If you are planning to soundproof your bedroom, you most likely want to know how much it will cost. Especially when you want to make sure that no outside noises reach your bedroom, it will be a more challenging project.
So how much does it cost to soundproof a bedroom? The average cost of basic soundproofing for a bedroom can be under $300. However, it is possible to do some soundproofing for free or for a very low cost ($80). On the other hand, it is possible to spend several thousand dollars. If you are looking for the ultimate solution, that will likely cost over $8,000.
The total cost depends on how effectively you want to soundproof your bedroom, how big your bedroom is and what kind of materials you are going to use. Furthermore, if you wish to hire someone to do the soundproofing work for you, it will cause additional costs.
In this blog post, we will discuss three different example situations of soundproofing a bedroom.
The Cost of Soundproofing a Bedroom – The Simplest Way (Cheapest)
It is possible to do a very simple and cheap (or even free) soundproofing in your bedroom.
A Possible Option with No Cost:
Most likely the weakest points, letting the most sounds in your bedroom, are the door and window.
So what can you do to soundproof these areas?
For instance, if you have some extra Styrofoam available at home, you can use it to soundproof the window area, and possibly also the door area.
You could place a properly sized Styrofoam piece over the window overnight, and in the morning, you can remove it if you wish so.
Furthermore, using Styrofoam or even a thick blanket, you could soundproof the door area.
For instance, if you happen to have a weighted blanket, you could glue or otherwise secure it against the door to soundproof the door area.
These solutions are free of cost if you have these materials already.
However, these kinds of solutions are temporary, and you might want to fix the problem more permanently.
A Very Low-Cost Solution:
For an inexpensive solution, you may want to consider getting some rubber seal to seal the edges of the bedroom door and window.
The rubber seal we use as an example costs $27.04 for 25 feet. If your bedroom window and door are of average size, you will probably need to buy around 50 feet of rubber seal in total.
So total price for rubber seal, in this case, would be $54.08.
Furthermore, you might want to buy some chipboard or Styrofoam material to cover the window, and possibly also the door area, during the night. This covering can be removed during the day.
How much would it cost to use chipboard for those areas?
The example chipboard is 12 inches by 12 inches in size, and it comes in a pack of 25 pieces costing $23.50. It is enough for a typical door area.
The total price for this low-cost option, including the rubber seal and the chipboard, would be about $77.58.
So not too bad.
However, if you would like to consider a solution that is a bit more costly but might work better in keeping all the unwanted noises out, you could consider the next solution:
The Cost of Soundproofing a Bedroom – A Few Simple Actions (Medium Cost)
As described earlier, the rubber seal is good to use for sealing the door and window, so the first step in soundproofing your bedroom should always be using the rubber seal for the edges of your door and window.
$54.08 so far.
The Door Area:
It might also be helpful to use a simple door draft stopper or double door draft stopper (which is more recommendable) on the lower edge of the door. The price for a double door draft stopper is $10.99.
The next action would be similar to the one mentioned in the low-cost example. You should soundproof the door area by putting a soundproofing element against the door.
This time, we could consider a bit more sophisticated solution. A door curtain panel (which is usually used in the winter time to keep the warmth in) can soundproof the bedroom door effectively. It will also likely be much prettier than any self-made solutions.
The price for the example door curtain panel is $100.99.
Another option would be to change your bedroom door to a better soundproofed one altogether.
The average cost of soundproofing a wooden door would be at least around $200.
The Window Area:
If you know that through your window lets a lot of noises in, you should take some more actions.
In addition to using a rubber seal, you may want to install some soundproofing curtains on your window.
This kind of soundproofing curtain might be the right solution. The cost of this curtain is $99.00.
So, for this average cost bedroom soundproofing solution, the total cost would be $265.06.
If you have completed these actions and you still feel that it is not enough, or you are looking for an ultimate solution, you may consider the following steps:
The Cost of Soundproofing a Bedroom – The Most Effective Solution (Most Expensive)
If you want to make sure that the bedroom is completely soundproofed, it may cost a lot more money.
How much then?
There are some excellent solutions for soundproofing a window. The best way would probably switch the whole window to a soundproofed one.
“A CitiQuiet insert for a 3-foot-by-5-foot window can cost upwards of $1,000, including installation, and pricing varies depending on features.”
So the cost for a typical size window is $1,000.
If you are interested in CitiQuiet services, you can find their website here.
The Door Area:
One option is to switch the whole door to a specific soundproofing door, which can keep all the noises at bay.
The example price for an excellent soundproofing studio door is $2,698.
If you want to make sure that no sound will come through the walls, you may need to soundproof them, too.
What would be an ideal solution?
BXI sound absorber panel can block the noises when installed on the wall.
“The average size of a master bedroom was much larger, measuring 14 feet by 16 feet.”
If the height of the room is 8 feet, you would need 14 feet by 8 feet = 112 square feet for two walls and 16 feet x 8 feet = 128 square feet for the other two walls. Then for all four walls: (112 square feet x 2) + (128 square feet x 2) = 224 + 256 = 480 square feet.
In the example case, one pack of sound absorber contains six panels, each the size of 12 inches x 16 inches. Thus, one pack can cover the area of 1,152 square inches, or 8 square feet.
Then, the number of packs of sound absorber you would need is as follows: 480 sq. ft ÷ 8 sq. ft = 60 packs of BXI Sound Absorber.
The total cost would be $1,720.80.
Note that when you do the calculations, you should deduct the door and window area, as well as any other areas where you can’t place the sound absorber, such as your wardrobe!
How about considering these steps, too:
If you need to soundproof the ceiling area, you could use sound absorber as well.
If your bedroom area is 14 feet by 16 feet, you would need sound absorber material 14 ft x 16 ft = 224 sq. ft.
In this case, you would need 28 packs of BXI Sound Absorber.
Total cost would be $802,2.
In some cases, you might also need to soundproof the floor area.
What could be the most effective way to soundproof the floor area?
A soundproof barrier may be the best option to soundproof your floor.
If you are going to use this material to soundproof your bedroom floor, you will need 14 feet by 16 feet, 224 square feet in total, of the soundproof barrier material.
Total price: $1,890.
The total cost for this the most effective solution would be: $8,111.
So if the price is not a problem for you, you might want to take all these actions. Or you can select those actions that you consider the most important for your bedroom. However, there may be other solutions that might work better in your particular case.
Therefore, take a look and find some more information about soundproofing and material costs.
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