A beautiful house may become uncomfortable to live in if you cannot enjoy a moment of quiet. You spend the day in a busy working environment and once you get home, the noise from the surrounding environment cannot allow you to rest. This is where a need to invest in good soundproofing facilities arises.
To ensure that privacy is maintained, one may also feel the need to minimize what is heard from the house by those in the surrounding areas. You may not be all smiles if on stepping out of the house you hear people discuss something you mentioned in the privacy of your room.
Below are great tips on how you can minimize the noise, both from inside the house as well as noise from the surrounding environment:
- Use of carpets and sheaths which prevents noise from up and down movement in the house as well as reduce the amount of noise getting into the house.
- Replacing the appliances that have to produce a lot of noise when in operation like fans and dishwashers with a quieter version. This will make the atmosphere within the house quieter and peaceful.
- Use of acoustic tiles and ceilings will also aid in reducing the noise coming from outside.
- Replace ordinary doors with doors that block sounds and also make the house look more elegant.
- Use of a soundproofing tape on the doors to seal every gap through which external noise may use to get into the house.
- Modification of the sound system in the house by installing isolation pads on subwoofers which stops the speaker’s vibration from vibrating the house. You will still hear the base but it will be controlled.
- Ensuring that all the squeaky floors are fixed as they become really offensive when everything else around the house is quiet.
- Silencing all the noisy pipes in the house by installing arrestors on the pipes. This will make the pipes operate without making much noise in the house.
- Use of double-paned windows will also minimize the amount of noise getting into the house. A window with a single pane will allow a lot of noise into the house.
- One may also install an interior window in addition to the external window which will significantly reduce the amount of noise getting in and out of the house.
It is important to note that even as you strive hard to keep noise at bay, the house should be well ventilated to avoid suffocating while in the house. Do not close out every opening in such a way that no air can either get in or out of the house.
Do not use gas heaters in a decoupled space as it is a great risk since the air coming into the room is minimal. Open the windows occasionally to let air in the house; this could be done when you leave for work if the environment is safe enough of when you are cleaning up. Never compromise your safety just because you want to have some quiet moments.