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3 Easy Ways to Soundproof Your Bedroom

Discover how to create a more private space for you and your significant other

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Photography: Dairy Darilag

Q: Since we are young newlyweds, my husband and I are living in his parents' spare bedroom. While this set-up is practical, it is a bit uncomfortable because we are worried that other people can hear our conversations. Can you recommend easy tips to soundproof our room?

A: It's one thing to share a home, but another to share your private conversations. Here are a few ways to create a soundproof bedroom:

  • Place a sound barrier like a large bookcase or a wooden armoire against a common wall.
  • Opt for thick curtains, padded furniture, and a soft rug to keep the noise inside.
  • You can also place rubber weather-stripping around small spaces and cracks above and in between doors and windows.

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Read the original article ("Ask It") in the July 2009 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

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