Too much noise coming into your home office can be distracting. Or perhaps you are the one making noise in your office and don’t want to bother your neighbors. This is why soundproofing your home office is a great idea. There are many ways of soundproofing walls that require different effort, materials, and costs. We have put together a few tips to help you complete an efficient soundproof room.
Is it Better to DIY or Call a Professional?
The cost of soundproofing varies depending on whether you have it done professionally or do it yourself. In many scenarios, soundproofing is not that complicated. If you feel you have some construction ability, it may be fine to do the soundproofing yourself. On the other hand, if you need a serious soundproof room for work or recording, then having it done professionally will create the best possible results.
Identifying the Weak Spots
Only certain parts of your home office are likely problematic areas. This may be a shared wall in an apartment or close-together homes. It could be the windows and doors in the home office. These are all thinner areas that allow sound to come through more easily, which means that they should be more thoroughly addressed.
The first step in soundproofing a room is to seal your doors and windows. Acoustic seal kits can help quickly close off these leaky sound areas. After taking care of the doors and windows, any shared walls are the next targets. These walls are a common source of difficulty when it comes to noise leaking in or out, especially if your major concern is hearing noise from a neighbor or bedroom. In some scenarios, you may not have to soundproof the whole office if there are only a couple of spots causing problems.
Options for Soundproofing a Room
There is no one best way to soundproof a home office. Numerous methods and materials can be used. There are two main categories of soundproofing: sound blocking and sound absorbing. Absorbing is used to soak up the sounds so that they don’t bounce around, whereas blocking actually stops sound from transferring.
Some simple implementations can help with sound dampening and less reverberation in the room. These include thicker drapes, carpet, and even hanging blankets up to soundproof walls. The method you choose depends on what you will be using your home office for. Are you just trying to block distracting outside noise? Do you need a better environment for frequent audio recording? Different problems require a variety of solutions.
One of the most efficient materials that can be used for soundproofing a room is acoustic tiles. You can purchase acoustic tiling, which comes in different shapes and sizes, at a relatively inexpensive price. Another way to soundproof involves something called double walls. These two walls are separated so that sound is unable to transfer through both of them. This method is more expensive.
Looking for Professional Soundproofing Help?
If you are looking for professional help when it comes to soundproofing your home office, Eakman Construction is here to help. We are experienced in everything related to home remodels, from soundproofing to redoing your kitchen, and we want to help your vision come to life. Give us a call today to start making your home remodel a reality.