4 Ways to Make Your Home Wheelchair Accessible


For a wheelchair user, the world is full of obstacles and challenges that are invisible to non-disabled people. And that can include the environment that is your home. Tower Lifts provides wheelchair lifts for the home. We work with wheelchair users to decide on the best access solutions for their living environment, and the customisation that would enhance their experience of using them.

The Tower Lifts team has compiled a list of 4 ways to make your home more wheelchair accessible:


1. Create Access to All Areas

If you live in a multi-storey property, access to all floors will be a priority. If you would prefer to use the stairs as your access route, a straight or curved inclined lift is the ideal solution. Should you wish to have a lift installed between floors, the vertical platform lift offers a simple-to-install option, specifically designed for use by wheelchair users.

2. Use Step Lifts to Access the Garden or Front Door

It’s only when you see the world through the eyes of a wheelchair user that you realise how difficult it can be to access a front door. If you have steps leading up to your house, there’s the option of creating a ramp, or installing a step lift that’s designed to create access up short flights of steps. This kind of platform lift works as well externally as internally and is a great way to make your garden accessible, too.

3. Get a Little Help With Fetching and Carrying

The dumbwaiter lift has been a staple of restaurants and retail for decades. Now it’s becoming popular as a handy helper in the home. The small, residential dumbwaiter transports food, shopping, laundry or small goods between floors. It can be customised to the height and size you want, and has a stainless steel interior, making it easy-to-clean.

4. Customise Your Home

Wheelchair users are used to having to struggle with light switches that are positioned out of their reach, or door knobs that are unwieldy. When it comes to vertical transport, however, every element is designed to accommodate the user. This includes the control panel height and texture, the material used for the vertical lift doors, and the seamless lift access for wheelchair and user.

Working With Tower Lifts Designers

The Tower Lifts team designs and installs bespoke platform lifts, made to accommodate the needs of users within their home environment. Whether you’re future-proofing the family property, or adapting a new home for wheelchair use, we can offer a range of design solutions to fit in with the shape, style and interior décor of your living environment.


About Tower Lifts

For nearly two decades Tower Lifts has been installing platform lifts for the retail, residential and commercial sectors. We are an ISO 9001:2008 Lift Cert and UKAS approved company adhering to all Lift Regulations. Our factory trained engineers have a wealth of experience which they bring to their work, and we’re able to offer a full servicing, maintenance and repairs package once your lift is installed.


Would you like to speak to one of our team about making your home wheelchair accessible? Call Tower Lifts today on 01525 601099


Tower Lifts carry out design and installation on a varied range of lifts throughout the UK including:

Domestic Lifts • Food Lifts • Bespoke Platform Lifts • Service Lifts • Platform Lifts • Goods Lifts • Scenic Lifts • Heavy Duty / Car Lifts • Passenger Lifts • Dumbwaiter Lifts • MRL Lifts • Fire lifts • Residential Lifts • low-Headroom Lift