You don’t have to own a personal recording studio to start soundproofing your home. For some, soundproofing may mean any of these things:

  • Cancelling out noise from the outside world
  • Isolating your own noise to avoid disturbing your neighbors
  • Desiring for better acoustics inside your home

Here are some tips and tricks to learn about your home, how sound travels inside the house, and what to do in order to achieve maximum quality of sound without disruption.

Separate Hard Materials from One Another

Keep in mind that sound travels through a medium. This means that you can adjust how loud and how well the sound is distributed. Generally, hard and rigid materials are ideal sound transmitters, while soft and supple materials are not.

Start by separating hard materials with either space or supple material. This will lessen the transmission of sound from room to room.

You don’t have to rebuild your house to do this. Elevating the speakers or putting down rubber mats could already deliver the same results.

Absorb the Sound

Another tip to improve acoustics is to put materials of softer texture on your walls, or a woolly rug on the floor. This will isolate the sound within the desired room without it traipsing into the next room. This allows you to play your music or sound system at any desired volume without creating a nuisance for your neighbors.

Spread the Sound

You can easily soundproof your home by focusing on the problem areas of the room. Areas such as flat surfaces make it natural for sound waves to pass through naturally. Create dimensions using drapes or even wall décor to disperse and absorb the sound.

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