Aren’t home theaters just the best?
Although not all of us can afford them, there is no denying the fact that the movie-watching experience in a home theater if far more superior to watching movies on your laptop or TV. The sound, the video quality, the size of the screen, everything is better.
Now, when it comes to sound, you know how important it is to have quality speakers. However, these speakers are quite massive and they have loads and loads of cables, and sometimes that just negatively affects the look of the room.Continue reading
Having a teenage son is a hard full-time job. That job becomes even harder when he hits some ideas out of curiosity.
For example, mine had a dream of becoming a famous drummer. That didn’t happen yet, but he taught us some things. For example, he made us realize what we need in order to soundproof a drum room.
The noise was unbearable, and let’s be honest- no matter how good a drummer you are, it is somewhat noisy and possibly annoying for the person not involved in music.
Therefore, we needed fast solutions to our revolting son “problems” and we decided to soundproof his training drum room.
At first, I thought this will cost a fortune, but contrarily, we’ve done it with several hundreds of dollars.
So, let’s check some of the simplest ways of insulating drum room.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
Having the baby occupied especially when you want to do some work can be quite difficult. It is because of this reason that parents get their babies some toys.
In some situations, however, the toys alongside the babies using them can be so distracting. Think of perhaps a time when you are entertaining some guests. Or perhaps you had to bring your little one to a meeting. Normal toys just won’t cut it for such situations.
There’s good news though. There are quiet toys. These allow your child to stay occupied without all the noise caused by normal toys. Since babies learn through exploration, most quiet toys focus on providing hours of quiet independent play that enable the baby to learn a bit.
Before you go looking for quiet toys, there are a few things that you need to bear in mind. So, what should you look for when buying a quiet toy?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
Laundry rooms do make our lives much easier. I mean, getting all those clothes clean in a matter of minutes not only saves our time but our energy as well.
But let’s face it:
The noise from the laundry room can be pretty distracting. Imagine you are relaxing in the house, trying to read a book or catch up on the latest episodes of your favorite show. To save time, you decide to put the laundry into the washer. The noise from the laundry room is so loud, you will probably not be at peace till the laundry is done.
When the noise gets too unbearable, you will start to consider options. Getting a new, quieter washer may be a great idea, but why go to the trouble of all those expenses?Continue reading
Let’s face it, a sliding glass door just looks nice. It’s got a sort of elegance to it that appeals to anyone who likes to make their home as lovely as possible.
I know me and my family enjoy ours since it gives us a lovely view of the outside and our porch. Since it’s not always prudent to go outside, the door at least allows for a kind of second-hand enjoyment.
However, let’s not kid ourselves. These doors have a few problems.
Unlike most other doors, they’re much harder to soundproof and they’re definitely going to need it sometimes. After all, even interior doors are much sturdier and thicker than them, which means sound can pass through easily.
This isn’t normally a huge issue, but what if you have one of these problems crop up:
-You suddenly have very noisy neighbors move in and they’re right in the direction of your sliding doors. You’re going to be treated to noise, more noise and then some noise for dessert.
-Construction work starts up and while most of the noise can at least be muffled, the glass doors let it all in. Definitely not an ideal situation, nor one you want to find yourself in.
-You get a spell of bad weather. It happens, all too frequently these days, that bad weather hits us unexpectedly and you can bet on it being loud as well as unpleasant.
While there are many more, let’s not dwell on them. Let’s try, instead, to both hone in on the problem and then solve it.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
No matter if you are a serious carpenter that makes a living from his honest job or just a crafter out of a hobby, you have to keep in mind one thing: those who are supposed to enjoy your work the most, usually don’t.
Can you imagine the dread on your wife’s, children’s or neighbors’ faces whenever you step into your workshop? Just by thinking about your table saws and jigsaws would make them all pale and running for something to cover their ears with.
And now imagine that you can step into your workshop at any time of day (or night?) and not have to think about disturbing anyone else?
Much better picture, isn’t it?
At one point, I became sick of constant complaining of my neighbors, and my kids’ questions “Mommy, why does Daddy have to be so loud?”, so I have decided to find a solution once again and soundproof his workshop.
And here are some tips and tricks that you can use to make your ears be thankful to you.Continue reading
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