girl in drum room

How to Soundproof a Room for Drums

If you have a drummer in the family–you know noise. Drums have the advantage (???) of creating both Airborne Noise and Impact Noise. Depending on the location of the drums; one, or both could very … Read more

decibel chart of noise levels

How to Soundproof Your Rooster

I kind of like roosters. (And chicken and eggs for that matter.) How can you not admire a species that is dumber than dirt, can be had by any passing hawk, weasel, or cat, but … Read more

two pocket doors

How to Soundproof a Pocket Door

 I love pocket doors because each one will save you the 10 square feet of floor space needed to open a swing door. (Maybe more if you have to get your belly out of the … Read more

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Soundproof Blankets for Windows

As with most things soundproofing, using blankets to soundproof your windows is quite often not a simple choice. What are you trying to accomplish? Are you trying to keep the sound in? Or keep the … Read more

Soundproofing a bathroom door

How to Soundproof a Bathroom Door

Strange, and rude, noises have been known to come from your bathroom. Some are acceptable in polite company; others not so much. Some of the noise passes through uninsulated walls, floors, and ceilings, and resonate … Read more

Outdoor wood framed shed needs soundproofing

How to Soundproof a Shed

The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines ‘shed’ as ‘a one-story structure, usually of wood, for storage, or shelter for animals, etc. or as a workshop.’ A lot of us think of it as that old rotting, … Read more

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How to Soundproof the Baby’s Room (Nursery)

WooHoo! Now you’ve done it. You are having a baby. Once the excitement is over, everyone you know will have comments, or advice. Quite a few of the comments (often from smirking, childless, know-nothing acquaintances–many … Read more

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Best Soundproof Underlayment

Do I Need Soundproofing Underlayment? Absolutely not. As long as you are not terribly concerned about noise. Footsteps. Loud conversation. Louder music. Kids running. Things falling. You get the idea. Life going on around you. … Read more

guy at a sound board in a recording studio

How to Sound Treat a Room

Sound Treatment or Soundproofing or Both So your musical progression has passed the stage of listening to music, to making music, to recording music (or whatever passes for music today). Or you want to upgrade … Read more