I would love to hear how you finally fixed this problem! I live in a rental and have the same problem with adjoining neighbors who's kitchen abuts my bedroom on two sides(right by my bed) the landlord allowed them to install their own cabinets and the contractor also attached them to the studs after they disintegrated the solid 100 year old plaster walls. Every time they close their cabinets it sounds like a loud drum! (they seem to do that constantly!) I also hear them yawn, sneeze and cough clearly (and they do that a lot) The vibrations from their fridge and dishwasher will wake me up at night- feels like I'm having a heart attack. They also slam their front door which is adjacent to the kitchen. I' d also love to hear from anyone else who knows a safe, economical way to insulate my walls (My ceilings are high)
2 - Or make "plugs"--custom-fit coverings the size of the window, made from one of the manufactured products described above. You can make these yourself by purchasing the material and cutting it to fit.
3 - Alternatively, purchase stylish sound-deadening drapes. These are more expensive than window plugs but much more pleasing to the eye.
4 - Soundproof ceilings by applying sound-deadening matting (as described above) or hanging a suspended acoustic tile ceiling; extra sound dampening can be obtained by rolling out batts of thick fiberglass insulation on top of the suspended ceiling.
5 - Apply sound-deadening mats to upstairs floors to cut down on noise levels. These can be applied under carpeting and often have padding built in.
I want to block out my next door neighbors, who bang their closet door against our shared wall, allow their child to ram his ride on toys into the wall, play piano at all hours of the day & night, have a dog that loves to bark, will hammer anything at anytime they feel like it, built cabinetry along the wall and nailed it to the studs so every time they open and shut the sliding doors it sounds like a loud bang, slam their front door anywhere from 4 to 30 times daily and last (but not least) bang on the wall when ever they hear my child or me laughing out loud.
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