Straight Vs. Curved Shower Rods
By now everyone has experienced the hotel-style luxury of curved shower curtain rods. This updated take on the traditional shower rod bows out in the middle, pulling the shower curtain even further away from the shower wall and instantly providing a more spacious shower. When you're looking to update your shower, you should consider the pros and cons of both the straight and curved shower rods. Just look at how much a curved shower rod expands shower space in these bathroom images below from Moen!
A curved shower curtain rod will provide up to 33% more room in the shower. The design of it keeps water inside the shower instead of leaking out onto the bathroom floor. It also keeps the wet, sticky shower curtain further away from your body so it doesn't "attack" you like it does in closer quarters! We love the serene, contemporary bathroom featuring a curved shower curtain rod from Moen.
The design of the curved shower curtain also makes bathrooms look more luxurious and upscale. And despite what some people say, you do not need to buy a special shower curtain for a curved shower rod. Just like with traditional straight rods, you will need an extra long shower curtain if you install the curved shower rod high on the shower walls and close to the ceiling. This stylish and tranquil bathroom by Renovisions, Inc. really shows off the added luxury of the curved shower rod!
The only drawback anyone really has when deciding between a straight or a curved shower rod is the bathroom space the curved shower rod takes up outside of the shower. This is especially a concern if your toilet or sink is located right outside your shower. No one likes battling a shower curtain inside the shower, let alone when you're just trying to wash your hands! That could be a concern in a bathroom like this beautiful modern one below from Roam Design. It features a double shower curtain, which allows you to hang a shower curtain liner or dry towels on a secondary curved shower rod.
Luckily, there is an invention for that! Meet the Rotator Rod, the curved shower curtain rod that rotates! This ingenious device allows you to enjoy the luxury of a curved shower rod while you're in the shower. After your shower, with just a flick of the wrist, the curve of the Rotator Rod flips into the shower so you don't loose precious bathroom space!