Unless you live in the countryside with your closest
neighbors more than a mile, you might have
nights where you don’t sleep well because of all of
the sounds of the city. Whether it is from
dogs barking or street noise, there are a variety
of ways to dilute the sound and get a peaceful
night of sleep.
If you are not searching for replacement
curtains that diminish sound can be a cheaper route. The best curtains
can help diminish noise on a budget. With a
host of ways to do it yourself,
you can sleep soundly and save money at the same time. Most stores also carry curtains that help block out light
and muffle the noises around you. You’ll
learn to appreciate this in loud cities on nights where you are home sick or trying to unwind.
Replacement windows can also be a good idea.
You might notice great
results that won’t require you to use headphones or ear plugs to fall asleep every night. Double or triple-paned windows with
sound control glass* are good options for noise control,
with the added positive outcome of also being energy efficient. If your windows aren’t
double-paned, it is highly suggested to consider
replacement windows. If replacement windows aren’t in your budget, start with a
checkup on the caulk around your windows. Window
maintenance could help decrease outdoor
It is also ordinary where the outdoors
may not be your concern; a lot of
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 get
results on a budget with many DIY options. Whether
you desire 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, make a large book
case and decrease sound by using your collection of
For more pointers on how to tackle
unwanted noise, contact Pella Windows and Doors at 270-684-3028, or come to our
Owensboro showroom to speak with our Pella pros.
* Sound control glass has either dissimilar glass
thickness (e.g. 3mm/5mm glass) or has laminated glass.