3 Affordable Ways to Soundproof a Room

Noise pollution can be a problem in many modern homes because of the materials used to construct them.

Although drywall is the most affordable option when building, it also leads to much more noise pollution than brick and mortar walls.

This is especially a challenge for those in the music industry who need to practice at their home or studios.

Most musicians find it necessary to do some sound proofing in order to no disturb their neighbors.

Luckily, there are some DIY soundproofing solutions that are affordable and won’t break the bank!

In this article we are going to share 3 of them!

Here are 3 Affordable Ways to Soundproof a Room:

Carpets and Rugs

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Chances are you already have some carpets and rugs laying around.

If you are on a second story, layer carpets and rugs on the floor of the room.

You can actually also hang rugs on the walls to help absorb some of that noise.

If you don’t have any rugs or carpets around, look on Craigslist, OfferUp or local garage sales or thrift stores.

Ikea also has some really great affordable options!

Install a Door Sweep

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Even if you soundproof all of the walls and windows, and you leave a gap under the door, the noise will still escape the room.

There are several different ways that you can close the gap between the door and the floor.

You can use a long, horizontal pillow that can easily be slid right underneath your door. You can even use a rolled up towel or thick blanket.

Better yet, install a more professional-looking door sweep that automatically fills the gap with rubber like this affordable one found at HomeDepot.com.

Whatever kind of thick door insert can work, but you’ll definitely want one that’s dense enough to really block out noise.

Soundproof Blankets

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Although these do require an initial investment, they are still pretty affordable, last forever, and are the best at absorbing sounds.

You can soundproof an entire room with these blankets by hanging them over the walls, windows and doorways.

These blankets (also called moving blankets) work by muffling the sound.

The sound bounces off the blankets and can therefore be reduced to up to 80% in some cases.

Most moving blankets are available on online marketplaces like Amazon for while some professional acoustic blankets are sold exclusively by the company.

For a list of affordable options, checkout this list by Style Within Reach.

Conclusion

Soundproofing your room doesn’t have to cost thousands of dollars.

With the changes listed above, you can greatly decrease the sound that is exiting your studio.

This makes it possible to practice your music at all hours of the day without disturbing your neighbors.

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