The Stair Barrier Raises the Bar for Baby and Pet-Proofing with Style

March 18, 2019

The Stair Barrier launched in 2015 to fill a void in the market: a stair gate that does not require two flat surfaces for installation. Invented by Janelle Fitzpatrick to use in her own home, Fitzpatrick’s innovative design enables Stair Barriers to work where many gates do not. Stair Barriers feature a unique buckle system that attaches to banisters of all shapes and sizes without drilling and fabric construction that allows the gates to be installed on an angle and roll neatly to the side when not in use. This flexibility, combined with attractive upholstery grade fabric that complements a home’s décor, has earned rave reviews. More than a pretty face, Stair Barriers are rigorously safety tested to ensure they are as safe as they are stylish. For 2019, The Stair Barrier introduces that raise the bar for baby and pet-proofing stylishly.


The Stair Barrier’s 2019 fabric options are offered in two collections: Solid Earth and Premium Home. Offering a range of neutral fabrics designed to blend seamlessly into a home's décor, the Solid Earth Collection features sustainable fabrics woven with REPREVE, a fiber derived from recycled plastic water bottles, as well as an Indoor/Outdoor Black weather and mildew-resistant canvas for decks and outdoor staircases. Gates offered in the Premium Home Collection are designed to make a statement with fabrics featuring bold stripes and geometric patterns in muted and contrasting colors. 


Safety is the first priority for Fitzpatrick, who is committed to manufacturing her stair gates in America with US-sourced materials. Stair Barriers are hand-crafted in Georgia with Class 1 upholstery grade fabrics, reinforced internally with rigid plastic struts and horizontal webbing, and rigorously tested to ensure they meet the General and Performance Requirements of ASTM F1004, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Expansion Gates and Expandable Enclosures. 


Stair Barriers are offered in regular and wide widths to fit staircases 36” - 52” wide. Custom built gates are available for staircases narrower than 36” and up to 100” wide. Stair Barriers range from $154.99 to $184.99 depending on fabric, configuration and width. For a complete look at this unique collection of stair gates, please visit

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