The current trend in modern homes is including barn doors inside the home. The rustic look and feel add a certain warmth to the house that many homeowners seek.
Sliding barn doors are particularly a favorite for many homeowners.
However, one of the most significant challenges that these doors present is all the noise they make. You can be sure you will hear every time someone opens or closes a barn door.
Recently, we moved into a home with barn doors, and all the noise almost made me crazy. So, I sought out different ways to make the doors quieter.
Like any other soundproofing project, there are several ways to achieve the same result.
Well, if you have been wondering how to soundproof your barn doors, this article should provide some inspiration.Continue reading
Having a quality pool pump is something that many people do not put much thought into. The pump is usually responsible for propelling the water through the pool filter.
Besides the functionality, the amount of noise that the pool pump produces while being used is an important factor to consider.
Of course, there are ways that you can make your pool pump quieter. However, if you are looking to purchase a new pump, you should just consider buying a quieter model.
A pool pump is not an ordinary day-to-day device. Finding the right one may, therefore, be quite a challenge.
Well, if you have no idea where to get started, have a look at the guide below. We will even kick in our top 5 picks for the quietest pool pump to give you a head start.Continue reading
Lawn Mowers are great and using one makes the maintenance of the lawn an easier task. The latest models of lawn mowers have several distinctive features, and they can cut your grass to the perfect length. The older versions of lawn mowers were a lot noisier and created a disturbance in the surrounding environment. The modern models […]Continue reading
Why do I need a leaf blower of all things?
Look around and you’ll find the answer yourselves. If you have a backyard garden or a patio you’ll know what it means to rake in the fallen leaves of the trees.
It is tiresome, right? This is what leaf blowers are for. These products make short work of amassing all the fallen leaves and dirt. You’ll be able to clean your garden within an hour if you have competent product in your hands.
These blowers come handy when cleaning sandy decks and winded walkways during summer and spring. Some units are even good for light snow covered roads.
That’s all well and good but one must not disturb his/her neighbors when cleaning the garden. That’s where the quietest leaf blowers come in. You’ll find some of my personal choices here in this article as well.Continue reading
Like everyone who has a nice and cozy backyard, I liked enjoying it ever since I moved into the suburbs. It was so nice to have a morning coffee in my favorite chair next to the pool or to read a book in a hammock.
However, the suburb started developing very fast, and the traffic got crazy in no time.
I feel like I just woke up one morning, and that my cozy little backyard was just taken away from me in seconds.
I started hating spending any time there, and I thought that I had made a mistake when I persuaded my husband to move into the suburb from a big city. It seemed all the same to me.
However, there was no use in hiding in the house. I wanted to try and find a solution. I wanted my backyard back no matter what it takes.
I found some solutions. Most of them have a lot to do with choosing the right fence.
So if you have a similar problem to mine, maybe I can help you bring your little piece of heaven on Earth back to you.Continue reading
I live in a suburban area where there are no big multi-story buildings – everyone is living in a nice, comfy two-story house with big yards, which means nearly everyone has a nice lawn that requires occasional mowing.
I have done a lot of noise insulation and sound-proofing on my home; however, the issue of being outside and trying to communicate with someone while half the neighborhood is using lawnmowers at the same time on Saturdays around noon still stands.
For some time I’ve considered convening a neighborhood council and setting up a schedule of lawn mowing for each street, but that seemed like too much to ask of people.
Having understood my concern, my husband has been tinkering with our lawnmower and trying to figure out how to make it quieter and, since I myself love trying out and experimenting with such stuff, I joined him and we have since found out multiple ways of muffling its noise.
If you’re interested in getting a quiet lawn mower, see our reviews of the best in the market here.Continue reading
Are you getting a lot of outdoor noise coming from the street? You are probably wondering if there’s anything that you could do.
A few years ago, since my house is located close to the firework factory, I had some terrible noises. They were testing fireworks all the time, and it sounded like a bomb falling just inside my yard. We complained a lot, and even went to the court about this matter, and since the case was dismissed, we had to look for an alternative.
So, we searched for a solution and then we bumped onto soundproof fences. Since our house is positioned on a small hill, these fences did the job just fine. If we were in the valley, they would perform even better.
However, if you suffer from, God forbid, some similar noise problem, then I might have a solution for you.Continue reading
You are probably wondering what’s the best way of soundproofing your fence.
You are annoyed by the street noise, and want to reduce it to a minimum. Well, it will not be easy, but there are some ways to insulate the noise and enjoy the peace that you deserve.
The solution was not that much expensive, and it was very easy to install it.
Of course, that solution was one of the best noise warrior – mass loaded vinyl.Continue reading
There are a few reasons to why to soundproof a garden shed.
You might have a generator there, and do not know how to soundproof it, like to listen to the music loudly, or your drill has an annoying buzz.
Or your kid is starting to learn how to play an instrument. Let’s be honest, no matter how much we love them, their playing is sometimes impossible to listen to.
My wife and I have first started looking for a solution when our teenage son wanted to learn how to play drums, and our toddler was having a lot of trouble listening to the ruckus.
For those of you who need to have their garden shed soundproofed, here are some steps that you would want to take.Continue reading