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What Am I Able To Install In My Apartment In Indianapolis?

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

No matter if you just leased a new place or are looking to upgrade your current place, you might wonder what items you can install in your apartment in Indianapolis. Generally, you should steer clear of putting in objects where you make a large hole or can’t be removed, such as a ceiling fan. Your contract may also spell out the installations you cannot take on. For everything else, read this run down before starting a self installation in your Indianapolis apartment.

Can I Hang A Flat Screen Or Stereo Equipment?

Most apartment complexes will be fine if you put up a TV on the wall so you can free up shelf space on your entertainment center. The rule of thumb for walls is that thumbscrews or small hooks are fine, but, any gashes that cannot be repaired by spackle should be avoided. The same applies for hanging speakers. Feel free to install the stands, but stop at carving into the drywall to hide the wires.

Can I Use Security Devices In My Apartment In Indianapolis?

Even apartment inhabitants who live in a desirable neighborhood often want some sort of security, however, not all security components are appropriate for a rental unit. Some home security devices require going into the drywall to install wires. And you might not be able to take devices with you if you go into a house. Or you may be lose your damage deposit when you leave to repair damage. Instead, use wireless security cameras and devices that you plug in and connect to your WiFi network. Many apartment renters like the use of a smart doorbell with a camera and intercom system.

Don’t think about installing a keypad lock in your apartment in Indianapolis. Changing the locks on your doors is almost certainly in violation of your lease agreement. If you doubt your existing lock’s durability, consult the maintenance staff.

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 problems with your landlord if you install one yourself. Residents should never attempt something that requires wiring. Your property owner won’t trust if you performed the install safely. They want to keep every Resident in your community secure and protect their apartments from flammable do-it-yourself projects. Infringing against your rental contract in this way will bring you fees or eviction.

If you are looking for more air circulation or overhead lights in your unit, tower fans and standing lamps are your best choices. You might also ask the staff if you suspect your heating and cooling system isn’t 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 Other Bathroom Fixture?

You might want to customize your apartment bathroom to your tastes. But, apartment renters should not attempt big plumbing installations. Apartment pipe systems are complex, and one wrong move will disrupt every renter’s water. So getting a large bidet is not an appropriate DIY project.

There are still plenty of significant improvements you can make to your bathroom. If you still want a bidet, use a bidet attachment to your toilet. For more comfortable showers, upgrade the existing shower head with a better fixture.

Model laundry room

Can I Create More Shelves?

Every layout allows for a closet in the bedroom, but most renters still look for extra places to stash their stuff. Most storage items work for your unit because you won’t destroy your current storage like built in shelves or make big gashes. You can hang wire shelves to closets, hooks in your bedrooms, or an additional towel bar for the bathroom. Or put in floating shelves for books in your bedroom and a magnetic strip for large utensils for your kitchen.

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If you’re want an apartment that feels like home from the outset, take a tour at Block 20. We offer great amenities and spacious floor plans in a cordial community. Let us show you around when you phone 463-777-2762 or schedule a tour today.