The stairs in your home can be very dangerous; if you are not very steady on your feet then you may be extremely worried about an accident happening when you are walking up and down them. Most stairways can be fitted with a lift; this will allow you to travel up and down the stairs in a comfortable chair reducing the risk of any accidents happening.
Stair lifts can be fitted to almost any stair case, whether it is curved, unusually shaped, narrow or straight. You may think that fitting a stair lift is a long process; however they can be installed very quickly. If you are a bit worried that the stair lift is going to look out of place, you can choose one that will fit in with your current furnishings and colour schemes.
Will You Suit A Stair Lift?
Depending on your size and weight, you may need to get a stair lift especially made for you. Most lifts will be able to carry up to 25 stone; if you weigh any more than that you may need to contact a supplier to manufacture one especially for you.
If you struggle getting up and down the stairs and find you are limited to one level of the house, then a stair lift will solve this problem for you. Do not put off making the decision to purchase a stair, many people who have brought them in the past wish they had done earlier.
Types of Stair Lifts
There are several different types of stair lifts, each one of them are manufactured to fit in different settings and home designs. To get a better idea on what stair lift you are going to need in your home, read on:
If your staircase is completely straight, then you will just need a simple straight stair lift, these are usually much cheaper. If you have two or more straight flights of stairs, you may need to install a continuous curved stair lift rather than two straight stair lifts.
If you have more than one turn on your stairs then you are going to need a curved stair lift. It does not matter how many corners are on the stair case, as someone will come out to your home to assess your staircase to be sure that the stair lift they make will fit your home perfectly.
These are the two most popular choices of stair lifts, it is possible to get an outdoor stair lift fitted to your home if you do have quite a few steps leading up to your front door. Most stair lifts will fold up so they will not be an obstruction to anyone else in the home that has to use the stair case.
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