Hey slutz. My wife and I are in major need of some creative help right now. We moved our studio to a new location. Everything looked great, nice quiet neighbourhood and we love the space.
One problem: it turns out that the neighbours have SIX kids aged 0 to 5 (how is that POSSIBLE!). The kids screams and shrieks pierce through our studio windows and are very irritating for my wife who teaches cello out of the studio.
We desperately need to cut out the high frequency screams and crying for our own sanity. There's two large sliding pane windows that are the culprits. They are about 5'x5'. I am willing to cover the windows completely, put up huge thick drapes...whatever it takes, so long as its not above $500 and so long as it won't damage the windows too much or be too difficult to reverse since this is a rental.
Please, if anyone can offer any guidance or suggestions it would save our minds right now (please no smart comments like "time to move" or "get a mean dog"). I know there are many many threads on soundproofing windows. However, they all seem to focus on keeping them as windows (or clear view to the outside). Like I said, I'm completely willing to board them up with plywood and put a big curtain over that if that's what I need to do to stop this torture.
Thank you in advance!
Ps. we're not kid haters, we have one ourselves. I just can't get over these parents. The mom leaves the 4 toddlers outside with the oldest "looking after" all the toddlers while the mom is inside with the two babies and i'm sure doing laundry and cooking for her husband...i do feel for the mom so much, she's obviously completely overwhelmed and the husband doesn't man up much and acts like another one of her children. All this because of "traditional values". Modern time fail.