Step 8: Add soundproofing to your gaming room
Gaming is loud – it’s preferable that way – but you don’t want to get distracted or distract others in your home. Because of this, it’s a good idea to add soundproofing to your gaming room. Many materials and objects provide some soundproofing, but in general, it boils down to five strategies:
If you have the budget for it, include a mix of soundproof paint, thick doors, and custom panels to seamlessly blend strong soundproofing and interesting visuals into your gaming room. Panels and full-wall systems “not only help with acoustics,” says Jon of Fabricmate, a company specializing in soundproof panels and wall solutions, “but also protect your walls from hits and impacts, and can be customized to your specifications.”
If you’re on a tighter budget, apply dampening seals on the cracks around your door/s and window/s and use a thick rug. After applying the soundproofing, this space can also double as a podcast space or music studio for you or anyone else in your home.
Pro tip: the benefits of soundproofing
Whether it’s a basement or a bedroom, the right soundproofing is critically important for a gaming room. Soundproofing needs to serve two purposes: giving you the best possible audio quality inside the room while limiting noise emitting outside. Soundproof panels are a great option because they can be made from recycled materials and are easy to install.