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What Can I Install In My Apartment In West Lafayette?

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

Whether you just rented your dream apartment or want to revamp your current place, you might wonder, “What can I install in my apartment in West Lafayette?” Usually, you should steer clear of putting in objects that involve making a large gash or change the layout, like a bidet. Your contract may also say what things you should not perform. For everything else, consult this run down before trying a do-it-yourself installation in your West Lafayette apartment.

Can I Install A Flat Screen Or Stereo Equipment?

Most communities will be fine if you hang a wall mount so you can make more space on your credenza. The rule of thumb for walls is that nails or hooks are ok, but think again if you have to break out a saw to create a larger gash. The same also applies for hanging surround sound speakers. Feel free to put up the speakers, but stop at boring into the drywall to hide the wires.

Can I Use Security Cameras In My Apartment In West Lafayette?

Even apartment inhabitants who live in a desirable area often want some sort of security, but not all security devices are suitable for apartment living. Some home security components require cutting walls to hide the wires. Then you may not be able to take the system with you if you move. Or you could be given a fee at move-out to fix damage. To get around this, use plug-and-play cameras and components that use a battery and pair to uses its own network. Some apartment Residents love the convenience of a doorbell with cameras.

Smart locks are something else you might want to install in your apartment in West Lafayette yourself. Changing the locks on your apartment doors is almost certainly against the rules of your lease agreement. If you don’t trust your apartment lock’s durability, discuss it with the maintenance staff.

Model bedroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Install A Ceiling Fan?

Ceiling fans will increase air circulation, but they could also make issues with management if you put one in yourself. Residents should never attempt an item that requires wiring. Your landlord won’t know if you installed it correctly. They need to keep all Residents in your complex secure and protect their own units from questionable do-it-yourself endeavors. Violating your lease like this lead to fees or eviction.

If you need more circulation or overhead lights in your apartment, plug-in fans and lamps are your top bets. You may also ask the front office if you suspect your heating and cooling system isn’t running efficiently. Or search out a community that uses ceiling fans.

 Model bathroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Get A Bidet Or Better Showerhead?

You may wish to personalize your unit’s bathroom to your needs. But, apartment Residents won’t want to attempt major plumbing alterations. Apartment pipe systems are throughout every unit, and one ill-advised move will affect each unit’s plumbing. So installing a whole bidet should not be a great do-it-yourself project.

There are still some significant upgrades you can get for your bathroom. If you still want a bidet, install a bidet attachment to your toilet. For more luxurious showers, replace the existing shower head with a multi-function shower head.

Model laundry room

Can I Create More Apartment Storage?

Every floorplan will give you a closet here and there, but most Residents still look for extra storage. Most storage items are perfect in apartment living as long as you don’t destroy your current structures like closet shelves or make huge holes. You can add PVC shelves to closets, coat hooks in your bedrooms, or an added towel bar in the bathroom. Or try floating shelves for knick-knacks in your bedroom and a hanging board for knives on the kitchen wall.

Choose An Apartment With The Additions You Want At Continuum Apartments

If you’re want an apartment that feels like it’s perfect on move-in, visit us at Continuum Apartments. We offer great amenities and beautiful apartments in a desirable neighborhood. Let us show you your new home when you phone (765) 476-0886 or schedule a tour today.