Cost to Install a Curved Shower Curtain Rod – 2021

| Last Updated: August 24, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 122

$ 45

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 86% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

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The average price to Install a Curved Shower Curtain Rod noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

What’s the cost of installing a curved shower rod? The contractor cost to install a curved shower curtain rod is $122 vs. doing it yourself for $45 and saving 63 percent. 

We first noticed these space-expanding rods used in the small bathrooms of motels. Now they’re available for consumers who want to stretch the space in their bathtub. It’s an ingenious product that alleviates the cave-like feeling in the small confines of a typical bathtub with a shower.

The rods are available at home centers, but you can also find them online by typing ‘curved shower curtain rod’ in a search engine. You’ll find them in a wide selection of styles and finishes, from a basic low profile to double rods that support a liner and curtain.

The second rod does double duty as a place to hang wet towels to dry. The rod fits a standard 5-foot tub and is installed with mounting brackets and hardware.

A handyman will charge $122 for labor and material to install a good quality chrome curved shower rod. You can buy the rod for $45 and install it and save 63 percent.

The rod adjusts to fit an opening 54 inches to 72 inches wide and works with a standard size shower curtain. To make the installation, you’ll need a drill, drill bits, a screwdriver and a carpenter’s level.

Installation is straightforward; the only difference between this unit and a standard straight rod is the larger wall brackets needed to hold the rod in position. Wall anchors are usually supplied with the rod.

Signature Hardware has instructions to Install a Curved Shower Rod.

That sums it up. Knowing the average cost to install a shower rod lets you compare doing it yourself with what you can expect to pay a contractor.

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