I have hung more than my share of drapery rods in my years as a designer. It always involves a measuring tape, a level, screws and an electric drill, and generally took a little bit of time to get it just right.
With a new product I just found, Ready Hang, you can install a curtain rod with no extra tools, and without making holes in your walls or trim. How, you ask? This rod system attaches to the window frame, and holds the rod securely. So, there is no need to drill into the wall for installation!
I checked out their website, and they have some nice finish options and finial options. The prices are very reasonable, as well.
This product won’t work for extra wide windows, as 72″ is the widest width available. It also won’t work if you prefer mounting your rod-pocket drapery panels to the side of the window, instead of in front of it. I often do this to keep the windows open, while adding fabric and softness to the space. If using drapery rings, tab-top draperies or tie-top curtains, this product could still work for this configuration.
Keep in mind, also, that the bracket keeps the panels from moving back and forth along the rod – same as any other drapery rod with standard brackets.
I think this is a great idea, however, for many applications. In fact, as someone who has designed numerous model homes over the past 8 years, it would be a great product for the staging industry! Instead of making holes in the walls, and wasting time with measuring, home stagers could be in and out quickly. And, the product is easily reusable for the next job.
What do you think? Is this something you would use in your home?