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Items you can install in your apartment in Carmel

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

No matter if you just rented a new apartment or need to upgrade your current living space, you may wonder what items you can install in your apartment in Carmel. Generally, you should steer clear of installing objects that make a big hole in the wall or are permanent, such as a bidet. Your contract may also say what alterations you should not perform. For everything else, consult this run down before starting a DIY installation in your Carmel apartment.

Can I Hang A Flat Screen Or Stereo Equipment?

Most apartment complexes will allow you to install a hanging wall mount so you can increase the room on your shelves. The rule of thumb for hanging items is that screws or small hooks are ok, but stay away from gaps bigger than your finger. The rule goes for wall mounted soundbars and speakers. Feel free to install the speakers, but don’t start boring into the wall to hide the wires.

Can I Use Security Components In My Apartment In Carmel?

Even apartment inhabitants who choose to live in a “good” neighborhood often want some sort of security, however, not all security components are suitable for a rental unit. Some security devices require cutting walls and ceilings to snake in wires. And you can’t take devices with you if you go into a house. Or you could be charged at move-out to repair drywall damage. To get around this, use plug-and-play security cameras and components that use a battery and link to your WiFi network. Many apartment renters say they couldn’t live without the security of a smart doorbell with a camera and intercom system.

You may want to install a smart lock on your Carmel apartment. Changing the locks on your apartment is probably against the rules of your rental agreement. If you can’t trust your current lock’s quality, consult the front office.

Model bedroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Should I Install A Ceiling Fan?

Ceiling fans may increase air circulation, but they could also stir up trouble with management if you hang one yourself. Residents should never put in something that needs electrical work. Your apartment management won’t know if you installed it to code. They want to keep all Residents in your building secure and guard their own units from questionable wiring repairs. Going against your lease like this lead to fines or eviction.

If you are looking for more circulation or lighting in your place, tower fans and standing lamps are your top options. You may also talk to the maintenance team if you wonder if your HVAC system is not running like it should. Or find a community that comes with ceiling fans.

 Model bathroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Install A Bidet Or Other Bathroom Fixture?

You might wish to customize your unit’s bathroom for your comfort. However, apartment dwellers should not try big plumbing alterations. Apartment pipe systems are interconnected, and a wrong move can affect everyone’s water pressure. So installing a stand alone bidet is not a great self install project.

There are still some significant improvements you can make to your bathroom. If you need a bidet, install a bidet perferrial that attaches to your toilet. For more luxurious showers, change out the standard shower head with a better fixture.

Model laundry room

Can I Put Up More Shelves?

Every apartment floor plan has a closet here and there, but most Residents still need additional storage. Most storage shelves work in apartments because you won’t destroy your current storage like built in shelves or make huge gaps. You can add wire shelves to closets, coat racks in your bedrooms, or an added towel bar for the bathroom. Or put in wall shelves for accessories in your rooms and a hanging board for knives for your kitchen.

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