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What Can I Install In My Apartment In Lafayette?

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

Whether you just leased your dream apartment or want to upgrade your current living space, there are a couple of devices you can install in your apartment in Lafayette. Generally, you should stay away from putting in items where you make a big hole or can’t be removed, such as a new toilet. Your community rules may also spell out the installations you should not perform. For things on the fence, consult this run down before attempting a do-it-yourself installation in your Lafayette apartment.

Can I Hang A TV Or Speakers?

Most apartments will allow you to install a hanging TV mount so you can make more shelf space on your credenza. The thing to think about for hanging items is that nails or hooks are ok, but, any gaps that can’t be repaired by spackle should be avoided. The same rule also applies for hanging surround sound speakers. Go and install the speakers, but steer clear from boring into the drywall to snake in the wires.

Can I Use Security Devices In My Apartment In Lafayette?

Even apartment renters who stay in a desirable neighborhood still may want additional safety, but not all security components are suitable for apartment living. Some home security systems require boring into walls and ceilings to install wires. Then you can’t take the system with you when you leave. Or you may be lose your damage deposit at move-out for wall damage. To keep in the rules, use plug-and-play cameras and alarms that you plug in and pair to uses its own network. Many apartment Residents like the use of a doorbell with a camera.

New locks are other items you might want to install in your apartment in Lafayette yourself. Upgrading the locks on your apartment is probably against the rules of your rental agreement. If you doubt your apartment lock’s quality, talk to the management.

Model bedroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Install A Ceiling Fan?

Ceiling fans might cool off a room, but they may also make trouble with management if you hang one yourself. Renters should never install something that requires wiring. Your property owner won’t trust if you performed the install correctly. They want to keep all Residents in your complex out of danger and guard their property from flammable wiring endeavors. Violating your rental contract in this way lead to fines or eviction.

If you want more cooling or lighting in your place, plug-in fans and standing lamps are your top choices. You may also talk to the front office if you think your A/C system isn’t running like it should. Or find a community that comes with ceiling fans.

 Model bathroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Install A Bidet Or Showerhead?

You may need to customize your bathroom to your needs. But, apartment dwellers won’t want to take on any plumbing renovations. Apartment pipe systems are interconnected, and one wrong move will affect every renter’s water. So putting in a large bidet should not be an approved do-it-yourself project.

You still havelThere’s a bunch of small upgrades you can do to your bathroom. If you need a bidet, get a bidet attachment to your toilet. For more pleasant showers, change out the existing shower head with a pressurized head.

Model laundry room

Can I Create More Shelves?

Every apartment floor plan allows for a closet or two, but most people still look for extra storage. Most storage solutions are fine for apartments because you don’t destroy your current storage like built in shelves or make huge gashes. You can hang wire shelving to closets, hooks in your entryway, or an additional towel bar to the bathroom. Or try floating shelves for books in your bedroom and a pegboard for large utensils in the kitchen.

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