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Things you can install in your apartment in Carmel

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

Whether you just moved into a new place or want to improve your current place, you might wonder, “What can I install in my apartment in Carmel?” Generally, you should steer clear of putting in objects where you make a substantial hole or can’t be removed, such as a ceiling fan. Your community rules may also say what things you should not perform. For everything else, consult this guide before starting a self installation in your Carmel apartment.

Can I Put In A TV Or Stereo Equipment?

Most apartment complexes will allow you to put up a TV on the wall so you can make more shelf space on your credenza. The thing to think about for hanging items is that nails or brackets are fine, however, any holes that can’t be covered up by a spackle should be avoided. The rule goes for wall mounted soundbars and speakers. Go and install the stands, but steer clear from carving into the drywall to hide the wires.

Can I Use Security Cameras In My Apartment In Carmel?

Even apartment inhabitants who live in a desirable area still may want some sort of security, but not all security devices are suitable for apartments. Some home security devices require boring into drywall to install wires. And you might not be able to take the system with you when you leave. Or you could be given a fee at move-out for damage. To get around this, use wireless security cameras and alarms that use a battery and pair to uses its own network. Many apartment dwellers like the convenience of a doorbell with a camera and intercom system.

Don’t think about installing a keypad lock in your apartment in Carmel. Changing the locks on your doors is most likely in violation of your lease agreement. If you don’t trust your existing lock’s integrity, consult the management.

Model bedroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Install A Ceiling Fan?

Ceiling fans might increase air circulation, but they might also stir up problems with management if you install one yourself. You should never install an item that needs electrical work. Your property owner won’t know if you installed it correctly. They need to keep everyone in your complex safe and protect their own units from flammable do-it-yourself repairs. Infringing against your lease in this way will bring you fines or worse.

If you want more circulation or lighting in your apartment, plug-in fans and halogen lamps are your best choices. You can also talk to the front office if you suspect your heating and cooling system is not running efficiently. Or find an apartment that offers ceiling fans.

 Model bathroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Get A Bidet Or Showerhead?

You might wish to customize your bathroom to your tastes. However, apartment Residents shouldn’t attempt any plumbing installations. Apartment plumbing systems are complex, and one poor move could affect each unit’s water pressure. So installing a stand alone bidet should not be an appropriate self install project.

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

Model laundry room

Can I Create More Shelves?

Every layout allows for a closet or two, but most renters still need extra places to stash their stuff. Most storage solutions are perfect in apartment living as long as you don’t destroy your current storage like closet shelves or make large gaps. You can put up wire shelves to closets, coat racks in your entryway, or an additional towel bar to the bathroom. Or hang wall shelves for accessories in your living room and a hanging board for utensils on the kitchen wall.

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