As more and more people are working from home, the need for a soundproof home office is becoming increasingly apparent. There are a number of reasons why you might want to invest in soundproofing your home office, including reducing distractions, increasing concentration, and improving productivity. There are a few different ways to soundproof a room, and the best method will depend on the size and layout of your home office. Here are a few tips for your workspace at home more insulated from outside noise.
Focus On Your Walls
Putting special materials on your walls is one of the most effective ways to create a soundproof room in your home. Acoustic panels are the most popular solution for soundproofing your walls. They are typically made of sound-absorbing material either mounted on or embedded in your wall. Acoustic panels can improve the sound insulation of a room by up to 50%, depending on the material used. Acoustic foam is a cost-effective material that is great for absorbing high frequency sounds. Wall solutions can be used in combination with other methods of soundproofing for the best results.
Utilize Office Furniture
Just as wall panels can be used to absorb sound, furniture such as wall cabinets can also help to reduce the amount of sound that goes in or out of a room. Floor to ceiling wall units will create a layer between the walls and your office, bouncing sound back to the center of the room or muffling outside noises. Not only are they useful for dampening sounds, but they double as practical pieces for office storage! Choose from a variety of cabinetry and shelving made with a wide range of materials to suit the aesthetic of your office design. At More Space Place, we even have options that include built in desks or other work surfaces!
Don’t Forget The Floor
The floor is often overlooked, but is an important area to consider when soundproofing your home office. Floors can be primary sources of unwanted noise when working from home due to their tendency to creak and make other sounds, which can be a distraction. Luckily, there are several ways to soundproof your floors that don’t require extensive work.
The first option is to use an anti-vibration mat. This thin mat, which fits underneath your desk and chair, absorbs the vibrations created by movement and helps to reduce the noise made by the floor. The second option is to use soundproofing tiles. These specially designed tiles are made to absorb sound and are ideal if you have bare hardwood floors. Lastly, you can use rugs or carpet to really ensure that no extra noise comes through. Area rugs are an affordable soundproofing option that can add warmth and softness to a room. Opt for thicker rugs or full carpet if you want even more soundproofing.
Creating a soundproof home office can seem daunting, but with the right information, it can be easier to accomplish. The design and furnishings in your office play a large part in this process. More Space Place and our team of experts are more than happy to offer free design consultations to help get the ball rolling on your next project! Contact us to schedule your consultation today.