Perhaps you or a loved one has difficulty getting up and down the stairs in your home, and you’ve been looking for a way to make this easier and to help personal freedom in the home. A stair chair lift is one viable solution, as are home elevators and wheelchair ramps. There are, however, some very strong advantages to using chair lifts rather than other alternatives.
Advantages of A Stair Chair Lift
There are three main advantages of using a stair chair lift rather than some of the other solutions. And those are cost, convenience and practicality. While they might not be the best in every scenario, in the majority of cases you can expect these values to hold true. Let’s take a look at them in a bit more detail.
First, let’s look at cost. Compared to installing a home elevator which is a rather large undertaking, chair lifts are considerably cheaper and don’t require a special layout or remodeling of your home. The cost of a home elevator, considering materials and contract labor, will often put you up around $10,000 or more just to start. A stair lift from a reputable manufacturer like Acorn, Bruno or Ameriglide (to name a few) start at around $1,500.
They’re also convenient. As I said before, you don’t have to remodel your home to accomidate one of these lifts. They’ll install on a rail right along side your stairs and will work with pretty much any type of stairs the vast majority of the time. Winding, straight, corners etc. aren’t a problem usually. You won’t have to give up a ton of space to install a steep, unsafe ramp for mobility scooter access either.
Finally, they’re just more practical. If you look at the cost and convenience you’ll see that your only other options are to spend 5-10 times more money on a home elevator installation or give up a hundred or more square feet in your home to install a hundred feet of wheelchair ramp inside (or outside) of your home. Just make sure that you get the right curved or straight chair lift that will fit into your home. You can even install an outdoor stair chair lift for the deck of patio.
Stair Chair Lifts Are Recommended
Those are just three good reasons to install a home stair chair lift to help restore access to multiple floors in your home. I know what it’s like to have a loved one in need of being able to get around, and it’s disheartening to think about being trapped on just one floor or the other without help. If you’re in the same situation, I recommend going with a chair stair lift for all of the reasons listed above.