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Frequently Asked Questions

 

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How does it work?

Just pop it on your normal shower rod. See this video. Our all-in-one instant upgrade arrives fully assembled. It just works, right out of the box. Patented folding top window creates space by naturally expanding away from your body. It's a neat balancing act. You don't need to "do" anything.

Solves everything that was wrong about old shower curtain liners. No more cling. No more rings. No more leaks. No more repeat-spending on single-use plastic that gets gross.

It's just a cool shower curtain liner that stays away from your body. Enjoy more space, more light, complete privacy ... all with less hassle, less mess, less expense and less waste! Machine-washable liner is easy to clean, saves you money, and produces zero plastic waste!

 

How much more space will I get?

As much as 50%. Here’s how we calculate that: standard shower stalls are about 22” wide (from wall to curtain rod). Water and airflows cause curtain cling, which can reduce showering space to as little as 18” wide. The SPACE® System adds an extra 3" to 5” (measured from the shower rod above). So 22” + 5” = up to 27” at elbow-level. Compare 18” to 27”, that's +50%.

 

Will the SPACE® Liner lift out of my tub?

No, it shouldn't. Although every bathroom is different, we made sure the fabric liner stays inside along the lower tub ledge. We offer 2 lengths (80" tall and 74" regular) to fit most shower rod heights. For best results, we recommend the 80” tall size (which you can always cut, if necessary).

 

Will it cause leaks?

Absolutely not. We hate leaks, too! That’s why we include 2 splash-guards with suction cups pre-assembled on the SPACE® Window. They hold it wall-to-wall, keeping water in and cold air out. We also designed our shower liner with plenty of fabric length so it stays in the tub below.

 

Does my shower need a tub edge?

Yes, and we recommend one at least 6” high. This will hold the liner inside and keep water from leaking out.

 

How do I machine-wash the liner?

Easy! Just detach the liner’s 8 buttonholes (no snaps, no clips) and wash in delicate cycle (no bleach). Then reattach to hang dry (no heat). No kidding!

 

How often should I machine-wash the liner?

We recommend monthly. But it varies, depending on local water quality, shower frequency, bathroom humidity, and many other factors. Bacteria stains will happen naturally. So keep an eye on the bottom hem of the shower liner: if it looks dirty, it is probably time to wash it along with your regular white laundry. If the stains don’t come out, some people have had good results using bleach. It all depends how long bacteria has had time to accumulate. That’s why we recommend a monthly wash.

 

Does the folding top window need to be washed?

No, just wipe it clean with a soft sponge and mild household cleaner from time to time. The top of any shower enclosure will always dry first, so it rarely gets all that dirty.

 

Will it fit my shower?

Probably. We have 2 sizes (74" regular and 80" tall). They fit most bathroom showers. Make sure your straight shower rod is:
  • Maximum 60” wide (wall-to-wall)
  • 72” (minimum) to 84” (maximum) high from tub floor
  • has at least 4” clearance above (to ceiling)
  • 1" diameter (not a thin rail or ceiling track) 

 

How do I pick the right size?

Set your shower rod 6” above the head of the tallest bather in your household
Higher = More space. That is why we recommend the 80” tall size. You can get a shorter 74” size if your shower rod is between 72-78” from the tub floor. But if any bather is over 6' tall, the 74" won’t work. So raise your rod to 78-84" high and get 80” tall size to ensure the folding window isn’t too close to the tall person's head.

 

Will this work on a curved shower rod?

The SPACE® System is designed for standard straight tension shower rods, so no new hardware or extra remodeling would be required. But if you already have a curved rod installed, our SPACE® System will fit if it’s 1” diameter AND less than 60” around the curve. (SPACE® Window opens 60” maximum). Most curved rods are too long. So be sure to measure.

 

Can this work on a clawfoot tub with a 360° overhead shower rod?

Maybe. Just consider two things:
  1. Shower Rod Height
    Vintage clawfoot tubs usually have low-hanging shower rods. Make sure your shower rod is at least 6" above your head.
  2. Full wraparound
    How much curtain coverage will you need? In standard tubs, "width" means wall-to-wall, but for clawfoot tubs with a 360° shower rod, there is no wall, just continual curtain surrounding the bather. So you're probably already using 2 or 3 shower liners (each 72”wide) for a full wraparound, right? So I suggest you do the same and consider 2 or 3 SPACE® Systems for full wraparound coverage.

 

Can I keep my shower curtain?

Yes. If you love your outer decorative curtain because it’s the perfect color and style for your bathroom (we get it) then use our SPACE® Hooks to hang it up. They come in a set of 8 and go directly on the 8 hoops of the SPACE® Window. You get the best of both worlds: more space inside... and your decorative style outside!

Tip #1: be sure your outer curtain is long enough, since our hooks start 3" above the rod.
 
Tip #2: don’t hang an extra-heavy outer curtain, it will push back and cancel the extra space inside. The lighter your curtain, the better. We recommend under 20 ounces (1.25 pounds max.)

 

Do the SPACE® Hooks start all the way to the top so my curtain covers the window?

Yes. SPACE® Hooks clip on the hoops, 3” above the rod. When you hang your own decorative curtain, it will fully cover the window, liner and tub.

 

Can I hang my shower curtain with my 12 rings?

No. If you install our SPACE® System and try to hang your own curtain outside with 12 old shower rings, they will tangle. And you might not like the look. We tried it: your curtain won’t fully cover the SPACE® Window. We specifically designed the SPACE® Hooks to solve that incompatibility.

 

Can I just buy the folding window separately and hang my own shower liner on it?

No. Your shower liner probably has 12 grommet-holes that require 12 shower rings. As such, it won’t fit the SPACE® Window, which has 8 window pegs. That is why our SPACE® Liner has 8-buttonholes and 8-pleats. It’s uniquely designed to fit the SPACE® Window. Together, they are the SPACE® System.

 

Do you have your own collection of outer decorative curtains?

Absolutely. See our collection of Decorative Exterior Shower Curtains for SPACE®, then pick your style. They cover the liner and tub. No hooks necessary: 8 buttonholes fit directly on the SPACE® Window, without covering the SPACE® Window. This design choice was intentional: to allow the cool geometric pattern of the window to be on full display, giving an architectural / modern style to your bathroom. The uncovered window also allows more light into your bathing experience, while maintaining complete privacy. If that configuration is not your preference, you can just add our SPACE® Hooks and hang your own full-length shower curtain you want on the outside.

 

How is this better than a curved shower rod or a Hookless shower curtain?

The SPACE® System combines the benefits of BOTH those products for the cost of just one of them, and NO install hassle. Shower curtain "technology" hasn't changed since showers appeared in the late 19th Century (with indoor plumbing). Then about 25 years ago, curved shower rods delivered extra space. And Hookless curtains were faster to install and machine-washable. Terrific innovations! Now we found an original way to combine the two: an all-in-one solution for one low price.

 

What’s the inventor’s story?

Standing tall at 6’3”, Patrick the Inventor felt cramped in the shower. And he wasn't alone -- not in a Psycho kind of way -- but *millions* of bathers of all shapes and sizes felt the same way. Naturally, his idea came while standing in the shower. He had seen curved shower rods. But what a hassle! Why not just curve the shower curtain instead? (See his full story)

 

What makes this product unique?

The SPACE Window took years to develop. Patrick the Inventor was inspired by Origami folding art (which is really hard). And for every solution he’d find, a new problem would emerge. There’s a lot more going on with shower curtains, liners, rings and rods than he ever imagined. And he wanted to solve everything that's wrong about the bathing experience: the cling, the rings, the leaks, the yuck, the single-use plastic waste.

 

Why bother inventing this?

You kidding me? Too long have shower curtains crowded our space. Too long has the dreaded shower curtain effect brought that cold, wet curtain up against our bodies. Today, we push back!

 

How did you come up with the SPACE® name?

Well, we originally named the product “Curvi” because we were obsessed with competing with “curved shower rods”. Then, two bad things happened. First, someone correctly observed that the product isn’t “curvy” at all: it’s geometric and angular because of the folding window lines and pleated shower liner. Second, “curvi” evolved in search engines as "sexy plus-sized lingerie". Nothing wrong with that, but our product is a shower solution for people of all shapes and sizes. Then, a banker denied our small business loan, saying “I just don’t think people will care so much for a plain white shower liner.” To which Patrick the Inventor replied: “I don’t sell a plain white shower liner. I sell SPACE!” And that was how our brand was born.

 

What’s your policy on REFUNDS & RETURNS?

You deserve to be 100% satisfied. But Refunds & Returns on a shower product? Well, it depends: