After a long day of working, taking the kids to school, and ticking off everything on your to-do list all you want to do is sit down and relax.
However, when you eventually can, all you can hear is noise from outside, the echo of movement around the house, and the incessant sound of music. It’s enough to make you mad.
Before you pick up the earplugs from the store, there are some simple and inexpensive resolutions. You can cancel out the noise and spruce up your home decor at the same time.
Find some ease at the end of your busy day with these simple home improvements:
Rugs to Soften and Silence
Adding a rug into a room will bring all of your home decor elements together to create a warm and cozy atmosphere. This is all the more enhanced by the sound reduction that comes with it!
A thick, heavy wool rug will isolate the acoustics of your room and warm it up when winter comes around. The thickness of the rug will also muffle out noise from the outside world and footfall around the house. By adding a rug to particularly noisy rooms, you will instantly notice the difference and find a moment to relax.
Window and Doors
Sound vibrations travel through doors, windows, and walls. To improve the soundproofing of your home, seeking ways to seal up your windows and doors will not only cancel out sound but help to insulate your home without looking to thicken the walls.
Simple adjustments to your home to reduce sound can start with checking that you have thick, rubber seals on your doors. This will reduce the creaking and rattling of the door when it opens, and stop sound from coming through when it is closed. Rubber seals can also stop the cold from coming in when winter comes!
If your windows are the reason your house is noisy, there is a good chance that they are not double glazed.
Having two panes of glass instead of one will trap sound, heat, and cold from entering your home. By hiring a window replacement company to do the job, you’ll make one of the most valuable investments in home improvement to find peace in your home.
Curtains for Peace
Doubling up as great insulation and soundproofing, heavy, floor-to-ceiling curtains will create a sanctuary feel to your home where you can relax and cut yourself off from the world as soon as you enter.
For those with heavy traffic just outside, such as trucks or honking horns, there are good-quality curtains or blinds specifically designed to muffle out the sound.
For musical families, be it learning how to play guitar or just playing music loudly, adding curtains in front of a door can block out significant amounts of sound, even with people coming and going often.
Investing in home improvements like these will create a calm environment in your home. By canceling out excess sound, you’ll reap the benefits of having a home as a sanctuary of peace to rest after your busy day.