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Music Studio in my 1916 home's attic
« on: June 08, 2012, 01:56:15 PM »
I am looking to convert my attic in my home (built in 1916) to a music studio.

I have done a lot of research online and am trying to figure out how much or how little needs to be done in order to stop sound from leaving and entering this space, and to make it sound as good as  I can within a reasonable budget.  I have a good friend who is a contractor and I also consider myself a somewhat handy and intelligent person.

I have roughly 800 square feet of usable space, accounting for 4 foot walls where the roof comes down.  The floor now is old hardwood, with no insulation between the ceiling below and this floor.  The exterior of the house is stucco and wood, and seems to be pretty sound resistant, as the home is built quite well. There are hundred year old single pane windows with good storm windows on the outside.  I plan on using spray foam insulation and batting on the roof and exterior.

I am looking for some ideas that any of you would have, as far as flooring suggestions, building technique suggestions. 

I hope to have a google sketchup drawing ready sometime in the next week or so.


Ben in Memphis, TN.


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Music Studio in my 1916 home's attic
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012, 02:56:34 PM »
Some other things I didn't mention:

I do have stairs and not a pull-down to get into the space. There is a door at the bottom of the space and I was thinking that I should probably put an insulated metal door at the top of the stairs as well....

I put this in the wrong topic and have no clue how to put it anywhere else....
Do I re-post elsewhere?


Randy S

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Re: Music Studio in my 1916 home's attic
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 05:36:43 PM »
No this is fine, I will move it later...

Call me direct so we can discuss this properly... There is way to much information to relay to you for this type of project.

Randy S.
760-752-3030 ext 104