Household Sound Effects

Household Sound FX Library

The Household sound fx collection is one of the largest sound libraries offered on Airborne Sound. It offers 400 sound clips, adding up to over 4 gigs of audio.

A wide selection of appliances (fridges, air conditioning units, radios, TVs, vacuums, washing machines, dehumidifiers) join domestic Foley (chairs, mailboxes, blinds, switches, zippers).

This sound fx bundle also features 18 room tones, and a wealth of over 200 takes of doors, drawers, and windows.

  • 400 sound clips (track list).
  • 96 kHz, 24-bit stereo WAV files.
  • 4.17 gigabytes.
  • Professionally recorded, expertly mastered, and lovingly curated.
  • Instant, secure download.
  • Includes 3 formats of bonus metadata : Soundminer (19+), BWAV, MacOS Spotlight.




Read more about this collection in the sound library announcement blog post.

Household Sound Effects Includes:

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  • Wall mount air conditioner turning on and running high then turning off
  • Wall mount air conditioner turning on and running low then turning off
  • Wall mount air conditioner running high in a loop
  • Wall mount air conditioner running low in a loop
  • Wall mount air conditioner engage and run and turn off
  • Wall mount air conditioner fan running low to high
  • Wall mount air conditioner fan running low
  • Wall mount air conditioner running in a loop
  • Electronic alarm clock starting buzzing to steady 1
  • Electronic alarm clock buzzing twice then pressing snooze
  • Apartment fire alarm beeping tone then stopping
  • Home alarm beeping then typing in code with various beeps
  • Smoke alarm beeping in a loop
  • Smoke alarm beeping in a loop in the medium distance
  • Garbage bag tumbling down garbage chute
  • Paper bag crumpling and expanding x2
  • Paper bag open and close while rolling x2
  • Plastic chip bag close with a crumple while rolling
  • Plastic chip bag close and crumple up
  • Plastic chip bag open and uncrumple 1
  • Plastic chip bag open and uncrumple 2
  • Plastic chip bag open and uncrumple while unrolling
  • Piano bench on hardwood pull out and push in
  • Piano bench on hardwood pull out quickly
  • Piano bench on hardwood push in with a shudder in the distance
  • Piano bench on hardwood pull out and push in in the distance
  • Piano bench opening and closing in the distance
  • Piano bench opening and closing creakily in a series
  • Piano bench opening and closing
  • Horizontal blinds lowering with difficulty
  • Horizontal blinds lowering slowly and gradually
  • Horizontal blinds lowering with a stagger
  • Horizontal blinds lowering unevenly
  • Horizontal blinds raising briskly
  • Horizontal blinds raising casually
  • Horizontal blinds raising with a ripple
  • Horizontal blinds raising slowly and gradually
  • Brushing and shining boots quickly
  • Brushing and shining boots quickly with some movement
  • Fiberglas chair creaking
  • Fiberglas chair, sitting down
  • Fiberglas chair sliding out while sitting
  • Fiberglas chair sliding on tile
  • Fiberglas chair, standing up or getting up
  • Fiberglass chair adjusting and sitting roomily
  • Reclining leather La-Z-Boy chair extend and release 1
  • Reclining leather La-Z-Boy chair open and ratchet up x2 then release
  • Wooden kitchen chair push out and in on linoleum quickly
  • Wooden kitchen chair push out and in on linoleum quickly x2
  • Wooden kitchen chair push out and in on linoleum
  • Wooden kitchen chair push out and in on linoleum slowly in a series
  • Fiberglas chairs stacking
  • Fiberglas chairs stacking clumsily
  • Fiberglas chairs stacking and sliding on tile
  • Fiberglas chairs unstacking
  • Fiberglas chairs unstacking quickly
  • Small and loose clock ticking in a loop
  • Dryer door close and open
  • Gas laundry dryer door opening and closing
  • Gas laundry dryer running and turning off with a buzz
  • Gas laundry dryer starting and running
  • Cupboard closing with a squeak
  • Apartment door bolt closing or locking briskly
  • Apartment door bolt closing or locking hastily
  • Apartment door bolt unlocking or opening
  • Slick deadbolt unlocking and shutting door gently
  • Slick deadbolt unlocking and locking
  • Slick deadbolt unlocking and locking with some key movement
  • Slick deadbolt unlocking simply with keys rattling
  • Dehumidifier running steadily, from the front
  • Dehumidifier running steadily in a loop, from the front
  • Dehumidifier running steadily, from the back
  • Dehumidifier running steadily in a loop, from the back
  • Wooden armoire door with catch and eyehook series 1
  • Wooden armoire door with latches series
  • Wooden loose cabinet door open and close quickly with a shudder
  • Bathroom sink cupboard door closing gently
  • Bathroom sink cupboard door closing hard
  • Bathroom sink cupboard door closing muted
  • Bathroom sink cupboard door closing and opening and closing recklessly
  • Bathroom sink cupboard door closing quietly
  • Bathroom sink cupboard door closing sloppily with a bounce
  • Cupboard door opening and closing with squeak
  • Cupboard door opening and closing with squeak in a series
  • Wooden kitchen cupboard door open and close series
  • Small wooden nightstand cupboard door open and close series 2
  • Wooden cupboard door, small with rubber stopper closing hard
  • Wooden cupboard door, small with rubber stopper closing hard and bouncing
  • Wooden cupboard door, small with rubber stopper closing solidly
  • Wooden cupboard door, tall with rubber stopper closing and bouncing
  • Wooden cupboard door, tall with rubber stopper closing and bouncing softly
  • Wooden cupboard door, tall with rubber stopper closing firmly
  • Automatic garage door opening and closing from the mechanism perspective
  • Automatic garage door opening and closing in the distance
  • Automatic garage door open and close from the chain perspective
  • Automatic garage door open with a rattle
  • Apartment garbage chute door close firmly
  • Apartment garbage chute door close with a slide
  • Apartment garbage chute door open
  • Apartment small metal mailbox door opening and closing
  • Apartment small metal mailbox door opening with a key
  • Metal apartment door opening with knob release
  • Metal front door with seal opening and closing
  • Metal front door with seal and deadbolt opening and closing x3
  • Sliding mirrored closet door closing
  • Sliding mirrored closet door closing quickly
  • Sliding mirrored closet door closing restlessly
  • Sliding mirrored closet door closing staggered with a creak
  • Sliding mirrored closet door opening quickly with a smack
  • Sliding mirrored closet door opening restlessly
  • Sliding mirrored closet door opening staggered
  • Loose sliding metal closet door opening and closing with movement
  • Rough sliding metal closet door opening and closing with groove movement in a series
  • Thin metal sliding closet door closing carelessly
  • Thin metal sliding closet door closing without hitting
  • Thin metal sliding closet door closing roughly
  • Thin metal sliding closet door opening carelessly
  • Thin metal sliding closet door opening with a hit
  • Sliding patio door with a seal closing casually
  • Sliding patio door with a seal closing quickly
  • Sliding patio door with a seal closing with a clatter
  • Sliding patio door with a seal opening quickly
  • Wooden, narrow apartment closet door closing and opening in a series
  • Wooden apartment front door unlocking with key movement
  • Wooden bathroom door closing
  • Wooden bathroom door closing quickly and concisely
  • Wooden bathroom door closing quickly
  • Wooden bathroom door closing slowly and pensively
  • Wooden bathroom door hitting and pounding x4 reticently
  • Wooden bathroom door hitting and pounding x5 impatiently
  • Wooden bathroom door hitting and pounding x5 impatiently, measured
  • Wooden bathroom door knob turning recklessly
  • Wooden bathroom door knob turning and releasing slowly
  • Wooden bathroom door knob turning and trying impatiently
  • Wooden bathroom door knob turning and trying impatiently with some door movement
  • Wooden bathroom door knob turning and trying with a rapid jiggle
  • Wooden bathroom door knob turning and trying with a rapid and impatient giggle
  • Wooden bathroom door knocking with in a classic manner
  • Wooden bathroom door knocking x2 concisely
  • Wooden bathroom door knocking x4 politely
  • Wooden bathroom door knocking x6 impatiently
  • Wooden bathroom door opening and closing briefly
  • Wooden bathroom door opening quickly
  • Wooden bathroom door opening hastily
  • Wooden bathroom door closing slowly and firmly
  • Wooden bathroom door closing solidly
  • Wooden bathroom door opening and closing squeakily in a series
  • Wooden bedroom door closing
  • Wooden bedroom door closing and opening then closing
  • Wooden bedroom door closing with a soft pull
  • Wooden bedroom door from the hall perspective closing succinctly
  • Wooden bedroom door from the hall perspective knob movement in a series 1
  • Wooden bedroom door from the hall perspective knob movement in a series 2
  • Wooden bedroom door from the hall perspective shoving in a series 1
  • Wooden loose bedroom door closing fast and carelessly
  • Wooden loose bedroom door closing hard
  • Wooden loose bedroom door closing hard and thin with a shudder
  • Wooden loose bedroom door closing, medium
  • Wooden loose bedroom door closing simply
  • Wooden loose bedroom door knob releasing
  • Wooden loose bedroom door knob turning and jiggling
  • Wooden loose bedroom door knocking in a classic manner
  • Wooden loose bedroom door knocking softly and brushing
  • Wooden loose bedroom door knocking x5 with a rhythm
  • Wooden loose bedroom door knocking x6 firmly
  • Wooden loose bedroom door opening and closing slowly
  • Wooden loose bedroom door opening and closing softly then pausing and releasing knob
  • Wooden loose bedroom door opening quickly
  • Wooden loose bedroom door opening roughly
  • Wooden bedroom door opening and closing in a series
  • Wooden bedroom door closing succinctly
  • Wooden smooth bedroom door closing
  • Wooden smooth bedroom door closing abruptly
  • Wooden smooth bedroom door closing hard
  • Wooden smooth bedroom door closing medium slow
  • Wooden smooth bedroom door closing medium slow with a shudder
  • Wooden smooth bedroom door closing slowly
  • Wooden smooth bedroom door closing thoughtfully
  • Wooden smooth bedroom door hitting and pounding timidly
  • Wooden smooth bedroom door hitting and pounding x3 firmly
  • Wooden smooth bedroom door hitting and pounding x4 and growing
  • Wooden smooth bedroom door knocking in a classic manner
  • Wooden smooth bedroom door knocking x5 sharply
  • Wooden smooth bedroom door knocking x6 while growing
  • Wooden smooth bedroom door opening hastily
  • Wooden smooth bedroom door opening, hyper
  • Thin and hollow wooden bedroom door opening hastily
  • Wooden thumpy bedroom door closing evenly and firmly with knob turning
  • Wooden thumpy bedroom door closing fast
  • Wooden thumpy bedroom door closing fast and careless
  • Wooden thumpy bedroom door closing medium
  • Wooden thumpy bedroom door closing simply
  • Wooden thumpy bedroom door closing slowly with the tongue moving
  • Wooden thumpy bedroom door hitting and pounding x1
  • Wooden thumpy bedroom door hitting and pounding x2 lightly
  • Wooden thumpy bedroom door hitting and pounding x5 evenly
  • Wooden thumpy bedroom door hitting and pounding x5 lightly and brushing
  • Wooden thumpy bedroom door hitting and pounding x5 strongly and reluctantly
  • Wooden thumpy bedroom door knocking in a classic manner
  • Wooden thumpy bedroom door knocking x2 while shaking
  • Wooden thumpy bedroom door knocking x4 in classic manner, short
  • Wooden thumpy bedroom door knocking x7 and growing
  • Wooden thumpy bedroom door opening quickly
  • Wooden thumpy bedroom door opening with knob twisting and releasing
  • Wooden thumpy bedroom door trying and shaking
  • Wooden thumpy bedroom door trying and shaking contemplatively
  • Wooden apartment hall closet door closing and opening loosely
  • Wooden apartment hall closet door closing and opening
  • Wooden bachelor apartment closet door closing
  • Wooden bachelor apartment closet door closing carefully
  • Wooden bachelor apartment closet door closing slowly
  • Wooden bachelor apartment closet door closing slowly and releasing the knob
  • Wooden bachelor apartment closet door closing very slowly with a stagger
  • Wooden narrow bachelor apartment closet door closing firmly and quickly
  • Wooden narrow bachelor apartment closet door closing firmly with a shove
  • Wooden narrow bachelor apartment closet door closing slowly and pensively
  • Wooden narrow bachelor apartment closet door closing firmly
  • Wooden bachelor apartment closet door opening roughly
  • Wooden closet door opening and closing in a series
  • Sliding wooden slat door closing quickly
  • Sliding wooden slat door closing hastily
  • Sliding wooden slat door closing impatiently
  • Sliding wooden slat door closing medium
  • Sliding wooden slat door closing medium and squeakily
  • Sliding wooden slat door opening
  • Sliding wooden slat door opening quickly
  • Sliding wooden slat door opening hastily
  • Sliding wooden slat door opening in a measured manner
  • Sliding wooden slat door opening, medium
  • Sliding wooden slat door opening in a rush
  • Doorbell chime erratically with a single tone
  • Doorbell chime erratically with a single tone and long ring off 1
  • Doorbell chime with a single tone twice
  • Wooden cupboard drawer on metal runners closing assertively
  • Wooden cupboard drawer on metal runners closing quickly
  • Wooden cupboard drawer on metal runners closing hastily
  • Wooden cupboard drawer on metal runners closing slowly
  • Wooden cupboard drawer on metal runners closing thoughtfully
  • Wooden cupboard drawer on metal runners opening with utensils rattling
  • Wooden cupboard drawer on metal runners opening assertively
  • Wooden cupboard drawer on metal runners opening hastily
  • Wooden cupboard drawer on metal runners opening jerkily
  • Wooden cupboard drawer on metal runners opening slowly
  • Wooden raspy kitchen drawer opening and closing firmly in a series
  • Wooden raspy kitchen drawer opening and closing in a series
  • Large wooden drawer sliding out on rollers
  • Large wooden drawer sliding out on rollers with cupboard rattle
  • Large wooden drawer sliding out on rollers medium fast
  • Throaty wooden drawer rolling close
  • Throaty wooden drawer rolling open
  • Throaty wooden drawer rolling open quickly
  • Throaty wooden drawer rolling open roughly
  • Box fan turning on and running high then turning off
  • Box fan turning on and running low then turning off
  • Box fan turning on and running then turning off
  • Kitchen fan exhaust
  • Freezer door opening and closing in a series with no tone
  • Fridge door opening and closing roughly x3
  • Fridge door opening roughly
  • Fridge door opening roughly with bottles on the door shaking and clinking
  • Fridge door opening roughly with bottles on the door shaking and clinking actively
  • Fridge door opening roughly with a rattle and clatter
  • Fridge door opening roughly with a single bottle clink
  • Fridge door shaking with bottles and jars clinking 2
  • Fridge door shaking with bottles and jars clinking in a series
  • Fridge freezer tone with door open and settling
  • Fridge freezer tone with constant compressor recorded from inside the freezer
  • Fridge tone with constant compressor
  • Fridge tone with door open and constant compressor
  • Fridge tone with constant compressor recorded from inside the fridge
  • Key being inserted in a metal door lock fast and desperate
  • Keys on keychain with fob rattling and jingling abruptly
  • Keys on keychain with fob rattling and jingling and hefting
  • Keys on keychain with fob rattling and jingling rhythmically while hefting
  • Keys turning and jiggling in a metal lock
  • Keys hang on hook on metal door
  • Lawn mower medium distant passes by cutting the grass
  • Bic lighter attempting to light then catching times three
  • Bic lighter medium distant lighting twice
  • Apartment door mail slot inserting mail
  • Apartment door mail slot inserting mail messily
  • Apartment door mail slot flap moves, x2
  • Apartment door mail slot inserting mail slow then fast
  • Clock radio scanning the AM band quickly
  • Clock radio scanning the AM band quickly and turning off
  • Clock radio scanning the FM band
  • Radio scanning the AM band coarsely with some unintelligible snippets of words, short
  • Vintage rocking chair rocking on carpet quickly
  • Vintage rocking chair rocking on carpet slowly
  • Vintage rocking chair rocking on hardwood quickly
  • Vintage rocking chair rocking on hardwood slowly and thoughtfully
  • Room tone with air conditioning
  • Room tone with air conditioning steady and ambient
  • Room tone in an apartment with fridge
  • Small room tone in a bachelor apartment with fridge running
  • Small room tone in a bachelor apartment with fridge running in a loop
  • Room tone with fridge compressors, heavy
  • Room tone with fridge compressors, light
  • Domestic room tome in a basement with vent, furnace, water heater, and dehumidifier
  • Domestic room tome in a basement with vent, furnace, water heater, and dehumidifier in a loop
  • Domestic room tome in a furnace room with water heater and furnace running steadily
  • Domestic room tome in a furnace room with water heater and furnace running steadily in a loop
  • Room tone in a kitchen with a fridge tone
  • Room tone in a sauna, D50
  • Room tone in a sauna, Neumann
  • Room tone in a stair well near roof top, D50
  • Room tone in a stair well near roof top, Neumann 1
  • Room tone in a small gym washroom with deep vent and water trickles, D50
  • Room tone in a small gym washroom with deep vent and water trickles, Neumann
  • Bedskirt sheet removing by two people with some bed clunks
  • Cloth bed sheet removing by two people
  • Cloth bed sheet replacing by two people while making bed
  • Wooden stool pushing out and in on linoleum in a series
  • Wood stool dragging in the distance
  • Circuit breaker switch turning off with a ring
  • Circuit breaker switch turning off strongly with a ring
  • Circuit breaker switch turning on while fumbling
  • IKEA floor lamp switching off
  • IKEA floor lamp switching on
  • IKEA desk lamp switch turning on and off x2
  • IKEA push-type lamp switch on and off
  • IKEA push-type lamp switch on and off in a series
  • IKEA push-type lamp switch on and off in a series with blind shudders
  • Flick-type wall switch on and off firmly
  • Flick-type wall switch, x2
  • Gritty lamp pull chain switch 1
  • Gritty lamp pull chain switch, frantic
  • Gritty lamp pull chain switch, hesitant
  • Gritty lamp pull chain switch, slow 2
  • Gritty lamp pull chain switch, spastic
  • Four stage wall switch up and down quickly
  • Four stage wall switch up and down very quickly
  • Four stage wall switch up quickly
  • European wall switch turning on then off in a series
  • TV or television turning on with static and turning off 1
  • TV or television static wash and tuning with some faint voices in the static
  • Toshiba TV short static from a channel changing
  • Dustbuster vacuum turning on and running on carpet then turning off
  • Dustbuster vacuum turning on and running on carpet then turning off in the distance
  • Dustbuster vacuum turning on and running on hardwood then turning off in the distance
  • Dust buster vacuum turning on and running while working then turning off in the distance
  • Stick vacuum working on carpet
  • Stick vacuum working on hardwood
  • Upright vacuum turning on and running while working then turning off in the distance
  • Upright vacuum turning on and running while working then turning off
  • Washing machine draining subtly and humming
  • Washing machine knob dial turning
  • Washing machine rinsing while spinning and accelerating
  • Washing machine starting and filling and humming
  • Washing machine starting and washing with a lulling aspect
  • Modern washing machine door open and closing hastily
  • Modern washing machine door open and closing x2
  • Modern washing machine spin cycle quickly decelerating to a tumble and turning off
  • Old washing machine lid closing and opening then closing
  • Old washing machine lid opening and closing crisply x2
  • Old washing machine starting and filling with water only then lifting lid and stopping
  • Old washing machine starting with wash cycle and churning
  • Old washing machine wash cycle churning in a loop
  • Washing machine knob pulling
  • Washing machine knob pushing
  • Washing machine knob turning in a series
  • Washing machine knob turning x1, x2
  • Gas water heater running steadily, near the exhaust
  • Gas water heater running steadily, near the exhaust, in a loop
  • Gas water heater running steadily
  • Gas water heater running steadily in a loop
  • Crank window metal latch raising and lowering x2
  • Crank window metal latch opening and closing in a series
  • Crank window metal latch opening and closing simply
  • Crank window metal latch opening and closing subtly
  • Sliding metal window closing decisively
  • Sliding metal window closing decisively and quickly
  • Sliding metal window closing decisively and slowly
  • Sliding metal window closing quickly and firmly
  • Sliding metal window opening decisively
  • Sliding metal window opening decisively and quickly
  • Sliding metal window opening decisively and slowly
  • Sliding metal window opening quickly
  • Sliding metal window opening quickly and long
  • Sliding metal window opening slowly
  • Ironing clothes on ironing board quickly
  • Ironing clothes on ironing board quickly with steam
  • Zipper on a laptop bag opening and closing in a series 2
  • Zipper on leather gym bag closing smoothly and quickly
  • Zipper on leather gym bag opening
  • Zipper on leather gym bag opening long
  • Fine zipper on a waxwear bag closing
  • Fine zipper on a waxwear bag closing determined
  • Fine zipper on a waxwear bag closing quickly
  • Fine zipper on a waxwear bag closing with a warble
  • Fine zipper on a waxwear bag opening quickly
  • Fine zipper on a waxwear bag opening gritty
  • Zipper on a high-quality duffle bag closing
  • Zipper on a high-quality duffle bag closing deep and ragged
  • Zipper on a high-quality duffle bag closing maniacally
  • Zipper on a high-quality duffle bag closing speedily
  • Zipper on a high-quality duffle bag opening
  • Zipper on a high-quality duffle bag opening gradually
  • Zipper on a high-quality duffle bag opening low
  • Zipper on a high-quality duffle bag toggle quickly


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