Five Foolproof Strategies for Settling Down a Noisy Living Space

Five Foolproof Strategies for Settling Down a Noisy Living Space
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    Finding the seemingly perfect house in a less-than-ideal location is a classic homeowner conundrum.

    Whether it's noisy neighbors, train tracks or the airport, finding yourself surrounded by disruptions can quickly take a toll on your sanity.

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Even if you scouted your home’s location prior to buying, the fact remains that such problems can pop up around you when you least expect them.

What are you supposed to do, then? Are you powerless when it comes to drowning out disruptions? Is the only logical solution to pack up and leave? Of course not.

In fact, there are many steps you can take to settle down in a noisy living space: you just have to get creative and consider some new home improvement projects. Regardless of what’s keeping you up at night, the following five solutions can help calm down your household.

Block Out Light

Perhaps one of the most obvious annoyances in a noisy neighborhood comes in the form of outdoor light. From blinding headlights to flickering lamps, you can block out such distraction with the help of cost-effective roller shades.

Blackout shades, for example, are specifically designed to keep any room pitch black regardless of what’s going on outside. Depending on the amount of light pollution you find your home exposed to, you may or may not need shades across the entirety of your home.

New Windows

Triple-pane windows are reinforced to block out noise and quite literally represent a sound investment in the long-term value of your home. While such a fix may be a bit pricey, triple-pane windows can combat anything from loud music or the roar of an airplane engine. Additionally, you can double-down on your windows’ ability to drown out noise by ensuring that they’re properly sealed with caulk. 

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Make Your Own Noise

While “fight fire with fire” may not seem like proactive advice for those trying to survive a noisy neighborhood, you may be surprised by the difference a simple noisemaker can make within your home. White noise machines are perfect for the bedroom while you’re trying to sleep. meanwhile, you can also implement such machines throughout your home if necessary.

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Landscaping Solutions

Plants and shrubbery represent a two-fold means of cutting down on light and noise when placed in front of your windows. Thankfully, there are low maintenance landscaping options that won’t break the bank or require you to be a master gardener. Simply plant your shrubs in front of problem areas as a means of cutting down on noise pollution.

Soundproof Problem Rooms

If there’s only a single room in your home that’s susceptible to outdoor noise, perhaps a bedroom or spare-room that’s set off from the rest of the house, consider putting in the time and effort to soundproofing it with insulation. While this approach may not be attractive or plausible for your entire home, it could be the difference of making one particular room inhabitable.

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Dealing with neighborhood noise doesn’t have to be a literal headache. Rather than accepting your situation as it stands, consider the proactive steps you can take to fight against such disruptions and finally live in peace.

 
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