We installed this gate at the top of our basement stairs. I only took my husband about 20 minutes to intall and it matches our black decor. It feels so much sturdier than a pressure mounted gate. The gate does swing back closed fairly easily, although needs a little push at the end of the swing to actually cause the gate to shut and lock. I can easily manage the gate with one hand and hold my son when going through the gate. Our little guy stands at the top of the stairs and rattles the gate and I have peace of mind. Hope this helps.