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The Best Soft Close Cabinet Hinges

If your kitchen cabinet and vanity doors bang loud enough to wake the neighbor’s dog, it is time to consider replacing the existing hinges with soft close hinges. Soft close hinges are engineered to stop … Read more

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The Best Lubricant For Door Hinges

Squeaky door hinges are a staple of old horror films and The Munsters. They need not be part of your life. With the many lubricant choices available, you should be able to find the one … Read more

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The Quietest Dishwasher

It wasn’t that many years ago that most people gave little or no thought to dishwasher noise. They were all loud, but cleaned the dishes–mostly. But since Bosch began marketing the ‘quietest dishwasher’, virtually every … Read more

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The Best Quietest Vacuum Cleaner

A quiet vacuum cleaner’s decibel range should be 60 decibels to 75 decibels. These are the sound of normal conversation to a toilet flushing. (The European Union has limited all cordless vacuums to a maximum … Read more

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The Best Sound Diffusers

Proper use of sound diffusers can turn your listening experience from flat and sterile to rich and full. Diffusers come in many shapes and sizes, usually with one thing in common. They are hard surfaces … Read more

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The Best Quiet Desk Fan

Having a breeze blow across you and your desk on hot days is sometimes a blessing. It can get mighty hot and sticky sitting in one place all day. And trying to set a big … Read more

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The Best Acoustic Foam Panels

If you are reading this, you probably know that acoustics are different than soundproofing. But it is worth repeating. Acoustic panels improve the sound quality inside a room, and keep some of the sound in. … Read more

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The Quietest Exercise Bike

Exercise bikes average noise production is between 55 decibels and 75 decibels. Those numbers are roughly equal to something between the sound of a percolating coffee maker and the noise made by a vacuum cleaner. … Read more