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Objects you can install in your apartment in Carmel

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

Whether you just leased a new apartment or want to improve your current living space, you might wonder what devices you can install in your apartment in Carmel. Generally, you should avoid installing items that make a large gash or are permanent, such as a new toilet. Your community rules may also spell out the alterations you cannot perform. For everything else, read this run down before attempting a self installation in your Carmel apartment.

Can I Put In A Wall-Mounted TV Or Stereo Equipment?

Most communities will let you put up a TV on the wall so you can increase the shelf space on your shelves. The rule of thumb for walls is that nails or small hooks are alright, however, any holes that can’t be fixed by spackle should be avoided. The same rule goes for wall mounted surround sound speakers. Feel free to hang the brackets, but don’t start cutting into the drywall to obscure the wires.

Can I Use Security Components In My Apartment In Carmel?

Even apartment dwellers who stay in a “good” area still may want additional safety, however, not all security devices are suitable for apartments. Some security systems require cutting drywall to snake in wires. Then you might not be able to take the system with you when you move. Or you might be given a fee when you leave for wall damage. To get around this, use plug-and-play cameras and components that use batteries and link to your Wi-Fi yourself. Some apartment Residents love the security of smart doorbells with a camera and intercom system.

You might want to install a keypad lock on your Carmel apartment. Switching out the locks on your doors is almost certainly against the rules of your rental agreement. If you don’t trust your existing lock’s durability, consult the front office.

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 your landlord if you install one yourself. Residents should never put in an item that requires electrical work. Your apartment management won’t know if you performed the install to code. They want to keep all Residents in your complex safe and protect their property from questionable do-it-yourself endeavors. Infringing against your lease this way lead to fines or eviction.

If you need more cooling or lighting in your apartment, tower fans and standing lamps are your top options. You may also have a discussion with the maintenance team if you suspect your A/C system isn’t running well. Or look for an apartment that offers ceiling fans.

 Model bathroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Install A Bidet Or Showerhead?

You might want to customize your apartment bathroom to your needs. However, apartment Residents shouldn’t attempt major plumbing alterations. Apartment plumbing systems are complex, and a poor move will disrupt everyone’s plumbing. So installing a stand alone bidet is not an approved do-it-yourself project.

There are still a bunch of smaller changes you can make to your bathroom. If you still want a bidet, get a bidet attachment to your toilet. For more comfortable showers, replace the present shower head with a better fixture.

Model laundry room

Can I Put Up More Shelves?

Every apartment floor plan has a closet in the bedroom, but most Residents still need more storage areas. Most storage shelves are fine for apartments as long as you won’t change the existing storage like built in shelves or make huge holes. You can hang wire shelves to closets, coat hooks in your entryway, or an additional towel bar in the bathroom. Or put in floating shelves for knick-knacks in your living room and a hanging board for knives for your kitchen.

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