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What Can I Install In My Apartment In Indianapolis?

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

Whether you just moved into a new place or need to upgrade your current living space, you might wonder, “What can I install in my apartment in Indianapolis?” As a general rule, you should stay away from installing objects that make a substantial hole or change the layout, like a new toilet. Your lease may also say what alterations you shouldn’t take on. For everything else, consult this guide before starting a do-it-yourself installation in your Indianapolis apartment.

Can I Install A TV Or Stereo Equipment?

Most apartment complexes will allow you to install a hanging wall mount so you can make more room on your entertainment center. The rule of thumb for hanging items is that screws or small hooks are fine, but stop if you need to use a keyhole saw to make a bigger gap. The rule applies for wall mounted soundbars and speakers. Feel free to install the stands, but stop at boring into the wall to obscure the wires.

Can I Use Security Components In My Apartment In Indianapolis?

Even apartment renters who live in a “safe” area can still want additional safety, however, not all security alarms and cameras are appropriate for apartments. Some security devices require boring into drywall to install wires. And you may not be able to take the system with you when you leave. Or you may be given a fee when you leave to fix damage. Instead, use plug-and-play security cameras and devices that use a battery and link to uses its own network. Many apartment dwellers love the use of a doorbell with cameras.

Don’t try installing a new lock in your apartment in Indianapolis. Switching out the locks on your apartment doors is almost certainly in violation of your lease agreement. If you can’t trust your current lock’s durability, discuss it with the maintenance staff.

Model bedroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Should I Install A Ceiling Fan?

Ceiling fans will increase air circulation, but they may also stir up trouble with your landlord if you hang one yourself. Renters should never put in any object that needs electrical work. Your property owner won’t trust if you did it to code. They have to keep everyone in your building safe and guard their property from flammable DIY repairs. Violating your rental contract in this way could result in fees or eviction.

If you are looking for more circulation or lighting in your unit, a box fan and lamps are your top choices. You might also ask the front office if you suspect your heating and cooling system is not running efficiently. Or search out a place that uses ceiling fans.

 Model bathroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Put In A Bidet Or Showerhead?

You might need to personalize your apartment bathroom for your comfort. But hang on, apartment Residents won’t want to take on any plumbing renovations. Apartment plumbing systems are interconnected, and one poor move will screw up everyone’s water. So installing a large bidet is not an appropriate DIY project.

You still havelThere’s a bunch of significant changes you can make to your bathroom. If you want a bidet, use a bidet attachment to your toilet. For more pleasant showers, replace the present shower head with a better shower head.

Model laundry room

Can I Put Up More Storage Shelves?

Every layout has a closet or two, but most Residents still need more places to stash their stuff. Most storage items are fine in apartment living as long as you don’t alter existing structures like built in shelves or create big gaps. You can add PVC shelves in your closets, coat racks in your entryway, or an extra towel bar to the bathroom. Or put in bracket shelves for knick-knacks in your living room and a hanging board for large utensils on the kitchen wall.

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