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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 leased a new apartment or are looking to improve your current living space, you may wonder, “What can I install in my apartment in Bloomington?” As a general rule, you should avoid putting in objects where you make a substantial hole or are permanent, like a ceiling fan. Your lease may also spell out the alterations you cannot perform. For everything else, read this run down before trying a do-it-yourself installation in your Bloomington apartment.

Can I Hang A Flat Screen Or Speakers?

Most apartment complexes will allow you to hang a wall mount so you can increase the shelf space on your entertainment center. The rule of thumb for hanging items is that thumbscrews or brackets are alright, but think again if you want to get out a keyhole saw to create a larger gap. The same rule applies for hanging speakers. Go ahead and hang the stands, but steer clear from carving into the wall to obscure the wires.

Can I Install Security Cameras In My Apartment In Bloomington?

Even apartment renters who choose to live in a “safe” area often want some sort of safety, however, not all security devices are suitable for apartment living. Some security systems require cutting walls to install wires. Also, you might not be able to take components with you if you move. Or you might be lose your damage deposit when you leave to fix drywall damage. To keep in the rules, use portable security cameras and alarms that you plug in and connect to uses its own network. Some apartment Residents love the security of a smart doorbell with cameras.

Smart locks are something else you may want to install in your apartment in Bloomington yourself. Upgrading the locks on your apartment is most likely in violation of your rental agreement. If you don’t trust your existing lock’s integrity, discuss it with the management.

Model bedroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Should I Install A Ceiling Fan?

Ceiling fans might cool off a room, but they might also stir up issues with your landlord if you hang one yourself. Renters should never install an item that has electrical work. Your apartment management won’t trust if you installed it correctly. They have to keep all Residents in your complex safe and guard their apartments from flammable DIY projects. Going against your rental contract like this will bring you penalties or eviction.

If you need more circulation or lights in your unit, tower fans and halogen lamps are your top bets. You may also ask the front office if you wonder if your heating and cooling system isn’t running like it should. Or find a community that offers ceiling fans.

 Model bathroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Install A Bidet Or Better Showerhead?

You may wish to personalize your bathroom to your needs. But, apartment renters shouldn’t try big plumbing alterations. Apartment plumbing systems are complex, and one wrong move can screw up everyone’s plumbing. So putting in a whole bidet should not be an approved self install project.

There are still a bunch of significant changes you can get for your bathroom. If you want a bidet, use a bidet attachment to your toilet. For more comfortable showers, upgrade the present shower head with a pressurized fixture.

Model laundry room

Can I Create More Storage Shelves?

Every floorplan allows for a closet here and there, but most Residents still want extra storage. Most storage items work for apartment living because you don’t destroy your current structures like closet shelves or make large gashes. You can put up wire shelving to closets, coat racks in your front rooms, or an additional towel bar in the bathroom. Or try bracket shelves for knick-knacks in your bedroom and a pegboard for utensils for your kitchen.

Get An Apartment With What You Are Looking For At City Flats on Tenth

If you’re looking for an apartment that feels like it’s perfect on move-in, take a tour at City Flats on Tenth. We offer wonderful amenities and accommodating layouts in a friendly neighborhood. We’re happy to show you your new home when you phone 812-561-1974 or schedule a tour today.