My wife and I had to find a way to close off a somewhat unusual area at the top of our living room stairs going to the foyer of our split level home, to protect our increasingly mobile Grandson, who we watch 4 days a week. We used a rather crude makeshift wooden accordion gate for our own children, and attempted rigging something with three other gate systems. We had to return all three. After reading the description of this gate, we decided to give it a try. With the templates installation was easy. It was versatile enough to fit the space we had to close off, and sturdy enough to withstand our grandson's pushing and probing of the mesh part. Price was reasonable, and we are very satisfied.