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Child’s Bedroom Soundproofing

“We built an addition to our home and our master bedroom shares a wall with our youngest son’s bedroom. Unfortunately, any noise in our room is heard in his room. Talking, TV (even low volume), listening to radio – it is all heard in the next room which keeps him awake (or wakes him up) and provides us with no privacy. Do you have any solutions, short of ripping out the wall and replacing it, to put on the wall to stop the sound?” There are a few things to consider, but fixing the problem is not an impossible task. We receive a lot of inquiries from people who, of course, want an easy and simple solution that will not create a big mess. Occasionally this is a possibility, but to get the job done correctly, some construction is almost always involved. Let’s take this one step at a time […]

soundproofing drum room

Quieting My Son’s Drum Room?

“We are considering some level of soundproofing for our son’s bedroom. He plays the drums, and our house is not large, so we would greatly benefit from something that would help block/absorb some of the sound. Can you help with this?” In order to block sound, one needs to do one of two things. First would be to build a room within a room so that the sheet rock of the drum room does not have any hard surface contact with the sheet rock on the adjacent rooms […]

soundproofing vs sound-absorbing

Soundproofing vs Sound Absorbing – What’s the Difference?

I have been getting a lot of calls lately where people are looking to soundproof a room. They explain to me that they want sound that is being made within the room to STAY in the room or they want to keep sound out of their space. We commonly begin talking about the room and the type of noise that we are dealing with in each particular situation […]

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Whispering Galleries

Have you ever heard of a whispering gallery? It is an architectural feature that allows a whisper to be heard clearly across other parts of the gallery.

architectural acoustics

Why Architects, Designers, and Builders should consider Acoustics from Day One

Sounds and noises around us can have a profound impact on everything we do. The music we listen to, the programs we watch, and the work conferences or school classes we attend can be either positively or negatively impacted by sound quality and acoustics. Unfortunately, not all the places we occupy or visit are designed […]

soundproofing boutique fitness studio

Tips for Successfully Soundproofing your Boutique Fitness Studio

If you find yourself attracted to the idea of operating your own boutique fitness studio, you are not alone, and for good reason.  Boutique fitness studios feel more trendy to consumers because they are able to provide an environment that is more intimate, fun, and specialized than standard gym options.  They tend to be smaller […]

acoustical solutions for restaurants

Noisy restaurant solutions- when peace and quiet are not on the menu

Acoustic solutions for restaurants is not a luxury, but a necessity. The dining experience has come a long way over the past few decades.  Restaurant owners go to great lengths to create spaces that we all want to go to as much for the ambiance as we do for the food. The entire place has […]

leed certified commercial buildings

LEED-certified commercial buildings – a green light for successful business

Design and architecture are constantly evolving artforms. Building styles change as tastes change. They also change as new materials become available. We make adjustments as we learn about unforeseen shortcomings in designs of the past. These days, there are things like building codes and certifications meant to prove that today’s designers and builders are following […]

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The depth and dynamics of Acoustic Panels

The ability to perceive sound is a gift. Like all senses, it can produce immense pleasure and it can annoy you like crazy. There is a big difference between the volume produced by your favorite band in a classic venue and the volume produced by a house full of screaming family. It has less to […]