, such as a ceiling fan. Your lease may also specify alterations you should not do. For things on the fence, read this run down before attempting a self installation in your Indianapolis apartment.

Can I Install A Flat Screen Or Speakers?

Most apartments will be fine if you install a hanging TV on the wall so you can free up shelf space on your shelves. The rule of thumb for walls is that screws or hooks are fine, but avoid the installation if you want to break out a saw to make a bigger hole. The rule also applies for floating surround sound speakers. Go and install the brackets, but don’t start carving into the drywall to snake in the wires.

Can I Install Security Cameras In My Apartment In Indianapolis?

Even apartment inhabitants who stay in a “safe” neighborhood often want added security, however, not all security devices are suitable for apartment living. Some security components require cutting walls and ceilings to install wires. Then you can’t take devices with you if you go into a house. Or you could be charged at check-out to repair wall damage. To get around this, use plug-and-play cameras and alarms that use a battery and link to your Wi-Fi yourself. Some apartment Residents say they couldn’t live without the security of a doorbell with cameras.

Don’t think about installing a smart lock in your apartment in Indianapolis. Changing the locks on your doors is probably in violation of your lease agreement. If you doubt your existing lock’s integrity, consult the front office.

Model bedroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Should I Install A Ceiling Fan?

Ceiling fans may increase air circulation, but they may also make issues with management if you put one in yourself. You should never install any object that needs electrical work. Your apartment management won’t trust if you performed the install correctly. They want to keep every Resident in your building safe and protect their own units from questionable do-it-yourself endeavors. Going against your rental rules like this could result in fees or eviction.

If you want more air circulation or overhead lights in your apartment, plug-in fans and lamps are your top choices. You may also ask the maintenance team if you wonder if your A/C system is not running like it should. Or look for a place that comes with ceiling fans.

 Model bathroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Put In A Bidet Or Better Showerhead?

You might need to personalize your apartment bathroom to your needs. However, apartment renters shouldn’t take on any plumbing alterations. Apartment pipe systems are complex, and a poor move will affect everyone’s water pressure. So installing a whole bidet should not be a great DIY project.

There are still some smaller changes you can make to your bathroom. If you still want a bidet, use a bidet that connects to the tank of your toilet. For more pleasant showers, change out the existing shower head with a better fixture.

Model laundry room

Can I Install More Shelves?

Every apartment floor plan will give you a closet or two, but most people still look for additional places to stash their stuff. Most storage solutions work in apartments as long as you don’t change existing structures like closet shelves or make huge gaps. You can add wire shelves in your closets, hooks in your entryway, or an additional towel bar to the bathroom. Or try wall shelves for knick-knacks in your living room and a pegboard for large utensils in the kitchen.

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