Music is a shared passion for millions of people. Everyone has different tastes and interests, as well. Some people are musicians and create it, while others prefer to sit back and listen to what others have created.
If music is a significant part of your life, you should look for more ways to incorporate it into your home life actively. One of the ways that you can do this is by renovating your space with music in mind. We’ve compiled a few different remodelling ideas that you’ll love if you play or like to listen.
If you are a serious musician, then you know how important practice is. It’s true what they say—practice makes perfect. To make it easier to practice, consider creating a space in your home that is just for rehearsal. You can design it as a space to rehearse solo or an inviting place for a band to play. If you are considering creating this type of space, make sure to understand the following:
Sound carries, especially if you’re in a group with heavy instruments or vocals. Out of consideration for your housemates or neighbours, makes sure to soundproof your room accordingly. You can do the basics, such as:
- Select a space away from other parts of the house, like a garage unit or basement.
- Eliminate gaps and cover areas where sound could leak.
- Add soundproofing material to your room and other objects to absorb sound.
- Add drywall to further assist with sound absorption.
You also can find ‘muted’ versions of your instrument, depending on what you play. For drummers, Drum Center of Portsmouth recommends electronic drums that have pads that allow you to play more quietly.
Lighting and Décor
With any rehearsal/practice room, it’s crucial to create a space with the right vibes in addition to functionality. That balance means decorating the room in a way that is comfortable for you. You want a space that will fuel your creativity. Consider using plants, bright colours, and pleasant lighting to set the tone for your room.
No matter what form you want your home to take, storage is essential for organisation. You’ll want to create places where you can store instruments safely and where they can’t get damaged or get in the way.
Although people are less likely to listen to CDs these days, you can build and install shelving for your collections. If you have records that you want to display proudly, you can do the same for those.
You may feel inspired to use instruments as decorative pieces as well, especially if they have sentimental or artistic value to you. Instead of storing your guitars on the floor, you can mount them to the wall.
Quality Speaker System
If you have the time and resources to invest in a quality speaker system in your home, you should. It makes a world of difference in how you listen to and even record music.
There are many different aspects of advanced speaker systems, so you’ll have to find the one that’s right for you. If you know a savvy someone in the world of audio, ask them for advice. Talk to them about what types of systems may work best in your home, what kinds of features you want, and other relevant factors.
These are just a few ideas that you could try in your home to make it more music-friendly. There are other remodelling opportunities out there as well for a genuine music-lover. When it comes to DIY and renovations, it’s essential to look for projects that spark joy and creativity!