The carpeting was above the bottom of the door so it simply couldn’t open. The carpeting guys did not tell a newish home owner that the door had to be trimmed down to allow it to open. It was obvious to them.
Lucky me, I have a brother with power tools and a circular saw. I took the door of its hinges, put the door in my wife’s large car and took it to my brother’s basement – where he has a workshop type of area.
My brother then showed me how the circular saw worked and I went at it.
I snipped off about an inch from the bottom of the door. Honestly, it wasn’t a straight line, so maybe an inch on one side and 1.5 inches on the other, with a small incline as you go across the door. But that is really not noticeable when you look at the door.
The bottom line – the hallway closet door now opens even with the carpeting.