If you are hearing that annoying sound and you finally decide to do something with it, then there are several things that you should know.
Namely, most of the people rush into decisions of spending a lot of money for soundproofing without even checking the real problem.
Most of the time, the very problem can be a hole in the wall. Yes, you heard it! The tiniest hole can obstruct your sleep just like that.
When my family and I moved into a new apartment, we rushed into some decisions about soundproofing the whole room without even seeking for the real problem.
So, we spent a lot of money for some unnecessary methods of soundproofing instead of finding out first what the problem is. Finally, when we have done soundproofing some parts, we found out some little holes in the wall that made a problem much bigger than it seemed.
Therefore, the first thing to know about soundproofing is to go step by step. Your priority should be to inspect first and just afterward commit to the solution.
Inspect for the holes, as they might be the biggest problem (in most of the times).
Also, solving this problem is much easier than any other method of soundproofing. Nevertheless, you will spare some money. Of course, some methods are pricier than others, but all in all, soundproofing the holes is the cheapest among all soundproofing methods.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
“Why would I need a silent aquarium filter?”
There! I put the question up for discussion before you ask me this question.
It’s a fair point considering it’s a fish tank we’re talking about. But imagine this tank being in a place where you work or talk with guests. Constant noise at these places can disrupt the conversation or your concentration.
Now imagine the aquarium being in your bedroom. Can you put up with the constant noise of running motors and filters even when you sleep at night?
That’s why I’ve searched for 5 of the quietest aquarium filters. I came across different types of these machines with different functions. After nailing my quest, I’ve compiled all of my experiences into this single article.Continue reading
Working from home can be great. You get to be your own boss and determine how long you actually work.
However, any noise, however little, can be quite distracting. For you to get work done, your home office should be able to block out as much noise as possible.
When I quit my job to work from home a few years ago, the biggest challenge I faced was all the noise in the house. The kids were a ruckus and that meant I couldn’t get much done from my home office.
It was then that I decided to soundproof my home office. I took a couple of the steps I have highlighted in this article and of course, the outcome was amazing. I have added a few other steps you can take should the ones I took not work for you.Continue reading
You are probably wondering whether you really need to soundproof the basement. Well, yes! You actually need to.
For most people, the basement may not be a special room. But there are quite a number of unique ways in which you can use your basement for.
You can turn it into a home office, or even just a chill crib. You can also decide to turn it into the kid’s study room or if you are a bookworm like I am, make it your library!
However you decide to use the basement, it may be just as necessary to make it soundproof as any other room.
Of course, I wasn’t about to spend a lot of money soundproofing the basement since I was only going to be in there for a couple of hours.
The best news about it is that soundproofing your basement does not have to cost you a fortune. With a couple of dollars and a bit of energy, you can turn your basement into a quiet and peaceful haven. Here’s how to do it.Continue reading
Although achieving an entirely soundproof home is quite possible, for most people, soundproofing between existing floors can be quite difficult.
Say, for example, you live in an apartment building. Your neighbor from either upstairs or downstairs has a tendency to play loud disrupting music every evening. Of course, this could hinder you from having a good night’s sleep. Rather than toss and turn in bed all night long, or confront them and have awkward meetings from then on, you can simply get to work and soundproof the floors yourself.
Although soundproofing between existing floors can be a bit difficult, it is not that different from other soundproofing projects. The same soundproofing materials are used and the same techniques are applied. You just have to be a bit more careful. If you are looking to block out noise from the rooms above or below, then this article was written for you. Read on to find out how.Continue reading
The importance of realizing what is the difference between interior and exterior door is huge, especially for soundproofing purposes.
Unlike exterior doors that are built of solid wood, interior doors usually have a hollow core. With that said, it’s easy to conclude that exterior doors are quite heavier, massive, while interior ones are frankly lighter.
This reflects into interior doors soundproofing power. They are a lot easier for the noise to pass through, unlike exterior doors.
Therefore, they require a bit more soundproofing.
I had interior doors all over my first apartment, and it was highly noisy. You could hear anyone without any problems behind those doors like there were no doors at all. So, I have found out about a couple of solutions.
Of course, changing doors is somewhat expensive, so soundproofing is a great alternative. In this article, I will explain basics of soundproofing interior doors, and hopefully help you solve your problem in the most effective way.
So, let’s get to the point.Continue reading
There are a couple of reasons why you would want to soundproof the bathroom. For one, the flushing and showering can be really distracting to your guests especially if you have the bathroom right next to the living room or dining area.
Unfortunately, modern construction does not really take care of the issue of soundproofing. You can, however, come up with a couple of ways to ensure that the sound in your bathroom does not come out.
Of course, the soundproofing tips can range from really cheap ones to some that are a bit more expensive. Ultimately, you will have to decide on what works best for you.
Here are a couple of things that you can do to soundproof your bathroom.Continue reading
Have you ever had a strange feeling that your brand new PS4 sounds as if it’s about to take off? Is your ps4 making loud fan noise? Well, you’re not alone, because that’s what many players noticed.
You will agree it’s a kind of party pooper when you are in the middle of an exciting session. So, let us see what are the most common reasons why this happens and the most important of all, how to fix this issue.Continue reading
Have you ever entered a room and felt the kind of serenity that only comes from complete silence and lack of external noises?
If you have, you know how fulfilling the experience can be; and if you have not, think about how many times you have thought to yourself “oh, would the neighbor’s dog just stop barking!”, or been worried about the upcoming party you were about to throw.
Living in your home can be much more comfortable with proper soundproofing. Whether you are an engineer planning your next building project or just someone who wants to improve their own living environment there’s a soundproof system available. And for all of you DIY enthusiasts, most of the products aren’t that difficult to put up.Continue reading