Friday, April 1, 2011

Curved Shower Curtain Rod - For More Bathing Space

If your bathroom space is less and you long for shower curtain, bathtub and other luxury for your bathroom then you can opt for the curved shower curtain rod that occupies less space but give more bathing space. It actually increases the elbow room in bathroom. So get the efficient shower pleasure with curved shower rod.

Now how can you find out that it gives you more space. Like by measuring the length of straight and curved curtain rod you may not find much difference but once it is installed the space difference becomes very obvious. Owing to this cost of curved shower curtain rod is more than its straight counterpart.

Curved Shower Curtain Rod Material
Curved shower curtain rods are available in assortment of material and colors like plastic, metal, pvc etc. But the one made in metal and has chrome or double-chrome coating is the best. With this peeling of rod does not happen which increases the life of the rod. Plastic rods need be checked for their toughness for durability.

Also there are curved shower curtain rod made from bronze, brushed nickle, oil rubbed bronze and brass. Oil rubbed bronze curved rods are more durable among these and so more expensive. 

Adjustable curved shower curtain rod is getting popular as it can be adjusted to different widths and for different space. Then there are double shower curtain rods one for the liner and one for the shower curtain.

Curved shower curtain rod can be used both with tub as well as shower. Use hookless shower curtains with curved shower curtain rod.    

Curved Shower Curtain Rod Installation
Although the installation of curved shower curtain rod is similar to straight rod but yet there are some differences. Like you need curtain rod brackets to affix them to the wall. Screws make them more secure than the straight shower curtain rods that are hold in place with pressure.

Material Required

  1. Curved shower curtain rod/shower curtain rail
  2. Screwdriver
  3. Measuring tape
  4. Screws
  5. Pencil or Marker
  6. Drill
Mark the space where you want to install the curved shower curtain rod. If you already have the straight one then you need to get this one out, fill the space and paint the wall before installing the curved shower curtain rod.

Now as per the specifications of the manufacturers put the curved rod together. Like in some cases you have to fix the two pieces together.

Hold the rod to a place where you actually want to install it. Make sure that you are holding it at correct height and depth. Make this space with marker or pencil. This is the place where mounting brackets will go.

For height make sure that after hanging the curtain, the curtain should seal the bathtub i.e. shower curtain should overhang the bathtub.

Now hold the mounting brackets in place and mark the point where screws will go into wall. Make the mark with pencil. To check if the mark has been made on right place take the measuring tape and get the measurement of height, depth and width.

Take drill and make hole. If the wall is dry then install wall anchors and if it is stud then install screws. Buy quality screws as this is the whole strength of the curved shower curtain rod.

So now your brackets are in place and you can install the shower rod as per the instructions of the manufacturer's.

Top Curved Shower Curtain Brands
  • MOEN
  • Speakman
  • Kohler
  • Design House
  • Regalware

Buy Curved Shower Curtain Rod


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mesmerizing Beauty of Bamboo Shades

Bamboo shades reduces the heat of Sun through their cool appeal and look. You can use bamboo shades both for contemporary as well as traditional home decor. Moreover bamboo should also be a choice if you want to live an eco-friendly life as bamboo plant is friendly to nature too.
Bamboo shades generally refer to window shades but it can also be used as door shades. These are very light in weight and affordable.

Homemade bamboo shades are made in old style by drying bamboo reeds and then weaving them with ropes. Durability if bit lesser than the modern style of weaving.

Bamboo Shade Styles
Matchstick Style – Bamboo reeds are woven together in matchstick form

Blind Style – In this wider flat pieces are used that looks like blind.

Roll-up Style – In this style you can roll-up your bamboo shades

Cellular Shades – These are also called honey comb shades that allow small
amount of Sunlight to enter into any place where these are installed.

Venetian Bamboo Shades – This is also known as horizontal blinds. This are light-control blinds. Modern shades have wider slats than the traditional ones.

Different patterns and styles are made by weaving bamboo tubes in different styles. These days some bamboo shades are even painted in some designs to make them look more beautiful.

Picking right style is very important. Like if you are looking for bamboo shades for bedroom where you need complete privacy then the bamboo shade must not have any space between reeds. Whereas if you are looking from decoration point of view then focus on design.

Bamboo Shades Buying Guide

Before buying bamboo blinds it is recommended to do the product search for price and quality comparison on . Google product feature shows the real time search for latest products related to your query with number of stores from where you can buy this along with price, price, size and review. It is an excellent idea before buying the bamboo shades online and even from the stores. Also get the buying guide information along with product detail at the end of search page.

Then look for bamboo shades in top selling websites like Amazon and IKEA. Sometimes you can even get the discounts and offers that reduce the price further.

Check out B2C marketplaces like eBay to buy bamboo shades from different brands.

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