Well, what with all the movement we’ve seen around here recently, the time came when the stairs became a concern. Our intention is that the carpeted loft will be the playroom, so a simple gate at the top of the stairs should contain her and all her paraphernalia… for a while at least.
Now, not that you really care all that much, but our gate needs were actually sort of complicated. If you look from above, you can see that the post on the right and the wall on the left don’t actually line up in a straight line, so we couldn’t use just any old gate. We needed an angle-mount gate. Never heard of such a thing? Us either.
What am I griping about, you ask? How much could a baby gate possibly cost? Well, here you are, my friend. Yup, you’re seeing it right. $100 for a BABY GATE. But if you buy a one-hundred-dollar baby gate you too can look as happy as this lady:
Because my husband wisely doesn’t trust me with tools, he was in charge of installation. (Note: I COULD have installed this, as I have installed many other things in this house, but he definitely does a better job, and leaves fewer holes in the drywall.)
He is also much more likely than I am to read the instructions: