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What Am I Able To Install In My Apartment In Bloomington?

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

Whether you just rented a new apartment or need to revamp your current living space, you might ask yourself, “What can I install in my apartment in Bloomington?” Generally, you should steer clear of putting in objects where you make a large hole in the wall or are permanent, like a new toilet. Your lease may also say what alterations you shouldn’t do. For things on the fence, read this guide before attempting a DIY installation in your Bloomington apartment.

Can I Hang A Flat Screen Or Speakers?

Most communities will allow you to hang a wall mount so you can increase the space on your entertainment center. The rule of thumb for walls is that screws or hooks are ok, however, any holes that cannot be fixed by a spackle should be avoided. The same rule also applies for wall mounted surround sound speakers. Go and install the speakers, but stop at carving into the wall to obscure the wires.

Can I Use Security Components In My Apartment In Bloomington?

Even apartment inhabitants who stay in a desirable area can still want added security, but not all security devices are appropriate for apartments. Some home security systems require cutting drywall to snake in wires. Then you can’t take the system with you when you leave. Or you may be charged at move-out to repair drywall damage. Instead, use plug-and-play security cameras and components that use batteries and pair to your WiFi network. Some apartment Residents love the security of smart doorbells with a camera.

New locks are other items you could want to install in your apartment in Bloomington yourself. Upgrading the locks on your apartment is probably against your rental 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 cool off a room, but they might also cause problems with management if you install one yourself. Residents should never attempt something that has wiring. Your property owner won’t trust if you performed the install safely. They want to keep every Resident in your building safe and protect their apartments from flammable do-it-yourself repairs. Violating your rental rules like this lead to penalties or eviction.

If you are looking for more cooling or lighting in your place, a box fan and standing lamps are your top bets. You may also have a discussion with the front office if you think your A/C system is not running efficiently. Or find a place that offers ceiling fans.

 Model bathroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Put In A Bidet Or Other Bathroom Fixture?

You may need to customize your bathroom to your needs. But hang on, apartment dwellers should not take on major plumbing renovations. Apartment pipe systems are throughout every unit, and one wrong move will affect each unit’s plumbing. So installing a whole bidet will not be a great DIY project.

You still havelThere’s a bunch of small changes you can get for your bathroom. If you still want a bidet, get a bidet attachment to your toilet. For more luxurious showers, replace the standard shower head with a better shower head.

Model laundry room

Can I Create More Apartment Storage?

Every apartment floor plan will give you a closet here and there, but most people still look for additional places to stash their stuff. Most storage items are fine for apartment living because you won’t alter your current structures like built in shelves or create large gaps. You can hang wire shelves to closets, coat hooks in your entryway, or an added towel bar in the bathroom. Or hang floating shelves for books in your living room and a magnetic strip for utensils in the kitchen.

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