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What are my options for hanging a curtain in an archway?

One of the walls of my cinema room has a rectangular cut-out that's 1.8m long and 2.1m high (approximately 6′×7′). I have a blackout curtain with eyelets that I'd like to hang in this archway so that ...
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Which way to Rotate Vertical Blinds during the Cold Winter?

Which way do you rotate vertical blinds during the winter? I wanted to keep the place warmer, and keep cold air out. Should the Curved edges of the vane Curved edges be turned towards you, facing ...
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Curtain Rod for Vertical Blinds

I have typical Vertical Blinds which look like this below, with Valence and headrail. What kind of Curtain rod would I need, since I like extra insulation during the winters. My headrail extends 5 ...
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Why are Fauxwood vertical blinds not as thick as Fauxwood horizontal blinds?

Why are Fauxwood Vertical blinds not as thick as Fauxwood Horizontal blinds? I received a lot of samples. Is it because vertical blinds structure rail cannot hold something as heavy? I buy blinds, not ...
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Light Privacy for Inside Mount Horizontal blinds

I have Inside Mount Horizontal shades in my apartment. Currently there is light opening on the left and right side, causing light and privacy issues. Is there a way to cover these? Maybe install an a) ...
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Horizontal Blinds: Inside or Outside Mount Type for Windy Weather

I am thinking of buying Horizontal Blinds. I will either buy Inside Mount or Horizontal Outside Mount. I live on an upper floor with very Windy, Blowing weather. Between the two, what is best option ...
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Whats a good method for hanging heavy curtains in a timbre frame wall?

I've moved into a timber frame house. I have read a bit about plasterboard and using the right plugs and fixings but am still unsure. The curtains are blackout so have a bit of weight to them. The ...
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Connecting two pieces of metal curtain rod

I have a curtain rod that has become disconnected in the middle. I am trying to figure out what kind of connector is used to join the two pieces of the curtain rod. There appears to be some kind of ...
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How to remove curtain rod holder

I have curtain rod holder which I am not able to remove from wall. Netiher it rotates nor i can pull it out. I don't want to use any pressure too much because I don't want to damage the tiles. Any ...
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How to reinforce an area that was drilled in multiple times?

I have a house built in the 70s and, well, I've got a pole for curtains above a window that can't stay up. The hooks that are drilled in the wall, i guess that because it was drilled, in the same spot,...
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Trying to put a standard screw in drywall on wall above my window for a curtain rod but I hit something hard

It looks like the whole width of my wall above my window can't have a screw deeper than 5/8". This is in an apt. Very frustrating that I can't hang a standard curtain rod. I can only use those ...
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Does the amount of light Blackout Curtains allow in reflect on its heat reflecting capabilities?

I bought some panels from the store today as my room upstairs lets in so much heat during the Summer. Previously I had a Tan colored curtain up for years that was 100% Polyester on the Face and the ...
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How do I hang curtains on a cutout like this? [closed]

I have this cutout and was wondering how I would be able to hang some curtains without them looking out of place! I was thinking putting a curtain and rod on the upper part before the cutout but wasn’...
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How to restore a curtain pole where the rawl plugs have torn themselves out of the wall

My curtain pole has fallen down tearing the rawl plugs out with it and leaving two messy holes. How can I get the curtain pole back up securely? Ideally in the same holes so that it covers the damage ...
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How do I hang up a tension curtain rod without it falling down?

I bought this MOYMO Room Divider Tension Curtain Rod, 122-150 inch. No tools or drilling required! I tried 2 Methods, but both failed. On ground, I insert curtain into curtain rod. Method 1 I pick ...
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How to mount curtain rails so block-out curtains are closer to the wall?

I have installed curtains with 2 curtain rails. The second rail (furthest from window) has blockout curtains, but as you can see from the picture, they are quite far from the wall. This results in ...
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How can I close gaps between curtains temporarily?

In day, I want sunlight and pull curtains apart. In night, I pull them together, and want curtains overlap in middle. But I open window for fresh air ventilation, and wind blows my curtains apart, and ...
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Will a curtain tension rod support blackout curtains?

My husband is renting condo, and thanking you all, wants "install a proper rod on the soffit above". But his grouchy landlord prohibited "few screw holes" or "drywall spackle&...
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How can I hook curtains to vertical blinds?

I am seeking a way to hook Blackout Curtains with grapples like in the photo below without removing my vertical blinds or their rod. What can I hook TO? I want block sunlight. I don't want moneying ...
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Light entering from sides of blackout curtain

I have installed a blackout curtain in my bedroom. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of light entering from above and below the curtain, as you can see in the picture below. Is there anything I can ...
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How to fit curtain poles so they won't be pulled down by children?

I am putting up a curtain across a large gap, to separate two rooms in my open plan house. I'm concerned about the weight of the curtains combined with children passing through it everyday and don't ...
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What kind of curtain rod should I buy for these brackets?

I'm trying to figure out what style of curtain rod to buy for these brackets on my doors. One end has a circular hole and the other end has a rectangular opening. They are 27" apart. I live in ...
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Curtain rod came off

What type of wall is it? I am new to this . How do i fix it and hang rod again. My curtains are heavy
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How can I put in a screw in a concrete ceiling without power tools?

I want to hang my plant but my ceiling is concrete. I don't have a drill. I have a hammer and screwdriver.
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How can I prevent curtain rings from catching on the joint between rod sections?

I have a plastic curtain pole (unlike that one). The spot where the extension starts creates a bigger edge than on the pic, and curtain rings always bump into it. It's really, really annoying. ...
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What do add to prop/raise the curtain rod a few inches away from the wall?

I am about to install a curtain rod onto the wall. The problem is I want to add a few inches between the curtain and the wall than the default length by the curtain rod. I wonder if there is any item ...
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How do I install curtain rod mounts correctly if I keep hitting metal?

I am installing Double Bay Window Mounts. If I have measured the correct height, 84", and the recommended width of 3" from the window on both sides why am I hitting metal when I drill the holes? I'm ...
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Installing anchors into a hollow metal panel

I'm installing a curtain rod in our studio. The windows we have are installed and framed by metal including a metal panel box atop them. It's hollow and the metal panel appears to be less than 2mm ...
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How to make use of Existing Window to install a Curtain

I've moved to a new apartment(in USA) where in my bedroom I have a window(obviously with horizontal blinds). It is in a place where people from outside can see through the blinds. So I wanted to ...
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How can I prevent pets from passing through an open window?

We live in a 6th floor and we have a huge sliding glass window that we like to open. The issue is that we have cats, so my concern is that if we leave the window open, one of the cats will jump out ...
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Central curtain rod support is ripping out

I used zinc drywall anchors to install a curtain rod. The area doesn't have studs. Given the length of the rod, there are three hangers: left, center and right. I noticed that the center hanger is ...
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What to do if drywall anchor isn't flush with the wall

I'm trying to install a curtain rod. The kit came with drywall anchors and screws. The anchors are 1 inch long. However, the drywall is maybe 1/2 inch thick. Behind the drywall it looks like a ...
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Unable to screw completely into plug/anchor

I am attaching curtain rail holders into a wall for installing a door curtain. I have drilled four holes (two for each bracket) with diameter 6 mm and depth 50 mm, in a wall which appears to have ~12 ...
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Checking curtain rod stability?

I recently installed a curtain rod into drywall with the default screw anchor provided with rails (top picture). My partner thinks that the rods aren't sufficiently stable and wants me to do the work ...
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Drill can't penetrate wall fully

I'm currently attempting to install a curtain rail in my bedroom, but my drill is getting stuck at 2cm deep. There were previous holes there, but they were too big so I filled them and tried drilling ...
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How to reinforce a curtain rod

I have a ceiling that literally cannot be drilled into. An experienced handyman couldn't do it with high quality masonry bits. I'm wondering if there is any easy way to reinforce a curtain rod, so ...
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Is there some kind of product that will protect curtains from the effects of prolonged sunlight?

I've installed some un-backed curtains and have been told that after a few years they may start to disintegrate from being exposed to hundreds of hours of sunlight. Does anyone know of a product, ...
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Fixing a curtain rail to dry wall

I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to DIY, so I'm after some advice... I've recently bought a curtain rail for my living room, and I need to fix it to the wall. However, the wall is not brick -- it ...
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Attaching curtain rail to plasterboard/drywall over studwork

We've had some new uPVC windows fitted. The upstairs bay window presented some problems and, as a result, the "wall" above the window frame is now studwork with cement board on the external side and ...
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Fixing a curtain rail to old brick wall

I am trying to fix a curtain rail in a dormer window. The problem is that the internal wall is brick with lime mortar. Many of the bricks are very poor quality and crumble when drilled. ...
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Stud finding for window curtains -- what does it mean that the whole side of the window frame is magnetic?

I had originally hung up window curtains by putting plastic anchors into the plaster and screwing into those. After a year, that fell out. Searching online, it seems if I find the studs / wood ...
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How to hang curtains drywall with no gap

How can I hang curtains on an exterior wall that only has 1/2" between the interior(painted) drywall surface and the beginning of the exterior wall? I tried to use a hollow wall anchor #6-32 x 1-1/4",...
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How can I attach a curtain rail to a lath and plaster wall?

I need to attach a curtain pole (for a heavy curtain) above a window. To be consistent with another window in the same room, I'll need to affix a 4-inch wide strip of wood to the wall, and attach the ...
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How to reduce the width of a rolling curtain?

Roll-up window shades come in certain widths x heights, 180x210 cm, 120x160 cm, etc. They are made of some kind of fabric rolled up in an aluminum tube. To adjust their width to fit your window frame ...
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How should I fill the holes where my curtain rod was, so that I can reuse them?

My curtain rail has fallen down and the holes are too big to plug and re-use. What is the best products/method to fill the deep holes and hang my curtain rails? Please note: Curtain rails are wooden....
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How can I fill wall screw holes so I can reposition the screws?

I live in an old 1920's apartment building with thick solid walls and installed an ikea dignitet curtain wire. One side I've realized I've put in wrong and need to redrill two holes in a different ...
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soundprofing edm studio room [duplicate]

if i hang mass loaded vinyl like curtains around the room,will it soundproof the room do other neighbours will not complain when im doing music in strange hours? what other options do i have for a ...
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How can I install a curtain rod on a drywall?

Originally I though this would be an easy process, however where I used to live all the houses are pure concrete, therefore something like this used to be relatively simple. My question is how can I ...
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What do you call a widget that holds the side of a curtain against a wall?

I moved into a house and found these handy widgets screwed into a bedroom wall. These widgets each consist of a hook-shaped piece of metal with a small clip that fastens a window curtain to the hook. ...
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Is this type of curtain track solid enough for children?

I'm considering purchasing this plastic curtain track. However I am concerned regarding the robustness of the hooks which attach the track to the wall. These look a bit like this one: But what if my ...
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