Stair lifts have provided a decent amount of feasibility to people who find climbing stairs difficult. Many would argue that elevators have been around for a long time and serve the same purpose. However, what these critics fail to recognize is that elevators cannot serve the purpose within your homes. Therefore, where elevators fail, stairlifts come in and serve the same purpose.

There are a variety of solutions that cater to the different sets of staircases that can be found in houses. There’s a wide choice of stair lifts available in the market, which you will learn about if you keep reading.

Types of Stair Lifts to Install

Types of Stair Lifts to Install

Straight Stair Lift

These are made for people who have a linear staircase in their home. The straight staircase means that there are no curves or corners. Straight stairlifts are normally very easy and relatively cheap to install. The work can become tricky if the staircase is narrow, or if there is a door right at the top of the staircase. Regardless of how difficult it might seem, experts will get the work done for you without much of a hassle.

Curved Stair Lift

The curved stairlifts are perfect for staircases that have curves and corners in it. Considering that it’s extremely difficult to get the curved rails to fit the exact curves of your staircase, these are generally more expensive than straight stairlifts.

Outdoor Stair Lift

An outdoor stairlift can be installed on the staircase leading from your driveway or garden to the front door of the property. These follow a similar installation procedure to that of the curved and straight stairlifts mentioned above. The only difference between the outdoor and indoor ones is that the outdoor lifts are made of extremely important weather-resistant material. Therefore, it can stand against the brutalities of the changing weather.

Additionally, outdoor stairlifts contain waterproof seats, with UV protection. This makes them comfortable and feasible for the users, even when the weather is rough.

Standing Stair Lifts

The standing stair lifts are very different from others. It follows the same general idea but provides another alternative. The standing stair lift requires the user to stand up on the pedestal and wait for the lift to encompass the stairs. Therefore, standing stair lifts are suitable for narrow staircases and for people who have a problem bending their knees. Many of these lifts also have a ledge installed, which makes maintaining the balance quite easy.

The variety of stair lifts mentioned above work on a battery, so they need to be charged during regular intervals. The charging spot can either be the top of the stairs or vice versa. It should be selected according to your convenience.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.