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August 1, 2011 3:34 PM Subscribe
Give me your best machine-washable sound-dampening technologies. Curtains, mostly.
posted by deludingmyself to home & garden (6 answers total)
I've got a dust mite allergy and a street noise problem* in a rental house with single-pane windows circa 1910
. I have an apartment sized (read: small) front-loading washer & dryer and the ability to install curtain rods. I seek your suggestions on a) textiles and b) hardware that will make it reasonably easy take the curtains down, wash them, and put them back up again frequently.
For bonus points, I also really
prefer to wake up to some amount of natural light... but I recognize that there's a trade-off between translucency and noise insulation. (And cost, I'm sure.) I'm hoping someone out there might have the perfect solution, but expecting this will end up being more of a good enough compromise. Regardless, all thoughts welcome.
*2 parts drunk homeless dudes to 1 part backfiring engines, if it matters