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How to Install a Curved Shower Curtain Rod

Installing a curved shower rod is very easy if you follow the correct guidelines. Read on to know more.
Stephen Rampur Nov 1, 2018
A curved shower curtain rod, also called a crescent shower curtain rod, makes the bathroom's shower space feel larger. Moreover, it certainly contributes to bathroom d├ęcor.
There are many people who have a misconception that installing these rods is a very tedious and difficult task. However, knowing the installation procedure correctly, and choosing the appropriate shower curtain rod, would certainly enable you to do the job.
They are appropriate for both types of bathtubs, oval or rectangular, and are available in different types such as rolling shower curtain rods, as well as 5 or 6 inch rods with brushed-nickel finishes.
Regardless of the type you choose, they all are meant to create a feeling of extra space in the bathroom. The brackets which are utilized in these kinds of rods allow for alterations to fit different lengths of bath area.
As a matter of fact, the curtain rods can be decreased in length to make the installation procedure hassle-free. Simply because these rods have a crescent does not mean that you would require a new set of shower curtains, as conventional curtains can fit appropriately onto curved rods as well.

Make Sufficient Space and Adjustments

The first thing you need to do is to make sufficient space adjustments for the new rod to be set in. Remove the old rod that is to be replaced, and clear the space adequately, so that you will not trip over anything.
The basic things that you need in carrying out this procedure are the shower curtain rods, a screwdriver, and a pencil. You may also need to use the accessories that are provided with the shower curtain rod purchase.

Measurements for Installation

Set up the crescent shower curtain rod together, referring to the instructions which came along with it. Place it up on the wall, and determine precisely where you think its position should be, with relation to the height and depth.
The bracket would be required to be positioned at least three inches farther in as compared to the set up of the old rod which you removed. The guidelines provided with the rod would suggest two alternatives depending on whether you have an oval tub or a conventional one.

Wall Markings

You would then need to position the brackets on the wall, and mark around the outside edge using a pencil. The next step is hammering a nail into the wall where the screws are supposed to be put. The curtain shower curtain rod set would have screws if mounting on a stud, or drywall anchors if mounting solely on a drywall.

Installing the Brackets and Rod

Firmly affix the brackets onto the wall using the provided fixtures. After doing so, the last step would be to fix the crescent shower curtain rod with the screws.