Soundproofing Your Home

Last year we touched on some ways to prevent sound from leaving your rooms but more importantly how do you keep sound out of your home? has some suggestions that require changes to your walls, ceilings, and windows. But you should first follow their easy tips.

* At least 25% of every room should be devoted to absorbent materials, such as carpeting, furniture, or draperies. These materials help dampen sound waves, and absorb sound.
* Entrance ways can also be a source of noise problems. Try to install solid-core doors throughout your house, or keep doors to your rooms closed. This will reduce the amount of sound that travels from room to room.
* In a pinch, cheap soundproofing never fails! You can always hang carpeting or bedding or push mattresses up against the walls, to help reduce noise transmission.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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  • mckena

    this looks like good info but i really need more tips. I have the nosiest bedroom in the house and can hear everything. Im not getting any sleep and i really need some suggestions. Thanks so much!!!