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Best Soundproof Room Divider Curtains 2022: Reviews and Buying Guide

Soundproof Curtains

In today’s busy metropolitan life, commotion is quite common and there is always some sort of noise surrounding us. I find it difficult to focus on important tasks and assignments at hand due to all the chaos around me.

This is why I started looking for options to block out the noise and buy soundproof room divider curtains for my place. Not only do they effectively reduce noise but are also an alternative for any huge renovation.

In this review, I have listed the top 5 soundproof room divider curtains that you can invest in. Let us look into the factors that you need to consider before buying these curtains.

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STC Ratings for Windows: Best Windows for Sound Reduction

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If you live in a busy area with plenty of traffic passing by, or next to a pedestrian street that is always filled with people, you’re probably not too thrilled that you have to put up with all of that noise.

Perhaps you’re woken up every single morning by the annoying sound of your neighbor mowing the lawn really loudly when you just want to get some sleep, or you live next to a construction site or a playground.

Whatever your problem may be, I am probably right in guessing that the idea of soundproofing your living space has crossed your mind at least once.

No matter what you’re planning to soundproof, it is always very useful to know at least the approximate STC rating for different kinds of materials before you decide on the type of material you will use.

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Best Soundproof Curtains 2022 (Noise Reducing & Sound Absorbing)

Noise Reducing Curtains

I live in a busy metropolitan area. Cars and people are always buzzing by, dogs are constantly barking, and children are frequently screaming and playing. Needless to say, all this commotion can create quite the amount of noise.

This noise can make it hard for a writer like me to concentrate on things like this very article that you are reading right now. As a result, I frequently saw myself being distracted by dogs and speeding cars and would put my work aside until I could re-focus.

This was until I decided to invest in Soundproof Curtains. These thick, insulating curtains can help not only to cancel out the sounds of the outdoors, but helps reduce echo from the sounds within your own home. The do this while also keeping out light glares and other similar distractions, allowing you to focus better on the task at hand.

If you are looking to buy these curtains, either to help you concentrate or to get a little extra peace and quiet, then this buying guide of the best Soundproof Curtains available is for you!

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How to Soundproof a Window and DIY Soundproof Window Inserts

Cost to Soundproof a Window

A few years ago, my teenager son and his friends decided to start a band. Somehow, without my consent, it was decided that my garage would be the band practice location.

Of course, I was not amused by all the noise that got out of the garage and into other rooms in the house. The fact that my home office was located right next to the garage only made it worse for me.

I could not get any work done as long as the band was practicing, which was every other day, for two hours after school!

I set about soundproofing the rooms and I was impressed by the amount of noise reduction I was able to achieve. I, however, noticed that occasionally, some noise from the garage would get into the house through the windows.

It was then that I decided to soundproof my windows…

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Noise Blocking Window Film: What Is It and How Does It Work?

noise blocking window film

Noise is an inevitable part of our lives. It’s everywhere around us. That’s why we try to think of as many solutions as possible to control the sound level in our homes.

If you have been with me reading my various tips on soundproofing, you have seen that practically every part of your house can be treated for soundproofing. Doors, windows, machines etc, whatever comes to your mind, you can make it sound more silent.

Here I shall tell you more about noise blocking window film. You will find out what it is and how it works. Moreover, I have found some interesting scientific discoveries on this subject to share with you.

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How Much Does It Cost to Soundproof a Room?

Cheap Soundproofing Ideas: How to Soundproof a Room Cheaply

Now, the most important question that drives us to some specific methods of soundproofing is: how much will it cost?

In this article, we will try to give you some insights of the soundproofing prices and what every particular method will roughly cost.

Of course, prices differ, and therefore, we will give some average needed for soundproofing a room with a certain method.

All of the methods that we are about to mention are quite affordable and you will not have to spend a fortune on it. After reading, hopefully, you will have a better insight on how to soundproof your room effectively and not spend too much cash on it.

Let’s start with some of the most popular methods of soundproofing a room.

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Best White Noise Fans 2022: Reviews and Buying Guide

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If you are a light sleeper like me, then you probably understand how annoying even the smallest sound can be when you are trying to get some sleep.

This only gets worse if you have noisy neighbors who do not understand how much sleep is important.

I first came across a white noise machine when I was shopping for my baby’s nursery. The walls of the house that I was living in at the time were so thin and even the smallest sounds got to the nursery and woke him up.

When I got a white noise machine, I had a solution for a couple of weeks before the thing broke down and stopped working altogether. I was frustrated because I had spent quite a considerable amount of money on the machine.

I was not too quick to replace the white noise machine. However, after a few frustrated weeks of having to wake up in the middle of the night to the baby’s wailing, it was clear that I needed a solution.

When a friend suggested a white noise fan, I was a bit skeptical. I was not sure how the fans would work in the same way as the machine. I gave it a try though, seeing as it was a bit cheaper than the white noise machines.

I absolutely loved it! I ended up using white noise fans for quite some time and still do, even to date. If you are not sure whether or not a white noise fan will work for you, this article should help you make an informed decision.

Here’s what I have learned about white noise fans over the years.

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Does Soundproof Wallpaper Work? What Are Some Alternatives?

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If you have some problems with noise in your apartment, you have probably started to look for some solutions a long time ago.

There has been a lot of words lately about methods that are very cheap, very easy to install, and also pleasing to an eye.

These methods are soundproof paint and soundproof wallpapers.

But does soundproof wallpaper really work, and if it does – how?

I have been wondering the same for a long time. I always wanted to be able to soundproof my apartment and keep it beautiful and modern. But I wasn’t so sure if that would be the waste of time and money (and my nerves and eardrums), or it would really bear some fruit.

For that reason, I gave myself a mission to find this out, and bust the myth.

For all those of you who are wandering the same, I have made a note about what I have found, and I hope that you will find it helpful.

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Quietest Aquarium Air Pumps 2022: Reviews and Buying Guide

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“Live and let live.” This is a code that I live by.

My code extends to non-humans as well. Be it my pet dogs or fishes in the nice big aquarium I have in my living room, I strive to make life a bit better for them each day.

That’s why I’m a vocal advocate of installing air pumps in aquariums.

For those of you who don’t know, air pumps are devices that create a water current in fish tanks and oxygenate the water by infusing air particles in the process.

This helps fishes by mitigating their oxygen demands. Some air pumps even run additional devices like under-gravel filters and decorative objects.

But, there’s a problem. As these machines run on motors, these can be noisy at times. Add to that the casing which vibrates constantly creating an engine-like sound.

To solve this problem and to keep our fish buddies in a healthy environment, let’s discuss some of the quietest aquarium air pumps with sound masking technology.

In this article, I’ll be reviewing the top 5 contenders and telling you why I chose them in the first place. Take the maintenance tips at the end as a bonus. Let’s dive in!

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How to Soundproof a Room in an Apartment

Cheap Soundproofing Ideas: How to Soundproof a Room Cheaply

Peace is priceless. Once you lose it, you start understanding its value.

One of the most annoying things that can disrupt the peace in your apartment is outdoor noise, right?

Whether you are a light sleeper, working from home, or you have a baby that needs a lot of undisturbed naps, the noise can sometimes cause some serious problems.

Believe it or not, I’ve lost my job as a home-based teacher due to some uncanny noise.

Basically, that was the breaking point when I started looking for a solution this, on the first look, trivial problem.

I’ve read a lot about it, consulted with my colleagues’ architects, and finally made a list of possible solutions. Now, I hope that this knowledge that I gathered will serve not only me but you as well.

Therefore, here, you can find some of the best ways to soundproof a room in an apartment.

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