How Much Does a Bruno Stairlift Cost?

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older couple enjoying breakfast in their homeDetermining the price of a stairlift depends primarily on the stairway configuration and length. The lift capacity, styling preferences, power options or other upgrades are also factored into the cost.

Factors that determine the price of a stair lift:

  • Is a straight or curved stairlift needed?
  • What is the length of the staircase?
  • Is a heavy-duty lifting capacity needed?
  • Do you have a stair lift styling preference?
  • Are there landings at the top or bottom of the staircase?
  • Would you want power options or other upgrades?
  • Does the state require a stair lift permit?
    • (Yes! Oregon requires all stair lifts to have a permit.)

Price of Straight Stair Lifts

Straight staircases are the most common, and least expensive, stair lift. Prices for Bruno straight stair lifts vary, and a basic installation can start at approximately $4000 for the Elan model. This includes installation and Bruno’s industry-leading limited Lifetime Warranty on major components, the rail, motor, and the gearbox. Bruno’s premium-quality straight chairlift, the Elite model, is a step-up in pricing and features a 400-lb lift capacity and luxury comfort seat.

Personalized customization of a stair lift such as adding a manual or power folding rail, larger seat or footrest, power swivel seat, power folding footrest, or different fabrics and colors will also increase cost.

Price of Curved Stair Lifts

Staircases with curves or landings require a curved stair lift. To ensure a perfect fit for an exceptionally smooth ride, Bruno custom designs and fabricates its curved stairlift rails to precisely fit each unique home.  Because Bruno curved stair lift rails are hand-crafted, prices typically start at approximately $9000 plus installation and increase depending on the length and complexity of the staircase.

While a custom-crafted stair lift rail can be more expensive than a “modular” design used by many manufacturers, it delivers a consistently smooth, quiet, stable ride that is second to none.  This renowned quality has resulted in Bruno being the top-selling curved stair lift in North America for over 20 years.

Alternatives to Stair Lifts

Stair lifts are a simple, cost-effective solution to solve the challenge of climbing stairs compared to moving or remodeling. Moving to a different home results in thousands of dollars in realtor fees, closing and general moving expenses. In addition, remodeling to accommodate a bedroom and shower on the first floor is often impractical and cost-prohibitive.

The cost of a stair lift is even more economical in contrast to an assisted living or nursing facility. In addition to the monetary cost of moving, stairlifts reduce the financial and emotional costs of having to move from the family home.

The Cost of a Stair Lift is Worth the Peace of Mind

Another benefit that comes with the price of a Bruno stair lift, is the confidence you and your family gain knowing you can effortlessly and safely go up and down your home’s steps as long as you choose to live in the home.  Read online reviews about Bruno stair lifts, and you will discover for yourself the life-changing ease and peace of mind a chairlift can bring to your life.

Get a Free, No Obligation Price Quote

At Mobility Access Options we offer a free, no pressure price quote.  Most of the time we can collect the information over the phone and via email and give you a proper estimate. However, sometimes we will need come to your home to learn about your needs, measure your steps and recommend the best stair lift for your needs.

Call us today at 971-304-7464

Stairlifts: What You Need to Know

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Senior woman is climbing stairs with home caregiver

Are you or a family member having trouble getting up and down the stairs at home? It may be time to consider an alternative option. Stairlifts will make it much easier and safer to navigate the stairs without having to move to a more accessible home.

A stairlift, also known as a chair lift or stairway lift, is starting to become the most common solution for those who are no longer able to safely navigate the stairs. Most people prefer to stay at home because of the comfort and security it provides them.

Installing a stairlift takes away the stress that comes with living in a two story home with family members that are unable to climb the stairs. Here are some of the other benefits:


Safety is often the most common reason why people have a stairlift installed in their home. Aging or living with a disability makes it difficult to navigate stairs. The installation of a stairlift will instantly provide a safe way to access all levels of a home. Some may think that walking up and down the stairs is a good way to exercise, but that is not true for people who have limited mobility. One missed step while climbing up or down a staircase can result in a serious injury.


Everyone enjoys being independent, especially at home. When the stairs are no longer manageable for people, their independence is taken from them. Bedrooms are often moved to the first level and the basement is no longer accessible.  However, with the addition of a stairlift, independence can often be restored and folks don’t have to feel like they are a burden to their family.


In addition to increased safety, a stairlift also provides convenience and comfort. You don’t have to stress about climbing the stairs. A chair lift will give you a safe, relaxing, and smooth ride to the upper level of your home. If something is forgotten upstairs, you won’t have to worry about how you’re going to find enough strength to climb back up the stairs. These lifts are most commonly used by people who need to safely get between the levels of their home; however, stairlifts can also be used to move laundry baskets up and down the stairs or boxes that are hard to carry.

If you are considering getting a stairlift in your home, give us a call to schedule your free consultation. We can evaluate your needs and answer your questions. Installation time is quick and non-disruptive. At Mobility Access Options NW, we will help you make the decision to make your life easier with the help of a stairlift.

What is the process for getting a stairlift in your home?

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a bruno stairlift or chair lift demo unit in Salem Oregon

Are you wondering what our process is for getting you the perfect stairlift for your home? Getting a stairlift is easy. First, we will come and do a free evaluation of your home and determine your needs. We have stairlifts for all kinds of uses. Sometimes we will use vertical platform lifts in a home to help an individual who cannot use the stairs because they’re using a wheelchair or scooter. Once it is determined that a lift is needed, we will look at your stairway to make sure there is adequate space for a stairlift or vertical platform lift.

Here are some of the things we consider when evaluating your needs:

  • Are you able to sit/stand?
  • Will the home accept a lift? (are the stairways wide enough, etc.)
  • Can you operate it by yourself?
  • How many lifts do you need?

Do you have an outside stairway? That is not a problem as stairlifts and vertical platform lifts are built to handle outdoor conditions. At Mobility Access Options NW, we carry Bruno lifts which are made in the United States and very reliable. We have a long-standing reputation with the company and while we can repair just about any brand, we prefer to install reliable Bruno products.

People living in their home for decades don’t want to move, but a disability might force them to. Stairlifts can help people who suffer with:

  • Weak knees
  • Back Problems
  • Vertigo
  • Balance Issues
  • Diabetes
  • MS
  • ALS

Contact us to find out more about getting a stairlift and other services we offer.

How to Choose the Best Stairlift

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woman with disability riding stairlift or chair lift up stairsChoosing the best stairlift can help you comfortably live in your home without the challenge of climbing stairs. Below are a few considerations to help you determine the best stairlift for your unique needs and home.

  • How much open space is needed on the steps? Bruno’s vertical rail design allows the stairlift to be installed closer to the wall than any other brand in the industry, leaving plenty of open space on your steps.
  • Are there children or pets in the home?  With Bruno’s unique vertical stairlift rail, the gear rack is tucked neatly inside a covered, sleek rail.
  • Is a smooth, quiet ride essential? Renowned for superior engineering, Bruno stair lifts offer an exceptionally smooth, stable and quiet ride from start to finish.
  • What is the weight of stairlift user? If a user is over the stairlift’s weight limit, it will overburden the engine. That’s why Bruno stairlifts offers 300 lb and 400 lb lift capacities (136 kg to 181 kg).
  • Are power options desired? Bruno indoor stairlifts can be customized with a power swivel seat, power footrest, power folding rail and other convenience-enhancing options.
  • Do you want peace of mind that help is a phone call away? Bruno stairlifts are sold, installed and serviced by authorized dealers in your community.
  • Is a stairlift made in the USA important to you?  A veteran-founded company, Bruno engineers and manufactures its chairlifts in Wisconsin.

With Bruno, you can rest assured you’re getting the best stairlift for nearly any home or situation.

Find out more by contacting us, your Oregon Bruno stairlift dealer.