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Anyone has a stair lift at home ? (Moving, part II)

Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by Dechi, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. Dechi

    Dechi Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I’ve been trying to decide between renovating my bungalow (too big for me to maintain, I live alone, my kids are gone) or buying a new (second hand) house.

    Here is part I of the story, if you want to read it. https://www.s4me.info/threads/house-built-on-old-golf-course-yes-or-no.2731/

    Since I can’t find anything smaller within my budget, I am now reconsidering semi-detached house or town houses, that all have 2 floors and that were eliminated because climbing that many stairs would be too much for me. I would only need one to go upstairs where the bedrooms are. I don’t go much in the basement, only to do laundry about every 2 weeks.

    I think I could find a completely renovated one within my budget, and I could install a chair lift to bring me up the stairs. There about 5000$-6000$ brand new but there are a lot ofmused ones around and you can also rent them.

    Does anyone have one and how do you like it ? Would you buy another one if you had to do it over again ?
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  2. Louie41

    Louie41 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    upper Midwest US
    We have 2 stairlifts, one going to the upstairs, and one to the basement. We bought them new, and together they were about $6000 USD, if I recall correctly. This is one of the best decisions we've ever made. I wouldn't be able to use stairs any more, and my husband uses them to bring laundry up and down.

    As a product, I think they're often not used for very long, so a well-constructed used one might be a good buy, especially if reconditioned. Good luck, @Dechi!
  3. Rosie

    Rosie Guest

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    I was talking to my mother about this a few weeks ago. I would get one if I had my own home with a second story. I would use it and so would my elderly mother. All the best with it all.
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  4. Starlight

    Starlight Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    We have a stair lift, it has made a huge difference to us, it is so good to go upstairs at will. I wouldn' t hesitate to go with this option. I should have done it years ago. Best of luck with your decision.
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