When you purchase a home the last thing on your mind is sound insulation. Sound insulation isn’t exactly on the top of everyone’s list; however, it’s of high importance if there’s a daytime sleeper in the home, such as someone that works nights, or the home is located on a busy street with lots of outside noise. You can either soundproof your entire home, or just create a personal sanctuary which you can run away to whenever outside noise gets to you and have the true sound experience of your choice; either way, there are some things to consider and know about soundproofing first.
There are two options to soundproofing your home. Firstly you can get the sound insulation foam or spray foam installed between the Sheetrock of your home, this way you don’t have to install acoustic foam on your walls. The only other option is with the acoustic foam on the walls, which looks very retro and really adds to the room, but that’s a matter of aesthetics and personal choice and design. Today you can find very attractive designs and looks of sound insulation options which are not only very effective but great design wise for your home. The only thing left up to you is deciding how far you want to take your sound insulation.
Acoustic foam is rather inexpensive to the surprise to many people, but not everyone can afford to install it in their entire home, or maybe they are not ready to have the foam spray between the Sheetrock in the home, as that can be more pricey. Not everyone is ready to have all of their walls in acoustic foam, but if you choose a room in your home which you particularly like and can turn it into Ceiling Rafts a nice and quiet sanctuary where you can run away to is also a great option.
If you have an extra room in your home you can create anything from a personal music studio or chill-out room or even a nice little home theater. Create a comfortable space for yourself with comfy chairs and all of the sound gadgets you enjoy such as your stereo, computer, television, or games. This is also great for a music studio if you are a musician. Having such a room in the home will not keep the sound in, but the outside noise out.
Overall, having a nice little comfortable place where you can relax and really enjoy silence, or your favorite sounds is a great stress reliever in a world with so much noise and stress. Soundproofing your home is a wonderful way to protect yourself from the outside noise if you live on a particularly busy street, whether its cars or people. You can keep the sound of your neighbor’s dog or passing traffic out while you sleep in peace. If you are not ready for the investment of sound insulation for your entire home you can create a quiet room for yourself, either a bedroom for a day sleeper, or a play room where you can enjoy music and movies the way they were meant to sound without any outside interruptions.