It’s amazing at how much noise pollution we’re bombarded with every day. From electronics to traffic and lawn mowers to airplanes, we just can’t escape all that unwanted noise. If building or remodeling is in your not too distant future, here are some things you can do to help reduce that clamor.

Insulated window units are a good step to eliminate a lot of the noise from reaching the inside of your home, but keep in mind not all the noise is coming from outside. You should also consider rooms that generate more noise than others, such as home offices, nurseries, and laundry rooms.

In these cases, a good solution is soundproofing the walls by installing an acoustical barrier, like insulation, between the studs. There’s also sound-deadening drywall available that will absorb most of the noise from one room before it ever reaches other areas of the house.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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