When Stacy and Seth moved into their new home in Minnesota, they were excited for Timber Sound to make their home more acoustically comfortable.* Like many homeowners, Seth and Stacy realized the high ceilings and open concept floor plan that made their home visually welcoming, also made their conversations indistinct and allowed noise from kitchen appliances and the media center to carry throughout the house.
“The high ceilings were a major problem. They were making it difficult to keep sound from those areas IN those areas.”
Their experience with uncomfortable acoustics in the home is familiar to many homeowners. Solving these common sound problems begins with understanding the relationship between sound and surfaces within a room. There are four main reactions of sound to surfaces. Sound can either be reflected, absorbed, transmitted, or diffused.