You think this would have been a easy task but it wasn't.
Since I have my step has a double banister and a hand rail on one it made it hard to find a gate that work with it
This is what my steps look like
Still a regular would work cause you need to have at least one wall to install it, I had to do some reach.
The first gate I brought didn't work at all cause It tight pressure to lock since there now real way to get it to have tight pressure I sent it back.
The second gate was white and didn't it didn't look good with out step and you have to add a 2 x 4 and a bunch of strap to make it work and my hubby thought it would look tacky so I brought it back
Then I order a dog gate from amazon that worked perfect it's a north state super gate deluxe decor gate ... It stands alone, but used straps to make it super secure .. And it looks good too!!!
Hope this helps anyone that's having the same issue