Noisy Neighbors and Outdoor Spaces

Noisy Neighbors and Outdoor Spaces

Adrienne Breaux
Jun 15, 2009

We've covered a lot of issues revolving around noisy neighbors here on Apartment Therapy. With many of us living in apartments, condos and other shared buildings, it's no wonder—loud neighbors can be a big frustration. When outdoor spaces are involved, the issues can seem even worse...

There's nothing quite as annoying as having your relaxing outdoor space invaded by the unwanted sounds of neighbors. Unlike annoying neighbors who can be heard through walls or ceilings, most outdoor neighbors can be heard even when they are just talking at normal levels. We even admit that we've probably been the noisy outdoor neighbor a few times at our own complex when we've grilled food or entertained friends.

So how do you handle noisy outdoor neighbors? Is it any differently than how you would handle noisy neighbors who disturb you while you're indoors? Do you have any particularly annoying stories of hearing or seeing more than you wanted to just because your outdoor space is so close to your neighbors? Have you ever been the annoying outdoor neighbor? Let us know!

Here are some previous Apartment Therapy posts that might help you if you're currently having outdoor neighbor issues!

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