Many homeowners want their bathroom to look and feel like a spa. That often means looking luxurious, too. Fortunately, you can get the luxe look for less with one simple addition: a ceiling mount shower curtain rod.

Mission: Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

Some older homes are loaded in charm, but not much space — even in the master bathroom.

A common dilemma for homeowners is figuring out how to make a master bathroom, which is anything but, live up to its name.

Fortunately, simple changes can have a big impact. For instance, simply installing a ceiling mount shower curtain rod can make your bathroom look taller. It also makes a small space look bigger.

And it doesn’t require special skills or tools — just some time, a drill and the right hardware.

Ready for this project? You’ll need a regular shower rod and brackets designed for mounting it on the bathroom ceiling.

How to Install a Ceiling Mount Shower Curtain Rod

First, determine the shower curtain rod’s location by measuring from the back wall to the edge of the tub. Then transfer that measurement to the ceiling.

If you’re close to the walls, there should be framing above the ceiling to drive the screws into; if not, you may need to add blocking in the attic. This will allow provide a strong surface to hold the ceiling mount shower curtain rod.

Once you have secured the brackets, install the curtain rod, the curtain hooks and finally the curtain to complete the project.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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