As reported on ConsumerReports.org, most homes today have open floor plans, which people prefer to chopped-up layouts with separate kitchens and divided living spaces. Open-plan living is more social, plus it creates light, airy interiors. But there is one downside: open homes can get noisy, especially those with wood floors, stone countertops, and other hard surfaces.
If you live in an open-plan home, it's important to minimize noise where you can. Choosing quiet appliances is one strategy.
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