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What Can I Install In My Apartment In Bloomington?

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

Whether you just leased your dream apartment or are looking to upgrade your current place, there are a few devices you can install in your apartment in Bloomington. Generally, you should stay away from hanging items where you make a big hole in the wall or change the layout, like a ceiling fan. Your contract may also specify installations you cannot do. For other items, consult this guide before attempting a DIY installation in your Bloomington apartment.

Can I Install A Wall-Mounted TV Or Surround Sound?

Most apartment complexes will let you hang a wall mount so you can increase the space on your credenza. The thing to think about for mounts is that thumbscrews or brackets are fine, but don’t make crevices that measure larger than your index finger. The rule also applies for hanging surround sound speakers. Go and install the speakers, but steer clear from cutting into the drywall to hide the wires.

Can I Use Security Components In My Apartment In Bloomington?

Even apartment dwellers who choose to live in a “safe” community often want added security, however, not all security devices are helpful for apartments. Some home security components require cutting walls and ceilings to hide the wires. Then you can’t take devices with you when you go into a house. Or you might be lose your damage deposit when you leave for wall damage. To keep in the rules, use plug-and-play security cameras and alarms that you plug in and pair to uses its own network. Some apartment renters love the security of a doorbell with a camera and intercom system.

Don’t try installing a keypad lock in your apartment in Bloomington. Switching out the locks on your doors is almost certainly against your rental agreement. If you can’t trust your current lock’s durability, consult the management.

Model bedroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Should I Install A Ceiling Fan?

Ceiling fans will cool off a room, but they may also stir up problems with management if you hang one yourself. Residents should never attempt something that has electrical work. Your apartment management won’t trust if you did it safely. They have to keep every Resident in your building out of danger and protect their property from questionable DIY projects. Violating your rental contract in this way will bring you fees or eviction.

If you want more circulation or overhead lights in your place, a box fan and halogen lamps are your best bets. You may also talk to the staff if you wonder if your A/C system is not running efficiently. Or find a community that comes with ceiling fans.

 Model bathroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Install A Bidet Or Better Showerhead?

You might want to customize your bathroom to your needs. But, apartment Residents won’t want to attempt major plumbing installations. Apartment plumbing systems are throughout every unit, and one ill-advised move can affect everyone’s water. So getting a whole bidet will not be an appropriate self install project.

You still havelThere’s some small upgrades you can do to your bathroom. If you still want a bidet, get a bidet that connects to the tank of your toilet. For more pleasant showers, upgrade the present shower head with a multi-function shower head.

Model laundry room

Can I Create More Apartment Storage?

Every layout will give you a closet or two, but most renters still need additional places to stash their stuff. Most storage shelves work in apartments as long as you won’t alter your current structures like built in shelves or make huge holes. You can put up wire shelves to closets, coat racks in your entryway, or an additional towel bar for the bathroom. Or try wall shelves for books in your living room and a pegboard for utensils on the kitchen wall.

Get An Apartment With Everything You Need At City Flats on Walnut

If you’re want an apartment that feels like it’s perfect on move-in, take a tour at City Flats on Walnut. We have wonderful amenities and accommodating layouts in a cordial community. We would love to show you our apartments when you phone 812-578-8827 or schedule a tour today.