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What Should I Install In My Apartment In West Lafayette?

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

No matter if you just leased your dream apartment or are looking to revamp your current living space, you may think to yourself, “What can I install in my apartment in West Lafayette?” Usually, you should avoid putting in objects that make a big hole or are permanent, such as a bidet. Your lease may also specify installations you cannot perform. For things on the fence, consult this run down before attempting a self installation in your West Lafayette apartment.

Can I Put In A Flat Screen Or Speakers?

Most apartments will allow you to put up a TV mount so you can increase the space on your credenza. The rule of thumb for walls is that nails or brackets are ok, however, any holes that can’t be covered up by a spackle should be avoided. The same also applies for floating surround sound speakers. Go ahead and put up the brackets, but steer clear from boring into the drywall to hide the wires.

Can I Install Security Devices In My Apartment In West Lafayette?

Even apartment dwellers who stay in a desirable community often want some sort of security, but not all security devices are helpful for a rental unit. Some security devices require going into the walls to install wires. Then you can’t take components with you if you leave. Or you could be given a fee when you leave to repair wall damage. To get around this, use plug-and-play cameras and components that use batteries and pair to your WiFi network. Many apartment dwellers like the use of smart doorbells with cameras.

You might want to install a new lock on your West Lafayette apartment. Upgrading the locks on your doors is almost certainly against the rules of your rental agreement. If you can’t trust your apartment lock’s quality, consult the management.

Model bedroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Install A Ceiling Fan?

Ceiling fans might keep you cool, but they may also make issues with apartment management if you put one in yourself. Renters should never put in an item that has wiring. Your landlord won’t trust if you did it safely. They need to keep all Residents in your building secure and guard their property from questionable do-it-yourself repairs. Violating your lease this way could result in fees or eviction.

If you want more air circulation or overhead lights in your apartment, plug-in fans and standing lamps are your top choices. You may also ask the staff if you think your A/C system is not running like it should. Or search out an apartment that uses ceiling fans.

 Model bathroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Put In A Bidet Or Better Showerhead?

You might wish to customize your apartment bathroom for your comfort. But, apartment Residents won’t want to attempt big plumbing renovations. Apartment plumbing is interconnected, and a ill-advised move could affect each unit’s water. So installing a whole bidet is not an appropriate self install project.

You still havelThere’s plenty of small improvements you can do to your bathroom. If you want a bidet, install a bidet that connects to the tank of your toilet. For more comfortable showers, change out the present shower head with a pressurized fixture.

Model laundry room

Can I Put Up More Shelves?

Every layout allows for a closet in the bedroom, but most Residents still look for extra storage areas. Most storage items are fine for apartment living as long as you don’t change existing storage like built in shelves or make big holes. You can add PVC shelving in your closets, hooks in your front rooms, or an added towel bar in the bathroom. Or try bracket shelves for books in your living room and a magnetic strip for utensils on the kitchen wall.

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