If you’re selling or renting out your home, you’ll want to make sure that any prospective residents see the property in the most positive light. Especially if you live in a busy area, you’ll want to ensure that your property remains a quiet haven that someone will want to make their home.
One of the best ways to do that is to make sure your home is noise-proofed. Noise-proofing your space can sound like an intimidating task; however, there are simple steps that you can take to reduce the noise levels in your property that can also make it more attractive to buyers. Let’s explore some options that can be easily put into place.
Insulating walls and ceilings
One of the most effective ways to reduce noise in a property is to insulate walls and ceilings with acoustic insulation material or regular insulation. Thick insulation helps absorb sound, preventing it from transferring from one room to another or from outside noises entering into the unit. While acoustic insulation material can be expensive, it will ensure that your home is quiet for any viewings, and can be a selling point, since it also improves the energy efficiency of the property.
Installing soundproof windows
Another great way to reduce noise levels in your unit is by installing soundproof windows. These types of windows are specifically designed to absorb sound while still allowing natural light into the space. They come in various sizes and styles, so you can find something that works with any type of window frame or opening size.
Whilst this might not be a feature you want to install just before you put your abode on the market, due to their cost, it can be worth thinking about if you’re renovating a fixer-upper property to then sell on.
Installing door seals
The third way to reduce noise levels in the home is by installing door seals around entryways and other openings where sound may travel through easily. Door seals are made out of materials such as rubber or foam which help to create an airtight seal between two surfaces, preventing sound from travelling through small gaps or cracks around doors and windows frames. This type of installation doesn’t require any special tools or skills – just measure accurately before purchasing seals so they fit snugly inside door frames.
Dressing your home for sale
If you just want some quick tips for making your home quieter that don’t involve any building work, then look at the furniture that you’re including in your property during viewings. Placing heavy furniture such as bookcases against adjoining walls in attached properties can help absorb sound, whilst heavier rugs or carpets can also make a difference – in fact, research shows that carpets typically absorb sound by up to 35%.
A quieter home
Noise-proofing a home isn’t always easy, but there are plenty of options available for sellers who don’t want to do major renovations and spend a lot of money. Start by insulating walls and ceilings, then move on to installing soundproof windows and door seals around any openings where noise could enter or escape from the space.
With these simple steps, you’ll be well on your way towards creating a peaceful oasis that will be an attractive option for buyers.
Author: Hubert Day