what is normal noise for evening hours?
So, I just moved into a duplex, it's a side by side with my front door positioned next to my neighbor's bedroom. A question has come up here: what is normal noise level for night time. For example, after 10pm do you tip toe around or whisper to avoid noise complaints? I have a couple of neighbors who would like for me to whisper after 10pm because they are light sleepers. Unfortunately, most things wake them up. We sometimes chat or play cards at night up until 1am or so. But, we use our indoor voices. We've moved our living room area away from the shared wall, but it hasn't helped. Their complaints are bordering on harassment, now. The husband bangs on our wall often and comes to the door occasionally. We feel that we have the right chat if we want to chat, whenever we want. And, we actually do care about their well being. It's just that we've already altered our behavior to accomodate their needs and at this point it's hard to be any quieter. What do you think?