@Iluviaporos - Well, I think it does help if you do what the article suggests and install the basement plumbing below the original plumbing in the house.
Generally I think in an old house you just have no choice but to put up with noisy pipes and things.
Personally, I think the best solution to that and all future problems is to fit the room with the best products you can.
Long term problems with plumbing often come from people trying to cut corners, and with a basement fitting you might think it isn't so important. But, if anything it is more so, because it's a bit more complex to install the toilet fittings and all.
In fact, unless I really knew what I was doing, I would get an expert in to do the work. But, that's just me.