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Things you can install in your apartment in Fishers

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

No matter if you just moved into your dream apartment or want to improve your current living space, you may wonder what devices you can install in your apartment in Fishers. As a general rule, you should avoid hanging objects where you make a substantial hole in the wall or can’t be removed, such as a bidet. Your community rules may also say what alterations you shouldn’t do. For other items, consult this guide before trying a DIY installation in your Fishers apartment.

Can I Put In A Wall-Mounted TV Or Surround Sound?

Most apartment complexes will let you install a hanging TV on the wall so you can increase the room on your credenza. The rule of thumb for walls is that screws or small hooks are ok, but don’t make gaps larger than your index finger. The same also applies for wall mounted soundbars and speakers. Go ahead and hang the stands, but don’t start carving into the wall to hide the wires.

Can I Put In Security Devices In My Apartment In Fishers?

Even apartment dwellers who choose to live in a desirable area can still want added security, however, not all security devices are helpful for apartments. Some home security systems require boring into drywall to hide the wires. And you might not be able to take components with you if you leave. Or you may be charged at check-out to fix drywall damage. Instead, use portable cameras and devices that use a battery and link to your WiFi network. Many apartment renters like the use of a smart doorbell with a camera.

Smart locks are something else you might want to install in your apartment in Fishers yourself. Upgrading the locks on your apartment is most likely in violation of your lease agreement. If you can’t trust your current lock’s integrity, consult the front office.

Model bedroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Should I Install A Ceiling Fan?

Ceiling fans will keep you cool, but they could also cause problems with your landlord if you hang one yourself. Renters should never attempt any object that has wiring. Your property owner won’t know if you did it safely. They have to keep everyone in your building secure and protect their property from questionable do-it-yourself repairs. Going against your rental contract in this way will bring you penalties or worse.

If you want more circulation or lights in your unit, a box fan and standing lamps are your best choices. You may also talk to the front office if you think your HVAC system isn’t running efficiently. Or find a community that comes with ceiling fans.

 Model bathroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Put In A Bidet Or Showerhead?

You may want to personalize your bathroom for your comfort. But hang on, apartment renters won’t want to attempt any plumbing alterations. Apartment plumbing systems are complex, and one poor move could affect everyone’s water pressure. So getting a whole bidet is not a great do-it-yourself project.

You still havelThere’s a bunch of smaller improvements you can get for your bathroom. If you want a bidet, use a bidet that connects to the tank of your toilet. For more pleasant showers, upgrade the present shower head with a multi-function head.

Model laundry room

Can I Create More Storage Shelves?

Every floorplan has a closet or two, but most people still look for more storage. Most storage items work in apartment living as long as you don’t destroy your current storage like closet shelves or create big gashes. You can put up PVC shelving in your closets, coat hooks in your front rooms, or an extra towel bar to the bathroom. Or hang wall shelves for books in your bedroom and a hanging board for large utensils in the kitchen.

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