If your shower stall is a cramped, but you can't afford to remodel the entire bathroom, install a curved shower curtain instead. Curved shower curtains, frequently seen in hotel bathrooms, add a few extra inches of space to the shower. Curved shower rods are made to fit shower enclosures between 57 and 60 inches wide and easily accommodate standard 72-inch wide shower curtains.
Things You'll Need
- Wall patch
- Curved shower rod
Remove your old shower rod and prep the area for a new shower rod by removing debris and patching any holes.
Mark the area for the new brackets with a pencil. Hang the curved shower rod at the same height as the old rod, but 2 to 3 inches inside the previous marks to allow the curtain to drape inside the tub wall.
Hold the bracket in place, and drill the screws through the bracket and into the wall. Repeat procedure for the second bracket.
Snap the curved rod into place in the brackets.
Replace the shower rings and shower curtain.
Tips & Warnings
- Curved shower rods are available in all the popular finishes of chrome, brushed nickel, white and "old world bronze."
- If your shower area is narrow, you may have to cut the rod with a hacksaw. Measure a straight line from the center of each swivel bracket and subtract the difference between your shower's length and the length of the uncut shower rod. Remove a swivel connector and cut the excess area with a hacksaw. Reattach the swivel connector to the shower rod and then attach the rod to the wall.
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