Living in a noisy neighbourhood can be stressful for those people who just want to relax and enjoy the stillness of their comfortable homes. Common stressors in the neighbours are the bark of a neighbour’s dog, the crying of their children, playing instruments, starting a car’s engine, car horns, and there are a lot more. While these are common noises in a neighbourhood, this can become extremely stressful. When it has been going on for a quite some time, or when it has become habitual, it is about time to try soundproofing especially for those people who are sensitive to noises in their environment.
Soundproofing is a method in which the ability of a sound to travel from two points is reduced. Blocking the noise can only be accomplished through two methods and these are reducing and absorbing the noise. Soundproofing is usually used in recording studies, condominiums and hotels. Learning about the technicalities of soundproofing can be difficult, however, in this site, technicalities about soundproofing will be introduced and made easy.
A Quiet House
This site was inspired in a real home experience most people with noisy neighbourhood. Here, people get the opportunity to learn about soundproofing and its technicalities. On the site about soundproofing, it focuses not only in one room, but as well as different areas in one’s home like the window, a kid’s playroom, and even the laundry door.
The technicalities and strategies introduced in this website were proven and tested. Strategies were presented in a manner that even non-experts in soundproofing can understand. They also give recommendations and advices about home soundproofing, how to achieve a healthy and quiet home.
Advices and Strategies in Home Soundproofing
Softening the homeowner’s space. It means using things inside the house like bookshelves, curtains and other furniture to reduce the echo in the room, also increasing the sound absorption inside a room.
Investing in sound-reducing products. This can include buying a product like an insulator and install it inside the walls as it adds effect in muffling noises. There are also acoustic wall paint, tiles, and foams which do the same magic in reducing noise.
Dig the Source of the Sound and Reduce it. When purchasing appliances in a home, it is best to choose an appliance that is designed to reduce noise like fans, washing machine, or air-conditioning units.
Home Improvements. In building a house, when one knows that they are sensitive to noise, they should try and consider building their houses in a way where noise inside the house can be reduced. This includes considering solid doors and windows, as well as walls that have specialized insulator.
People behind A Quiet House
Three friends who basically decided that they are already done with the noise in their neighbourhood decided to do something about it. The three of them decided to learn about soundproofing and slowly applied what they have learned to their respective homes. There were times they failed, however, the majority of the time they succeeded and decided to share what they know to people through this site.