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
Shop vacs have always been great to use for your own home. They are portable but much stronger than regular vacuum cleaners.
However strong they may be, they all have one downside; and that is that they are extremely loud.
If you happen to have used it in a somewhat empty space, like your garage or similar, you must have noticed how loud they are. It is just like they are echoing all around.
This just makes vacuuming very unpleasant.
Nevertheless, they are quite handy, so it would be the best if there was a way to somehow reduce the noise they are making.
Well, is there a way?
Of course there is, but you would have to keep in mind that machines as powerful as shop vacs can never be completely soundproofed, but the only thing you can do is reduce the noise they are making.
Before I tell you how to reduce the noise, let’s give a look at why they are this loud in the first place.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
We all have a busy life, and noise somehow goes along with it! Nowadays it’s getting harder and harder to isolate yourself from all the annoying sounds. The sound of silence- seems so simple, but yet hardly achievable!
For that reason, people have been doing their best to discover the most efficient ways to soundproof their home so that they can enjoy a few minutes of peace.
In this article, I shall tell you more about thermocol. You will find out what it is, how it works and how good it is actually towards the environment.Continue reading
There seem to be times when even the most organized of moms let their chores back up, forming one massive pile of to-dos that can’t possibly be finished in a single day. This applies especially to the working ladies of the world, who often stay up into the wee hours of the night catching up on random housework.
What we often seem to intentionally leave for the last minute is laundry, piles, and piles of laundry, I know I do. I also have an old, tired washing machine that makes an insane amount of noise and shakes up my entire house, which means there are only certain time slots during the day when I’m comfortable turning it on.
Other times, it’s either blasting along with my son’s loud music or making sure my afternoon nap never happens. But, it works perfectly fine, and since I can’t justify getting a new one, it got me thinking: how can I fix the noise issue without lashing out a huge sum of money on something I don’t really need?Continue reading
Snoring is yet another example of the gravity not helping us. However funny this may sound, there is a reasonable explanation.
Ever since we get through the puberty and our bodies develop fully, there is a chance that we are going to start snoring. That is mostly because our bodies grow and gain more weight. That is when sleeping on your backs gets ‘’heavier’’ for our chests and throats.
The thing is, snoring can be a very loud and unpleasant sound. Sometimes it could be even funny or adorable when we’re talking about our babies or children. But for us adults, snoring can be not only irritating, but it can be a sign of some serious health issue.Continue reading
If you are an enthusiast when it comes to keeping tropical fish like I am, then you are very well aware of the filters and how they can be.
There is no doubt that a fish tank filter is very important for your aquarium. It makes the water flow and keeps it nice and clean and the fish happy and healthy.
But sometimes the noises that are coming from your aquarium are far from relaxing, but quite the opposite. “My fish tank filter is making a grinding noise!” – That’s one of the most common complain I hear.
The noises coming from your fish tank can be very annoying and disturbing. They often come from the dirt and clog, it could have moved a little and be displaced, or it is just that some of the parts have broken.
Today, I will be talking about some ways of making your fish tank filter quieter.Continue reading
Just like every teenage boy in the world, my son likes playing video games.
Sometimes he would play that for so long, that his console would start overheating and the fan would start buzzing so loudly, that we couldn’t even hear the sound of the game on the TV.
Well, there is no pleasure in playing a game, and all you can hear is the sound of the console’s fan and the anxiety that it will soon go into the flames from overheating.
If he was playing games, my wife couldn’t even sit in the same room if she wanted to read or something.
And so we tried a few tricks and found our solution.
Hopefully, these few tricks will bring peace to your family as well.Continue reading
Having roommates is sometimes pretty annoying thing, right? It’s most common to have them in your dorm, but you might find yourself in this environment not only in this situation.
So, as a former student I can totally understand the perks of being one, as well as the cons that come with it. The biggest problem was with those roomies being so loud. I couldn’t sleep, or concentrate on my studies whatsoever.
Usually, rooms are small and sometimes, even if you have good, sensible roommates, they might be unintentionally noisy. Sometimes it takes only one moment to ruin your sleep and therefore, your mood for the next day.
Do not despair; there are several things that can be done in order to save your dreams and help you get enough of sleep.
Most of the tips will help you sleep better, but it depends only on your preferences which one will suit the situation best.Continue reading