Our current lifestyles are so much obsessed with technology that we hardly consider the vicious outcomes it may have on our existence. Open floor plans for a sense of spaciousness, multitude of machines and whiz-bang applications, high-tech video and audio gears and surround-sound home theaters coupled with a lightweight construction; contribute to so much noise in our houses. Even the deepest nooks and corners do not escape the noise. No wonder, humans are more restless, stressed, and short-tempered than ever before in the history of mankind. So much noise is not just exasperating but also disrupts sleep, manifold the stress, infringe our privacy, and compromises the quality of life.
But do not panic as help is just a little distance apart. You can employ various materials and methods in your cubby hole to have a noise free quiet home. Here are some tips for soundproofing a room for a quieter home:
1- Cut-down noisemakers – Opt for quiet appliances that do not make much noise. Additionally, keep a check that your appliances are working properly without any rattling, vibrations, or buzz. If something sounds louder than usual, get it fixed.
2- Use Sound-Absorbing Materials – As a convention, surfaces that are hard reflect sound waves while soft surfaces absorb sound waves. Employ noise-reducing curtains to help absorb indoor sound and block outdoor noise. Opt for padded carpeting and acoustic ceilings in place of tiles, laminates, or hardwood. Fix some acoustic sound panels to install studio-quality soundproofing.
3- Install Sound-Blocking Doors – You must be familiar with that creaky noise of a door. By improving the door quality, you can limit sound to a greater extent. Install and weatherstrip solid-core doors to help block the sound transference.
4- Weatherstrip Interior Doors – Don’t forget to attend to the space and cranny around the door. Weatherstripping the door makes it completely soundproof. You can do that easily with a high-density adhesive-backed foam tape.
5- Tweak Your Noisy Gadgets and Sound System – Pick a pair of high-fidelity bookshelf speakers. They present clarity without noise. The sound of music must be soothing not disrupting. Place sound isolation pads beneath subwoofers to control vibrations.
6- Silence Noisy Pipes – Keep pipes from banging and chattering with a water hammer arrestor. Get your faucets fixed if they make much noise.
Achieving a quieter home may take some time. But, as you relax in a quiet vicinity, you realize it’s worth the efforts.