We’ve all been there; even if your neighbors aren’t particularly noisy, you still cringe at every ambient noise that comes from their apartment. It’s never enough to make a noise complaint, and yet, it can keep you awake at night. Doubtless, you’re causing the same amount of noise, even if you aren’t a loud person. Being a courteous neighbor is a huge part of living in an apartment; so, how can you best show your neighborly conduct and keep your noise level down? Read on to find out.
That’s right–plants and greenery can actually take away from sound levels in your apartment, inside and out. Placing them next to windows or doorways can help reduce sound from room-to-room. You could also place several within the busiest areas of your apartment, like the living room or kitchen. This is a very cost-effective way to reduce noise.
A shared wall is best when furniture is lined along it. Bookshelves, couches or hanging art are great ideas that will help reduce the sound that filters through the wall. Shared walls are especially important areas to insulate, because the sound travels particularly far through them. It’s more likely that your neighbors will be able to hear even the smallest amount of noise.
Washers and dryers are inevitably noisy appliances. And if you’re on the top floor of your apartment, these could cause a lot of noise issues for the people below you. Invest in soundproofing this area; line the floor with spare towels, or even purchase cheap foam that can line the walls. Just make sure there’s nothing that could cause a mold or fire hazard.
If you want courteous neighbors, the Apartments of Wildewood are your new home!
At The Apartments of Wildewood, located in beautiful in St. Mary’s Maryland, we offer homes with access to pools, an on-site gym, and maintenance whenever you need it – and have access to all the information you need to affordably rent an apartment in St. Mary’s. To set up an appointment to check out an apartment rental from The Apartments at Wildewood, call us at 301.737.0737 or visit the website!