When you think of soundproofing, you likely tend to imagine elaborate, fully-furnished basements or garages loaded with electric guitars and a drum set or expensive, high-tech recording studios. But soundproofing can be helpful in many more common scenarios and in your everyday life. Maybe you live in a building with noisy neighbors. Maybe you can’t concentrate on work in your home office when your son is blasting music in his . . .
Home theaters are becoming more and more popular these days. With the advent of streaming services and movie quality television, there’s more great content you can enjoy in your own home, so why not make it a theater-quality experience? If your answer is that you don’t know the first thing about designing a home theater room, fear not. Here’s a step-by-step guide to building a great DIY home theater room . . .
Chances are, you once lived or currently find yourself residing in a home with concrete walls. That’s because concrete is one of the most common building structures used throughout the country for both homes and businesses. Not quite sure if your walls are concrete or plaster? A quick knock should do the trick! When you tap on your walls, a concrete wall will not echo nor be easy to move . . .
Whenever you’re at a loud concert or want to get a peaceful night of sleep on an airplane, you may find yourself popping a few pieces of foam ear plugs into your ears. When you plug these tiny pieces of foam into your ears, you quickly notice that your ability to hear exterior noise diminishes. Why is that, exactly? It’s because foam works wonders at absorbing unwanted sounds. Much like . . .
What are the loudest cities in the world? If you live in a big city, you probably think yours should make the list of the world’s loudest cities. Anyone who lives in a city knows they can be loud places to live — between the traffic, construction and people bustling about, noise pollution is almost always a harsh reality. But some places, believe it are not, are much worse than . . .