My wife and I are having a home built this summer. We have two young children, ages 4 and 12. We have a family/rec room and two bedrooms planned for the basement, and want to see what we can have our builder do to: 1) reduce noise transfered from the upstairs to the downstairs (and vice versa), and 2) reduce the noise from the family room to the adjacent bedrooms.
The ceiling will be an I-Joist system. We plan on a drop ceiling, especially since plumbing will be present above. Any particular brand or product line that will work well, but be somewhat cost effective? Something that is attractive and modern, ideally. Also, the main floor flooring materials will be a combination of carpet and hardwoods.
Leo in Iowa