How to Soundproof a Home Office

Seal holes, upgrade doors, and add layers of insulation and acoustic board to block sound transmission.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Caulk gun
  • Dust mask
  • Hammer
  • Screw gun
  • Tape measure
  • Utility knife
  • T-square
  • Circular saw

If you're tearing open the wall to add insulation behind electrical boxes, you'll need tools to retape the walls, apply joint compound and repaint. If you’re installing acoustic board under carpet, you’ll need carpet stretching tools.

This tool list is for every solution. If you're only doing a few these, you won’t need every tool.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Solid-core door
  • Vinyl weatherstripping
  • Door sweep
  • Caulk
  • Acoustic board
  • Foam insulation
  • 5/8 in. drywall
  • 1 x 2 in. furring strips
  • 3/4 in. rigid insulation
  • Construction glue
  • Resilient channel
  • 3/4 in. screws