How to Soundproof a Room in an Apartment

How Much Does It Cost to Soundproof a Room

Peace is priceless. Once you lose it, you start understanding its value.

One of the most annoying things that can disrupt the peace in your apartment is outdoor noise, right?

Whether you are a light sleeper, working from home, or you have a baby that needs a lot of undisturbed naps, the noise can sometimes cause some serious problems.

Believe it or not, I’ve lost my job as a home-based teacher due to some uncanny noise.

Basically, that was the breaking point when I started looking for a solution this, on the first look, trivial problem.

I’ve read a lot about it, consulted with my colleagues’ architects, and finally made a list of possible solutions. Now, I hope that this knowledge that I gathered will serve not only me but you as well.

Therefore, here, you can find some of the best ways to soundproof a room in an apartment.

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How To Soundproof a Bathroom in 4 Simple Steps

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There are a couple of reasons why you would want to soundproof the bathroom. For one, the flushing and showering can be really distracting to your guests especially if you have the bathroom right next to the living room or dining area.

Unfortunately, modern construction does not really take care of the issue of soundproofing. You can, however, come up with a couple of ways to ensure that the sound in your bathroom does not come out.

Of course, the soundproofing tips can range from really cheap ones to some that are a bit more expensive. Ultimately, you will have to decide on what works best for you.

Here are a couple of things that you can do to soundproof your bathroom.

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Best Automotive Sound Deadening Material 2019

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For most people, the car is one place they spend a lot of time. Be it for that quick run to the grocery store or for a road trip with family and friends.

It is, therefore, important that your car trips are quite comfortable. Unfortunately, there are so many things that could hinder your perfect trip, and noise is just one of them.

The sound of the engine running or the wind creeping through the windows could be a huge distraction. For this reason, most people are looking for ways to deaden the noise in their cars.

Well, if you are one of such people, then this article is meant for you.

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Best Quiet Keyboards 2019 Reviews for Office, Gaming and Home

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It is no doubt that computers are used nearly everywhere nowadays. And it goes without saying that a keyboard must accompany a computer for it to function fully.

Although most computers come with a standard keyboard, most of these are not necessarily the best. Keyboards can be quite noisy making it difficult for you to work in the company of others.

A few years ago, I was living with a couple of friends while trying to cut costs. I am a night bird and this meant that I was almost always using my computer while everyone else was asleep. While this did not pose a problem, my keyboard at the time was quite loud. This meant that my friends, who were all light sleepers, could hardly sleep unless I was done using the computer.

I did not even know silent or quiet keyboards existed until one of them mentioned it. Of course, I still wanted to use the computer at night but not at the expense of their sleep. So I decided to give it a try.

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7 Cheapest Ways to Soundproof a Basement Ceiling

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You are probably wondering whether you really need to soundproof the basement. Well, yes! You actually need to.

For most people, the basement may not be a special room. But there are quite a number of unique ways in which you can use your basement for.

You can turn it into a home office, or even just a chill crib. You can also decide to turn it into the kid’s study room or if you are a bookworm like I am, make it your library!

However you decide to use the basement, it may be just as necessary to make it soundproof as any other room.

Of course, I wasn’t about to spend a lot of money soundproofing the basement since I was only going to be in there for a couple of hours.

The best news about it is that soundproofing your basement does not have to cost you a fortune. With a couple of dollars and a bit of energy, you can turn your basement into a quiet and peaceful haven. Here’s how to do it.

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How to Soundproof a Dog Crate and Stop Dog Barking in Kennels

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I have always been a dog person (Well, that is an understatement, seeing as I have five of them at the moment). Usually, I prefer adopting them while they are still puppies so that I have all the time to get attached to them and teach them a couple of tricks.

Dogs are just loveable creatures and most households will own one as a pet at some point or another. However, the one annoying thing, besides cleaning up after them, is the constant whining and barking especially when they are still pups.

With my first two puppies, I had to go through the torture of their barking and whining. It was so bad that I even considered giving them away. The whining was especially terrible at night as I prefer not to bring them to bed with me.

While trying to find a solution to all the noise, I stumbled upon the dog crates. The fact that I could make them soundproof seemed very lucrative and I immediately bought one. I worked on soundproofing it further and I loved the results.

Although you can not make the dog crate 100% soundproof, it certainly helps in reducing the noise levels in your house.

If the barking and whining of your adorable creature get on your nerves, then this article will be of great help to you. Here’s how you can solve your problem.

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Best White Noise Fans 2019: Reviews and Buying Guide

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If you are a light sleeper like me, then you probably understand how annoying even the smallest sound can be when you are trying to get some sleep.

This only gets worse if you have noisy neighbors who do not understand how much sleep is important.

I first came across a white noise machine when I was shopping for my baby’s nursery. The walls of the house that I was living in at the time were so thin and even the smallest sounds got to the nursery and woke him up.

When I got a white noise machine, I had a solution for a couple of weeks before the thing broke down and stopped working altogether. I was frustrated because I had spent quite a considerable amount of money on the machine.

I was not too quick to replace the white noise machine. However, after a few frustrated weeks of having to wake up in the middle of the night to the baby’s wailing, it was clear that I needed a solution.

When a friend suggested a white noise fan, I was a bit skeptical. I was not sure how the fans would work in the same way as the machine. I gave it a try though, seeing as it was a bit cheaper than the white noise machines.

I absolutely loved it! I ended up using white noise fans for quite some time and still do, even to date. If you are not sure whether or not a white noise fan will work for you, this article should help you make an informed decision.

Here’s what I have learned about white noise fans over the years.

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How to Block Noise From the Neighbors: 6 Best Ways (That Work!)

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There’s nothing as annoying as having to deal with noisy neighbors. Of course, you could always move, but what if it only gets worse at your new place?

A few years ago I moved houses and at first, I was excited. My joy was, however, shortlived.

It took me about a week to realize how huge of a mistake I had made. The noise from my neighbors was just unbearable. Seeing as I had just recently started working from home, I needed to find a solution.

I considered moving out, but I had just moved in and I still had a whole year on my lease contract. The only viable option, it seemed, was to find a way to block all the noise from the neighbors.

I have always loved DIY projects, so I got into this wholeheartedly. I had so much fun doing it and most of all, it solved the problem. I can now work peacefully, without worrying about all the noise from the neighbors.

Noisy neighbors can get on your nerves, especially after a hard day’s work and all you want is to relax. So get your toolbox out and try some of these things. You will love the peace and quiet that comes with it.

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Best Acoustic Panels and Soundproof Foam 2019 (with Installation Guide)

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Whether you are trying to deal with the traffic noise, noisy neighbors or perhaps you do not want to disturb the neighbors with noise from your studio, then you will certainly want to soundproof your house.

Depending on your budget and how much sound you want to block out, there are a couple of ways that you can achieve a soundproof home.

Acoustic foam panels are perhaps some of the cheapest methods you can use to achieve sound deadening in your home.

I love taking on new soundproofing projects and when a friend asked me help set up a spare room in her house for her YouTube channel, I was more than happy to. We set out looking for the best foam panels and the experience was definitely worth it.

If you are looking to purchase and install some acoustic foam panels, there’s no doubt that you may feel overwhelmed. Well, this article is meant for you.

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Best Soundproof Curtains 2019: Do They Really Work?

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I live in a busy metropolitan area. Cars and people are always buzzing by, dogs are constantly barking, and children are frequently screaming and playing. Needless to say, all this commotion can create quite the amount of noise.

This noise can make it hard for a writer like me to concentrate on things like this very article that you are reading right now. As a result, I frequently saw myself being distracted by dogs and speeding cars and would put my work aside until I could re-focus.

This was until I decided to invest in Soundproof Curtains. These thick, insulating curtains can help not only to cancel out the sounds of the outdoors, but helps reduce echo from the sounds within your own home. The do this while also keeping out light glares and other similar distractions, allowing you to focus better on the task at hand.

If you are looking to buy these curtains, either to help you concentrate or to get a little extra peace and quiet, then this buying guide of the best Soundproof Curtains available is for you!

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