How to block out city noise

How to block out city noise


Your home is your haven. It’s where you can kick back, relax and enjoy some much-needed peace and quiet. But living in a busy metro area or multi-tenant building can make that last part difficult. With racket from the nearby city streets, not to mention unruly neighbors (and their pets), it can sometimes seem like tranquility is impossible.

Need help blocking out noise at your place? Try these tricks:

Place heavy furniture along shared walls. Putting a heavy bookshelf or dense cabinet on a common wall can help dampen sounds from neighbors. Make sure to fill the shelf or cabinet too — heavy books are a great choice here. They will decrease the sound even further.

Invest in noise-reducing curtains. They cost a little more than your average drapes, but they’ll help decrease the sounds from outdoor commotions significantly. If you can, find floor-to-ceiling ones that provide better coverage.

Use rugs throughout your home. If you have uncarpeted flooring, it can cause sounds to bounce and carry, making already loud noises even louder. Try placing thick rugs wherever possible, like the entryway and living room, to cut down on reverberations.

Hang decorative rubber wall tiles or thick tapestries along the walls. Like the heavy furniture and rugs, this will block out noise from neighbors as well as keep sounds from bouncing and carrying within your own home.

City living doesn’t have to be a noisy affair. Be thoughtful in your home’s decor and you can reduce outside interruptions.

Have questions? Looking for a new place? Reach out today.

Pronoia: the Universe conspires in your favor! I look forward to connecting with you!

Nicole Kasten | Colfax Realty Group nicole
Licensed Broker Associate
Phone: (786) 266-7523