Originally Posted by leadliner
dont do it,im a contractor the last thing you want to do is spend time and money and be unhappy with the results. and end up wasting money to redo it. make a plan and do it right,do it in stages.
Well, I don't see the need to frame an existing room with drywall, so I thought that floor to ceiling fabric like in a movie theater was actually an ideal solution for both sound and asthetics. It is an older home so this would also prevent any moisture that might ever find its way in be less of an issue. Basement has been bone dry since we moved in two years ago with plenty of heavy rains, so it is not a big concern but always a possibility.
Same goes for the area rug. I thought it would help a lot with the acoustical properties of the room but can easily be rolled up or removed if dampness ever becomes an issue. Would also be inexpensive.
Not 100% sure what to use on the ceiling, if anything since it has a complete ceiling. So I figured something inexpensive to improve the acoustics and soundproofing a bit would be a good idea but I don't need to be in a hurry to get this done.
The room is long at 25', so I am thinking of sectioning off the rear of the room with a curtain(not too sure about this), as I will likely have some exercise equipment in that section.
Regardless, it will be next year for sure before I start to tackle this, the money tree is a bit bare of late.
What are peoples thoughts on framing the room with "curtains", would this be as acoustically beneficial as drywall and insulation, or would it be better or worse?