If some form of noise is driving you crazy, you need to do something about. Excess noise can lead to us getting angry, frustrated and potentially depressed and no one wants to lead their lives in that kind of way. There is always an answer though and it does not necessarily mean that you have to move property to get away from it all. Why not soundproof instead to get away from all those bangs and dins that are disturbing you as there are many different ways of reducing sound.
If you only have a thin set of curtains they may be struggling to cope with amount of noise that passes through them. Buy a thick set of curtains, as although they will not entirely prevent the problem, you would be surprised at just how much noise they can block out.
Soundproofing can take place in the form of a new carpet. If you are constantly being interrupted from the noise coming downstairs in your flat or apartment, a thick carpet is one of the best sound insulation materials you could choose as it will absorb noise wonderfully.
Most period homes still have single glazed windows installed and they can be susceptible to letting a great amount of noise into a room. Replace them in each room in your home with double glazing. If you do not have the funds to have them fitted in each room, then just have them installed in those rooms that you use most regularly.
Doors become less effective at keeping noise out as they tend to age very quickly. Why replace them with acoustic doors as they have been proven to reduce the amount of decibels of sound that can get into the room in which they are placed, while still looking like a traditional door.