If you’re someone who loves playing video games, you must know how important it is to keep the volume of your game turned up while playing so that you can really experience all the sound effects, the music, the voices, and get fully invested into the gameplay. However, if you share your apartment with someone – […]Continue reading
Are you tired of listening to some heavy metal playing just a few meters apart from your walls? Do you have those nasty neighbor problems as I once did?
Well, I must tell you- this one won’t be so simple. You will need a lot of patience, a proper strategy, and even maybe some investments in order to achieve your goal- the peace.
When I was in a dorm, I had similar problems with 2 different residents (2 opposite walls). Since I talked through with one side and done things quite smooth, I gathered some experience from the firsthand how you should talk to your noisy neighbors.
However, the second side was impossible to normally deal with.
I wish that I knew back then some of the secret weapons of soundproofing. Now, when I’m an expert in this matter, I can give you some ideas on how to lower the bass coming from your neighbors, if you are unable to talk through with your neighbor.
Low-frequency bass is the most difficult to get rid of. These methods might require some investment from you.
Now, let’s check some strategic moves that can do the job for you.Continue reading
Even though it sounds hard and difficult to achieve, you can soundproof your attic floor in a few simple steps.
Attic can be a great place to quietly work at home, or study. However, the attic floor is sometimes not that well-built. It releases a lot of the noise and prevents you from doing your job.
Soundproofing an attic floor might look like the devil’s work, but really isn’t. It is similar to any other floor soundproofing.
Also, it depends on which noise you intend to prevent. If airborne noise is in the matter, then you can solve your problem by adding some density to your floor. Otherwise, if the impact noise is a problem, it will require an additional effort to block these vibrations.
No matter what your problem is, you will be able to find the solution in this short article. So, let’s offer some.Continue reading
There’s nothing as annoying as having to deal with noisy neighbors. Of course, you could always move, but what if it only gets worse at your new place?
A few years ago I moved houses and at first, I was excited. My joy was, however, shortlived.
It took me about a week to realize how huge of a mistake I had made. The noise from my neighbors was just unbearable. Seeing as I had just recently started working from home, I needed to find a solution.
I considered moving out, but I had just moved in and I still had a whole year on my lease contract. The only viable option, it seemed, was to find a way to block all the noise from the neighbors.
I have always loved DIY projects, so I got into this wholeheartedly. I had so much fun doing it and most of all, it solved the problem. I can now work peacefully, without worrying about all the noise from the neighbors.
Noisy neighbors can get on your nerves, especially after a hard day’s work and all you want is to relax. So get your toolbox out and try some of these things. You will love the peace and quiet that comes with it.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
Are you short with money? Do you lack some peace due to outdoor noise? Then, this is the right place to be.
As a mother of two, I was once short with money, and I needed some fast solution to my problem. The problem was thin walls of my nursery room.
My baby couldn’t sleep due to neighbors’ noise, therefore, neither could I. It was devastating and annoying to wake up in the middle of the night every single night for about 2 weeks.
Whenever I complained to my neighbors about being so loud, they would apologize and promise not to do the same thing again. Of course, that didn’t happen.
Luckily enough, I knew some tricks about soundproofing the walls and when I realized that they don’t give a damn about waking up my baby every night, I decided to act.
Since I was short with the money, my potential actions were limited. I started digging and found some solutions worth mentioning. Read on to learn more.Continue reading
Our family playroom is placed in our basement. We normally spend a fair amount of time in it: watching TV, movies or just playing with the youngest member of our family.
But we had one problem. Since this family area is right next to our boiler room, there are many sounds that are disturbing whatever we are trying to watch.
Our first solution was to spend all of our family time in our living room, which is placed on top of our boiler room.
This wasn’t the best solution to our problem. The noise our boiler was making was still coming through our ceiling.
Even though it wasn’t as loud, it was still pretty annoying and bothered us when we were just trying to relax in front of the TV.
When that boiler kicks in, we weren’t able to find a single room on our first floor where we couldn’t hear it.
I don’t know about your preferences, but even if you are not spending that much time in your basement, the noise your boiler is making can impact your life upstairs.
If you are tired of hearing those annoying sounds on a daily bases, I have a solution for you.Continue reading
Are those footsteps? Is it a washing machine bouncing off of the floor? Or is it just a married couple arguing loudly?
Well, no matter what is it, it’s unpleasant, right? You probably can’t sleep at night, and as soon as you fall asleep, the sun is up and you are already heading to work.
Then, just like that washing machine, your head is bouncing back and forth at your working desk, and as soon as you wake up you see the angry face of your boss staring at you.
So, what is next? I think we all know, but the very problem is way back in the past. Namely, what would’ve happened if you did sleep well that night?
Next, you are probably wondering how you can sleep well when some savages are living above your head. Oh yes, you can!
Here is the list of the best solutions to soundproof your ceiling without construction.Continue reading
Besides the doors, windows are the biggest culprits for letting in unwanted sounds into a house. If you live in a noisy building or area, you will find it quite annoying that you can’t get some peace in your home.
The good news is that a little soundproofing could go a long way into making your home more comfortable. One of the easiest ways you can soundproof your window is by having some soundproof blinds installed.
The bad news is that these blinds can’t block out the noise completely. Sure, you will notice some reduction in the amount of noise coming in. If you want to get the best results, you are better off using some other soundproofing methods for your window.
That said, soundproof blinds can help reduce the noise significantly. Well, if you are on the lookout for some shades to help deaden the sound from outside, this article will come in handy.
In this article, we will highlight some of the best options available in the market, as well as several tips to help you get the most from your soundproof blinds.Continue reading
The NRC is an abbreviation you would most definitely come across when delving into the soundproofing of your office or living premises. It contributes to the overall agreeability and sound quality in a room.
Hopefully, this text will help you determine your NRC needs.
Note: It is important to say that NRC does not determine how much of the sounds will transfer to another room.
It is not the measurement of sound blocking, but rather a measurement that improves intelligibility in the room by reducing reverberation ad reflection.Continue reading