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One Room Challenge Week 3: Installing soundproof boards! A must for any office space!

It’s week 3 of the one room challenge and this week I’ll be installing sound proof boards. Soundproof boards are really a must for any offer space.

If you aren’t familiar with this product I’ll give you a brief description, They’re basically boards you install under your drywall to act as a sound barrier to help keep the noise level down. This way you can work in peace while the business around you continues.

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Sound proofing my home office

The problem with my home office is the location and the construction of the room itself. The office is centrally located near our bedrooms in the upstairs of our home; and the walls are paper-thin.

For those of you that don’t know, our home was built in the 1700s and some of the original walls are still up; particularly in our office. The walls are made of vertically placed pine boards that are only an inch thick. So you can actually see through them in some spots into the other room.

And while this is a cool piece of history, when it comes to practical use – it falls a little short.

So we had to figure out how we could make this space the most user friendly. We actually plan on using our office to work – go figure! Both of us are currently working from home and need a quiet place to work.

My husband thought the best solution would be installing soundproofing boards right over the existing wall paneling. They can be on the pricier side – but a total must for soundproofing any office space.

electrical wires and soundproof board

Sounds boards are made of non toxic material

Basically, soundproofing board is a rigid panel made from non-toxic material and natural wood fibers that are wax-infused. The wax resists water perforation and the density of the board provides excellent noise control properties.

We picked up ours at Home Depot. We were able to order right online and do curbside pickup. I’ve been so amazed at how these companies are working so diligently to keep us all safe.

be diligent while cutting

Since our office space is approximately 8′ x 12′, we didn’t need very many sheets of the sound deadening board. We measured and cut the sheets nearly identical to the way you would handle drywall.

However, read the installation instructions specs carefully, as this paneling is a bit different than drywall. Some might find it easier to cut this product with a multipurpose cutter rather than a utility knife.

We used common drywall screws to hang it, and are preparing the surface for painting by mudding over the screw heads and seams.

boards on wall
sound proof boards

Ok  – So next week we’re mudding and painting.. and Installing some beautiful wallpaper!

As always, thanks For reading pals!

Much Love,

Korilyn ~ from The Farmhouse Life

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