Picking the Right Width for Your Shower Curtain

A shower curtain is used to trap water inside a bathing/ showering tub. This prevents the water from spilling out of the tub and making the whole place messy. The ​shower curtains will also come with liners. If not they will come with a waterproof design that keeps they safe from becoming dump and developing moulds. 

Why Bring In a Shower Curtain

A shower curtain can be a great element of interior décor. It can add a great aesthetic value to your home and more specifically to your bathroom. If mounted to a stylish shower curtain rod, a shower curtain with the right height, hue, and functionalities will leave your bathroom with an undoubted “wow” touch any day and time.

Today shower curtains are not only stylish but more often than not, whimsical and the best definition to a home dweller's personal space. With the right width and height a shower curtain will be a great addition of aesthetic appeal and also an ideal protection for floors - from water damage and slip hazards among other things.

How to Pick Proper Shower Curtain Width

Before buying a shower curtain, you must first have the right measurements. This prevents you from spending more, coming back with an ugly design, and will save you a lot of mounting time. Here are the best steps that you could follow when picking a proper width for your shower curtain.

Step I: Measure The Width Of The Entire Space The Curtain Will Fit Over.

  • Use a tape measure to take the appropriate measurements.
  • Call a pal, loved one, or a neighbor if you live alone to help.
  • Measure typically the front section of the shower or bathtub.
  • Measure in inches and then choose a rod that fits the opening.
  • Keep in mind that the standard shower curtains are 70 or 72 inches wide.

Step II: Determine Where/ How The Curtain Rod Will Be Placed/ Fit In Frame.

  • Get the measurement of the curtain rod.
  • Purchase a standard shower rod (nothing thicker than 1 3/8 inches in diameter).
  • Pick a design that suits your need - an inside or an outside mount.
  • Keep in mind that inside mount must fit between the openings (from wall to wall).
  • Outside mounts can sit on the wall/ have leeway to extend beyond the actual openings.
  • Fit in some curtain rail to the road. You can also use hooks.
  • Set your curtain road in the opening.
  • Make sure the placement allows for complete coverage.
  • There should be no room for water to leak out onto the floor.

Step III: If Your Rod is Curved Do The Following Things

  • Measure the entire shape (of the curved shower rod)
  • Keep in mind measured width of a curved rod to be approximately 6 inches more.
  • Buy a shower curtain with 72-inch width – this will compensate for additional width.
  • Test the proper width - hang a standard size curtain, check for coverage on all edges.

Step V: Hang Your Curtain and Enjoy Your Shower

  • Simple hook up your curtains and enjoy the shower.
  • You should run a check to ensure the entire space is covered.

Step IV: For Oversize Tubs or Showers You Should Do The Following

  • Buy two standard shower curtains – go with the same design.
  • Hang the two shower curtains side by side on the rod
  • You should overlap the button holes by three holes.
  • Attach the curtain hooks across the entire curtain.
  • Ensure the three double holes in the middle share a hook.

People who use oversized showers and tubs can also order a 108-inch-wide shower curtain from a retailer as this will easily cap up the additional spacing and keep the water out of spillage.

Conclusion

​There are so many factors that you should keep in mind if you want the shower curtain for your home use. They include the price of the curtain, the size of tub or shower, the design of shower curtain rod, and the interior décor of your shower or bathroom.

There are so many factors that you should keep in mind if you want the best shower curtain for your home use. They include the price of the curtain, the size of tub or shower, the design of shower curtain rod, and the interior décor of your shower or bathroom.
Joe Carrow
 

Product reviewer & passionate blogger. Beside writing for this blog, I spend my time crafting research based contents for HuffingtonPost, Lifehacker & Forbes!

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