The noise travels through open spaces, slips under the doors to invade your concentration. The noise also makes its way through the hollow spaces inside the walls, around the holes in the windows and through the hollow doors. Finally, the noise bounces easily on hard surfaces.
The soft furniture, carpets and cloth fabric curtains can help reduce noise in your home. Check appliances, such as air conditioners, refrigerators, and dishwashers to detect strange noises. Check everything to make sure your appliances do not need maintenance.
If it is necessary to replace your appliances, check the manufacturer’s decibel rating. Manufacturers have done a great job of reducing the noise generated by many devices.
For example, dishwashers can sometimes be noisy enough to interrupt conversations and interfere with television, but there are those in the market that make much less noise. Apart from this it is important to start them up when they least bother. If you put the dishwasher when you lie down the noise can be annoying. You can reduce part of the daily noise pollution in your home by changing some habits to let noisy things work when they least bother.
Create a noise-proof office at home.
There are some adjustments you can make in your private space to make it easier to concentrate.
- Elimination of external noise
- Sealing the window with acoustic putty
If your space has a window and the noise of external traffic is annoying, consider sealing the window with acoustic putty. This product will dry and provide a soundproof and flexible seal to your window. Then add a light window cover that includes curtains and a soft border or valance. The layers of cloth absorb the sound.
Soundproofing of the wall with bookshelves
On the exterior walls without windows, pick up some bookstores! All that paper will absorb a lot of vibration. If the outside noise is really annoying, you can place rubber foam sheets or foam behind the shelves to further absorb the sound.
Noise from inside
The shared walls can be problematic. If your housemates or neighbors can not keep the noise low, there are adjustments you can make to your decor that can reduce this noise.
Soundproof walls with fabrics or soft elements
Adding soft items to shared walls will give your space a quick (and quiet) renovation. There are many beautiful fabrics that can be used, from tapestries designed to display them to fabrics that can be made to measure to decorate your space.
This fabric can often be easily mounted on the wall. If you need more soundproofing, consider adding a thin sheet of foam rubber or a white ribbon for double density carpeting.
Noise from below: Add a carpet to soundproof
The intermediate floors receive numerous impacts and sound will travel around your home. If you have a carpet but still hear a lot of noise from below, add a more dense carpet to your workspace. When it’s time to replace the carpet, consider adding a heavier carpet in your space or adding a rubber underneath to support it.
Remember that the heat goes up. If you take the trouble to isolate the ceiling of the room below you to control the noise, you can find your space much colder than it used to be. You may have to compensate for the heat in the space if you isolate the floor to avoid noise.
Noise from above: Use a little foam. Foam insulation for roofs
If your neighbor upstairs is noisy at the time of stepping, there may not be much you can do to improve the sound transfer from your place to yours. You can add a layer of rigid foam to your ceiling, but this will require adjusting any lighting fixtures on the ceiling. This may not be a job you can do on your own.
For a good soundproofing of the room the exterior doors must be solid core; The interior doors are generally hollow inside. Consider putting a solid core door in your home office.
Also add a thrower to your door, either in the form of a sweeper or a cloth that you can place from inside the bottom of the door. This will reduce the noise that goes under the door.
No matter what your long-term goals are, there are simple steps of home soundproofing that you can perform to make your living and working spaces more peaceful, more enjoyable and more productive. Set a goal to make a change this week and get a quieter space where you can think, work and relax.
Learn how to soften the doors of kitchen furniture so they do not make noise when opening or slamming the door when closing .
Following the reform of the kitchen without works (you can see how I changed the counter-top and installed lights under the furniture here). I also improved the furniture doors a bit so they would not make noise when opening and closing.
Plastic bumpers for furniture kitchen door
Tricks to soften the doors of kitchen furniture and make them quieter:
1. Door protectors for knocks:
Door protectors for knocks are a simple and effective mechanism. Basically they are a piece of plastic that sticks to the furniture in the part where it hits the door to cushion the blow and noise when closing.
They exist in different sizes and shapes (square and round) and are transparent , so they will practically not be seen. They are also self-adhesive and very easy to paste.
Adhesive plastic bumpers for kitchen furniture doors
2. Lubricate hinges:
The hinges of the kitchen furniture are the ones that suffer most from the whole house due to humidity, grease and high temperatures . To work properly it will not hurt to clean and lubricate them from time to time, besides making less noise also lengthen the life of the hinges.
I hope you found these tricks useful!