It’s hard to live in a quieter environment in the apartment infested metros. It is counted as a luxury these days. Every homeowner loves to live in a quieter home, unless you reside in a remote area. Noise population is something that cannot be overlooked. It impacts levels of your stress, privacy and sleep. Any of the three factors can cause damage to your psyche. Don’t let the noise vibrate your sensitive eardrum. Here are a few pointers on getting a quieter home, even if you live in a noisy area.
Eliminate the sound sources:
Prefer buying quieter appliances starting from your next shopping trip. It includes quieter kitchen appliances, quieter fans and so on. Keep the quieter appliances near living and sleeping area. Invest in maintenance of existing appliance for a noise free household. Don’t let your squeaky fan ruin your day.
Sound absorbing construction:
Use materials which absorb and reduce unwanted sound. Numerous items can be a barrier to absorb or reflect noise. Be street smart in picking up these items. Such acoustic barriers stop outdoor noise from entering your peaceful home environment. They come in handy to absorb the interior noise too.
Sound blocking doors:
Doors are the biggest opening into your building. Most part of the sound enters this way. A solid way to block unwanted sound entering through your door is installing weather-strip. These solid doors will be pricier. The extra thickness accounts for the extra cost. These doors are available in broader spectrum of elegance.
The unwanted outdoor sounds don’t come through the door itself. It enters through the hollow spaces surrounding the door. Thus, it makes sense to weatherstrip the doors that lead to home entrance. Use adhesively backed foam tapes all around. It effectively blocks away the noise from outside.