Home Lift vs Stair Lift

Are you looking for a home lift or stair lift? 

If your answer is yes, then good news, because we have options. People who are unable to climb stairs benefit from both home lifts and stair lifts.

Most houses have more than one floor, and most of them need you to climb up and down the stairs. Unfortunately, not everyone has the ability to manage this movement. Whether your home includes anyone in a wheelchair or you’ve got an elderly relative who struggles with mobility, you need an alternative for assisting them with moving from floor to floor.

Once you understand the pros and cons of both types of lifts, choosing between them becomes simple. You can use these benefits to help you decide which strategy is best for you.

Let’s explore the possibilities.

Home Lift 

Home lifts are practical, they add luxury and style to homes, and they’re easy to install. They allow you to travel different levels at the touch of a button. They vary from platform lifts to through the floor lifts.

Home Lift Advantages 


Completely customizable

Wheelchair accessibility

Increases the value of your home

Access to multiple floors

Noise, home lifts are considered to be generally quieter with some described as ‘whisper quiet’. While the noise from the stair lifts is from the track that the chair is drawn on. 

home lift vs stairs lift

Home Lift Disadvantages

Higher cost investment

Takes several weeks to install 

Multiple levels must align for spacing.

Stair Lift 

A stair lift, also known as a chair lift, is designed to move its user between floors, so they don’t have to use stairs. It does this by using a rail along the stairs. They can be installed for both straight and curved stairs

At AccessCo, we design the stair lift most suitable for you, from our ‘standard’ electric stairlift to the platform stairlifts.

Stair Lift Advantages

Battery-powered, meaning in case of a power cut, you will still be able to get up and down the stairs. In the case of an extended power cut, they recharge during use. 

Cost-Effective, it may vary depending on the model, layout of the staircase, and the extra features. 

They can be installed on nearly any staircase

Optional configuration choices, from folding footplates and swivel seats (powered or manual) to joystick and infra red controls and safety cut-out sensors.

Folds up and out of the way when not in use.


Quick Installation.

Easily Removable 

Stair Lift Disadvantages

There is no wheelchair accessibility.

Design options are limited.

Multiple lifts may be required to access multiple floors. 

AccessCo also offers rented stair lifts, if interested get in touch to discuss our affordable rent-to-buy scheme. 

Our home lifts and stair lifts will provide years of trouble-free use, but of course, all equipment requires maintenance at some point and we even make this easy for you. You can simply call us if an issue occurs and we’ll be out to you within 24 hours or we can arrange regular maintenance visits.

There you have it. A stair lift has a lower cost and can be installed as soon as possible but if you are looking for a more unique experience and style, or wheelchair accessibility then a home lift sounds like a good fit for you.

Everyone’s situation is different so feel free to contact us to discuss yours.

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