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Things you can install in your apartment in Greenwood

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

No matter if you just rented your dream apartment or want to upgrade your current living space, there are a couple of devices you can install in your apartment in Greenwood. As a general rule, you should steer clear of putting in objects that involve making a big gash or can’t be removed, like a new toilet. Your community rules may also spell out the things you should not do. For things on the fence, read this guide before starting a do-it-yourself installation in your Greenwood apartment.

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

Most apartment complexes will let you put up a TV on the wall so you can free up room on your shelves. The unofficial rule for hanging items is that thumbscrews or hooks are ok, but stay away from holes that measure larger than your thumb. The same also applies for wall mounted soundbars and speakers. Feel free to put up the stands, but stop at carving into the drywall to snake in the wires.

Can I Put In Security Devices In My Apartment In Greenwood?

Even apartment inhabitants who choose to live in a “good” community can still want added security, but not all security devices are appropriate for a rental unit. Some home security components require boring into walls to snake in wires. Also, you can’t take components with you when you leave. Or you could be given a fee at check-out to repair wall damage. Instead, use plug-and-play security cameras and devices that you plug in and pair to uses its own network. Some apartment renters say they couldn’t live without the security of a doorbell with a camera.

Smart locks are other items you may want to install in your apartment in Greenwood yourself. Upgrading the locks on your apartment doors is almost certainly in violation of your rental agreement. If you doubt your existing lock’s integrity, talk to the front office.

Model bedroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Install A Ceiling Fan?

Ceiling fans will keep you cool, but they may also cause problems with management if you hang one yourself. Residents should never attempt any object that requires wiring. Your apartment management won’t know if you performed the install correctly. They need to keep everyone in your complex safe and protect their property from flammable do-it-yourself repairs. Infringing against your rental rules like this will bring you fines or eviction.

If you are looking for more air circulation or overhead lights in your apartment, tower fans and lamps are your best bets. You might also have a discussion with the front office if you think your HVAC system is not running like it should. Or look for an apartment that uses ceiling fans.

 Model bathroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Get A Bidet Or Showerhead?

You may need to customize your bathroom for your comfort. But, apartment Residents won’t want to attempt any plumbing installations. Apartment plumbing is interconnected, and a ill-advised move can affect everyone’s water. So installing a whole bidet will not be a great DIY project.

You still havelThere’s a bunch of smaller improvements you can make to your bathroom. If you want a bidet, get a bidet that connects to the tank of your toilet. For more luxurious showers, replace the standard shower head with a multi-function shower head.

Model laundry room

Can I Install More Shelves?

Every apartment floor plan will give you a closet here and there, but most people still look for extra storage. Most storage solutions are fine for apartments because you won’t change the existing structures like closet shelves or make large gaps. You can add PVC shelves in your closets, hooks in your bedrooms, or an extra towel bar for the bathroom. Or try wall shelves for accessories in your rooms and a hanging board for utensils for your kitchen.

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