Soundproofing a room is not a person’s first thought when buying/building a home. When space planning, not many consider the effects noise will have on the rooms that share a wall with the bathroom, kitchen, or living room. It is usually an after thought, once you have lived in the home for a few weeks and have been woken up too early in the morning by the slamming of kitchen cabinets, or you couldn’t fall asleep because the TV is too loud in the living room.
Remodelista’s Meredith Swineherd wrote an article on how to soundproof a room when dealing with these kinds of irritating noises without adding an extreme amount of expensive soundproofing installation.
She starts with solutions to quiet your plumbing from the bathroom or even within your walls throughout the house. How the piping is attached and where it is located are the most popular reasons of noise.
She then moves on and lists different kinds of material and furniture you can add, buy, and install in both the bedroom and the kitchen. The bedroom should have an appropriate door, added white noise, and contain absorbing soft surfaces. The kitchen should be designed with soft-closing cabinet drawers and doors and quiet plumbing and appliances.
Lastly, she also discusses on how you can quit the TV noise from the living room with two effective suggestions. The problem could resort from wall mounted TVs and their hardware or from the large distance from the TV to the viewer. Un-mounting the TV and setting up speakers around the main area where people sit and watch TV are the easiest solutions to quiet this noise.
Check out her full article on how to soundproof by viewing the link below!
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