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Looking for a little peace and quiet? Chances are you’re not the only one.

The combination of today’s open-plan homes, lightweight construction methods and materials, wide range of mechanical appliances, and plethora of high-tech audio and video gear has made many of our homes less than peaceful. In fact, noise has become a major irritant and contributor to stress in the home. Fortunately, there are materials and techniques that can help you mitigate the noise.

In this section of HomeTips, we will help you sort through the various options for maintaining peace in a noisy world. In the articles listed below, you’ll find information on how to control noise in a home with effective sound-deadening walls, ceilings, and materials.

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About Don Vandervort
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Don Vandervort developed his expertise more than 30 years ago as Building Editor for both Sunset Books and Home Magazine. He has written more than 30 home improvement books and countless magazine articles. He appeared regularly on HGTV’s “The Fix,” and served as MSN’s home expert. Don founded HomeTips in 1996.

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