How to reduce noise in your kitchen and improve comfort
For some time now, the kitchen has become the heart of the home, a multifunctional space to meet with friends and family, but also a place from which to work and where children can do their homework, among others. things. In order to perform all these activities correctly, achieving good acoustic comfort is essential. Here are techniques of works in the kitchen that will surely help you to reduce noise usually make a boring feel in the kitchen.
What is acoustic comfort?
When we speak of acoustic comfort we are referring to those situations in which the noise caused by human activities is adequate for rest, communication and people’s health. On the opposite side we find noise pollution that can be caused by two reasons:
The noises that pass through the air and make the walls of the rooms vibrate. Sounds from inside the building (conversations, Wi-Fi, TVs, radios…) and from outside (traffic, transport, works…).
Noises from ceilings, walls, pipes, and floors spread vibratory sound waves into adjoining rooms. They can be due to impacts (footsteps, scratches, movement of furniture, things that fall …), the noise of shared equipment (elevator, boilers …) and individual equipment and installations (electrical appliances, air conditioning, heating, kitchen and bathroom taps … ).
Noise pollution is not inevitable: noise can be combated during construction, renovation and renovation work on buildings, as well as by changing our daily habits by being ourselves less noisy not only with our voice but also with our gestures, for example when using kitchen utensils and appliances.
How can we create an acoustic environment of comfort?
When creating an acoustic environment of comfort, we can carry out a series of actions that will help us achieve this. Let’s look at some tips.
Choose quieter installations and appliances.
- Use guide systems, hinges and lifting systems with damping for doors and windows
- Avoid the simultaneous use of sound generating devices.
- Lower the noise in our conversations. Speak in a medium voice level.
- Incorporate quieter habits when doing housework.
- Do not pierce the acoustic insulation systems for the passage of facilities.
- Conditioning the space using insulating doors or panels and absorbent materials to separate noise between different environments.
- Avoid furniture noise by putting protection “pads” on their legs.
- Avoid any rigid connection between the floating floor and the walls or pillars.
- Fasten or support to elastic and antivibratory supports the elements that can generate vibrations such as air conditioning equipment, speakers, etc.