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Objects you can install in your apartment in Bloomington

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

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No matter if you just leased your dream apartment or need to improve your current living space, you may wonder what items you can install in your apartment in Bloomington. Generally, you should avoid installing items that make a big hole in the wall or can’t be removed, such as a bidet. Your contract may also specify installations you shouldn’t take on. For other items, read this guide before attempting a DIY installation in your Bloomington apartment.

Can I Put In A Flat Screen Or Speakers?

Most communities will be fine if you put up a wall mount so you can make more shelf space on your shelves. The unofficial rule for mounts is that thumbscrews or small hooks are ok, but, any holes that can’t be covered up by spackle should be avoided. The same applies for hanging surround sound speakers. Go ahead and put up the speakers, but stop at cutting into the drywall to snake in the wires.

Can I Install Security Devices In My Apartment In Bloomington?

Even apartment inhabitants who live in a desirable neighborhood still may want some sort of security, however, not all security components are helpful for apartments. Some security systems require cutting drywall to install wires. Then you might not be able to take the system with you when you go into a house. Or you might be given a fee at move-out to fix wall damage. To keep in the rules, use plug-and-play security cameras and components that use batteries and connect to uses its own network. Some apartment Residents say they couldn’t live without the convenience of a smart doorbell with a camera.

Keypad locks are other items you may want to install in your apartment in Bloomington yourself. Changing the locks on your doors is most likely against the rules of your lease agreement. If you can’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 increase air circulation, but they could also cause trouble with apartment management if you put one in yourself. Residents should never install an item that has wiring. Your apartment management won’t know if you did it safely. They have to keep all Residents in your community secure and guard their apartments from flammable DIY endeavors. Going against your rental rules like this could result in penalties or eviction.

If you are looking for more air circulation or lights in your apartment, tower fans and standing lamps are your best choices. You may also have a discussion with the front office if you think your heating and cooling system is not running efficiently. Or look for an apartment that uses ceiling fans.

 Model bathroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Get A Bidet Or Other Bathroom Fixture?

You might need to customize your bathroom to your needs. But, apartment dwellers shouldn’t attempt major plumbing renovations. Apartment plumbing systems are interconnected, and one ill-advised move will screw up everyone’s plumbing. So getting a whole bidet should not be an approved self install project.

There are still plenty of significant improvements you can get for your bathroom. If you still want a bidet, install a bidet attachment to your toilet. For more comfortable showers, replace the standard shower head with a pressurized fixture.

Model laundry room

Can I Create More Storage Shelves?

Every apartment floor plan will give you a closet here and there, but most Residents still look for additional places to stash their stuff. Most storage items are perfect in apartment living as long as you don’t destroy your current structures like cabinetry or create huge holes. You can hang PVC shelving in your closets, coat racks in your entryway, or an added towel bar to the bathroom. Or try wall shelves for books in your rooms and a magnetic strip for utensils on the kitchen wall.

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If you’re want an apartment that feels like it’s perfect from the start, visit us at City Flats at Renwick. We have great amenities and beautiful apartments in a friendly community. We’re happy to show you our apartments when you contact 812-578-7432 or schedule a tour today.