If you are distracted by the sound of outside car and foot traffic, or by your apartment neighbors, it can be challenging to find a way to mitigate the noise while remaining comfortable in your apartment. Fortunately, no matter what kind of apartment you live in, there are several affordable soundproofing techniques you can use to lessen the noise in your apartment.
Weatherproof the Front Door
If noise from the hallway is audible inside your apartment, it may be due to large air gaps around your front door. Sealing these leaks will quiet the sound you hear. You can seal a gap on the bottom of the door by adding a door sweep with a rubber strip that seals against the threshold. This also helps to keep out dust, bugs, and drafts from your apartment.
Hang Door Curtains
Another soundproofing technique for blocking noise from outside your front door is to hang heavy blackout curtains. When closed, these curtains help to absorb any sound that may leak through the front door.
Soundproof Your Bedroom Door
Soundproofing techniques for your interior rooms are similar to those you can apply to your front door. For instance, you can fill gaps under your bedroom door with a draft stopper. The most convenient versions will attach to the door, so you don’t have to set them in place every time.
Reduce Reflected Noise
Noise can reflect off of hard surfaces like walls, floors, and ceilings, which can add to the noise level inside of a room. Soundproofing techniques to reduce this reflected noise can include covering bare walls and ceilings with something soft. A shag rug on the ceiling or rubber textile mats on a wall can help to absorb noise from your apartment, as well as your neighbor’s apartment.
Get a Thick Rug Pad
If you have hard floors, throwing down a thick rug is an easy soundproofing technique. If you add a density rug pad underneath the rug, it will further increase your rug’s soundproofing ability.
Muffle Sound With a Bookcase
If you have a thin wall, adding a wall-to-wall faux built-in can help muffle noise from your apartment neighbor. Adding heavy materials, such as books, to the partition help to reduce vibration and sound transmission.
Consider Acoustic Panels
Acoustic panels are a soundproofing technique available as boards or fabrics you hang on walls. These panels will help stop noise from bouncing off of hard surfaces.
Install Soundproof Curtains
Heavy-duty soundproofing techniques like soundproof curtains can help prevent outside noises from reaching inside your apartment.
Add Window Inserts
If you want to block outside noise, but not your view, window inserts may be your solution. You can purchase clear panes of glass or acrylic that you can install over existing windows. They create an airtight seal that can reduce outside noise by 50 percent or more.
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