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How to Soundproof a Garden Shed: No Building Required

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There are a few reasons to why to soundproof a garden shed.

You might have a generator there, and do not know how to soundproof it, like to listen to the music loudly, or your drill has an annoying buzz.

Or your kid is starting to learn how to play an instrument. Let’s be honest, no matter how much we love them, their playing is sometimes impossible to listen to.

My wife and I have first started looking for a solution when our teenage son wanted to learn how to play drums, and our toddler was having a lot of trouble listening to the ruckus.

For those of you who need to have their garden shed soundproofed, here are some steps that you would want to take.

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Noise Cancelling System for Home: How to “Build” One Easily

Noise Cancelling System for Home: How to “Build” One Easily

Making your home a quiet place can sometimes be a tricky job. There is no such thing as a magic wand that will make your home all of a sudden a better place to live.

You will need to make some measures of soundproofing before being able to finally enjoy your silence.

I’ve been asked a lot is there any kind of noise cancelling system for home, or noise protection that can definitely work. The answer is: there is!

Of course, as implementing any other system, you will need to make some layers of protection all over your home.

When I started building my soundproofing system for home, we were short on budget and needed to act quickly. Our baby couldn’t sleep because of a traffic noise and the neighbors all around the house.

So, we did some soundproofing but it wasn’t enough. We’ve covered windows and doors, but walls were still a wick point.

Therefore, if you intend to build the system that will completely work out, you will need to cover every single point of your home. From windows, ceiling, walls, doors, to even floor.

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How to Soundproof a Drum Room: 5 Cheap Ways

How to Soundproof a Drum Room

Having a teenage son is a hard full-time job. That job becomes even harder when he hits some ideas out of curiosity.

For example, mine had a dream of becoming a famous drummer. That didn’t happen yet, but he taught us some things. For example, he made us realize what we need in order to soundproof a drum room.

The noise was unbearable, and let’s be honest- no matter how good a drummer you are, it is somewhat noisy and possibly annoying for the person not involved in music.

Therefore, we needed fast solutions to our revolting son “problems” and we decided to soundproof his training drum room.

At first, I thought this will cost a fortune, but contrarily, we’ve done it with several hundreds of dollars.

So, let’s check some of the simplest ways of insulating drum room.

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Soundproofing Ceiling Speakers: In-Ceiling Enclosures and Backer Box

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Aren’t home theaters just the best?

Although not all of us can afford them, there is no denying the fact that the movie-watching experience in a home theater if far more superior to watching movies on your laptop or TV. The sound, the video quality, the size of the screen, everything is better.

Now, when it comes to sound, you know how important it is to have quality speakers. However, these speakers are quite massive and they have loads and loads of cables, and sometimes that just negatively affects the look of the room.

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How to Install a Door Sweep for Noise Reduction

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One of the good ways to get some quiet and a nice rest with your faulty doors is to install a sweep at the bottom of it. These sweeps are easy to put and have a few more benefits besides noise reduction itself.

Even though most of the people use it for improving heating efficiency by installing it on their front door, it is perfect if you have a 3-month-old screamer in the room next to yours. The thing is, my baby used to wake up every 4 hours until the age of one and that was driving us crazy.

My husband and I realized that we have to switch on the position of a guardian every few days so that the other one can get some rest. But boy, did she have some vocal cords. You could hear her on the next floor, let alone next room!

It was a true nightmare until we found out about door sweeps and that they can actually help a lot with noise reduction, and not only thermal isolation. And on top of that, they are very easy to install, no matter the type you are using.

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How to Soundproof a Room From Outside Noise

How to Soundproof a Room From Outside Noise

When in the comfort of your home, you certainly want to enjoy the peace and quiet. However, this may not always be the case especially if you live near a busy street or in an apartment building.

Noise from outside and from the neighbors can be quite distracting especially at night when you just need some rest.

Although there are hardly any places to live where there isn’t much noise, you do not have to put up with it.

The good news is that you can soundproof just about any room from outside noise. With these simple steps below, you should be able to have a noise-free room within a short time.

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How to Soundproof a Mobile Home: The Ultimate Guide

How to Soundproof a Mobile Home

Mobile homes are something really nice and practical, and quite popular nowadays. Traveling around the globe, but with your house with you is truly something to wish for.

However, life on wheels is not all strawberries and rainbows. It has its problems as well.

One of the problems that follows you wherever you go when it comes to mobile homes is the very sound insulation.

When it comes to soundproofing, there are 2 golden rules that you would have to respect if you want to have your peace. These are:

1. Make your weak structure dense (doors, walls, windows, etc.)

2. Fill in all of the gaps that you can find (between doors and door frames, etc.)

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How to Fix a Noisy Garage Door: 8 Easy Ways

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Our garage walls have seen so many different things. When we first moved in, it was a place for my husband’s “Do It Yourself” weekend projects. Later we bought our first car, so that became its main purpose. Over the last few months, our garage is our sons’ favorite place to practice drumming.

No matter what you use your garage for, we can agree that there is nothing more irritating than a noisy garage door. If you are coming home late after the night in town, you don’t want all your neighbors to hear you.

All that squeaking is not amusing at all. In this article, I will give you some useful tips and hacks on how to overcome this problem. So let’s just skip to the main part!

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How to Block Snoring Noises and Have a Peaceful Sleep

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If you have a partner that snores loudly, and you are a light sleeper like I am, then it can be very hard for you to sleep through a whole night peacefully and without waking up.

In my case, my husband is a very deep sleeper and a committed snorer.

It has been hard to sleep next to him, and I often found myself lying there in the middle of the night, looking at the ceiling, and wondering what did I do to deserve this.

Running to another room was not an option. It would solve the problem for that night, but it is not a long term-solution.

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How to Soundproof Office Cubicle and Block Out Noise at Work

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Working in an office cubicle can sometimes be challenging. Have you ever noticed in any brokers’ movie the way in which they communicate over the telephone underneath their own working desks?

That’s because sometimes, the only way to possibly reduce some background noise is by isolating yourself beneath your desk.

I have found myself in similar situations dozens of time! I’ve tried this trick, and it worked, for some time.

However, I couldn’t keep hiding below the table whenever I was making a call, or just in a need of silence.

That’s when I started searching for a real, permanent solution. Now, I will try to help you with a few simple solutions that I have tried myself, as well as other possible steps for soundproofing your office cubicle.

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