The most considerate of people will always be conscious about making too much noise in their home so as not to disturb other occupants in the home or the next door neighbours. You may have hobbies which you need to master within the home and which could be noisy, such as learning to play an instrument.
If you are teaching yourself to play the trumpet or other such instrument, then you should have by now thought about soundproofing the room in which you practice.
First of all before soundproofing start by investigating where most of the noise generated is likely to escape, this may be through the floor, ceiling or door.
If noise is passing through your windows then you are best thinking about getting double glazing installed, rather than sound proofing.
Many homes contemporary or traditional suffer from having paper thin walls, if this is the case then there you need to sound proof walls in order to prevent the likelihood of sound transferring through them.
There are a variety of sound insulation materials available which will lessen the chances of the person next door getting angry because of excess noise. A cost effective way of soundproofing your walls is by installing some silent boards, which will in no way bring down the look of a room as it is made of a thin composition and proven to significantly reduce sound transmission.
Such material can also easily be placed onto ceilings and produce similar results.
Acoustic doors can also help make sure that the tune you are playing is for your ears only as they can offer a substantial reduction in decibel levels, especially useful if you want to bang away on your drums. So be an exemplary housemate or next door neighbour and think about soundproofing before creating that next tune.