How To Soundproof a Room In An Apartment

Living in an apartment is great and nice, but it does not mean there is no downfall. One of the main downfalls that we have to face every day is noise, whether coming from the neighbors or even the sounds of cars at 2 A.M.

Believe it or not, that kind of noise could be such a huge turn-off for you, especially when you are tired, and you want to enjoy a peaceful atmosphere by yourself, but you cannot do that because there is incessant noise that keeps on irritating you.

How To Soundproof a Room In Apartment

Well, you could drown it by creating your noises, but for the sake of fellowship, you should consider soundproofing. Hence, this article will talk about how to soundproof a room in an apartment. Without further a due here are some tips and tricks: 

How to Soundproof an Apartment Room 

If you are tired of noisy neighborhoods and busy streets, you should consider soundproofing your apartment room. Below are several tricks that you could definitely do :

Hang Heavy Curtain 

The first trick that you should do is hanging heavy curtains. You could easily change the old curtains from your landlord and replace them with the new heavy curtains, thereby installing soundproof curtains that act as a sound barrier.

Bear in mind that you should find ultra-heavy drapes that have some layers of fabric on them. To ease you in looking for them, you could choose a heavy curtain with a blackout or insulated label on it. 

Seal door gaps

The second trick you could do to soundproof a room in an apartment is sealing door gaps. No matter how tiny your door gap is, the sound could definitely leak through it, preventing noise from entering and contributing to noise reduction.

Therefore, you need to ensure that your door is weatherproofed, specifically on the bottom of the front door, because it is where the biggest gaps commonly are. You could use a thick strip of rubber for your best sealer door, or you could use a draft stopper for your room door. An acoustic door seal kit can be easy to install and effective.

Seal door gaps

Layer Your Floor with Rugs 

Last but not least, you could soundproof your apartment room by layering the floor with rugs. These rugs could help you muffle the sound that comes from the outside of your apartment, providing peace from downstairs neighbors.

You need to cover your apartment room floor with heavy, high-pile rugs that have already holstered with a high-density foam pad beneath, which absorbs sounds effectively.

How to Soundproof an Apartment Room for Drums

Below are several ways to soundproof an apartment room for the drum: 

Find the Leaks 

The first thing you need to do to soundproof a room in an apartment, especially for drums, is finding the leaks. By doing this, you could reduce noise coming out or into your room. To find the leaks, you could start from your door.

Seal the gaps on your door and door frame. Once you seal all of the leaks on your door, you can proceed to seal the leaks that exist on your windows. 

Find Leaks to Soundproof an Apartment

Place Rugs Underneath Your Drum 

The next thing that you could do in soundproofing an apartment room for drum is by placing rugs underneath the drum. This way, the rugs will help reduce noise that is coming out from the drum kit.

Add acoustic foam from the Wall to the Ceiling.

Furthermore, it would help if you covered all of your walls to the ceiling with acoustic panels. That way, the extra loud sounds that are coming from your drum kit could be reduced. Furthermore, this acoustic foam could reduce the ricocheted sound produced by the drum kits.

Adding a white noise machine can also mask unwanted noises, creating a more serene environment inside your room. Replacing a hollow door with a solid one is another effective measure for soundproofing.

How to Soundproof a Room from Noisy Neighbours 

You could do some ways to soundproof a room in your apartment, especially from your noisy neighbors. The first thing that you could do is soundproof your doors and walls. You could do that by covering your walls and doors with thick fabric or even curtains so they will be able to muffle the sound of your neighbors.

Furthermore, you could also soundproof your doors by sealing the gaps on your doors and door frames. Next, you could also soundproof your windows. You could seal all the gaps in your windows with the same seals you use on your door.

Double paned windows to Soundproof a Room

However, you could also change your windows with double-paned windows because they have an extra layer of glass to reduce sounds. Lastly, don’t forget to add hang-heavy curtains to your windows. Apart from the fact that they come in numerous colors and designs, they are also great at blocking your noisy neighbors’ sounds. 

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