I have surround sound in my living room but cannot use it to its full potential as i don't want to disturb my neighbours in the flat below. I cannot use a subwoofer!
I am thinking in converting a spare bedroom into a cinema room and want to soundproof it best I can to avoid sound travelling downstairs.
My options are:
a. Professional soundproofing but that will be probably too expensive
b. Using sound absorbing wallpaper on walls. Replacing skirting boards and packing behind with insulation or even bubble wrap. The walls have lathing plaster - is it worth drilling holes in walls before starting and filling space behind with some sort of material?????
Floor - willing to lift floorboards and fill space between there and ceiling below with something - what material. How else to soundproof the floor - is there a cgood kind or underlay / rubber backed etc you can buy in BQ or similar. Would underlay and thick carpet help even more.
All suggestions and ideas appreciated or anyone with similar experience.