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
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!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
Air condition is a handy thing that nowadays every household has. They are basically not that noisy, but sometimes they might hit your nerve in the matter of second.
That’s not all. They often annoy your neighbors as well. So, don’t be surprised if you see your neighbors knocking on your door cause of your old AC system.
Even though they are quite welcome during the summer, they are popular for generating a lot of noise as well. This relates mostly to some older models.
When it comes to new models, they are kind of better insulated and a lot quieter.
With that said, you should probably look for some new AC, but only if every other soundproofing method fails.
Now, I will talk a bit more about soundproofing your current air conditioner. Frankly, there are few effective ways of soundproofing it, but if it fails, you can always search for a newer version that runs (as we explained) a lot quieter.
Let’s get straight to the point and see all of the possible solutions.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
Like everyone who has a nice and cozy backyard, I liked enjoying it ever since I moved into the suburbs. It was so nice to have a morning coffee in my favorite chair next to the pool or to read a book in a hammock.
However, the suburb started developing very fast, and the traffic got crazy in no time.
I feel like I just woke up one morning, and that my cozy little backyard was just taken away from me in seconds.
I started hating spending any time there, and I thought that I had made a mistake when I persuaded my husband to move into the suburb from a big city. It seemed all the same to me.
However, there was no use in hiding in the house. I wanted to try and find a solution. I wanted my backyard back no matter what it takes.
I found some solutions. Most of them have a lot to do with choosing the right fence.
So if you have a similar problem to mine, maybe I can help you bring your little piece of heaven on Earth back to you.Continue reading
Ceiling fans are handy things to have in your home. Unlike air conditions that are (some say) unhealthy and leave the unpleasant smell in the air, ceiling fans are more natural than anything else.
Now, it’s kind of annoying sitting in your restroom after a hard work, enjoying the silence, falling asleep and then boom! You suddenly hear some clicking, rattling and grinding noise coming from above your head.
On the first look it’s kind of bearable and you just ignore it, but after a while, you realize that you can’t actually ignore that sound and that it goes louder and louder every moment.
By blowing the air, they can cool you pretty well. Now, the problem with these ones is that over time they become sloppy and somewhat noisy.
Well, they get weighted down by dust, or simply become rusty since they are constantly spinning. That results in a lot of rattling and squeaking noise that not many can bear during hot summer.
Luckily for you, a lot of problems can be solved through the cleaning and maintenance routine. Solving squeaking noise problems isn’t that hard, but there are some other problems that can take a bit serious measures to fix.Continue reading
These days a lot of people have the need to install sound absorption products whether in their house or office or somewhere else. They keep asking me what materials are the most effective for certain situation, and how can you distinguish them.
But why is all of this insignificant? Why would you ever need this?
First of all, the installation of sound absorbing product can contribute to suitable acoustic environment within a space, which is, you could agree, an enjoyable place to be in.
Also, sound absorption is a desirable, or even necessary, solution for schools, sports halls, recording studios, lecture auditoriums, theatres, cinemas, or concert venues.
Therefore, you can find sound absorption anywhere. Since they are so widely used, you should know what types of materials are there and how you can distinguish them.Continue reading
Is your fridge making a rattling or buzzing noise for which you do not know where they are coming from?
Do you feel like it is scolding you when you get up for a snack in the middle of a night?
It is not something that one wants and buying a new fridge can be a great investment, sometimes even impossible to do at a certain moment.
So, there must be a way to soundproof and/or fix your noisy fridge, right? Of course there is!
A long time ago, when my husband, my boyfriend at that time, first moved in together in a small rented studio apartment, there was a noisy fridge in it, but we couldn’t afford to buy a new one or move to another place again.
However, sleeping was hard, and earplugs were not that comfortable back then.
We had to find a way to fix it or insulate it. It wasn’t easy at first since we knew nothing about soundproofing, but we finally managed, and now I am writing for all of you who ever had the same problem.
You will find some of the common reasons for a noisy refrigerator and how to fix them in the text.
So, let’s get to work!Continue reading
Although achieving an entirely soundproof home is quite possible, for most people, soundproofing between existing floors can be quite difficult.
Say, for example, you live in an apartment building. Your neighbor from either upstairs or downstairs has a tendency to play loud disrupting music every evening. Of course, this could hinder you from having a good night’s sleep. Rather than toss and turn in bed all night long, or confront them and have awkward meetings from then on, you can simply get to work and soundproof the floors yourself.
Although soundproofing between existing floors can be a bit difficult, it is not that different from other soundproofing projects. The same soundproofing materials are used and the same techniques are applied. You just have to be a bit more careful. If you are looking to block out noise from the rooms above or below, then this article was written for you. Read on to find out how.Continue reading