Have you Considered Soundproofing the Home?
If you do not own a detached home then noise can sometimes be a problem. Unless you want to intentionally annoy your neighbors, it could be a good idea to make the home more soundproof. This is particularly useful if you like to play your music really loud
When you live in an apartment, hardwood flooring is not typically a great idea. It may look nice but it can cause a lot of noise if there are people living below you. Instead consider carpets to eliminate the noise.
Doing it yourself
You can try to soundproof your home by yourself. You will just need to ensure that you have the best products to help you. Take a look at local soundproofing companies and see whether they sell materials that you will need. Some will sell products as well as offer their services.
What you need to think about is whether the soundproofing will cost a lot of money? If it will and you do not have very good DIY skills then it may be worth hiring a professional.
If you do choose to soundproof the home by yourself then you will need to first establish where the noise is coming from. Once you know you can start to place objects in the way to block the sound path. You should look at all of the cracks in the walls and doors. Sound will escape anywhere that it can.
Soundproofing the home can not only keep noise locked in, but it can also keep outside noises locked out. If you o use a professional company then it can be expensive depending upon the size of the room that you want to soundproof. It is always a good idea to get a few quotes to compare your different options. If you can afford it then soundproofing could potentially increase the value of your home if you choose to sell.