Home Improvement Tips That Will Give You the Peace & Quiet You Need At Home

Home Improvement Tips That Will Give You the Peace & Quiet You Need At Home

After a long and tiring day, wouldn’t you want to stay in a quiet and peaceful place to help you get recharged and ready to face another day? Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen if your home is exposed to different sources of disturbance such as the sound across the street, a noisy neighbor, or loud music the room next door.

Being able to hear all these sounds may be caused by a multitude of factors, such as:

  • use of lightweight materials for walls, thereby allowing more sound to pass through from one room to the next
  • having an open floor plan
  • blaring sound of video and audio equipment

All of these may contribute to developing a migraine or a great deal of stress.

Noise Pollution

Noise pollution can deprive you of sleep, which can add to your stress and can dramatically have a negative impact on the quality of your life. This kind of pollution may come in the form of road traffic, a nearby construction site, airplanes flying over your home, noisy neighbor’s dog, blasting sounds coming from the radio and television, and babies who are constantly crying.

Soundproofed Living

Fortunately, there are ways on how you can improve your home to achieve the kind of peace and quiet that you have always longed for. Here are some home improvement tips on how you can have a soundproof home:

Install Soundproof Windows

Old windows may not provide much of the insulation that you need, nor can it prevent outside noise from leaking in. You may need to replace them with soundproof windows. This may be a bit costly, but looking at the benefits, it can be all worth it.

What’s great about using soundproof windows is that they can add to the value of your home, should you consider selling it in the future.

Use Materials That Absorb Sound

Notice how you hear echoes when you step into an empty room? That’s because the sound bounces off the hard surfaces. Adding in your furniture can already work wonders in breaking the phenomenon.

In the case of noise pollution, some materials may help to eliminate the unnecessary sound. Materials like padded carpeting and acoustic materials (instead of hardwood floors or tiles) prevent the sound from bouncing or resonating throughout the house.

Some of the best acoustic materials to use are:

  • Fibrous glass
  • Polyurethane foam
  • Hairfelt
  • Elastomer pads
  • Check for Noisy Appliances

Some old appliances may eventually create some unusual sounds that may be disturbing. Check on these appliances to ensure that they are properly functioning or if they need to be replaced.

Check for Hammering In the Pipes

There may also be some disturbing sounds when faucets or pipes are turned on. When this happens, it’s time to install a water hammer arrester to eliminate the banging noises.

Address Floors That Creak

Creaking floorboards may also contribute to the noise inside your home, and can be most disturbing when you hear them at night. Check on all floors and consider re-nailing some planks that have been detached from the floor.

Home improvement may sound like a difficult process. However, if you think of the benefits, you will probably be motivated enough to start improving the level of peace and quiet in your home.

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Espana Gomez is an author of this blog. Recently she works as an interior design assistant in her town. She loves daydreaming about beautiful homes and interior decor.