Good Questions: How to Block an Unused Door?

Good Questions: How to Block an Unused Door?

I saw a question recently about soundproofing windows and I'm wondering if AT could help me with my own soundproofing situation. My bedroom has 2 doors, one of which shares a wall with the TV room and the TV happens to be directly next to the door. Moving the TV is not an option and I don't use that door anyway — could I try to sound proof it to absorb some of the noise? If so, how?...

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Attached are photos of the doorway from both inside my room and outside. Since the door opens into the bedroom there are a few inches of depth on the outside. I was thinking of stuffing the doorway with some sort of foam and then hanging a curtain over it. Any advice? Thanks! Keith

Not too far off from Kyle's posts on blocking and unblocking doorways — but with a sound dampening twist. We know lots of folks with "extra" doors that don't get used. We've seen large IKEA wardrobes block them, curtains, and chairs. For noise reduction, though, we agree that fabric of some sort is probably necessary.

Anyone have ideas for Keith's noisy door dilemma?

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