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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 rented your dream apartment or are looking to improve your current place, there are a couple of things you can install in your apartment in Fishers. Usually, you should avoid hanging items that make a substantial hole in the wall or change the layout, like a new toilet. Your contract may also spell out the alterations you should not take on. For everything else, consult this run down before trying a DIY installation in your Fishers apartment.

Can I Install A Flat Screen Or Surround Sound?

Most communities will allow you to put up a TV on the wall so you can make more room on your entertainment center. The unofficial rule for mounts is that screws or small hooks are fine, but think again if you have to use a keyhole saw to make a large gap. The same rule goes for floating speakers. Go and put up the stands, but stop at boring into the drywall to hide the wires.

Can I Install Security Components In My Apartment In Fishers?

Even apartment renters who live in a desirable neighborhood can still want additional safety, however, not all security devices are suitable for apartments. Some home security systems require cutting walls and ceilings to install wires. And you may not be able to take components with you if you go into a house. Or you might be lose your damage deposit at check-out to fix damage. Instead, use wireless security cameras and alarms that you plug in and connect to uses its own network. Many apartment Residents love the use of a smart doorbell with a camera and intercom system.

Don’t even think about installing a new lock in your apartment in Fishers. Switching out the locks on your doors is most likely in violation of your lease agreement. If you don’t trust your apartment lock’s durability, talk to the front office.

Model bedroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Should I Install A Ceiling Fan?

Ceiling fans might cool off a room, but they might also cause issues with apartment management if you install one yourself. Residents should never put in any object that has electrical work. Your apartment management won’t trust if you performed the install to code. They want to keep all Residents in your complex secure and protect their apartments from flammable do-it-yourself endeavors. Violating your lease like this lead to fines or worse.

If you are looking for more circulation or overhead lights in your apartment, a box fan and halogen lamps are your best options. You can also have a discussion with the staff if you think your HVAC system isn’t running like it should. Or look for a community that offers ceiling fans.

 Model bathroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Install A Bidet Or Other Bathroom Fixture?

You may need to customize your bathroom to your needs. However, apartment renters should not take on major plumbing renovations. Apartment plumbing systems are interconnected, and one ill-advised move can disrupt every renter’s plumbing. So installing a stand alone bidet will not be a great DIY project.

You still havelThere’s a bunch of small improvements you can do to your bathroom. If you still want a bidet, install a bidet attachment to your toilet. For more comfortable showers, upgrade the standard shower head with a better fixture.

Model laundry room

Can I Put Up More Storage Shelves?

Every floorplan allows for a closet in the bedroom, but most people still need additional places to stash their stuff. Most storage solutions work for your unit as long as you don’t alter your current structures like cabinetry or make large gaps. You can put up wire shelving in your closets, coat hooks in your entryway, or an added towel bar to the bathroom. Or hang bracket shelves for books in your living room and a pegboard for utensils for your kitchen.

Find An Apartment With Everything You Need At The Flats at Switch

If you’re want an apartment that feels like it’s perfect on move-in, take a tour at The Flats at Switch. We offer wonderful amenities and accommodating layouts in a friendly community. Let us show you around when you contact 317-597-5275 or schedule a tour today.