Regardless of whether you have an open staircase or railings on both sides, your staircase is still compatible with a stairlift unit. There are different types of stairlifts to suit the wide range of staircases. Straight indoor stairlifts are the most common type of stairlifts. They are meant for use on any indoor or outdoor staircase without any turns, curves, or landings.
Stairlifts can be modified to fit nearly any staircase length. Professional installers may need to add additional rail sections or trim existing rail sections to ensure a proper fit with your staircase. Stairlifts are available in a range of widths depending on the user’s needs. Most stairlifts require only about 29″ of space, which can be easily accommodated by modern staircases. When not in use, the seats, arm rests, and foot rests fold flat against the wall to maximize the usable staircase space.