Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors more than a mile, you could have
nights where you don’t sleep soundly because of all of
the outside noise. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street noise, there are many ways to dilute the sound and get a peaceful
night of sleep.
If you are not in the market
curtains that diminish sound may be a cheaper option. The correct curtains
can help drown out noise on a budget. With a
host of ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep better and save money at the same time. Most stores also sell curtains that help block out light
and lessen the noises around you. You’ll
learn to appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home after a long night or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows can also be a good idea.
You may experience unexpected
results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to get some rest every night. Double or triple-paned windows with
sound control glass* are good bets for noise control,
with the added positive outcome of energy efficient performance. If your windows aren’t
double-paned, it is highly suggested to invest in
replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a
checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance could help muffle outdoor
It is also normal where the outdoors
may not be your issue; many
apartment buildings have bare, thin walls. If the bothersome sound is coming
from inside of your building or home, taking action to reduce
the sound coming through the wall can be an aesthetically appealing solution
on a budget. Just like curtains, there are ways to experience
results on a budget with many DIY choices. Whether
you are thinking a pop of color or a simple backdrop, the
sound reducing addition can act as a design
element as well. Get creative and add a piece of your uniqueness
into blocking sound. If you love reading, create a large book
case and damper the sound by using your collection of
For more ideas on how to lessen
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 208-726-0060, or come to our
Ketchum showroom to chat with our Pella pros.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.