Making your home a quiet place can sometimes be a tricky job. There is no such thing as a magic wand that will make your home all of a sudden a better place to live.
You will need to make some measures of soundproofing before being able to finally enjoy your silence.
I’ve been asked a lot is there any kind of noise cancelling system for home, or noise protection that can definitely work. The answer is: there is!
Of course, as implementing any other system, you will need to make some layers of protection all over your home.
When I started building my soundproofing system for home, we were short on budget and needed to act quickly. Our baby couldn’t sleep because of a traffic noise and the neighbors all around the house.
So, we did some soundproofing but it wasn’t enough. We’ve covered windows and doors, but walls were still a wick point.
Therefore, if you intend to build the system that will completely work out, you will need to cover every single point of your home. From windows, ceiling, walls, doors, to even floor.Continue reading
I love my basement. It’s so convenient and allows me to store all sorts of useless junk that my husband and kids want to keep around for no good reason. From old toys to keepsakes that no sane person would hoard, it’s a blessing in disguise to be able to placate them by dumping all the unnecessary garbage in there.
However, there is a problem with it, in the form of some flooding, when the rain gets too intense. It’s because our home is on low land, which anyone with homes or even driveways on such land knows is a risk.
Luckily, we have the sump basin and sump pump that carries any excess water through some piping, away from the basement. This way, we avoid any damage that flooding might cause.
However, a sump pump can be loud and that is why we’ll be discussing some possible reasons for that and what kind of noise they could produce. We’ll also go into how to deal with them precisely.Continue reading
Tower fans are great at cooling large open-air spaces, as compared to air conditioners. They work in a simple and straightforward manner by moving the air around a room in order to create a wind-like effect.
Using a tower fan will definitely make you feel cooler, especially during summer. They provide you with the same kind of breeze you would experience if you were to go out in nature on a windy day.
What fans do in general is to cool you, instead of cooling the environment, and the air circulates around the room decreasing the temperature, which is not visible with the naked eye unless you use a thermometer. For this reason, they are appliances that every household should have.
If you are like me, and the temperatures skyrocket especially in summer, nothing gives me more joy than spending my days enjoying a good book while the fan gets rid of all that hot air. Of course, an ice-cold drink is never far away from me.
Now, I have tried many different types of fans, and for years I used the standing fans which I would keep very close to me, but, they were way too noisy, plus, I would almost always end up with a bad cold. I decided to try out the tower fans, and after a long search, I found what I needed. I love it because it keeps me extremely cool, is very quiet, and I never have a runny nose afterward.
For this reason, I decided to do a review of some of the best quiet tower fans in the market today, so you can also be enlightened. I hope you will love this review.Continue reading
Make no mistake, these solutions are but one amongst many in the sea of soundproofing via decoupling methods. However, as they tend to be the most used and prominent, I figure it’s best to discuss them and how you might make a decision on what works better for you.
Discussions on how best to do this kind of soundproofing often come up relating to the home. I know I’ve experienced my fair share of issues with something that looked good and I wanted in my home due to that.
I’ve also had personal experience having to choose between these, as my parents wanted to install a partition in their games’ room. Of course, they came to me, and that is when I learned just how confusing and difficult picking between these can be.
That’s why I am going to do try my best to simplify it all and, alongside explanations, give you a succinct overview of what is better in which category and what you should ultimately choose.Continue reading
It’s enough of a challenge to figure out where you lie in the spectrum of people who need acoustic treatments or soundproofing and similar dilemmas. As discussed before, it can be a bit of a fine line to walk.
I know, for us, it wasn’t exactly an easy feat, when we set it up in our home’s theater room. It’s always a struggle to decide what you need and how to achieve it best. It doesn’t help when you consider that a wrong investment can cost a lot if you make mistakes.
Obviously, it’s not that hard or costly to purchase some acoustic panels, but it can add up if you end up going in without a solid plan. Costs do add up if you need to buy multiples of even the best deal.
That’s why the goal here today is to make sure you:
-End up able to form a clear and concise plan of action
-Know what to aim for in terms of material and coverage
-Don’t end up wasting money
One word of warning: there is no ideal solution that can magically solve all your acoustic problems. In all honesty, the science of acoustics often relies on a person’s feel of it all and their opinion on how things ought to be, more than it relies on something precisely and coldly based on math alone.Continue reading
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
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
When discussing how your home looks, often times the desire is that you have something you want to look at every day. Living in a home that has too many portions of it that downright annoy you can wear a person down really quickly, let me tell you.
Having shared a house with some roommates during college, I was treated, firsthand, to the anxiety-inducing sights of people transforming parts of the house into something unappealing.
Those parts always wore me down and made me consider living anywhere else, short of moving into a shoe box.
So, you’ll be glad to hear, now that I have my own home, I’m definitely enjoying myself far more. Especially since I can decide where things go and how, and French doors have always been something I’m fond for, so I got them.
Except one part of them isn’t even close to ideal, and you’re here today because you’ve seen or rather heard it yourself as well. The blasted noise they let through is sometimes enough to drive to tears or even thoughts of smashing them, despite how much I love them.
Despite how fancy they are, how refined my home looks thanks to them, they are really bad at ensuring a room isn’t bombarded with noise from outside. Or even keeping the noise of the room from going out in the first place.
So, let’s look at some options, from expensive and complex to simple and cheap, for resolving this issue. I will have to warn you up front that you might be out of luck if you are hoping for utter and complete soundproofing.Continue reading
Shop fans are different from the regular fans as they have a high-velocity output and their design is well suited for a garage or a job site. They can even be used at home to replace the AC to cool down the room.
However, these fans can be loud and it can get really difficult to be able to focus on work with these fans around. There are new variants in the market that are relatively quiet and work just fine. A good quality shop fan will make it easier for you to work especially in the tough weather conditions.
In this review, I have covered the top 5 shop fans that you can consider buying. These are silent as compared to most of the models out there and will help you enjoy work even more. Don’t forget to have a look at the features that you should look into before buying a quiet shop fan at the end of this guide.Continue reading
Staying fit isn’t the easiest task in today’s world. Let me tell you, being someone who writes for a living and thus works from home does not do you any favors when you start evaluating the best ways to shed a spare tire around your middle.
Hell, even just staying in generally good shape is a challenge. Who has the time, these days, to go to the gym, to take hours out of their day to devote to that?
It’s not impossible, but you tend to sacrifice a lot, and with my schedule and family obligations, it’s no mean feat. I’m sure a lot of you are in the same boat, and that’s why we all decided to get a bike trainer.
Gloriously easy and reliable, extremely effective exercise. Seriously, here’s just a few benefits:
-Cardio workouts that take care of your heart
-Weight loss and fitness gain
-Ease of use (it’s literally as easy as riding a bike)
-Accessibility (it’s in your own home. You lose not even a minute beyond the time spent exercising)
But then reality reared its ugly head. I’m sure you’ve all lived it too, it’s almost impossible to avoid.
The noise. It started right up. I’m going to be providing some general advice that I wish someone had told me when I had these problems.
reduce bike trainer noise
That way, hopefully, someone else won’t have to struggle and try to come up with solutions to these issues. Because as great as a bike trainer is, unless you pay a lot or live totally alone, in a remote house, it’s going to annoy some people with its racket.