Home decor, an aesthetic solution!
1. Carpets and rugs
2. Curtains on windows and doors
empty spaces. A massive wardrobe against the wall will be useful in case of
loud doorstep neighbors. If you have little room, you can replace furniture by paintings,
mirrors, tapestries, etc.
4. The bathroom
hear your neighbor’s TV while taking a bath? I definitely can relate! Pipes and
bathtubs are among the main sound conductors. Fill the gap under your bathtub
with glass wool. As for the pipes and taps, their acoustic performance is
5. Look after your balcony
your balcony against the street unquietness. No need for a large one, even a small thuja hedge can make
the difference. If you do have a green thumb, why not build your own green
wall? Check our article on this topic.
6. If (lucky) you have a terrace, a pergola would be another option. You can get one in wrought iron for €150.
Start renovation works
doors: soundproof doors rely on a series of layers in different materials
(wood, metal). As it is still expensive, it will be most useful in place of
your main door.
New generation windows: forget about double glazing, time has come for triple! Well, it’s still a bit expensive… And double glazing will be enough to stop the noise from inside. By the way, make sure it fits your building’s style. If your ceiling is decorated with moldings, you might have to sacrifice them…
9. A fake ceiling
double ceiling will isolate you from your upper neighbor. The plasterboard
that make it up are covered with glass wool. But… the real ceiling has to be high enough, and it still costs some €500 for 10 square meters.
10. Bring calmness around you…
By Lorène Gaudin.