Ever notice how everyone seems to gather in the kitchen? The warm, friendly feeling can quickly turn cold due to the unpleasant echo of conversations and other sounds. You can reduce this noise at home with a sound panel such as Audimute’s do-it-yourself Acoustic Panels. Made from all-natural materials, our Acoustic Panels absorb sound waves, preventing the echoes and reverberation that causes much of the unwanted noise at home.
One Audimute customer, whose large kitchen had high ceilings lots of wall space, realized that sound absorbing wall tiles would improve the acoustics in the room. The family chose Audimute’s Acoustic Panels "based on effectiveness, cost, and appearance" and installed the panels themselves. As indicated in the letter below, the sound panel product has solved the customer’s issues with noise at home.
To learn more about how Audimute’s Acoustic Panels can reduce your noise at home, call us at 866-505-MUTE (6883).
As you can see from the first photo, our home has tall ceilings and lots of open space. Unfortunately, the space was an echo chamber that only got worse when we made some changes to furniture and rugs. We purchased twenty Audimute panels in white with the intention of building some panels that could placed on the ceiling and easily removed. I used 3/16" Masonite as a backing for the panels. Before gluing the panels to the backing, I added two French cleats to the backing using small screws with a washer to prevent the screw head from pulling through. Once the cleats were on the backing, I glued the Audimute panel to the backing. The final construction step was to add the cover which just happened to match our recently painted walls.
The difficult part was putting the matching pieces of cleats on the sloped ceiling, but we managed to do it ourselves with only ladders to reach over the kitchen island. We also added four panels over our glass block wall that helps absorb sound in the living room. While those panels only needed one cleat because of their location on a vertical wall, the area is over the stairwell and also posed a challenge. Before our Audimute panels, a fork tapping the kitchen countertop could be heard vibrating throughout the house. Conversations and music were nearly impossible. Now we have a quiet house without vibrating sounds and wonder music in this space. We had looked at acoustic tile but decided it was too costly and too ugly. Our panels are hardly noticed by people visiting, but when they are noticed, people find them a soft addition to the space and not the least obtrusive. We are very pleased with our panels.
Milt & Carolyn