A home should be a sanctuary, a haven from the fast paced world that never stops rushing and never keeps quiet. In this case, no doubt when you get home the last thing you want to hear is the outside world in your home. Making your home quieter is then priority.
How to ensure you have a quieter home
Insulate your floor
When living in an apartment with noisy neighbors, covering your floor with carpeting is a good way to minimize outside noises. If the place is rented, ask your landlord for permission to carpet it. If that is not an option, get yourself a large thick rug to fill out the rooms. On the other hand, if you have your apartment insulate the floor using baseboards. They not only keep out the noise out but make the space warmer. You should consider hiring a professional for this.
It has been proven that some noises in the home solely happen because furniture placements amplify noises. In this case, move stuff around and place a thick bookcase, adjacent to a noisy neighbors wall to reduce the noise. Besides, do not put light furniture touching the wall, as it often makes the most noise when its banged from the outside. On the other hand always choose the bedroom furthest from the main door, to assure peaceful, quiet nights.
Keep appliances in good shape
Replacing/ restoring old kitchen appliances is a great way to have a quieter home. With the vibrations, buzzes and rattles virtually non-existent, the noises from within a home also become non-existent
Fix floor squeaks
Over time floors usually start to squeak and although they are not noticeable during the day, it is very annoying and loud at night. There are some DIY ways on the internet to help fix this problem.
Seal gaps around windows and doors
Gaps in windows and doors have a way of making sounds sip in and make your home sound like a street. In this case use window insulating foam for windows and door insulating foam for doors. You will be guaranteed that no noise will come in afterward, without harming either your doors or windows.
Layer your windows with curtains
Layering with curtains is also an excellent way to achieve a quieter home. With window panels just managing to beauty the home, curtains muffles sound that pass through the window, especially at night.
Silence is necessary for your home as you may be carrying office work at home and need concentration. Employ these ways to achieve quieter home.