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Category Archives for "Soundproofing Tips"

How to Soundproof a Laundry Room Door for under $50

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Laundry rooms do make our lives much easier. I mean, getting all those clothes clean in a matter of minutes not only saves our time but our energy as well.

But let’s face it:

The noise from the laundry room can be pretty distracting. Imagine you are relaxing in the house, trying to read a book or catch up on the latest episodes of your favorite show. To save time, you decide to put the laundry into the washer. The noise from the laundry room is so loud, you will probably not be at peace till the laundry is done.

When the noise gets too unbearable, you will start to consider options. Getting a new, quieter washer may be a great idea, but why go to the trouble of all those expenses?

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Noisy Air Vent in Bedroom? Guide to Soundproofing Air Vents

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An above-door vent is a nice way to increase air-flow inside of your home, which helps to keep the temps down and save on energy bills. This is a reason that many homes may have these vents as part of their interior design.

While this seems nice for some, there is a big issue with above-door vents: just as much as they help to disperse temperatures, they also let in a bunch of noise from either side of the door. To many, the amount of noise that you get from these vents outweighs any benefits that you can possibly get from them, and the need to soundproof above-door vents becomes a necessity.

Seeing that you are reading this article, it is safe to assume that you want to soundproof as noisy above-door vent of your own. If that is the case, then these methods will help you to block out the noise from the vent and live in peace!

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Car Soundproofing: How to Reduce Road Noise in Car

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Chances are, if you work a normal 9-5 job, you may have got yourself stuck in traffic at one time or another. It happens to nearly everybody, and its something that is nearly impossible to entirely avoid.

While you sit there in traffic, sun beating down on top of your windshield, the noise of construction equipment, angry drivers, and stereos that are way too loud start to take their toll on you. If only there was a way to drown out all this noise to make this experience at least a little less painful.

You happen to be in luck, as there exist many ways in which one can muffle the noise of the world outside their car. Today we will take a look at some of the methods in which you can soundproof your car!

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How to Soundproof a Home Office: 10 Ways that Work!

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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.

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How to Soundproof a Window and DIY Soundproof Window Inserts

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A few years ago, my teenager son and his friends decided to start a band. Somehow, without my consent, it was decided that my garage would be the band practice location.

Of course, I was not amused by all the noise that got out of the garage and into other rooms in the house. The fact that my home office was located right next to the garage only made it worse for me.

I could not get any work done as long as the band was practicing, which was every other day, for two hours after school!

I set about soundproofing the rooms and I was impressed by the amount of noise reduction I was able to achieve. I, however, noticed that occasionally, some noise from the garage would get into the house through the windows.

It was then that I decided to soundproof my windows…

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How to Soundproof Floors in Apartment: Do-It-Yourself in 3 Easy Steps!

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It is pretty much common knowledge among those living on their own that an apartment is by far one of the nosiest places to inhabit. There is noise coming from all directions from pets, fighting couples, loud stereos, babies… you name it.

Conversely, there is always a chance that the activities that you partake in yourself can cause issue with your neighbors as well. No matter if you cause noise by having company or playing music, whatever sound you create in your apartment can likely be heard by your neighbors.

This is why you will want to look into potentially soundproofing your apartment, and one of the best methods to do so is to soundproof your apartment floor. This helps absorb vibrations that are created by one’s daily noise and makes it possible to block out the noise of others.

In this article we will be taking a look at the ways in which you can make your own apartment into a haven that is safe from noise, both inside and out. We will be looking at the methods that can be used and the products you need to create a soundproof apartment floor, and without losing your security deposit on unauthorized modifications.

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How To Soundproof a Bathroom in 4 Simple Steps

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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.

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How to Soundproof a Door: 11 Best Ways to Make it Happen!

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Most homeowners are usually passionate about taking on soundproofing projects. They, therefore, will spend so much time, energy and sometimes money trying to soundproof their homes.

What most people do not realize, however, is that the doorway tends to be one of the most usual ways to let sound into your house or room.

Rather than ignore it, the doorway should be one of the first places to undertake a soundproofing project. The best news is that it doesn’t even have to be expensive.

When I decided to soundproof the rooms in my house, I was not particularly interested in the doorways. However, the need to soundproof the doorway to my home office quickly arose.

Anyone who works from home will tell you how important it is to have a suitable working environment. Any noise, even the smallest of sounds will be a distraction, and you may end up not being productive for an entire day.

Having soundproofed my home office’s windows, I realized some sound was getting in through the doorway especially when everyone else was moving about in the hallways. I set out to soundproof the doorway to my office and the results were more than what I had hoped for.

In this article, we will take a look at some of the easy steps you can take to soundproof your doorway.

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How to Block Noise From the Neighbors: 6 Best Ways (That Work!)

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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.

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7 Cheapest Ways to Soundproof a Basement Ceiling

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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.

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