How to Install a Curved Shower Rod in a Shower Stall


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

  • Drill
  • Wall patch
  • Pencil
  • Screws
  • 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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