I am trying to figure out what I need to hang a curtain rod over my window (about 74 inches long). I am planning on having heavy curtains hung on the rod. I am concerned about drilling into the plaster as I dont want it to break (I have seen that using tape over the area can help prevent this). I have a few questions as to what I should use to attach the brackets to the wall. I am unable to use the studs as they are not in the locations I need for the brackets. Below are my questions, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Do I need a hammer drill to drill into the plaster? Or will a standard 18v drill do?
What type of bit should I use? (Masonry bit?) Do I need to switch bits to get through the wood lath?
What type of anchor should I use, toggle \ strap toggle?
Again any info would be appreciated.