One of the most common questions our team receives is “How much does a stairlift cost?”. The answer is not a straightforward one. Many factors impact the final cost of a stairlift for your home: The length of your stairs, whether you want a straight or a curved lift, and other options that can help a stairlift be a better fit inside your home.
Straight vs. Curved Lifts
A straight stairlift is almost always less expensive than a curved lift for your stairs. Many homeowners opt to have two straight stairlifts installed instead of a single curve unit because it is a more cost-effective option for covering two flights of stairs. However, if you or a loved one are unable to transfer safely between these two lifts, then a custom curve stairlift would be a better choice.
When a customer needs a curved stairlift, our team comes to their home and custom measures the staircase for the lift. Our Bruno curved stairlifts are precisely made to fit the stairs inside your home. Other companies use modular curved stairlift rail which they have to try and make fit on your stairs. The difference? A Bruno custom curve stairlift takes up less room on your staircase and the added strength and rigidity of the rail results in a smoother and more confidence inspiring ride for the passenger. This allows family members, caregivers, pets and guests to use the stairs without worrying about getting by the lift. Curved lifts can also be extended beyond the landing area at the top or bottom of the staircase so that the lift stores neatly out of the way and allows for entering and exiting the lift to take place away from the top and bottom of the staircase.
Most homes have a doorway near the bottom of the stairs, or the main staircase in the house ends in a narrow entryway. Many homeowners don’t believe that it is possible to put a stairlift on their stairs because the doorway will be blocked by the rail or that the stairlift rail would extend too far into their hallway or entryway. Bruno has created a unique solution for this problem, a manual or power folding rail. When not in use, the rail for the stair lift folds up and out of the way keeping entryways, hallways, and doorways clear. When it’s time to use the lift, lower the rail and use your stairlift all the way to the bottom.
Other features which can help make the stairlift easier to use include a power swivel seat and a power folding footrest. These features make the chair easier to use for those who have difficulty turning their body or who are unsteady on their feet or while bending and twisting or who lack hand strength or coordination to use simple levers.
The addition of a stairlift to your home doesn’t have to take away from the beauty of your house. Bruno offers eight different color and fabric combinations for the chair of your stairlift to help it blend into the décor of your home.
What You Don’t Pay Extra For
Bruno stairlifts come with width adjustable armrests that allow you to increase the distance between the arms of the chair and padded seats for a more comfortable ride. Obstruction sensors on the chair detect toys, pets, and other obstructions for added safety and security. A covered gear track for an improved appearance in your home and continuous charge strips along the rail power the unit wherever it stops.
If you’re curious about what a stairlift for your home would cost, call our accessibility team today and schedule your free, in-home estimate. For over 20 years, our team has been installing and servicing Bruno stairlifts and making homes safer for seniors and the disabled since 1999. Let us show you the benefits of having a stairlift in your home.