How Much Space Is Taken Up By A Stairlift?

Stairlifts provide the option to remain independent within a familiar environment. There are a number of common questions and concerns as to whether a stairlift is the best option. One of the most common concerns relates to how much space will be taken up by stairlifts. With modern innovations, stairlifts can be fitted to an increasing number of properties and can be fitted in a way that minimises disruption. To find out whether a stairlift is a viable option for your property, it is often a good step to arrange a home consultation to discuss requirements, measurements and installation.

Read more for some further information on the space taken up by stairlifts.

Space Requirements

The first practical consideration when installing a stairlift is the amount of space. The specifications required for the stairlift can have an impact on the space required for the installation. If the staircase is particularly narrow this can mean that the installation is more complex. For the majority of staircases, it is viable to install a stairlift and where possible it will be installed in a manner that keeps it out of the way when it is not in use. Stairlifts are designed to be compact whilst still providing a safe option to go from one floor to the other. The compact design is intended to minimise inconvenience when the stairlift is not in use.

Finding The Right Option For You

If walking up and down stairs is no longer possible, there are a wide range of options that can be explored. One possible option is to move to a single storey home. In some instances though, there can be disadvantages in moving to an unfamiliar environment. If this is the case a stairlift can provide the best option.

In order to work out whether a stairlift can be the option for you, it can make sense to rent a stairlift. This provides the opportunity to establish whether it is viable without committing to purchasing a new stairlift. Another option that can be more cost-effective is in purchasing a reconditioned stairlift. A helpful step in understanding how a stairlift would fit in your home is talking to a stairlift company to discuss the options.

Contact Us

With a wide range of new stairlifts, reconditioned stairlifts and stairlift rental options, Alfix Stairlifts can supply and install high-quality stairlifts providing improved independence. To discuss your requirements for stairlift installations call us today on 01926 334848 or email us at