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Stairlift vs Home lift - which option is right for you?

Home lift

Making the decision to adapt your home to meet your needs (present or future) doesn't have to be a complex one. There are many options that can be offered to ensure that you can keep active and stay comfortable in your own home. Stairlifts are an obvious option, but a home lift might be an alternative to consider...

Stairlifts vs Home lifts - what are the major differences?

A Home Lift is a domestic lift that can fit easily into just about any home.

Unlike Stairlifts, they can provide a more spacious alternative which avoids the staircase altogether. They are safe, have a small footprint, and can carry up to three people and a wheelchair if required.

Unlike conventional domestic lifts, home lifts do not use hydraulics and are powered by an electric motor that plugs straight into a normal 13-amp power socket like any other household appliance.

A home lift is a more expensive option than a Stairlift, and will require more planning along with some alterations to your home.

Why should I consider a Home lift over a Stairlift?

If you might require a wheelchair in the future due to illness or debilitation, then a home lift would enable you to move between the floors of your home without leaving your wheelchair. A stairlift would mean that you need to physically move from the wheelchair into the stairlift, requiring more effort.

A stairlift is a great option if you still have mobility but find the stairs a bit of a struggle. A stairlift can be fitted to almost any staircase, and we provide a free home assessment before advising you of the best stairlift for your needs.

If you're not sure which is the best option for you, call us for some free, friendly advice - 0330 100 4564 or email

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