From our many years and many homes in The Tri state region. Please enjoy these photos and don't worry, all of the clients have given us permission to use their photos.
Our first photo is a percy example of why we do not recomend pressure gates for stairs. Notice how after retightening the gate (they could not understand why it was always coming lose) a few times, not only has the balluster bent, but the whole handrail and newel post is not pushed out of line. They had inadvertently taken years of the life of a brand new staircase.
The second problem is that they have also used a pressure gate at the top of the stairs. This not only creates a very dangerous trip hazard for children and adults but also can come lose if leaned on and fall down the stairs with a child.
This is a very typical problem customer run into. The base moldings prevent them from mounting at the correct height. This can be avoided by using 1x2 wooden gate mounts
Cabinet locks are not easy to install, but neither is pulling the gooey residue. Interior mounted cabinet locks will also preserve the beauty of your new kitchen