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Objects you can install in your apartment in Fishers

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

Whether you just leased your dream apartment or want to upgrade your current place, you may wonder, “What can I install in my apartment in Fishers?” Usually, you should stay away from installing items where you make a large hole or change the layout, such as a ceiling fan. Your contract may also say what things you shouldn’t do. For other items, read this guide before attempting a self installation in your Fishers apartment.

Can I Install A TV Or Stereo Equipment?

Most apartment complexes will let you install a hanging TV mount so you can free up space on your entertainment center. The rule of thumb for hanging items is that nails or hooks are fine, but, any holes that can’t be covered up by spackle should be avoided. The same rule also applies for wall mounted soundbars and speakers. Feel free to hang the speakers, but don’t start cutting into the drywall to hide the wires.

Can I Use Security Devices In My Apartment In Fishers?

Even apartment dwellers who choose to live in a “good” community often want additional safety, however, not all security components are suitable for apartments. Some home security devices require going into the walls to hide the wires. Then you may not be able to take devices with you when you go into a house. Or you could be given a fee at check-out for drywall damage. Instead, use portable cameras and devices that use a battery and link to your WiFi network. Many apartment renters love the use of a doorbell with a camera.

Don’t think about installing a keypad lock in your apartment in Fishers. Changing the locks on your apartment is almost certainly against the rules of your lease agreement. If you doubt your existing lock’s quality, discuss it with the maintenance staff.

Model bedroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Should I Install A Ceiling Fan?

Ceiling fans will keep you cool, but they may also make trouble with management if you install one yourself. Renters should never put in an item that needs electrical work. Your apartment management won’t know if you installed it correctly. They need to keep everyone in your building out of danger and protect their own units from questionable wiring repairs. Violating your rental contract in this way lead to penalties or eviction.

If you want more air circulation or lights in your apartment, tower fans and lamps are your top options. You may also ask the staff if you suspect your A/C system isn’t running like it should. Or find an apartment that offers ceiling fans.

 Model bathroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Put In A Bidet Or Showerhead?

You may wish to customize your apartment bathroom for your comfort. But hang on, apartment Residents won’t want to attempt big plumbing renovations. Apartment pipe systems are interconnected, and one wrong move will screw up each unit’s plumbing. So getting a large bidet will not be an approved do-it-yourself project.

There are still a bunch of significant improvements you can make to your bathroom. If you want a bidet, get a bidet that connects to the tank of your toilet. For more luxurious showers, replace the existing shower head with a better fixture.

Model laundry room

Can I Install More Shelves?

Every layout allows for a closet here and there, but most renters still need more storage. Most storage shelves work for apartments as long as you don’t change the existing storage like closet shelves or make huge holes. You can add PVC shelves to closets, coat hooks in your bedrooms, or an extra towel bar for the bathroom. Or hang bracket shelves for accessories in your bedroom and a hanging board for utensils on the kitchen wall.

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