If you ad the kind of person who likes a little peace and quiet in the comfort of your own home, you might have noticed that it can be more difficult to achieve than you might have imagined, but don’t give up!
If you want to be able to relax and unwind in a peaceful home environment, there are lots of things you can do to bring the quiet to your private space, as you will see below.
Install new windows
If you have old windows, and if you have noticed that you can often hear a lot of noise from outdoors, whether it be the neighbor kids playing, dogs barking or the constant hum of traffic passing by, then the best things you can do to create a quieter home is to get in touch with a Renewal by Andersen Window Dealer and discuss the possibility of having new windows installed. News windows, that are tightly sealed, and which feature at least two or three panes of glass, are going to be much better at blocking out outside noise than older windows that are past their best, for sure.
Hang curtains or install shutters
Of course, if you want to make really sure that you are not getting lots of outside noise invading your home, then hanging really heavy curtains or installing thick wooden shutters will provide your home with an extra barrier that sound needs to penetrate in order to disrupt the peace and quiet of your home. So, it makes sense to choose your window treatments wisely with thickens and sound-muffling capabilities at the top of the list.
Install solid wood doors
Many modern doors are not the greatest at keeping sounds at bay. They are often made from composite materials and have a hollow interior which not only does not block sounds but also helps them to carry. That is why, if you’re serious about creating a quieter home, you should seriously think about installing solid wood doors both on the exterior and interior of your home. Yes, they are more expensive, but they will also add value to your home while doing a far better job of keeping unwanted sounds at bay, so they are definitely worth the investment.
Fill the place with fabric
Fabric is great at absorbing sounds and muffling them so that they cannot disturb you. So, if it’s a quieter home you are looking for, then fabric is your friend. From hanging curtains to hanging fabric tapestries on the walls, to using throws, blankets, and cushions liberally around the place, and of course, installing thick rugs on the floors, especially if you have wooden flooring which can carry sounds quite well, the more thick fabrics you have as part of your decor, the quieter and more comfortable your home is likely to be overall.
Install water features and hedges
If you want your garden space to be quieter than it is right now, there are two things you can do. First of all, install thick hedges around the borders., These will help to muffle sounds coming from outside your garden so that they do not bother you much at all, The second is to install a water feature because the sound of running water is very peaceful and great at hiding traffic and other annoying sounds that are common in the garden. They will enhance the curb appeal of your home significantly tool.
Invest in a white noise machine
Okay, so a white noise machine is not going to be able to eliminate any lingering sounds that are disturbing your peace, but white noise is great at masking more annoying sounds like the hammering of building work or the neighbor dog barking incessantly. So if you can tolerate white noise quite well and you want to have something as a backup should other measures not work, having a white noise machine in your home is a sensible idea. These days, you can also download white noise apps, which are just as good, but if you aren’t someone who likes to have your phone in the bedroom, the white noise machines are certainly worth the investment.
Creating a quieter home is something that is definitely achievable, most of the time anyway. There are always going to be loud distractions that crop up from time to time, ut with these tips, for the most part, you can create a truly peaceful and relaxing space. So, what are you waiting for?