Are there alternatives to installing an in house elevator?
Another way to challenge the steps is with a “stair lift.” I recently encountered one in a home, a seat that rides along the rail on one wall of the stairs. These can run from $2,800-$17,000 installed, depending on the configuration of landings and the type and number of steps there are in your home. The advantage is it’s a far easier installation than an elevator, and a great solution for avoiding stairs or even transporting heavy items up or down stairs if you’re unsteady. The biggest disadvantage to a stair lift is that it is hard to transfer a wheelchair bound person or the wheelchair itself.

Posted By: Andrea Wallis on Sunday, November 22, 2009

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