Hearing noise all the time can be very stressful and annoying.
Your neighbors may be fighting and you have to hear their shoutings, or they are doing some renovation work or their kids are playing the TV loudly. These type of situations are frequent, and it is not much you can do to stop or avoid them. You can’t move just because your neighbor’s dog is barking too much.
So, the best solution is for you to find a way to soundproof your home. You don’t need to be an architect to or an acoustic consultant to learn how to soundproof a room. You can do it yourself at home.
The best part is that it doesn’t have to be expensive. There are plenty of cheap soundproofing materials that you can use with good results.Continue reading
You are probably already familiar with the concepts of soundproofing and sound absorbing, but what do you know about sound deadening? Or sound dampening?
As a matter of fact, both sound deadening and sound dampening refer, in most cases, to the same thing. Frankly, not a lot of people know what these are. Do you?
I know that my husband does. Since he cares for his car so much, he must be well informed about soundproofing as well as sound deadening.
And why is that? Well, it is because sound deadening is used to prevent vibrations, rattles, and any dissipation of a noise. This especially refers to the cars but it may be applied to other things, too.
Therefore, it could be said that sound deadening presents a process of reducing rattles, road noises, engine clutter, and vibrations, for example, inside a car.
With this in mind, the materials for sound deadening are massive and dense, which makes a sound dissipate and reduce its energy.
Depending on the location of the noise you are trying to block, there are various and different solutions which you could apply.Continue reading
As much as the blender is useful in a number of ways in the kitchen, the amount of noise produced when operating one can be really annoying. Thanks to technology, newer models of blenders are becoming quieter to bring you some peace in the kitchen.
With the wide range of companies known to manufacture blenders, Vitamix is certainly no new name. The company has been known to produce high-quality blenders for quite some time.
It is, therefore, not a surprise that the Vitamix blenders will be some of the top priorities for anyone who is looking for a good blender. The company has also produced some quieter models for those looking for one.
So, with all the blenders that the company produces, how do you settle for one? Which are the best Vitamix blenders on the market? Well, I did all the hard work for you. So, take a look at this article to give you an idea of where to start looking for the best Vitamix blenders.Continue reading
You know, it warms my heart to see the industry of soundproofing of all kinds booming as much as it has been in the past years. I recall a time when it was something only professionals could hope to afford or some such other nonsense.
I sure could’ve used access to good, cheap and effective soundproofing back when I drove my first ever car. Let me tell you, that beat-up, second-hand clunker was such a hellion of noise pollution that to this day I thank my lucky stars it did not somehow manage to noise me to death.
Nowadays, my problem might even be the opposite, were I in a similar situation. How am I supposed to make a decision on what sound deadener to use when there’s so much choice?
You might recall us discussing one of the main competitors for today’s product of interest. Here is a refresher, in case you need to be reminded of how that went.
Overall, however, there are many things to be said about Noico and almost all of them extremely positive, so let’s get right into it, without further ado. We’ll be reviewing and rating all possible aspects of the Noico product line, to ensure you get a comprehensive idea as to why this might be the choice for you.Continue reading
Noise is everywhere around us! We find some sounds to be pleasant while the others really play with our nerves! Like that annoying neighbor playing loud music in the middle of the night! It’s not that I don’t like music, but sometimes I wish it wasn’t so distracting!
A bit of creativity and exploring can offer you various solutions for problems with undesired noise. There are really many ways how to soundproof a place! The choice depends on your budget and, of course, the amount of noise you would like to reduce.
In today’s article, I shall introduce you to Mass Loaded Vinyl, your new best friend in reducing unwanted sounds all around.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
Having a teenager in a house can be demanding. But when your son is also into drums, there is a great amount of noise to handle. My son and his friends practice in our garage almost every day, and we just had to do something about it, but also find a way to stay supportive parents.
There’s where Green Glue stepped in. It helped us stay both in good relations with our kid loud friends and enjoy our coffee in silence. Now, let’s get to the point! What is actually Green Glue and how we used it to make our every day better?Continue reading
Sleep is one of the most important, necessary biological functions you perform every day. A full 8 hours of sleep, or close to that, are vital in keeping yourself healthy, both in mind and in body.
Without that benefit to your well-being, you could rightfully grow sick or even worse, so it’s important that you make sure you can sleep. Unfortunately, sometimes there’s just no avoiding the problems that prevent you from having a restful night’s sleep, as we’ve discussed before.
That’s why you try to deal with them and at least block out the sources of noise and generally try to fight back against whatever might be causing you grief. Be it, noisy neighbors or roommates, noise from outside drifting in and many more things besides, there is a solution.
Let me tell you, I was glad to have found this solution because my husband is a snorer. That’s not even the worst of it, either, as my kids tend to be extremely loud when they get up at night to get some water or go to the bathroom.
I was extremely glad to have found these options and will now do my best to walk you through what they can do for you, in hopes of you being able to decide which is the better choice for you. We’ll also mention some benefits of a good sleep, that these can provide.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
With many options at hand, finding the perfect generator for our houses and job sites is tough as hell. When you narrow it down to 3000 watts, the job becomes even harder.
Don’t get me wrong, you DO get choices. But the hard part is to pick the perfect one. When you’re an advocate of a soundproof home like me, you tend to be choosy.
That’s why combining a specific power range and less sound took some doing. After some research and practical experience, I’m able to pinpoint quietest 3000-watt generators that you should get next year (or right now if you’re in a hurry).
Of course, you’ll find a buying guide detailing my researching process and factors that I considered while coming up with these products.Continue reading