Posted on March 12, 2021
There are so many reasons to age in place in the state of Maryland. But most homeowners will have to make some alterations to their home to make it more accommodating to the aging. One of the easiest modifications you can make is the installation of a stair lift. These are a popular option for various reasons, not the least of which is their affordability. But their cost will vary based on a few factors. Here’s what you can expect to pay for a stair lift in your Maryland home!
If the staircase on which you’d like to install your lift is straight, then you’re in luck. A stair lift will be immensely affordable. Keep in mind that when we say ‘straight,’ we refer to a staircase with no turns or curvature whatsoever.
Straight stair lifts are so much cheaper than the alternative because they are not made-to-order. We don’t even have to visit your house before ordering one. During the installation process in your Maryland home, we simply cut the lift to fit your staircase.
As you might have guessed, installing a straight stair lift in your Maryland home isn’t just cheap; it’s quick, too. Because there is no customization necessary, the whole process can be accomplished in as little time as one week.
When all is said and done, you can expect to have a straight stair lift installed in your home for about $5,000.
The other option is what’s known as a ‘curved stair lift.’ Keep in mind that when we say ‘curved,’ we are really referring to anything other than completely straight. Even if your staircase has one turn, a straight lift will not do the trick.
The cost of your curved lift will vary based on the following factors:
You can generally expect to pay about 4 times as much for a curved lift as you would for a straight one. A typical figure would be in the range of $20,000. Because they have to be custom-ordered to fit your staircase, you may have to wait longer than 1 month from start to finish.
Maryland homeowners should keep in mind that, as expensive as a curved stair lift might be, they are still far cheaper than an extended stay in an assisted living facility. Investing in a stair lift isn’t just a wise financial decision; it’s a wise move for your sense of independence and psychological wellbeing, too.
Signature Elevators & Accessible Design, LLC works with leading manufacturers to provide you with the beautiful residential elevator that you need. Located in Rockville, MD and serving Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia areas, we have years of experience with incorporating elevators into multi-story homes and working with customers to ensure the elevator meets their specific needs. With styles from modern tubes to wood paneled cabs, Signature Elevators has all the tools you need to build the perfect elevator for your home! Visit our website or contact us at (301)-251-1659 for more information. The manufacturers we represent are:
Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators https://www.vacuumelevators.com/
Stiltz Lifts https://www.stiltzlifts.com/
Waupaca Elevators https://www.waupacaelevator.com/
Cambridge Elevating http://www.cambridgeelevating.com/