Living in a big city can provide you with a lot of great things in life, but in most cases, extra space is not one of them. In the land of studio apartments and overpriced rent, you must take advantage of any extra room you can get, even in the bathroom. You have seen them in hotel rooms, but have you ever considered the additional space that a curved shower rod offers? Adding a curved rod to your bathroom can make all of the difference. Most add around 8-12” of additional space in your shower, and completely eliminate the feeling of being trapped. An added bonus - they prevent the hot air from pulling the curtain closer to you throughout the shower, definitely a pet peeve of mine. Check out the images below from a small studio apartment in Chicago maximizing space with the curved shower rod. Once you make the switch, the only thing left to do would be to find the perfect curtain hooks!