A curved shower curtain rod increases your elbow room
Crescent shower rods have an appealing curve
The first time I used a curved shower curtain rod was really a great experience. No more knocking my arms into the shower curtain as I washed. The one I used had about 12 inches of extra space between the shower curtain and the wall. You see, a curved shower rod is bowed in the middle such that it gives the shower user more elbow room while taking a shower. When your bathroom floor space is limited and you desire to get more working space, a curved shower curtain rod may be your answer.
Provided you have the wall space, you can get the same effect by moving a straight tension shower rod out about six to twelve inches. While this will give you more room in your shower, from a visual aspect, it does not look that appealing.
There are two types of shapes on the market. One is a long continuous bow while the second one is only bowed in the middle. Sometimes these rods are referred to as bowed or crescent shower rods. While they cost a bit more than a standard straight shower rod you will appreciate the difference once you have used one. I know my next shower rod will be a curved shower rod.
While it takes a bit more work than changing your shower curtain, switching to a curved shower curtain rod is a great way to get a new look and add a higher level of practicality to your shower. You will likely be thankful that you made the switch every time you hop in the shower.
Make sure you measure the length of the rod you are looking for before you order.When you want to use a curved shower rod to your bathroom and don’t want to put new holes in the wall to mount it you can use a tension mounted curved shower rod. A good example of a tension mounted curved shower curtain rod is the Moen 5-Foot Adjustable Tension Single Curved Shower Curtain Rod. By following the link, you can learn about this new development in curved shower rods.