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Objects 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 your dream apartment or are looking to upgrade your current place, you may wonder what things you can install in your apartment in Indianapolis. Generally, you should steer clear of hanging items that involve making a big hole or are permanent, such as a bidet. Your lease may also specify installations you cannot do. For things on the fence, read this guide before starting a DIY installation in your Indianapolis apartment.

Can I Put In A TV Or Speakers?

Most apartment complexes will allow you to put up a TV mount so you can make more shelf space on your shelves. The unofficial rule for walls is that screws or hooks are alright, but avoid the installation if you have to get out a tool to create a bigger gash. The rule also applies for wall mounted surround sound speakers. Feel free to install the speakers, but steer clear from carving into the drywall to snake in the wires.

Can I Install Security Devices In My Apartment In Indianapolis?

Even apartment dwellers who choose to live in a desirable area can still want additional safety, but not all security devices are suitable for apartments. Some security components require going into the walls to snake in wires. And you can’t take the system with you when you move. Or you might be given a fee at move-out to repair drywall damage. To get around this, use portable security cameras and devices that you plug in and link to your Wi-Fi yourself. Many apartment renters say they couldn’t live without the security of a doorbell with a camera.

You could want to install a new lock on your Indianapolis apartment. Switching out the locks on your doors is most likely in violation of your rental agreement. If you don’t trust your current lock’s quality, consult the front office.

Model bedroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Install A Ceiling Fan?

Ceiling fans might increase air circulation, but they may also cause problems with management if you put one in yourself. Residents should never attempt an item that has wiring. Your property owner won’t trust if you installed it safely. They want to keep everyone in your building secure and protect their property from questionable DIY repairs. Violating your lease this way could result in penalties or worse.

If you want more air circulation or lights in your place, a box fan and lamps are your best bets. You might also ask the maintenance team if you wonder if your heating and cooling system isn’t running like it should. Or search out an apartment that offers ceiling fans.

 Model bathroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Put In A Bidet Or Better Showerhead?

You may wish to customize your apartment bathroom to your tastes. However, apartment renters won’t want to try major plumbing renovations. Apartment plumbing is interconnected, and one wrong move can screw up every renter’s plumbing. So installing a stand alone bidet is not a great DIY project.

There are still a bunch of smaller upgrades you can do to your bathroom. If you need a bidet, get a bidet attachment to your toilet. For more pleasant showers, replace the standard shower head with a better fixture.

Model laundry room

Can I Install More Apartment Storage?

Every layout allows for a closet here and there, but most renters still look for more storage areas. Most storage items work in apartments because you won’t change existing structures like closet shelves or create big gaps. You can put up wire shelves in your closets, coat hooks in your front rooms, or an extra towel bar for the bathroom. Or hang bracket shelves for books in your bedroom and a pegboard for knives in the kitchen.

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