From the surprisingly stylish to the easy-to-install, these aren't your grandma's safety gates!
1. The Stylish Gate
The Qdos Crystal Baby Gate ($180 to $200) hides in plain sight and comes in hardware-mount and pressuremount designs.
2. The One-Handed Gate
The Lascal KiddyGuard Avant gate can be opened and closed with one hand thanks to its automatic locking system. Plus, a red indicator lets you know when it’s unlocked. $180.
3. The Not-So-Handyman Gate
Safety 1st’s affordable Ready to Install Gate can be assembled in a fraction of the time rivals’ gates require. $70.
4. The Tricky-Stairs Gate
The Stair Barrier’s bottom-of-the-stairs gate is made of fabric and features a buckle system that wraps around banisters of all shapes and sizes—meaning you don’t have to drill into your banister to put this one to use. $120 to $180.