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The holidays are a busy time of year where guests are often coming in and out of your home. Between holiday parties, visiting relatives, and family gatherings, your home can be especially noisy this time of year.
We’ve all had the experience where you have an early flight the next morning and your siblings or parents are still hanging out, making it difficult or impossible to sleep!
Keep reading for our easy ways to soundproof your home for the holidays.
Soundproofing your Home for Visitors
One of the best considerations you can make is to organize the sleeping arrangements so that people on similar schedules are closest to one another. You don’t want those energetic nephews right next to grandma and grandpa when they’re playing video games until 2 in the morning. Likewise, you don’t need the high school cousin adjacent to your brother and sister that have a newborn.
Special attention may be needed in cases with young children, especially if they have extreme schedules. This may require you to consider trading your own room for a night or two. Often-times the master bedroom is designed by contractors and architects to have the best sound attenuation in the residence. By using this space as the sound-treated area, you may prevent unwanted schedule disruptions.
Also, as you may already need to use blow-up mattresses and other flexible sleeping arrangements. When this is the case, place infants and sensitive sleepers in quieter sections of the home, whether it’s the office or home theater, to get them away from louder crowds.
Lastly, consider having a conversation, especially with any noisier visitors, that they may need to keep it down after an agreed-upon time in the evening.
Soundproofing WIndows & Doors
While a heart-to-heart conversation and some pre-planned layouts may go a long way, you may still need to soundproof your doors and windows at some point. When this is the case, consider the following options.
Our AcousticCurtain™ is a soundproof curtain that is made to deflect sound waves away from your living space. Without the mess and expense of installing new windows, these curtains are an effective way to transform the atmosphere of your room. By blocking street noise from outside, you will be able to get a peaceful night’s rest and enjoy the comfort of your home.
Our AcoustiTrac™ is a soundproof curtain similar to the one previously mentioned, but instead is able to be retracted quickly along a track. If you open and close your windows often, this is a great option for you. It is made of a dense, noise-blocking fabric that turns your room into a quiet and relaxing space.
While the AcoustiTrac and AcousticCurtain are effective at blocking exterior noise, focus on the soundproofing the doors if you have interior noise issues.
When guests or family are staying in your home, there can be a lot of noise coming from a lot of different areas around the house. To prevent noise from transferring between rooms, our AcoustiDoor™ can be hung over the door frame. It is sound-blocking panel that can be easily retracted when not in use. The product works to deflect 87% of sound, keeping sound contained where you want it.
Conclusion: Keeping everyone happy during the holidays is a tall order. But noise issues and complaints don’t need to further complicate your Christmas time. Separate sensitive sleepers from noisy folks, discuss reasonable quiet times, and don’t forget to soundproof doors and windows to keep sound issues to a minimum for your visitors.