Getting up and down the stairs can be a massive hassle when you’re disabled or just have a lack of mobility, maybe it takes you too long or is just next to impossible. The options for getting around this issue are pretty limited, you either put a lift into your house or a stair lift. The less expensive and intrusive is the stairlift.
We’ve written about home accessibility before and in the past stair solutions have been notoriously ugly. There are some companies out there trying to make stairlifts more attractive and more efficient. New developments in design such as The EscaWheel, are often just experiments and don’t go into mass production.
A good resource for stairlifts is ‘Age Uk Mobility’ – they have a low price guarantee and are committed to ‘treating customers fairly’. You don’t need to be old to use them, they’re for anyone with reduced mobility! In addition if you buy from Age Uk you support their charitable work, a socially responsible added extra!! They don’t look bad either;
If you’re looking to improve accessibility of external stairs and Sesame Access is a good solution. They make ‘invisible stairs lifts’ that are bespoke for each building. Take a look at the examples on their website, it’s a wonderful idea and their lifts have been used all over the world particularly on Grade II listed buildings. They build a pit and stairs disappear into the wall revealing a flat platform lift.
If you’d like more advice or have an idea to make a home more accessible please get in touch here.