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noisy.in.dallas 08-17-2005 12:35 PM

Cheap Noise Reduction Tips?
 
We operate free afterschool programs and are moving into a new location with large open rooms. The space will be great, but the rooms are nowhere near soundproof -- loaded with with echoes! Does anyone have tips on cheap ways to reduce the noisiness and echoes that are bound to come with filling the room with dozens of children?

Curtains (what type)?
Rugs (what type)?
Plants?
Room Dividers?
Other Designs?
Cheap Noise Reduction products (that work)?

roo 09-16-2005 09:46 AM

any of those will be great! it does not have to certain curtains just any curstains, any toys,LOTS of them hehe,throw pillows so they can sit on, book shelves,plants,any kindof area rug
all of those will keep echos down

(im)material girl 10-04-2005 08:55 AM

go to IKEA, pick up some cheap rugs - also, you might try (esp. with children) some rubberized floor mats from Loew's or HD

broke 04-10-2006 02:39 PM

Go Soft Surfaces To Absorb noise
 
What's on the floors and walls?

Soft things that will absorb noise, not reflect it -- like carpet vs hard flooring, curtains vs blinds, cushioned furniture vs wood and plastic.

Cork is inexpensive and is good for absorbing noise -- can be used on the floors or walls -- even just sections, like mats or bulletin boards.

Joseph M 07-23-2008 10:41 AM

Soundproof windows
 
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handyguys 07-23-2008 01:49 PM

All good advice - The more soft stuff and the more furniture and bodies the less echo there will be. If you are partitioning off rooms that is a different issue. (for example a baby crying/quiet room or an office) If thats the case let us know and we will have other suggestions.


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