Corner Bath/Shower Curtain Rail Installation

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  • 1-3 hours
  • Intermediate
  • 0-200
What You'll Need
A stool
A pencil
A hammer
A chisel
An electric drill
Screw anchors
Mounting screws
A screwdriver
A corner bath shower curtain rail kit
A dustpan and brush
Safety gloves and goggles

Corner bath shower curtain rail installation is a very good way to obtain extra privacy when washing in the shower or bath each morning. There are a variety of different curtain rails you can buy, but the most common will be a simple rod with a bend in the middle. This will cover a shower or bath tub in the corner of your bath room. These curtain rails are very simple and quick to install but there are a number of important factors you need to bear in mind at all times.

Step 1 - Make your Mark

Use a small stool so you can reach the ceiling above the corner bath shower area. Hold the curtain rail in place over the shower or corner bath and remove any tiles where the curtain rail will be installed. You can do this by prizing them away with a hammer or chisel. Use a pencil to make small marks through the screw holes. This will mark the positions you will fix the holding brackets into. Make sure the marks are evenly spaced so the curtain rail will be level once it has been installed.

Step 2 - Drill Holes

Use an electric drill with a medium sized head piece to create deep holes over the markings you have just created. Drill the holes so they are roughly around one inch deep. Take a screw anchor and gently tap it into the hole using a hammer. It is important the screw anchors fit deeply into the surface of the wall. This will ensure the screws can be installed just as deeply. The screws will bear the weight of the curtain rail and will slant over time. If they are not deep into the wall they will either break or come loose.

Step 3 - Attach Brackets

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Hold the curtain rail back in place and partly fix the mounting screws into place with your hands. Do this until the curtain rail can hang without you having to hold it. Tighten the screws by using a general use screwdriver. Alternatively you could use the electric drill to drive the screw down into the screw anchor.

Make sure the screws are deep into the wall and you have tightened them as much as you can. This will ensure maximum strength when the curtain rail hangs freely. You can attach an additional bracket around the bend in the curtain rail if you feel your curtain rail needs more support. However, bear in mind you will not be able to thread the curtain around freely as this additional bracket will be attached to the ceiling over the bend.

Step 4 - Finish

Finish by clearing away and dust and debris, which has accumulated, using a dustpan and brush. Fix the rings over your installed curtain rail. Slide the curtain back and forth as you use the shower or bath tub.