Steps to Install Curtain Rods At Home

Curtain rods are used to hold heavy and beautiful pieces of curtain on the walls. These rods are available in different styles and materials. Known to be one of the most elegant and stylish accessory for window dressing, the curtain rods must be chosen correctly to add to the decor of the room. It should also be mounted on the walls appropriately to achieve desired results. 

The curtain rods include three parts mainly-the brackets, pole and the finials. The brackets are used to mount the pole to the walls, the pole is used to mount the curtains to the walls and the finials are used to cap the ends of the pole. The rods should be mounted according to the length of the windows.

Process of Mounting the Curtain Rods

The curtain rods should be installed properly before the windows are dressed up with lovely curtains. It is important to know how to install the rods appropriately so that the curtains remain intact and add to the beauty of the rooms.

Firstly, it is necessary to know if the curtain rods are to be fixed on the walls or the window casing. The brackets can be attached to the wooden casing of the windows if the curtain rods are to be fixed on the window casing. If the rods are to be fixed on the walls above the window, then hollow-wall anchors should be fixed on the walls.

The height of the wall or casing should be determined before affixing the curtain rod. This can be done by holding up the rod to the wall. The brackets should be placed 3-6 inches far from the corner of the windows. The brackets can be fixed according to individual preferences, depending on how you want to hang the curtains on the rods. Ensure that the rod is fixed in a straight level. This can be done with the help of a carpenter’s rod.

Use a pencil to mark the position of the brackets and the holes of the brackets with a light pencil. Holes can be drilled on these pencil marks with the help of a drilling machine. Insert the screws into the brackets and fix them to the walls. Finally connect the curtain rods into the brackets.

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