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What Should I Install In My Apartment In Carmel?

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

Whether you just leased your dream apartment or are looking to upgrade your current place, you may wonder, “What can I install in my apartment in Carmel?” Generally, you should avoid hanging items where you make a substantial hole or can’t be removed, such as a ceiling fan. Your lease may also say what alterations you cannot perform. For everything else, consult this guide before trying a DIY installation in your Carmel apartment.

Can I Put In A TV Or Surround Sound?

Most apartments will let you hang a TV mount so you can free up shelf space on your credenza. The rule of thumb for mounts is that nails or small hooks are ok, however, any gashes that cannot be fixed by spackle should be avoided. The rule applies for hanging speakers. Go and hang the stands, but stop at cutting into the wall to hide the wires.

Can I Put In Security Components In My Apartment In Carmel?

Even apartment dwellers who choose to live in a desirable area often want some sort of safety, however, not all security alarms and cameras are appropriate for apartments. Some home security systems require going into the drywall to snake in wires. And you may not be able to take the system with you when you go into a house. Or you could be lose your damage deposit when you leave for damage. To get around this, use plug-and-play cameras and alarms that you plug in and pair to your WiFi network. Some apartment renters love the security of a smart doorbell with a camera and intercom system.

You may want to install a keypad lock on your Carmel apartment. Changing the locks on your apartment is probably against your lease agreement. If you can’t trust your current lock’s durability, consult the maintenance staff.

Model bedroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Should I Install A Ceiling Fan?

Ceiling fans may keep you cool, but they might also stir up problems with management if you install one yourself. Renters should never attempt something that needs wiring. Your apartment management won’t trust if you did it correctly. They have to keep everyone in your building safe and protect their own units from flammable DIY repairs. Violating your rental contract this way lead to fines or eviction.

If you want more circulation or lights in your unit, plug-in fans and halogen lamps are your best options. You may also ask the staff if you suspect your HVAC system is not running well. Or find an apartment that offers ceiling fans.

 Model bathroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Get A Bidet Or Other Bathroom Fixture?

You may wish to personalize your bathroom to your tastes. But, apartment Residents won’t want to try major plumbing installations. Apartment plumbing is throughout every unit, and a poor move can affect everyone’s water pressure. So getting a whole bidet will not be an approved self install project.

You still havelThere’s a bunch of significant improvements you can do to your bathroom. If you still want a bidet, get a bidet attachment to your toilet. For more comfortable showers, upgrade the existing shower head with a pressurized head.

Model laundry room

Can I Install More Storage Shelves?

Every layout has a closet in the bedroom, but most Residents still look for more storage areas. Most storage solutions work in apartment living because you don’t change existing structures like closet shelves or create large holes. You can hang wire shelving in your closets, coat racks in your front rooms, or an added towel bar in the bathroom. Or hang bracket shelves for books in your rooms and a magnetic strip for knives in the kitchen.

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