So I've got a special treat for all you DIYers out there - what can I do with my apartment ceiling to soundproof my unit as best I can against the creaking floorboards and joists above?
I've got pretty considerate neighbors, so there's little to no impact/percussive type noise - most of it (I assume) is the just the joists rubbing against the floorboards.
I've looked online and it looks like there are plenty of solutions that involve reinstalling one or more layers of drywall, or otherwise altering the ceiling a bit more than I'm comfortable with. I'm wondering if there's a less invasive way to do this - perhaps I could "hang" a dropped ceiling from the existing textured ceiling? Maybe with some sort of baffle other than air in the cavity?
lets think outside the box here
thanks in advance!
ps - If life goes as planned for me the next place I live will be a house that I own. No need to convince me