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There are several way to device a rod for hanging curtains but before we get to involved it is important to take several factors into consideration.
First, you must contact your buildings management and check to see if they will allow something like this to be installed.
Secondly, safety is the number 1 consideration. If you put something up and any part of it falls it could easily hurt someone.
Third, wind is a major factor. The curtains will have to have a way for the wind to pass through.
Have you considered a privacy screen that could stand on the deck of your balcony instead or something like that?
If you find out the parameters allowed by your building, I would be happy to give some suggestions.
Please keep in touch and let me know what you discover.
Char is so right, once you check out all restrictions and get an all-clear pass to add sheer curtains to your outdoor space…..I have an idea:
You will have to do a little assembly and ask for some help at your local Home Depot.
What a fabulous space you have!!! Beautiful white washed bricks, and clean lines, I totally understand wanting to create a privacy screen. I am sure that is a sanctuary for you, outside space is so precious when you live in the city.
I am not an artist but I have put a few components together to create an image of what I see in my mind that will enable you to add a soft, sheer curtain to you outdoor living space.
I think that galvanized pipe will be strongest to stay upright, secure and weatherproof, because I am sure that the wind may be strong at times at your elevation. This can be replicated in PVC, but I don’t think it would not be strong enough with the wind.
Check out this concept and see if you think this application could work, or inspire you in some way.
Get your measurements, stop by the Home Depot plumbing aisle and speak with an associate that will help you with the fittings and floor flange; you can have the wood cut in-store too.
I hope this helps, or gives you an idea on just how to make the curtain concept flow!
Recently I added a reed fence to my daughter porch in the heart of the city, it created a privacy screen and allowed the sun, and air to pass freely through. Check this out:
You could also use a reed fence in same manner.
Please let us know what you decided to do, your before pictures were great please show us the after.
Thanks for the question,
Greetings once more studiostyleblog,
It is so exciting to have so many HD experts “pipe” in on your project!
I am so glad that you got clearance from the building super for the installation.
Char and Pat have given you direct, into the structure, suggestions that totally simplify matters, and will end up with beautiful, billowing results.
I am fearful of heights; that is why I came up with a floor to ceiling suggestion. Be super careful and make sure you have someone to help during the installation, no matter what you decide, like Char said: Safety First!
I have to put a garden suggestion in though, that great railing is calling for some beautiful plants and flowers, once you are all set with your curtains, bring out some patio plants, and planter for the railings! How about some string lights or solar powered lights for your planters?
My goodness, you have such great possibilities! I cannot wait to see the after images, a night time shot would be lovely too…..What city are you in?
Enjoy your transformed new space, Maureen