What To Do When You Are the Noisy Upstairs Neighbor?

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Q: Oh no! We've put two months of hard work into our new duplex apartment to make it a wonderful place to live, only to realize that we have the kind of downstairs neighbors who send out angry (not so) passive-aggressive notes. There's no insulation between our vintage hardwood floor and their ceiling, so while we are tiptoeing, they think we are stomping around. What should we do?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.