When it comes to noise and its insulation, doors are one of the most vulnerable parts of your room overall.
Firstly, they are thinner than walls, and secondly there is often a lot of space between the walls and floor and the door.
Also, most of the doors are hollow. That means that they are basically acting like resonating box on the guitar. They even increase the outdoor noise coming to your room.
It can be a really annoying problem, which is actually quite easy to deal with.
Therefore, that’s the area that you need protecting the most when it comes to noise. Basically, you can easily soundproof the doors with some household items, but It depends on the state of your doors how much effort will it need investing to successfully overcome the problem.
If you are in the rush to prevent the sudden noise coming from your doors, and you have no time to shop for any soundproofing item, then this article might be helpful since it uses all the household items to improvise the soundproofing barriers.
Most of these solutions are not permanent, so you can use them as a temporary solution until you get a better one.
Here are the steps to soundproof your door easily using only household items.Continue reading
Hairdryers are lifesavers. Without them, we’d all be rushing off to work with water dripping down our business suits.
But why must they be so noisy?
Just imagine, you’re living with your roommate and you two work on different schedules. What do you do when you’re ready to dry your hair, but your roommate’s resting?
At this point, you’d have to make a choice. Disrupt your roomie’s precious sleep… or go without drying your hair.
This is where quiet hair dryers come in handy. If you are thinking of getting one, then this is the guide for you.Continue reading
If you have a partner that snores loudly, and you are a light sleeper like I am, then it can be very hard for you to sleep through a whole night peacefully and without waking up.
In my case, my husband is a very deep sleeper and a committed snorer.
It has been hard to sleep next to him, and I often found myself lying there in the middle of the night, looking at the ceiling, and wondering what did I do to deserve this.
Running to another room was not an option. It would solve the problem for that night, but it is not a long term-solution.Continue reading
It may sound confusing, right? How can you soundproof something with blankets? Well, there is a way. Especially if those blankets are soundproof.
Whether you are short with money, or you want the effortless solution, these blankets are a good choice. Of course, if you really want to soundproof something 100%, then you would need to spend a lot of money.
If that’s not the case, and you don’t have that much loud noise that can be easily insulated, you can go with soundproofing blankets. With these blankets you will easily block up to 30% noise.Continue reading
Soundproofing a room can be a challenging job. Whether you are making your own mini-studio, or just blocking out the noise from your teenage kid, making of the soundproof room might take some time.
The biggest problem is when the age gap between your older one and the baby is 14-15 years. As you may know, 14-15 years is where everything starts being interesting.
You need to balance between your teenager’s revolt of listening to the music at high volume, and your baby’s peace.
Since I was in this position not that long ago, my husband and I decided not only to soundproof the nursery room but the room of our older kid as well.
In that way, both of our kids got their peace, whether is that listening to a really loud music or napping.
In this article, you can find some of the methods that I used to soundproof a room for the music, as well as some other methods that I also find useful for the purposes of soundproofing.Continue reading
Are those footsteps? Is it a washing machine bouncing off of the floor? Or is it just a married couple arguing loudly?
Well, no matter what is it, it’s unpleasant, right? You probably can’t sleep at night, and as soon as you fall asleep, the sun is up and you are already heading to work.
Then, just like that washing machine, your head is bouncing back and forth at your working desk, and as soon as you wake up you see the angry face of your boss staring at you.
So, what is next? I think we all know, but the very problem is way back in the past. Namely, what would’ve happened if you did sleep well that night?
Next, you are probably wondering how you can sleep well when some savages are living above your head. Oh yes, you can!
Here is the list of the best solutions to soundproof your ceiling without construction.Continue reading
What better place for band practice than your own garage? Well, there’s one problem with it – the neighbors.
Most of the time, the neighbors will not hear the clear sound but the drums, as their sound is the most problematic one to isolate.
As a part of a teenage band, I jammed a lot. Then, the neighbors started whining almost every single time we started our session. You could hear the doorbell in the middle of our song. No doubt, it was really annoying for both sides – us and them, so we started looking for a solution.
However, as every teenage rock band, we were short with cash, so we needed a cheap and fast solution to our problems. As back then there were no developed networks of articles like this, we started searching for the possible solutions in the books, asking our older ones, and even some architects.
Basically, we tried some mixtures of solutions that you will be familiar with, shortly after you’ve read this story. And some of them worked!Continue reading
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.Continue reading
When it comes to your baby, you definitely want the best for them. Whether you are a first-time parent or not, the mere thought of having a baby in the house can be both an exhilarating and terrifying feeling at the same time.
You certainly want everything to be ready when the baby arrives. Setting up the baby’s nursery is undoubtedly one of the most important preparations new parents look forward to. From picking up the right colors to the right toys and even the perfect decorations, the nursery is a big deal.
Although it may not seem as necessary, soundproofing the nursery is important. This is where your baby will be spending most of their time. You, therefore, need to ensure that it is as peaceful as it can get. Soundproofing the baby’s room also works both ways.Continue reading