I know this probably isn't the right forum, but it's the most germane to this topic and I figured some of you guys would be good with this. Have to move in with the parents for a while and need some help...
I'm looking to sound proof a basement. The idea is that the occupants upstairs should not be able to hear much from downstairs, like a TV at 'normal' volumes or a phone conversation, etc. It's a pretty 'typical' basement, and my parents' room is above the far side. I would probably stay more in the middle/other side (it's a reasonably large area). I'm not sure if it's possible to section off a smaller area to sound proof to save on costs, but I would like this to be as cheap as possible.
There are pipes and such on the ceiling so I'm thinking a suspended ceiling is step 1. After that...I dunno. I do that a lot of commercially available sound proofing is freakin' expensive. I'd like to spend $1000 or less (I know...). What are my options here? Am I asking too much for that little money?
It doesn't need to be completely isolated, but enough so either party isn't constantly aware of the others' existence.