Category Archives for "Soundproof Home"

Best Soundproof Blinds: Reviews and Buying Guide

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Besides the doors, windows are the biggest culprits for letting in unwanted sounds into a house. If you live in a noisy building or area, you will find it quite annoying that you can’t get some peace in your home.

The good news is that a little soundproofing could go a long way into making your home more comfortable. One of the easiest ways you can soundproof your window is by having some soundproof blinds installed.

The bad news is that these blinds can’t block out the noise completely. Sure, you will notice some reduction in the amount of noise coming in. If you want to get the best results, you are better off using some other soundproofing methods for your window.

That said, soundproof blinds can help reduce the noise significantly. Well, if you are on the lookout for some shades to help deaden the sound from outside, this article will come in handy.

In this article, we will highlight some of the best options available in the market, as well as several tips to help you get the most from your soundproof blinds.

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Best Acoustic Panels and Soundproof Foam 2020 (with Installation Guide)

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Whether you are trying to deal with the traffic noise, noisy neighbors or perhaps you do not want to disturb the neighbors with noise from your studio, then you will certainly want to soundproof your house.

Depending on your budget and how much sound you want to block out, there are a couple of ways that you can achieve a soundproof home.

Acoustic foam panels are perhaps some of the cheapest methods you can use to achieve sound deadening in your home.

I love taking on new soundproofing projects and when a friend asked me help set up a spare room in her house for her YouTube channel, I was more than happy to. We set out looking for the best foam panels and the experience was definitely worth it.

If you are looking to purchase and install some acoustic foam panels, there’s no doubt that you may feel overwhelmed. Well, this article is meant for you.

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How to Soundproof a Pocket Door for Noise Insulation

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Doors are often the biggest culprits when it comes to letting in unwanted sounds to a room or house.

However, most homeowners don’t realize this and end up leaving them out of their soundproofing projects.

Unwanted sound, however small it is, could be a significant distraction. It is even worse when you are in the comfort of your home but cannot get any peace.

There are several ways to soundproof a regular door, but to effectively soundproof a pocket door, we need to understand how it works.

So, if you have been looking to block unnecessary noise coming through your pocket door, this guide should give you all the tips you need.

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Best Soundproof Curtains 2020 (Noise Reducing & Sound Absorbing)

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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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Soundproofing Common Condo Walls: Permanent & Temporary Solutions

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If you don’t need all the extra room in a house, a condo could be an ideal living choice for you.

However, living in a condo will mean that you and your neighbors will be quite close. So, you can be sure that issues of noise will arise.

Condos are primarily constructed with light materials that are not soundproof, mainly because most construction companies are out to lower construction costs.

Not everyone finds these living conditions as troubling.

Nonetheless, it may prove to be a problem if you or your neighbors have noisy endeavors.

Whether you are looking to keep the sound in or out, there are several soundproofing methods that you could employ to make your condo more comfortable.

You even get to choose between temporary and permanent solutions.

Well, if you have no idea where you should start, this article should give you some excellent pointers.

Below, we are going to list a few options you may have for soundproofing in your condo.

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What is OITC Rating?

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When building a home, many homeowners fail to consider how window selection affects their soundproofing. Sure they look into all the other aspects of window setting from its location to its energy efficiency, but they usually end up forgetting about the acoustics.

We can blame this forgetfulness on the fact that a window’s acoustical performance does not affect a home’s appearance. However, this unaccounted for factor ultimately affects how comfortable and quiet your home is.

So, just how much noise are the windows letting into your home?

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Quietest Bed Frames for Sex and Less Squeaks

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There’s absolutely no problem if you like being loud during sex.

However, if you would like to keep your bedroom affairs private, you have a hard time passing the message along to your bed frame.

Usually, your bed frame will make some noise if there’s some movement. Besides, most of the common bedframes will not serve you right. You might have to hold the headboard against the wall to keep it from moving, but you can only do that for so long.

If you and your partner are an exceptionally sexually active couple, you may find yourself looking for alternative ways to keep your bedroom business to yourselves.

If you both want to be extremely quiet, the best option would be to get a platform bed. However, if you still want to have a headboard, then you are better off looking for a quiet bed frame.

Shopping for the quietest bed frames is not easy, especially if you haven’t done so before. Well, don’t worry. We went to all the trouble so that you can have an easy time.

In this article, we will highlight everything you need to know about quiet bed frames for sex and how you can buy one easily. Let’s start by having a look at our top 5 picks for the quietest bed frames.

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What is NRC Rating? Measurements, Adatability and Chart Included

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The NRC is an abbreviation you would most definitely come across when delving into the soundproofing of your office or living premises. It contributes to the overall agreeability and sound quality in a room.

Hopefully, this text will help you determine your NRC needs.

Note: It is important to say that NRC does not determine how much of the sounds will transfer to another room.

It is not the measurement of sound blocking, but rather a measurement that improves intelligibility in the room by reducing reverberation ad reflection.

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Is it Illegal to Play Loud Music After 11pm? How Late Can You Play Until?

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You find yourself all tucked up in the bed, eager to travel to the dreamland as soon as possible, but that nerve-wracking music from your neighbor’s flat just won’t stop, will it ever?

You try counting sheep so to relax, put the pillow over your head, but somehow you have the feeling that it’s getting louder and louder, don’t you?

It’s 11:30 pm, so what should you do? Ignore? Walk away and tell the neighbor to turn it down? Call the police?

Noise is an inevitable part of our lives, that’s for sure but pollution caused this way is getting more and more disturbing. So, let’s explore a bit and see what the law says – is it Illegal to play loud music after 11 pm?

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How to Fix a Squeaky Chair: Noise Reduction Guide

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You probably know how annoying squeaking noise from furniture can be, whether it is from your old bed, door or even a chair.

This can have quite a negative effect on your ability to concentrate, especially if it is your office chair that is making the squeaking noise.

But there is no need to worry about it because there is always a way to fix every problem if you know what to do.

That’s why today I will help you to find the cause of chair squeaking noise and how to figure out the way to fix it, without too much trouble.

So, if you want to know more, stick with me and we’ll figure it out together. Without any further due, let’s begin!

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