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7 Best Quiet Fans to Stay Cool While Sleeping (UK)

Staying cool during sweltering summer months and in hot environments shouldn’t be compromised by a loud or noisy room fan. Whether you are working, studying, or just going about your everyday routine, your room fan should be bringing you relief, not a headache. That goes for sleeping as well, no…

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Soundproof Blinds: Do They Effectively Reduce Noise?

Soundproof blinds are a great way to add a little more soundproofing to your windows. They’re especially useful when a room looks onto a noisy area, for example, a road or park. Now: You will never achieve complete silence with soundproof blinds, but they will reduce airborne noise. The reduction…

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6 Best Quiet Alarm Clocks for a Gentle Wake Up

Quiet alarm clocks –are there such a thing? This oxymoron is actually an effective way to wake up on time in the morning without bothering your partner, roommates or family members. Trading in a harsh, sudden and loud alarm for a gentle awakening sounds like a much more enticing way…

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5 Best Quiet Washing Machines on the UK Market

The volume of a home washing machine is crucial to consider for most, especially for those who do not have a separate room for their washing machine. If your washer is in your kitchen or living area, loud washers can quickly become a headache when watching television, having conversations and…

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How to Make a Fan Quieter: 5 Easy Ways

In hot climates and summer months, room fans are necessity for most. They continuously move the air to help cool down anywhere, from bedrooms to offices to classrooms. But when a room fan starts rattling, squeaking, or buzzing, your environment can quickly become distracting and uncomfortable. Thankfully, there are some…

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The Easiest DIY Ways of Soundproofing Windows

Noisy streets, neighbours, and traffic (not to mention early morning bin men) can all put a damper on your living and working space. Noise pollution can find its way through the windows of any house, apartment or office. Thankfully, there are simple ways to upgrade your windows (most of them…

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8 Best Sound Absorbing Materials for Better Acoustics

Better acoustics can be highly beneficial and even essential for everyday living. Sound absorbing materials improve the sound in a room, whether you are searching for peace from a noisy dishwasher, improving an in-home theatre or designing a recording studio. There is some acoustic benefit for everyone when using sound…

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6 Car Soundproofing Methods for a Quieter Ride

Loud and noisy car rides can be a huge headache during a daily commute and being unable to talk to family and friends riding beside you in the car is dreadful. Thankfully there’s no longer any need to deal with such dreaded sounds because there are many different (and easy)…

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Soundproof Wallpaper: Gimmick or Game Changer?

Before discussing the benefits of the soundproof wallpaper, it’s worth understanding what it is. As you can easily guess from its name, “soundproof” wallpaper has acoustic features. These wall accessories are sound resistant and you can consider them as soundproof foams for walls. Generally, these wallpapers are made from closed…

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Soundproof Curtains: Do They Actually Work?

Have you ever entered a new house or an empty room without any curtains? You must have noticed how sounds echo in curtain-less rooms. This is because curtains can absorb and reduce noise to a great extent. While curtains are very effective, they do not block noise completely. Adding certain…

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