If your home is located in a loud area and your baby keeps waking up throughout the day due to all the busy traffic you’re surrounded with, there is a solution to your problem. You can successfully soundproof the nursery and any other adjoined room to ensure an all-around effect.
The task is not at all that difficult to pull off if you employ some creativity, elbow sweat and a modest budget. We have compiled a list of efficient and wallet-friendly suggestions for you to consider if you’re facing a similar issue. It’s high time you provide your child and yourself with the much needed sweat dreams.
Doors: The often neglected
The main bulk of the incoming noise is coming from the doors, and many people tend to overlook this aspect. Get a sound-isolated doors with a special attached bottom and stop the noise from affecting your slumber or focus for the daily chores and work.
If fancy layouts are not a deal-breaker for you and chunky doors are acceptable, a plywood coat can be applied to the door with paint finish. Once you perform the last steps in the process, you can be sure that your doors are fully equipped to bounce off any instance of sound disturbance.
Windows: The new frontier
Once you round up with the doors, the next in the procedure are also novel candidates for the sound insulation. The windows are our next promising candidates for the noise-free transformation. The most common method today is installing a dual layer structure.
Retro-fitting your residential windows with a specialised glazing can deliver multiple benefits. It not only isolates your interior from outside noise, but it also serves as a fantastic two-way thermal insulation. This increasingly popular solution is economical and adjustable to your budget.
Walls: The classic
Having tackled windows and doors, we’re proceeding to the standard area for isolation, the walls. A good deal of commotion is transmitted via walls, and even more if they’re hollow or made of wood. The first step could be the introduction of weighty vinyl with addition of glue layer and an extra plaster attachment. Your walls will thus be protected from the outside cold conditions and naturally, evict the noise coming from the bordering rooms.
Of course, the baby’s room is a priority if you’re planning a general reconstruction works. To ensure the baby is tucked in nicely, a sound-proof compound should cover the walls facing the nursery and nearby hallways. The results are quite satisfactory for the whole family.
Extra help for the walls
A newly invented but effective option for the wall noiseless effect is the amazing spray foam with soundproof agency. This is a go-to solution for some years now and many households are placing their trust in its powers to lower the noise pollution at a target spot of the house. The packages are differently sized to accommodate the buyer’s particular needs, and the actual installation is relatively easy:
- Cut out an opening in the plaster amid two beams
- Apply the foam in regular strokes
- Make sure the foam reaches the space amid these beams
- Patch and redo the paint
The wallpaper removal can be done in two ways, exploiting the wall covering we used or the one matching the surface underneath.
Floor: The final touch
Can you imagine that the sound waves travel as low as the floor level? That is sadly very much true, and especially if you’re living in a multi-storey apartment building. The key for effective handling of this phenomenon is rather simple: bringing in the fluffy carpets of just any sort of thick matting would do. Since your baby is to roam about the room, make sure it is hypoallergenic. With carpets, everybody wins!
If you thought that you’ll never get rid of that troublesome exterior noise, I’m sure you can see now it is both possible and pretty easy to accomplish. All you need is a moderate budget teamed with your strong wish to make your baby’s room a safe, quiet haven.