Our home is supposed to be a cradle of peace and relaxation for the whole family. A place where we can take a break from the noise and life of the outside world and do whatever we want to do without worrying about disturbing our neighbors around.
But how do you keep your home away from the stress of the noisy world outside? Or if you want to do something a little louder (like watching a movie in full-blast volume), how do you keep it fun without sending your annoyed neighbor to your doorstep?
The simple answer is the art of soundproofing. And here are 6 easy ways to soundproof your home without doing a full remodel and without breaking the bank.
Unbelievably Fast & Easy Ways To Make Noiseless Home
The first logical thing to do to soundproof your home is to inspect your abode and check for areas where noise could possibly come from or penetrate. The most common suspects you’ll find here are holes and cracks in the walls, and these are the easiest things you can fix to block noise from coming in and out of your home.
You can try to fix the smaller ones by making a strong sealant made of baking soda and super glue. You can also try to fill them up with spackling or caulking, then repaint these sections to match your wall color.
For larger holes, you may need to do a little handiwork, but it’s fairly easy! If you still have a drywall left in your storage or the garage, you can use that to cover the hole. You can check out this guide from Lowes for detailed instructions on how to patch medium to large holes easily.
Did you know that noise can sneak around your door? To prevent this and stop heat loss simultaneously, get weatherstrips for your doors. Install adhesive-backed foam tapes in every area around your door where noise could possibly sneak through.
Aside from adhesive-backed foam tapes, you can also go for vinyl or felt weatherstrip, depending on the type of your door.
If you have plans to replace your door, make sure to buy one with a solid core, then install weatherstrips around the door frame. This is the best and strongest way to stop noise from coming through the door or sneaking its way around.
If you follow some famous vloggers and streamers, then you may notice that their walls are decorated with rubber-looking panels. These are called acoustic foams, and they are great for insulating noises and reduce overall noise in your apartment by 70%. It also stops sound from echoing around your apartment by preventing internal and external noises from bouncing around.
You can also opt for soundproofing blankets as alternatives to acoustic foams. They’re made of sound-absorbent materials such as fiberglass and polyester.
Soundproofing blankets usually come in two types: moving style and acoustic style blankets. The former aims to block off high-decibel noises (like when moving furniture), while the latter blocks bass-level tones. The acoustic style blankets are what you’re aiming for to reduce external noises while adding more aesthetic vibes to your house’s interior.
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