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What Can I Install In My Apartment In Indianapolis?

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

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No matter if you just moved into a new place or are looking to upgrade your current living space, you may ask yourself, “What can I install in my apartment in Indianapolis?” Generally, you should stay away from installing objects where you make a substantial hole or are permanent, like a ceiling fan. Your community rules may also specify alterations you shouldn’t take on. For things on the fence, consult this guide before trying a DIY installation in your Indianapolis apartment.

Can I Install A Flat Screen Or Stereo Equipment?

Most apartments will be fine if you hang a TV mount so you can increase the space on your shelves. The thing to think about for mounts is that screws or brackets are ok, but, any gashes that cannot be covered up by spackle should be avoided. The same goes for wall mounted surround sound speakers. Go ahead and install the speakers, but don’t start carving into the drywall to snake in the wires.

Can I Use Security Cameras In My Apartment In Indianapolis?

Even apartment dwellers who live in a desirable neighborhood still may want additional security, however, not all security components are helpful for apartments. Some home security systems require cutting walls to install wires. Also, you might not be able to take devices with you if you go into a house. Or you could be charged when you leave for wall damage. Instead, use portable security cameras and components that you plug in and link to your Wi-Fi yourself. Many apartment Residents love the security of smart doorbells with cameras.

You might want to install a new lock on your Indianapolis apartment. Switching out the locks on your apartment doors is probably against the rules of your lease agreement. If you don’t trust your apartment lock’s quality, talk to the front office.

Model bedroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Install A Ceiling Fan?

Ceiling fans will increase air circulation, but they might also stir up trouble with your landlord if you install one yourself. You should never put in an item that needs electrical work. Your landlord won’t know if you did it correctly. They have to keep everyone in your complex out of danger and protect their apartments from questionable wiring projects. Going against your lease in this way could result in fines or eviction.

If you are looking for more cooling or lighting in your place, tower fans and standing lamps are your top bets. You might also ask the maintenance team if you wonder if your A/C system isn’t running well. Or look for a community that offers ceiling fans.

 Model bathroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Get A Bidet Or Showerhead?

You may wish to customize your unit’s bathroom to your needs. But, apartment renters should not attempt big plumbing alterations. Apartment plumbing is complex, and a poor move can affect each unit’s plumbing. So putting in a whole bidet will not be an appropriate self install project.

There are still some significant improvements you can get for your bathroom. If you need a bidet, use a bidet that connects to the tank of your toilet. For more comfortable showers, change out the present shower head with a pressurized shower head.

Model laundry room

Can I Put Up More Shelves?

Every floorplan will give you a closet in the bedroom, but most renters still need extra places to stash their stuff. Most storage items work for apartments as long as you don’t alter your current structures like cabinetry or make large holes. You can hang wire shelves to closets, coat hooks in your entryway, or an extra towel bar to the bathroom. Or try bracket shelves for accessories in your living room and a pegboard for knives for your kitchen.

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