It isn’t hard to notice that many of the homes in the UK were not built with the elderly in mind. After all, the steep and narrow staircases are not exactly fall-proof. Luckily, there are a few solutions on the market that can help keep your grandparents safe whilst allowing them to maintain their independence. With this said, choosing between them can be just as difficult. Here are a few differences between the home elevator and the stair lift that you should know before you make a final decision…
As the most affordable of the two, the stair lift is an electronic chair that is attached to the wall of a staircase in order to allow those who are less capable of using the stairs safely to travel between the floors of a property, such as the elderly or people overcoming a serious injury. Whilst the price of a stair lift is often an attractive feature, many people do not like the look of a stair lift as they can often be a bit of an eye sore. In addition to this, homes with little space to work with may find that a stair lift takes up a large portion of the little room that is available.
On the other hand, a home elevator is a modern investment that can potentially replace your staircase all together. They are often slightly smaller than the regular elevator that would find in an office building or shopping centre however this means that they can be installed into the majority of homes with ease. With this said, the high upfront cost in comparison to the stair lift can be an off-putting factor for many clients however many prefer to think of it as an investment for the future.
Here at Elevators Ltd we are big activists for the home elevator. After all, they can be a great modern addition to a home that was built during the mid-20th century. In addition to this, with the correct lift maintenance, a home elevator is also less prone to faults, much safer and may even increase the value of your home if you ever decide to sell up. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the team today!