L Shaped Shower
Shower rods do a very important job – they protect
your modesty when you are having a shower and someone suddenly happens to walk in the bathroom.
They also give you the sense of privacy when you are showering, and most people know they need that
But there are other practical things that shower
rods do too. The curtains that are hung from these rods prevent the water from the shower from
splashing on the walls of the bathroom and hence keep them cleaner and healthier.
Moist bathrooms can be a breeding ground for
various kinds of microorganisms such as molds and other kinds of fungi. Hence, shower rods actually
do many more things than we give them credit for.
However, until recently, people did not care much for shower
curtain rods. According to most people, these shower rods were just important fixtures for the bathroom and nothing
more. It is only recently that people have begun realizing that shower rods can have an esthetic value
If chosen carefully, they can actually enhance the looks of the
bathroom. That is the reason so many different kinds of shower curtain rods have made their presence felt in the
market of late. There are also various shapes available, of which the L shaped curtain rods are positively the most
L Shaped Shower Curtain Rods
As their name suggests, the L shaped shower rods
are shaped like the letter L. They are meant to fit over showers that are placed in one corner of the bathroom, due
to which they are also called as corner shower rods. The rods contain two main arms, which are perpendicular to
each other. These are joined by a middle curved area.
Most of the L shaped shower curtain rods are made of steel because
steel is the material that has zero percent deterioration in water. Steel also makes them look very attractive.
Brass and chrome are other materials used. These rods are typically finished in two different ways – polished and
highly polished. They can also be color tinted in various ways.
To attach these L shaped shower curtain rods over
the shower, there are two flanges provided with them. The flanges go to the ends of the rods and fix them to the walls that contain the shower.
Most shower rods are made so that they can be cut and adjusted for their length so that they can be fit in almost
These procedures are quite simple and any DIY enthusiast can very
well do it by themselves. In order to support the rod at its curved portion, there is a vertical support provided,
which attaches to the ceiling. This vertical support can also be cut. Generally they are made so that they are 24”
to 36” in length.
L shaped curtain rods have a huge range of pricing, which you can
find by a simple online search. Their prices usually begin from $50 and go upwards. If you are getting one of these
rods, your local hardware store or the Internet is the best option. Shop around to get a good deal.