Soundproofing Your Home

If you have a spare room in your home, you may decide to use it for a variety of things. If you are into health and fitness, you may transform it into a home gym. If you are a hobby musician, maybe you will make it a studio. Whatever you use the extra room for, it may require soundproofing. If you are working out in a home gym or playing music loudly, most likely, you do not want the sound traveling to other parts of your home. In order to block out the extra noise and keep the rest of your home noise-free here are some tips on soundproofing your home. 

Fill Gaps in Doors

It doesn’t matter what lengths you go to when soundproofing your home, it will not be successful unless you fill the gaps in your doors. When the door is shut you want to make sure that the seal is tight, and no air is escaping through. To do this, you can add caulking, find a door that is a perfect fit, and purchase a draft stopper to go under the open space where the door meets the floor. 

Add Carpets & Rugs

Loud noise likes to reflect off hard surfaces typically. In your spare room, the sound could reflect off of your floors, ceilings, or walls. In order to absorb the sound better and to stop it from spreading into the next room and throughout the house, you can add carpets and rugs. Adding a carpet instead of hardwood will definitely help if you are soundproofing your home. However, if you are trying to turn your spare room into a gym this might not be an ideal option for you. In this case, you can add a throw rug or floor mats down and they will absorb just as much noise. 

Purchase Acoustic Panels

If adding rugs and filling the gaps in the doorway doesn’t help with absorbing the noise, you can always purchase acoustic panels. The panels come in a variety of options including boards or fabrics that you can place on ceilings or walls in the room. You can also place them on doors or windows. They work to add an extra layer of absorption between each room in your home.