Creating quiet in a (sometimes) noisy home

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Solid Rock Realty


Does your spouse like to practice the drums in the evening? Does your teenager like to play video games, with the volume turned up high? Are there other sources of noise you'd like to minimize?





There are many ways to soundproof areas of your home to reduce noise. Here are some ideas:



  • Furniture placement. Surprisingly, where you place furniture can dramatically reduce incoming noise. For example, a bookshelf covering a third of a wall can muffle sound from an adjoining room by 25%.



  • Noise harmonization techniques. Soft music, air fans, and other sources of rhythmic noises can actually reduce the unpleasantness of incoming sounds.



  • Area rugs. Adding an area rug, even on top of existing carpeting, can significantly reduce noise coming from the floor below.



  • Acoustic tiles and panels. These are special ceiling tiles and wall coverings that are designed to diffuse and reduce sound infiltration. There are some products on the market that are remarkably easy to install.


Posted by


Steve Sicard


Sales Representative


Seniors Real Estate Specialist


Keller Williams Solid Rock Realty


1 Antares Drive Suite 110


Ottawa, Ontario K2E 8C4


Direct: 613-853-5807


Office: 613-733-3434


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Comments (3)

Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Steve  These are great ideas for reducing noise in the home .

Jun 16, 2014 01:41 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Steve, found this as a reblog on Hannahs blog and wanted to stop by and welcome you to the RAIN!.

Jun 17, 2014 11:20 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

When my husband changed hours and went to bed before the rest of the family we added some heavy draperies to help buffer the family room.  We had blinds previously, and the drapes really helped the bedroom (just a door away) be much quieter.

Aug 09, 2014 08:06 AM