NY Good Questions: Is Installing this New Shower Rod a Good Idea?

NY Good Questions: Is Installing this New Shower Rod a Good Idea?

Maxwell Ryan
Apr 11, 2008

Dear AT,

I am considering getting one of those fancy curved shower curtain rods to spiff up my bathroom, but have a concern.

Apparently these rods are meant to be installed a few inches further inside the shower than a typical straight rod (see picture).

The problem is that my entire shower is tiled with large 8x10 inch stone tiles, so if I were to install this type of rod per the instructions, I would have several holes to patch in the tile, which would not look good by anyone's estimation...

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So my question goes out to any readers with curved shower rod experience -- do you think its a good idea to try and override the manufacturer's instructions and install the new rod in the old rod's holes?

Will function/aesthetics be sacrificed in any way?

I just want to get a better idea of whether or not this is a good idea before I spend $50 on the thing online.

Thanks! Martina

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