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Curtain Rods? (by Deanna [TX]) Oct 9, 2012 4:11 PM
       Curtain Rods? (by Ken [NY]) Oct 9, 2012 4:50 PM
       Curtain Rods? (by LindaJ [NY]) Oct 9, 2012 4:52 PM
       Curtain Rods? (by Mary [MI]) Oct 9, 2012 5:22 PM
       Curtain Rods? (by Blue [IL]) Oct 9, 2012 5:28 PM
       Curtain Rods? (by Lee [IN]) Oct 9, 2012 8:09 PM
       Curtain Rods? (by Janet [KY]) Oct 9, 2012 10:32 PM
       Curtain Rods? (by FabricGal [CA]) Oct 10, 2012 12:05 AM
       Curtain Rods? (by Robert,Ontario,Canada [ON]) Oct 10, 2012 4:10 AM
       Curtain Rods? (by Jeromy [NJ]) Oct 10, 2012 4:12 AM
       Curtain Rods? (by Gail K [GA]) Oct 10, 2012 5:47 AM
       Curtain Rods? (by allin [VA]) Oct 10, 2012 5:50 AM
       Curtain Rods? (by Kathy [OH]) Oct 10, 2012 6:23 AM

Curtain Rods? (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2012 4:11 PM

My SFH's tend to rent to low-income, blue-collar people who don't always take care of stuff. I always put those cheapie little $4 blinds into all of my windows. It's nice, clean, and makes things look sharp.

As I get houses turned over, I keep seeing that people have stapled bedsheets over my nice, clean blinds, or installed their own curtain rod hardware catty-wonkus. In the past, I've just picked up cheapie little curtain rods from the Dollar Store for about $6.50 a pop, and some nice sheers for another $4 or $5 each. It also made things look really sharp.

With my current house that's turning over ($430/mo), I have eight or nine double and triple windows, where I'll need 70"+ and 100"+ curtain rods if I'm going to do my curtain rod thing. And those tend to go for $20 and $30, respectively, at the cheapest I can find (Wally-world... Dollar General only carries the shortest lengths), on top of the price of the curtains.

Does anyone have a place they'd recommend I look for bargain-priced medium and long-length curtainrods? Or is this just a case where I need to remind myself that I'm not living there, and if they want to hang bedsheets, it's their business, because the miniblinds are sufficient to keep the house looking great from the street?


Curtain Rods? (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2012 4:50 PM

That is what they do in low income areas,if you have mini blinds up that is better than virtually all of your competition and I would leave it at that.Push the rent as high as you can,that will help get better than average tenants --72.224.xx.x

Curtain Rods? (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2012 4:52 PM

I have cheap curtain rods in almost all windows. I install them where they are sturdy. If a tenant wants to hang sheets over them, I don't care, if they take them down, they need to put them up before they leave.

I have used spring tension rods with sheers at times. I would think if you have double or triple windows, you could put up individual rods on each window. I have used dowels and piping for rods occasionally. I never put it expensive fancy decorative rods.

Seems as soon as the tenant moves in they close every blind and curtain in the windows.

Curtain Rods? (by Mary [MI]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2012 5:22 PM

Deanna you must look into rummage sales. I get all my window hardware at church rummage sales. Rods and tension rods are 10 to 25 cents. Wood rods, brackets and 'donuts' are under $4.00. Drapes and curtains are 1.00 to 5.00. The window treatment is always a big plus when you are renting.

Curtain Rods? (by Blue [IL]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2012 5:28 PM

Spray paint conduit. I saw this on Pintrest. --99.152.xx.xx

Curtain Rods? (by Lee [IN]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2012 8:09 PM

I gave up the fight. We have the windows with no draperies. Our are gonna hang blankets regardless. One less item to worry about.

Curtain Rods? (by Janet [KY]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2012 10:32 PM

Look at consignment shops and yard sales

or auctions.

Curtain Rods? (by FabricGal [CA]) Posted on: Oct 10, 2012 12:05 AM

If the windows aren't too wide, use a wooden dowel or even a metal rod as a curtain rod. Easy to get and cheap at the local home improvement store. You can also put up brackets for the dowels.

Curtain Rods? (by Robert,Ontario,Canada [ON]) Posted on: Oct 10, 2012 4:10 AM

One can always start to shop at the Habitat for Humanity restore where one can go online then find a store near you. Have bought a lot of merchandise at the restore such as blinds, bathtub faucets, kitchen faucets, kitchen double sinks, paint, tools, power tools, plumbing supplies, ceramic,porcelain tiles.

A lot of the merchandise are returns from the big box stores where the package is open but still new. Some times one can pick up something used which is still good where only a clean up is required. For rentals it just has to work and look good.

Curtain Rods? (by Jeromy [NJ]) Posted on: Oct 10, 2012 4:12 AM

While everything seems more expensive in NJ (rent, tax, plumber, handyman etc), I am very happy when I found a decent curtain rod including brackets and other belongings at Bed, Bath, and Beyond at $ 20 a piece. The package includes 3 pieces of extendable metal rod. Curtains are additional.

Out rent here is $1200-$1500 for one-bedroom, $ 1500-$2000 for 2 bedroom, and above $ 2500 for a SF, so a $ 20 curtain rod is a good investment. ($200 if you have 10 windows). --71.188.xx.xx

Curtain Rods? (by Gail K [GA]) Posted on: Oct 10, 2012 5:47 AM

I like the idea of conduit. Lowes has 1/2" by 10' long PVC conduit for $1.32 each; metallic conduit pipe (same size/length) for $2.00 each.

Extra brackets can be purchased over in the blinds/curtain rod section.

I have one window that needs a rod at least 104" wide. I'd choose the PVC conduit as it would be easier to cut to fit.


Curtain Rods? (by allin [VA]) Posted on: Oct 10, 2012 5:50 AM

Is it easier to pull all the curtains down take them home wash them and reinstall them? It is cheaper. Blinds all new $4X10 windows = $40 per roll over. Curtains $10X10 =$100. Of course the blinds come out of the SD. Curtains are nicer but probably not worth it. I have some that people have left that I wash. Mostly I use the blinds. For curtains you can get material much cheaper than premade curtains. If you have a sewing machine they are easy to make. --192.94.xx.xx

Curtain Rods? (by Kathy [OH]) Posted on: Oct 10, 2012 6:23 AM

I also use conduit with brackets on long windows. Very inexpensive rod.

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