8 tips for soundproofing your home office
In the current pandemic situation, working from home has become the norm, but apart from that, many people worked from home offices even before the pandemic. Working from home saves commuting time and offers many benefits. However, if the noise from the surroundings bothers you, the home office can become hell and you won't be able to concentrate on work at home. We have 8 smart tips for you , how you can ensure sound insulation for your home office.
Sound waves pass through the air and to a lesser extent through certain types of building materials. Although good building practices will reduce the transmission of sound, they will not completely eliminate it, so you may be bothered by ambient noise. The solution to a noisy room is to incorporate sound-absorbing materials that will help absorb sound waves and prevent them from spreading. Small repairs can also help.
1. Quality doors
In the interior, you probably have a cheap hollow core door. Sounds pass easily through these doors. Consider replacing them with a solid wood door that will provide a better sound-absorbing barrier to block out the noise coming from the other side. A soundproof door can also be a solution. It is an investment in high-quality soundproofing of the space.
2. Door sealing
In addition to replacing the door with a fixed one, you will get better sound insulation if you seal the space under the door. Maybe a simple pillow or other soft material will be enough for you. You can further reduce sound transmission by installing insulation strips on the sides and top of the door.
3. Repair cracks in the wall
A well-built wall offers some sound reduction , but if it has openings, such as the gaps that are commonly found around sockets or around a nail on which a picture hangs, you are likely to hear sounds coming from the other side of the wall. By sealing the openings with all-purpose sealant, you can reduce the amount of sound that enters your office.
4. Install the acoustic panels
One of the best ways to dampen excess noise is to install acoustic panels on one or more walls of your home office. Write to us and we will be happy to advise you soundproofing the room.
5. Add rugs
Sound waves are reflected in rooms with hard floors, such as tiles or laminate. A simple solution can be an ordinary carpet. The stronger and softer it is, the better it absorbs distracting sounds, so you can focus on work.
6. Upholstered chairs
Get rid of hard wooden chairs and bring a padded office chair. Decorate the rest of the furniture with a few soft pillows for greater sound absorption. You will be pleasantly surprised.
7. Repair the windows
An office with a window overlooking a busy street can be a major source of unwanted noise, especially if the window is an older model. If it's in the budget, consider replacing the old window with a new one with double or triple glazing. Thick curtains or interior shutters can also help.
8. Play white noise
If you've taken the previous steps to reduce noise but the sounds still bother you, play some white noise. Unlike the irregular sounds caused by outside noise or music from the radio, white noise emits a continuous gentle stream of soothing sound and helps you ignore the noise around you.
We believe that our tips helped you to concentrate better while working in the home office.
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