Working from home is the dream, right?. You choose the dress code, your commute is however long it takes you to get from bed to your computer, and your day to day schedule isn’t determined by what you can fit in on your way home from the office. If you’ve been working in an office building for most of your career, having a home office sounds too good to be true. But if you conduct business at home, you still need to have a professional sounding environment for conference calls, webinars, or whatever it is that you do.
Imagine this: You’ve just started your typical work day, when suddenly the dog starts barking at the fire truck outside, your dishwasher is making that funny noise again, and your kids have started running up and down the halls yelling. Suddenly the home office is less of a dream and more of a nuisance. Loud noises can become distractions that take you away from your work, and kill your productivity.
That’s where Overtone comes in.
Mid and high frequencies are the most common sound waves produced in an office environment. Our acoustic panels absorb these sound waves and reduce the echoes and reverberations that can become a clamorous distraction. The panels hang on the wall like a picture, and are extremely easy to install in just a few minutes.
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How do I soundproof my home office?
The first step is going to be installing acoustic panels on your walls. These reduce the reverberations and echoes in the space. These panels absorb the sound and prevent it from escaping to other spaces within the house.
Do I need to soundproof my door?
Most interior door are what is called “hollow-core”. This means that there is space between the two faces of the door which allows soundwaves to travel straight through. One option might be to replace the door with a thicker, solid door, but that can be expensive. It might be easier to add soundproofing materials to the side of the door that faces into your office space. Another option would be to add a door sweep to the bottom of the door, which will block unwanted noise from slipping through the space below the door.
How does soundproofing my office help me?
There are many benefits to soundproofing your office, such as:
- Increased productivity throughout the day
- Better quality of work that you can be proud of
- Less distractions throughout the work day so you can focus on what’s important
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