I'm hanging in there with the annual A-to-Z Blogging Challenge. For more information on the challenge and its creator visit: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com
Can I just tell you that a whisper sounds incredibly loud in a house with no carpet? Voices... I'm always hearing voices... among other things. We had carpet everywhere, even our bathrooms were partially carpeted. Believe it or not, our baseboards in our sunken den were carpeted too. (I love my new baseboards!) I suppose wallpaper in the kitchen and halls buffered sounds too.
What's weird is that it's not only inside sounds that echo and seem louder, its outside sounds too. Neighbor's music and voices, birds tweeting and cooing, and the ice cream truck sounds like it's in our driveway waiting for us to run out and choose a flavor.
Maybe things will change once we finish the furnishings--chairs, curtains, paintings on the walls. I hope so.
If you plan on getting wood floors throughout your house, you should know there's going to be some echoing. And certainly more dust. Sweeping is a daily thing these days so you might do like we did--invest in a dust buster to chase those dust bunnies.
Any tips on how to buffer the sounds in our house? Have I overlooked anything?