Do you live in a noisy apartment? Have you installed windows to block out noise but still the effort is not enough? Noise disturbance can be a pain for apartment dwellers as it affects everyday life as well as sleeping habits. You cannot control your neighbors making noise or make children stay quite. It is a part of urban living that many tried to live with everyday. The good news is that there are solutions now to reducing noise pollution in your apartment from the simplest ones to the most complicated.
- If your walls are made of either glass or wood, there is a big possibility that noise is amplified by these materials. The key is to add soft coverings which can help in noise absorption. Some of the most common materials in absorbing noise include felt, cotton and foam. These are the same materials that are used by musicians in soundproofing their studio or rooms. The end result is not always stylish thus you can opt for fabric with decorations or art pieces to hang on the wall. Remember that some materials are ideal for lower pitch noise while others are perfect for higher pitch ones.
- If your floors are bare, you can add rugs and carpets as these are sound absorbent. You can also install ceiling baffles to keep noise from bouncing all over the room. When choosing rugs, pick designs that are high pile because it minimizes noise the most. If you don’t like rugs, you can pick out baffles with fun designs.
- Look under your door and if you see a crack, it can be one of the reasons why noise is penetrating your space. To remedy this, a door guard will help and it also acts as additional insulation.
- Doors that are made out of cheap hollow materials are more likely to let sound in which can negate the installed windows to block out noise. If your door is like this, it is time for an upgrade to a solid one made of wood. If your budget is not enough for a solid wood, there are more affordable alternative such as those with cores made of composite or particleboard material.