Installing Bathroom Window Curtains Part 2

In the first part of installing bathroom window curtains, you managed to identify and overcome. Now we can assume that you’ve discovered the correct placement of the mounting brackets for your curtains and are ready to install them.

You should position your bathroom curtain mounting brackets at a 45-degree line off the corner of the existing trim. Most trim is mitred, so by extending the line of the joint and placing the brackets on that line you will get the correct placement. Just go by what looks and feels right to your eye. Copy the bracket position on the other side of the window and drill and mount them in place.

There are literally dozens of methods and configurations for mounting bracket hardware. It’s always wise to read the manufacturer’s instructions then to follow you gut in actually following it. For example if the instructions say to use a level to position the brackets, think about how rational that advice is. Most walls are not completely flat and most windows are not completely level. So by using a level to position them, you will likely end up making your window trim look crooked when it didn’t before. So you have to align the brackets with the trim so it all looks even and level.

Drywall Anchors

Drywall Anchors

When you are selecting a drill bit prior to drilling a hole for the bracket anchor, test the anchor in the empty hole of the drill index. This will let you be sure the hole is a snug fit for the anchor. You are putting in the anchor to ensure that your curtains do not pull the brackets down. So it would be a shame to end up with a hole that’s slightly too big and tears through the drywall anyway. Finally, when you’re mounting your brackets, you need to be picky, exact and concentrated. While you may have disregarded some of the manufacturer instructions earlier, there is use for being precise. This will ensure that your have curtain brackets that will support your bathroom curtains for years to come.

Now that the brackets are in place, all you need to do is place the curtains. This is definitely the easy part. If you don’t already have a curtain rod, now is the time to get one. Usually you want it to be an inch or two longer than the length of the brackets. Yes, this part will show through the curtains, but there are many decorative ends you can buy to accent the end of the rod. This will ensure that your bathroom window curtains do not slide off the end and have to be adjusted every day or so.

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