We just got rid of our last baby gate. Ours were the standard white metal gates that did their job well, but weren't visually appealing in the least. Unlike other items for baby, designers have left the baby gate market virtually untouched. In this case, taking matters into your own DIY hands may be the best option.
Kelly Rae Roberts came up with this simple solution for DIY baby gates - doors. Well, half doors. If you love the look of Dutch doors, you'll love this idea of using half of a door as a baby gate. Kelly simply cut a door in half and used each half as baby gates. They look great in the house, much better than the standard safety gates you can buy. Of course, the installation of a door won't work for every staircase or opening where you want to install a gate. But for those lucky ones out there, give this half door idea a try.
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