It goes without saying that kids’ rooms are among the noisiest ones in the house. This is quite understandable, given the fact that kids are mischiefs by nature, enjoying every waking moment of the day to the fullest. Even though their adventurous spirit and lively nature should be encouraged by all means, the level of noise produced during their activities is often a burden for other family members.
This is where soundproofing comes to the scene. Most importantly, a properly soundproofed room will present a peaceful oasis for the kids during their sleeping hours, allowing everyone else in the house to finish their activities without fearing that they will wake them up.
Start with the entrance
Doors are very important when it comes to the level of noise coming in and out of a room. This is why they are a perfect starting point when it comes to soundproofing. Replacing old doors with one of the new, soundproof ones is the easiest, but also the most expensive solution. If your budget does not allow it, soundproofing the existing door can be almost equally effective. There are several ways to do this. Whichever you opt for, keep the main focus on the top and the bottom side in order to make sure that the door closes perfectly. Weatherstripping will be of great aid, as well.
If the outside noise is an issue, windows are definitely the place where you should seek solution. First of all, make sure that the windows are perfectly installed. Any misalignments, no matter how small they may seem, will let a lot of the outside noise in. Next, carefully check the condition the glass and the frame are in, since even the tiniest cracks can cause numerous problems. Finally, if you wish to achieve an optimal noise reduction, replace your current windows with double glazed ones and your kids will never again be disturbed by the outside noise.
Everyone who has ever lived directly under a noisy flat knows how important floors are when it comes to soundproofing. If your kids’ room is on the top level of the house, soundproofing the floor will prove to be a very efficient noise reducer. A thick carpet, a rug or any other thick mat are probably the easiest solution. Additionally, they will improve the safety of their playground area and reduce the risk of injuries. If this does not do the trick, consider using other floor soundproofing materials.
Nothing beats banging the ball against the wall, at least from kids’ perspective. Even if your kids are not prone to this kind of activity, the sounds coming from the speakers or a TV set mounted on the wall are bound to be heard in the next room. The same goes for the noise coming to the kids’ room from both other rooms in the house and the outside. Lowering the volume on the aforementioned devices might help, but the acoustic treatment of the walls will be more efficient. Adding layers of vinyl and plastering are very efficient types of wall acoustic treatments. The former is extremely effective for interior treatments, while the latter can be used for outdoor ones.
Putting both the exterior and the interior noise under control will benefit the entire family. Your children will be able to enjoy a peaceful sleep every night and will not be bothered by the outside noise when reading or studying. On the other hand, you will be able to revel in your share of peace and quiet whenever the opportunity arises.
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