Category Archives for "Soundproof Home"

Sewing Machine Noise Reduction: 6 Ways to Make It Quieter

sewing machine noise reduction

Sewing has become a bit of a nice hobby these days. It used to be all the rage, back when clothes weren’t so readily available to all and when you made a lot of things by hand to use around the house.

These days, I sometimes get weird looks when I admit I like to sew. Hell, even people who do it as a job get weird looks.

So, while I do love it, it’s kind of hard to talk to people about it, without seeming old-fashioned and that, I will admit, kind of dampens my enthusiasm. But not as much as the damned noise.

You know that noise that pops up almost when you’re at your best? When you feel truly inspired and like you’re creating your masterpiece?

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Is Sleeping with White Noise Harmful?

Is Sleeping with White Noise Harmful?

Sleep is the single most vital thing about keeping yourself healthy. No matter how well you eat, exercise and avoid stress, without being well rested you cannot be at your best.

Having experienced sleep deprivation due to having newborn babies to look after, I can assure you that it feels like a blessing to be able to sleep through the night now. However, often times, you don’t get to have that luxury.

Here, let’s list some of the many other potential problems that might prevent you from having a good night’s rest:

-Loud neighbors
-Loud family members
-Loud cars or motorcycles passing by your home

Notice how I easily listed at least 3 things that were a disruption because they were loud? From crying babies to airplanes, noise is what causes the issue.

That is why we will be discussing the potential consequences of using white noise to combat this. Keep in mind that if you’re a sound sleeper that falls asleep easily you don’t need to fret but most of us aren’t, so we need to look at other options.

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How to Soundproof Sliding Glass Doors

soundproof sliding glass doors

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.

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Best Soundproof Room Divider Curtains: Reviews and Buying Guide

Best Soundproof Room Divider Curtains

In today’s busy metropolitan life, commotion is quite common and there is always some sort of noise surrounding us. I find it difficult to focus on important tasks and assignments at hand due to all the chaos around me.

This is why I started looking for options to block out the noise and buy soundproof room divider curtains for my place. Not only do they effectively reduce noise but are also an alternative for any huge renovation.

In this review, I have listed the top 5 soundproof room divider curtains that you can invest in. Let us look into the factors that you need to consider before buying these curtains.

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Best Quiet Air Purifiers 2018: Reviews and Buying Guides

best quiet air purifiers

Air purifiers play a significant role in decontaminating the indoor environment. The right product reduces pollutants such as smoke, pollen, dust, pet dander and other indoor pollutants. However, a lot of air purifiers can be a little noisy which can create disturbance and uneasiness.

A silent air purifier is the best investment to get rid of the unwanted pollutants. With so many options available in the market, you might often get perplexed as to what to buy. There are a lot of factors that you should consider before buying an air purifier.

In this review, we bring together the 5 best quiet air purifiers that you can buy for your apartment or home. Let us dive into the important facets that you need to look at before buying an air purifier.

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Acoustic Plasterboard vs Normal Plasterboard for Noise Reduction

Acoustic Plasterboard v.s. Normal Plasterboard

Acoustics and insulation have always been frenemies. That’s why people came up with numerous solutions how to keep them in balance. Particularly when there are factors we cannot influence.

Many different materials and their combinations have been used to reach the perfection in terms of sound. After all, that’s one of the reasons my blog exists, to help all those dealing with wanted and unwanted sounds all around.

Plasterboard is becoming more and more popular, especially among DIY-ers. It replaced plaster or a combination of lath and plaster which were used to cover ceilings and stud partitioning. Plasterboard also serves as a wall lining and one can attach it very simply.

It turned out as a rather useful component for soundproofing, which is why I shall introduce you to plasterboard, its types, and uses.

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STC Ratings for Windows: Best Windows for Sound Reduction

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If you live in a busy area with plenty of traffic passing by, or next to a pedestrian street that is always filled with people, you’re probably not too thrilled that you have to put up with all of that noise.

Perhaps you’re woken up every single morning by the annoying sound of your neighbor mowing the lawn really loudly when you just want to get some sleep, or you live next to a construction site or a playground.

Whatever your problem may be, I am probably right in guessing that the idea of soundproofing your living space has crossed your mind at least once.

No matter what you’re planning to soundproof, it is always very useful to know at least the approximate STC rating for different kinds of materials before you decide on the type of material you will use.

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Quietest Bike Trainers Reviews 2018: Which Are The Best?

quietest bike trainers

Riding a bike in the outdoors has a thrill of its own. Pedalling around the streets can be really rewarding and also does wonders to your health.

Have you ever marched through your day with the thought of going for a bike ride as soon as you get some free time?

The joy of riding a bike after a long day at work or enjoying it during the weekends is indeed precious.

However, cold or rainy weather can keep you from going for your much-loved bike ride. The weather also comes in the way of your continuity and you can prevent this from happening with the help of bike trainers.

While having a bike trainer at home is amazing, it can also be noisy at times. This may cause your training to affect those residing with you. In this review, we have rounded up the top 5 silent indoor bike trainers that will help you train at home.

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