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Things you can install in your apartment in Sylvania

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

No matter if you just leased your dream apartment or are looking to upgrade your current place, there are some items you can install in your apartment in Sylvania. As a general rule, you should avoid hanging objects that make a big hole in the wall or change the layout, such as a new toilet. Your lease may also specify installations you cannot do. For everything else, read this run down before trying a DIY installation in your Sylvania apartment.

Can I Put In A Wall-Mounted TV Or Surround Sound?

Most communities will let you put up a TV on the wall so you can free up space on your credenza. The thing to think about for mounts is that thumbscrews or small hooks are ok, but, any gashes that cannot be repaired by spackle should be avoided. The same goes for hanging soundbars and speakers. Go and install the stands, but stop at cutting into the drywall to hide the wires.

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

Even apartment dwellers who stay in a desirable community often want some sort of safety, but not all security alarms and cameras are helpful for apartments. Some security systems require cutting walls to install wires. And you may not be able to take components with you when you leave. Or you may be charged when you leave to repair damage. To get around this, use wireless cameras and alarms that use a battery and pair to your Wi-Fi yourself. Some apartment dwellers love the security of a smart doorbell with a camera and intercom system.

Don’t even think about installing a new lock in your apartment in Sylvania. Upgrading the locks on your apartment doors is almost certainly in violation of your lease agreement. If you can’t trust your apartment lock’s integrity, 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 might also stir up problems with apartment management if you hang one yourself. Renters should never install something that needs wiring. Your property owner won’t know if you installed it safely. They want to keep every Resident in your building out of danger and guard their own units from questionable wiring projects. Violating your rental contract this way could result in fees or eviction.

If you are looking for more circulation or overhead lights in your place, plug-in fans and lamps are your top bets. You may also talk to the front office if you think your heating and cooling system isn’t running efficiently. Or look for a community that comes with ceiling fans.

 Model bathroom at Union Street Flats Apartments.

Can I Install A Bidet Or Other Bathroom Fixture?

You may wish to customize your apartment bathroom to your needs. However, apartment renters won’t want to try major plumbing alterations. Apartment plumbing systems are interconnected, and one ill-advised move could disrupt each unit’s water. So getting a large bidet is not a great DIY project.

You still havelThere’s a bunch of small improvements you can make to your bathroom. If you want a bidet, install a bidet attachment to your toilet. For more pleasant showers, upgrade the existing shower head with a multi-function shower head.

Model laundry room

Can I Install More Apartment Storage?

Every floorplan allows for a closet here and there, but most people still want additional storage areas. Most storage solutions are perfect in your unit because you won’t destroy the existing structures like built in shelves or make big holes. You can add PVC shelves in your closets, hooks in your bedrooms, or an additional towel bar in the bathroom. Or put in bracket shelves for books in your rooms and a pegboard for knives on the kitchen wall.

Choose An Apartment With What You Need At SOMO Flats

If you’re looking for an apartment that feels like a home on move-in, visit us at SOMO Flats. We offer wonderful amenities and accommodating layouts in a friendly neighborhood. We’re happy to show you around when you contact 419-843-0855 or schedule a tour today.