In addition to fitting into spaces where other kinds of Curtain Rods simply cannot fit, tension rods can be used for a variety of other purposes. Here are a few, courtesy of ApartmentTherapy.com:
The first is fairly obvious – using tension rods as a way of being able to take window treatments from one living space to another, especially when you move. Remember that tension rods can often be inserted into pockets at the top and bottom of curtains to make for a tauter, uniform fabric surface.
Need a little more room for cleaning supplies? Take advantage of spray bottles with squeezable trigger spouts and hang them on top of a tension rod mounted underneath a sink or cabinet. With a little adjusting, you may be able to create some space for additional supplies on the floor of the cabinet – while also placing a few commonly used supply items within easy reach. (Note: Always take precautions to restrict access by young children and some pets to potentially poisonous household materials).
Flipping around the rods for use in vertical ways can also be of help, especially when needing to demarcate precious open-shelf spaces in kitchens. A few vertically placed tension rods can create narrow, tunnel-like resting places for items such as cutting boards and platters.
In laundry rooms with stationary tubs, consider using a tension rod or two, along with an older pair of Printed Cotton Curtains, to hide the plumbing under the tub – and to dress up the area just a bit.
In hall or utility room closets that seem designed to hold vertically stored items such as ironing boards, try using tension rods to create areas where a few items – such as baby clothes – can be hung, well out of the way of other, larger items that could easily get in their way.
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