Question - Can I hang shelves in an apartment?

Answered by: Janice Williams  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 24-06-2022  |  Views: 727  |  Total Questions: 12

If you want shelves in your new apartment, you'll have to find a way to hang them without drilling holes into your neighbor's bedroom. First, consider skipping wall attachments in the first place. Shelves have roughly the same price range, but you will have to assemble them. Sure, it's an intimidating prospect — hanging things on your apartment walls. Check your lease or ask the apartment manager if you aren't sure. But even if you can't put any holes in the walls, you can still hang photos – consider using poster putty (a favorite of teachers everywhere) or removable hooks. If you damage your walls you'll lose your security deposit. In those apartments you may need special nails, or to drill holes in the wall to put in the nails. If done incorrectly this can cause plaster to crumble. No. Putting up shelves could damage the walls, which would not be allowed under your tenancy agreement. However, your landlord may allow you to if you ask, and agree to repair any damage before you leave the property. We have a few ideas that can help you decorate to your heart's content without putting your deposit at risk. Use hooks with special adhesive. Fine some unique decorative tape. Hang your art on clothespins. Use putty to hang up your favorite works of art. Use a wire display. Use decals as decorations. Use magnetic paint.

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Unless otherwise stated in your lease, small nail holes in the wall are considered normal wear and tear and don't require your landlord to pull from your deposit. Many times, landlords have access to extra buckets of interior paint colors used in your unit, so they may be able to help you out with a fresh coat.

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Monkey Hook is the ideal drywall picture hanger hardware for decorating kids' rooms. It installs by hand in seconds (with no tools or studs required) and holds up to 50lbs.

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Do Command Strips Work on All Surfaces? Command strips work on most surfaces, but not all. The surfaces you can use them on are painted, stained or varnished wood, glass, tile, painted cinder block, plaster, drywall, metal, and painted wallboard.

https://www.racq.com.au/Living/Articles/Hanging-pictures-in-rental-properties

Hanging pictures in rental properties Picture strips. There are several types of picture strips that allow you to hang frames directly on the walls without leaving marks or holes once removed. Strings or ribbon. Hang string or ribbon across your window sill or wall and attach photos with small pegs. Free-standing frames. Washi tape. Twinkle lights.

https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-use-command-strips-258206

This is probably the number one thing people do wrong when using Command strips. When it comes time to remove them, don't pull the tab out and away from the wall. You'll risk damaging the wall. It's counter-intuitive, but you should pull directly down towards the floor.

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Upgrade the Lighting Most apartments come with ceiling mount light fixtures that can be easily replaced without rewiring anything at all: simply pick out your new fixture, unscrew the old one, and replace it with your new, better fixture. For an even easier project, simply swap out the light bulbs.

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Popular adhesive strips include Command picture hanging strips, Scotch reclosable fasteners, and Velcro removable mounting strips. You can buy these products from most craft and office supply stores. For extremely small or light shelves, a moldable adhesive glue like Sugru may also work.

https://www.thelpa.com/lpa/forum-thread/136841/How-much-for-holes%3F.html

If the holes don't need to be reinforced, I charge $10 per hole, $15 if they need a backer board or mesh, $20 if I have to replace a section of drywall. For painting, it depends on if you need 2 coats or one. Charging them $10-15/hr.

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Can tenants hang pictures in a rental property? Some property managers and owners allow the use of nail-in-the-wall picture hooks, while some prohibit even the sticky, no-damage picture strips. If there is no information in your tenancy agreement, speak to your landlord before you go ahead and hang your pictures.

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Willfully or carelessly breaking out windows, punching holes in the walls, and ripping up the carpet are all good examples of property damage that would likely be a reason to evict. It's a possibility the tenant will offer to pay for repairing the damage, at which point you may reconsider evicting him.