Asked on Apr 3, 2020

I have a door opening at the end of my kitchen

FlipturnKen EricksonMarsha


I have a door opening between my kitchen and laundry room and back door that cannot be closed off. I loose major heat and air conditioning thru the area. I need a see thru solution to save energy. What ideas can I try?

8 answers
  • Nan W.
    on Apr 3, 2020

    Marsha: why not use a clear shower curtain on a tension rod...!

    on Apr 3, 2020

    Can you share a photo to help with ideas?

  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    on Apr 3, 2020

    Agreed, a clear curtain would help a lot!

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Apr 3, 2020

    It may not be pretty but the plastic draping material that is used in commercial freezers would leave it visible but keep a lot of your HVAC in it's place.

  • Gk
    on Apr 3, 2020

    Is there a reason why the doorway cannot have a door installed? That would be the best bet to stop or slow down your energy loss in this area. Or can you install a new outside door that is better insulated? Hanging a curtain isn't going to do much to insulate the space.

  • Marsha
    on Apr 3, 2020

    my husband agrees. Thanks for your answer.

  • Ken Erickson
    on Apr 3, 2020

    Provide an insulated back door and storm door. Ensure laundry room is insulated. You could also install a storm door at the doorway ti laundry.

  • Flipturn
    8 days ago

    Agree with others above who have noted that a plastic shower curtain is going to have zero insulating value.

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