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Creating a home is about giving everyone who lives there a sense of ownership, while also balancing that with being able to share space while minimizing conflict, too.

There are many factors to help achieve that balance. But, one big area is that of sound. When you’re reading a book in the living room or the study, you don’t necessarily want to hear loud music emanating from another part of the house. A common source of loud sounds, from music or video games, is from your kid’s rooms.

So, beyond constructive dialogue between family members about how to best share space respectfully, are there ways and means of managing sound transfer in your home without conflict? Well, luckily there are some practical strategies for sound management that involve choosing the right materials for a kid’s room, with sound management and sound transfer in mind.

Take a look at some options below in this special feature about sound management for a more peaceful home.

Sound Check - How to sound proof any room

And because I think it’s also worth mentioning, the inclusion of cork flooring is a good way to go as well. This is particularly true if you’re not a fan of carpeting. Cork naturally dampens sound, which is why it is also often used as underlay for wood floors – to minimize the echo of footfals. But, cork floors provide a ‘softer’ option for wood flooring materials to minimize echo all around.

Besides that, have any of you out there got your own stories about noise and sound transfer in your home? How did you overcome any problems that arose? Let me know in the comments section.

Cheers!
Rob.

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Rob Jones

Rob served as Editor-In-Chief of BuildDirect Blog: Life At Home from 2007-2016. He is a writer, Dad, content strategist, and music fan.