Acoustic ceiling is the formal name for what is commonly known as a popcorn ceiling. These are ceiling tiles that have a paint-on or spray-on treatment that makes them extremely elegant.
They can be used in the living room, bedrooms and hallways, because of their bright and whitish appearance which has the ability to hide imperfections. Their finishing is also very smooth and has higher durability, plus they are easy to clean.
They are largely being used in construction today, due to their aesthetic purposes, and also the advances in technology has caused them to offer a wide variety of benefits such as improving the acoustics in the room and reducing the noise levels.Continue reading
The kettle we boil water with is one of the very first appliances we use once we wake up. While it may not seem that important, for me, having a good kettle can make all the difference to my morning routine.
I like having a quiet and calm environment in my house especially in the mornings. Therefore, it is important to me that my kettle gives a fast and quiet boil for my morning cup of tea – which is my favorite part of the day!
There are many benefits to using a kettle to boil your water over simply using your stove or microwave. A kettle gives you not only a faster but also a more energy efficient boil.
Also, if you are a tea drinker like me who is precise about the temperature of your water to get the best flavor out of your hot beverage, kettles are usually the best option for you to go.Continue reading
Resilient channels were once widely used in construction for soundproofing purposes.
However, nowadays there are conflicting views regarding this material, so I wanted to let you know how exactly resilient channels work, what are their pros and cons and if they really should become a thing of the past and be replaced with newer materials.Continue reading
Working with an oven or a stove in our kitchen is cool. These things speed up the cooking process by several notches. The only issue here is the heat and smoke that builds up over the hours in the kitchen.
There are several ways of countering the grease, sticky oils, and smoke. But there’s a catch. These methods include a loud fan in most cases.
That’s why I decided to go for a range hood. These machines are efficient, silent and have a number of options when you need a bit of customization.
The quietest range hood models often have filters and fans built-in. So, moving the air around isn’t that big of a deal. Which are these models, you ask? Read this article to find out. There’s also a buying guide for people interested in doing a bit of research.Continue reading
I started my journey of weight loss and practicing a healthier lifestyle about a year ago. My first step was to adopt an ongoing workout regime and add more fresh fruits and vegetables to my diet.
I was never a fan of eating my greens! Therefore, “Drink your greens” was my favorite tactic to get myself to finally put some fresh and healthy greens into my body.
While I was making great progress with my diet, not everybody in my house was overjoyed to hear the loud noise of my juicer early in the morning making my healthy smoothies. This is when I started looking at quiet juicers which are powerful and performs well at the same time.
I can be a perfectionist when it comes to my smoothies, which is why I made sure to extensively research the best quiet juices available in the market. In this article, I have put together 5 top rated quiet juice makers for those who like their smoothies but with less noise.Continue reading
Even in the digital age of today, paper shredders still have their place. They are perfect for getting rid of important documents that might lead to an identity theft or breach of any sort. Moreover, they can also be used to shred credit cards. A good quality paper shredder can help you eliminate the unnecessary paper documents at work or at home.
It is surprising that a single document can lead to major damage, if misplaced. This is why investing in a paper shredder makes sense. There are a lot of options available these days when it comes to paper shredders. The shredders are so powerful that they can also work fine for compact disks.
However, the cutting action can end up making the shredders noisy while operating. Due to the advancement of technology, it is possible to own shredders that work silently without creating any disturbance. Below are some important factors that you should consider while buying quiet paper shredders.Continue reading
Sometimes you just wish that upstairs neighbor of yours isn’t so darn loud!
As if a stampede of elephants has just run through the house! Even the TV sounds as if it’s right there in your room, and you don’t even have one. For all those of you who got seriously tired of all the echoes and loud sounds, I have prepared this guide on best soundproof flooring materials.Continue reading
While it is common for dishwashers to make some noise when in use, we can all agree that they can be quite a bother when you are trying to hold a conversation or get some work done.
Thanks to advanced technology, dishwashers are becoming less noisy. However, if you have an older model or if yours makes more noise than you would prefer, you may want to get a dishwasher insulation blanket.
An insulation blanket for your dishwasher is simply a material with great sound dampening properties. Often, these blankets are versatile and can be used on other home appliances beside the dishwasher. For this reason, they are often heat resistant as well.
So, why do you need a dishwasher insulation blanket and what should you consider before getting one? Have a look below.Continue reading
If you are a light sleeper like me, then you probably understand how annoying even the smallest sound can be when you are trying to get some sleep.
This only gets worse if you have noisy neighbors who do not understand how much sleep is important.
I first came across a white noise machine when I was shopping for my baby’s nursery. The walls of the house that I was living in at the time were so thin and even the smallest sounds got to the nursery and woke him up.
When I got a white noise machine, I had a solution for a couple of weeks before the thing broke down and stopped working altogether. I was frustrated because I had spent quite a considerable amount of money on the machine.
I was not too quick to replace the white noise machine. However, after a few frustrated weeks of having to wake up in the middle of the night to the baby’s wailing, it was clear that I needed a solution.
When a friend suggested a white noise fan, I was a bit skeptical. I was not sure how the fans would work in the same way as the machine. I gave it a try though, seeing as it was a bit cheaper than the white noise machines.
I absolutely loved it! I ended up using white noise fans for quite some time and still do, even to date. If you are not sure whether or not a white noise fan will work for you, this article should help you make an informed decision.
Here’s what I have learned about white noise fans over the years.Continue reading
If you are reading this, you must have found yourself in a situation where you are exposed to a huge noise that has been affecting your sleep, work and most importantly – your inner peace. That’s why you’ve decided to dare yourself on a quest and find the best possible solution to soundproof your home or office.
By now, you should have already located the source of the noise pollution and designed the whole soundproofing project (from the problem to the solution) and probably you have an idea where to find all the materials you need.
There’s just one question that’s been bothering you – what’s the best sealant you can find on the market? You want something that will be firm enough and that will ensure that all of your soundproofing materials stay in place and do their job flawlessly.
That’s why we will get familiar with the Acoustical Sealant and its characteristics that qualify it as the best.Continue reading