Good Questions: How To Hang Sink Curtain?

Martha sent us an email: "Dear Apartment Therapy, How did Kyle of this post hang her curtain under the sink? I'm interested in doing the same as I've just moved our recycling under the sink in our kitchen..."

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I currently have a suspension rod made for shower curtains up in the space (it was in the apartment when we moved in... and I thought, why not use it?). I've also considered IKEA's curtain wire, as this would
make sewing easier with the help of alligator clips to hang the fabric, but our walls are notoriously difficult to put nails or screws into. I was also curious if Kyle used one single piece of fabric (it looks like it) or two.
You might be wondering where my curtain is... and the answer is I can't decide on fabric; all I know is that it can't involve white! Thanks for any suggestions, Martha

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Hi Martha. We used adhesive heavy duty velcro (available at hardware stores) to hang the sink curtain (above). One piece of velcro runs the entire length of the metal cabinet below the sink and the other piece runs the entire top length of the fabric. Even though the adhesive sticks to the fabric, we also sewed the velcro to the fabric for durability. The fabric is only one piece of fabric, simply hemmed on all four sides. In our case, the fabric is hiding some nasty old metal cabinets that we didn't want to replace yet. And we don't keep anything in the cabinets so we don't need to move the fabric curtain to get in there.

In your case, it seems like you're on the right track with the rod and curtain rings since you will need to access the space under your sink regularly. For that same reason we'd probably do two pieces of fabric so you can open the curtain from the middle. In terms of fabric, you should probably stay away from anything silky or shiny which will show dirt more. And since you'll be touching the fabric regularly to open and close the curtain, you should definitely make it with fabric you can throw in the wash! Good luck!

AT Readers, do you have any other ideas for Martha?

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