If you live in a multistory house and have difficulty climbing your stairs, it may be time to consider adding a stair lift or residential elevator to your home. While both options accomplish the same goal, there are several factors which determine which of these options might be right for you. Let’s take a closer look.
If you’ve been shopping for a home stair lift, you may have received estimates that vary significantly in price. If so, you’re probably asking yourself why one provider is willing to install a new straight rail stair lift for $1,999 and one is quoting a cost of $3,000 to $ 4,000 for a similar product.
If you are one of the millions of Americans with mobility issues and you live in a multistory home, you may have considered having a residential elevator installed. When considering a home elevator, there are two distinct elevator classifications that homeowners should consider.
- Hoistway Elevator
- Through Floor Elevator
If you have limited mobility and require the use of a mobility aid such as a wheelchair, scooter, or walker, you’d likely benefit from having a ramp or vertical platform lift (VPL) installed in your home.
Most people are familiar with residential ramps, but while you may have seen VPLs in public spaces such as restaurants and churches, a VPL in a home setting is less common.