Whether you live in an apartment, duplex, condo, or even a house that is not attached to your neighbor you may have to deal with noises coming from the neighbors home, traffic, or even the rowdy kids playing outside. This is a normal occurrence in our every day lives and most of us just learn to deal with this problem. However, if you have had enough and want your home to be your castle and achieve peace and quiet while you are there you may want to consider soundproofing. A matter of fact, you may just wish to soundproof one room in your home so you can enjoy a quiet environment away from your own children to relax, work at home, or sleep.
Many musicians soundproof the room they use for practice to minimize the tone heard from their musician instruments. This is great for musicians, on the other hand, if you work at home you may also enjoy peace and quiet without any disrupting noises entering your workspace. If you have children, you may wish to soundproof their room so they can receive adequate sleep when noises seem to wake them up all the time during the day or night. If you have teenagers that love listening to their music, you may also consider soundproofing their room so you do not have to listen to the same music. All of these are great reasons to soundproof any room in your home.
If you decide soundproofing is the best way for you and your family to achieve peace and quite, then you need to know a few easy ways to accomplish this feat. The most popular way to soundproof is by using noise absorption and noise barriers. Noise absorption is often insulation that is placed between the walls of your home. If you are renting you may wish to talk to your landlord prior to do this since you will have to drill a hole in the walls so you can spray in the insulation. If you pay for this yourself and repair the wall the landlord, will more than likely give you the go-ahead. An affordable alternative to sound proofing is the use of a white noise. Several white noise machines are available on the market today and these sound conditioners have become very effective in sound proofing the home and office.
Noise barriers may be easier to install and can include such things as wood or thick drywall board. Paneling is a great noise barrier that can be added to almost any wall to help reduce the noise levels.
If you are not sure, which would be best you can always talk to a contractor to see what would be best in your situation. Enjoy peace and quiet by soundproofing your home or just one room, the choice is yours.
Source by Melissa Nathans