Stairlifts: A Guide to Buying and Installing

a stairlift with a curved design
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Whether or not you require a stairlift now, they're something to think about when building a house from scratch or tackling a renovation. Creating a futureproof property with the ability to adapt to your changing needs is a top priority and inclusive design is an important factor to consider, especially if you plan on living in the house for many years to come. 

Accessibility is something to build into your design early on. As part of this, you might consider incorporating a stairlift, or at least the provisions to install one later. Having this setup in place will allow your family and guests to access to all floors of the house comfortably as the years pass and requirements evolve. 

Rebecca Foster

Rebecca began her journalism career writing for a luxury property magazine in Bangkok, before re-locating to London and becoming a features editor for a self build magazine. She is an experienced homes and interiors journalist and has written for many homes titles including Homebuilding & Renovating, Ideal Home and Period Living.

She has expertise on a wealth of topics — from oak frame homes to kitchen extensions. She has a passion for Victorian architecture; her dream is to extend an 1800s house.