Soundproofing a Door?

Soundproofing a Door?

Colleen Quinn
Nov 12, 2009

Q: How can I soundproof a door?! I live in a long, narrow apartment. The layout is bedroom 1, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom 2, all connected by a hallway. My bedroom (bedroom 1), used to be a living/dining room, so my bedroom has a door right next to the kitchen. Because of schedule differences, my roommate often pops something into the microwave for a late night snack, an hour or two after I've gone to bed, and wakes me up as I am only 6 feet from the microwave.

How can I better soundproof that door?

Sent by Bethany

Editor: Bethany- having lived with noisy roommates in the past, we sympathize with your dilemma. You can find some pointers on soundproofing a door here that might help you out. You might also want to consider rearranging so your bed so is across the room from the shared wall with the kitchen which should help reduce the noise. Readers, do you have any additional advice for Bethany?

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