I live in a 1st floor condo, and have some issues with blocking the sounds from above and keeping my winter heat inside my own place. I want to insulate and soundproof my ceiling, but have concerns because they are already less than 10' high. They are also currently popcorn ceilings (I hate the popcorn, even though I keep being told how useful and wonderful they are).
Any recommendations on soundproofing and insulating without having to make the ceiling that much lower? I'm sure that I could live with it, but I want to get rid of the popcorn anyway, so I figure that (while I'm up there) I should take care of the other 2 things at the same time.