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4 Apartment Soundproofing Hacks

There are a lot of great things about living in apartments. But let’s be honest – noisy neighbors can be a pest. Loud talkers and music blaring into the wee hours of the morning are not okay for the people who value peace and quiet. Luckily, we’ve provided four apartment soundproofing hacks to help you mute those pesky partiers.

Check for holes

The first thing you should do when soundproofing your apartment is to check for any holes or gaps in the windows. The idea is that if air can get through, so can sound. Go though and patch up any holes and fill in any gaps that could be allowing noise to sneak through into your apartment.

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Rugs

For apartment dwellers with wood or concrete floors, sound can be an issue. This is because sound waves can bounce off of solid surfaces. Adding rugs in problem areas can help absorb the sound waves and help with unwanted sound.

Fabric walls or curtains

If the sounds you’re experiencing are coming from the other side of your wall, try hanging a tapestry where the noise is the worst. If you’re down to go all out, cover the entire wall in a fabric that you like. Just like the rug, having the extra boundary of the fabric on your wall will absorb some sound and dull the unwanted noise coming from the other side. The bonus with this is that you get a chance to be creative and give yourself an accent wall. You can also place heavy blackout curtains on your windows to dull the noise coming from outside.

Furniture placement

Believe it or not, the placement of your furniture can help soundproof your apartment. Putting your couch against a wall where noise is an issue will help cancel out any disruptions. When you’re sitting on the couch, you may still be able to hear the noise. But if you hang up fabric like discussed in the last note, then you should be fine.

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