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What Should I Install In My Apartment In Greenwood?

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

Whether you just moved into a new place or need to improve your current living space, you might wonder what things you can install in your apartment in Greenwood. As a general rule, you should stay away from hanging items where you make a large hole or change the layout, like a bidet. Your lease may also say what alterations you cannot do. For everything else, read this guide before trying a do-it-yourself installation in your Greenwood apartment.

Can I Hang A Wall-Mounted TV Or Speakers?

Most apartments will allow you to install a hanging TV on the wall so you can free up shelf space on your entertainment center. The unofficial rule for walls is that nails or hooks are ok, but avoid the installation if you have to break out a saw to make a large gap. The same rule also applies for hanging speakers. Go ahead and install the brackets, but don’t start boring into the wall to obscure the wires.

Can I Use Security Components In My Apartment In Greenwood?

Even apartment renters who live in a “safe” community often want added security, but not all security devices are appropriate for apartments. Some security devices require going into the drywall to snake in wires. And you might not be able to take devices with you when you go into a house. Or you might be given a fee when you leave for wall damage. To get around this, use wireless cameras and devices that you plug in and pair to your WiFi network. Some apartment renters love the convenience of smart doorbells with a camera and intercom system.

Keypad locks are something else you may want to install in your apartment in Greenwood yourself. Switching out the locks on your apartment doors is most likely in violation of your rental agreement. If you doubt your current lock’s quality, discuss it with the front office.

Model bedroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Should I Install A Ceiling Fan?

Ceiling fans will cool off a room, but they might also make issues with apartment management if you put one in yourself. Renters should never attempt any object that needs wiring. Your apartment management won’t trust if you performed the install to code. They need to keep every Resident in your community secure and protect their own units from flammable DIY endeavors. Going against your lease this way will bring you fees or worse.

If you want more circulation or lighting in your place, a box fan and halogen lamps are your best options. You can also have a discussion with the staff if you wonder if your A/C system is not running like it should. Or look for a community that uses ceiling fans.

 Model bathroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Get A Bidet Or Better Showerhead?

You might wish to customize your bathroom to your tastes. However, apartment renters should not attempt major plumbing installations. Apartment plumbing is interconnected, and one poor move will affect everyone’s water pressure. So getting a large bidet should not be a great self install project.

You still havelThere’s some significant improvements you can do to your bathroom. If you still want a bidet, use a bidet attachment to your toilet. For more pleasant showers, upgrade the existing shower head with a multi-function head.

Model laundry room

Can I Install More Storage Shelves?

Every apartment floor plan will give you a closet here and there, but most renters still want extra storage. Most storage solutions are fine for your unit because you don’t alter existing structures like built in shelves or make big gashes. You can hang wire shelving to closets, coat racks in your front rooms, or an extra towel bar in the bathroom. Or try wall shelves for knick-knacks in your rooms and a hanging board for knives for your kitchen.

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