Block out noise and distraction by soundproofing your home office.
Today’s hyperconnected economy means that more of us work from home now than ever before. While not having a commute has its benefits, one of the biggest challenges for homebound workers is keeping noise—whether it be construction in the neighborhood or kids running down the hallways—out of the workspace.
Regain focus and boost your productivity—below, we walk you through seven steps to soundproofing your home office.
1. Seal Holes in the Walls
A large wall is a great sound blocker, but it’s useless if there are any holes in it. Inspect the walls and ceilings of your home office, and if you find any perforations, fill them in with sound-absorbing materials such as fiberglass batt insulation.
2. Install a Solid Core Door
Solid core doors are much better sound absorbers that hollow core doors. If you want to ensure that no sound enters through your door, install a solid core door, and add vinyl weatherstripping and a bottom sweep and threshold seal.
3. Caulk Spaces in Your Drywall
Look out for cracks and crevices on your drywall around electrical boxes and ductwork, and caulk these openings to prevent noise from entering your work sanctuary.
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