Whether you live in a house or apartment, inside and outside noise can be a problem. Here are a few tips to help you reduce the noise around you and remain peaceful.
Reducing the Noise Outside Your Home
Your neighbors may be very loud people or they may be celebrating. In any event, you may not want to be bothered with the noise. The only thing you can do is block the noise coming from outside by covering the floor with rugs, covering the windows with lined curtains, and line the walls with furniture.
Covering the Floor
Noise can bounce from place to place in your home when carpet and area rugs are not present. Put a thick rug or carpet tiles on the hardwood floors in your home to keep noise from traveling.
Covering the Windows
A thick curtain is sure to block the noise coming from the neighbors and other sources of noise outside of your home. Curtains lined with bulky fabric, such as wool or velvet will cancel any noise.
Lining the Walls
Bare walls are an invitation for noise. Line the walls of your home with furniture, such as a book shelf, couch, loveseat, or entertainment system to get rid of the noise.
Reduce the Noise In Your Home
The noise on the inside of your home pertains to you and the appliances in your home. Older homes creak and crack as a result of the foundation settling. Loud appliances and piping within your home can cause a great disturbance, especially when your home is quiet and you are trying to sleep.
Soundproofing the Laundry Room
Soundproofing the laundry room is the first step to diminishing the noise in your home. The laundry room is one of the loudest rooms in your home. Foam insulation is the best to use for soundproofing this room.
Shutting Off Appliances
Appliances, such as televisions, cable boxes, computers, and game consoles need to be shut off when they are not in use. Not only will this decrease your energy utility bill, it will also decrease the noise in your home. These appliances create a lot of noise because they have internal fans that are constantly running to keep the equipment cool.
Move Things Around
If you can soundproof your entire home, that’s great but not many people are able to do that. Instead, create a soundproof area in your home where noisy appliances and equipment can call home to give you a little sanity. If you have a lot of noisy appliances and equipment, you should make the soundproof area one of the largest rooms in your home so everything fits in one place. This is one way to get a lot of peace for a little bit of money.
Here are a few ways you can live a happy life in your home and deal with the outside noise that bothers you. You can mix and match these tips to help you control the situation better and get the most out of the inside and outside of your home.