How can we help you? Will a stair lift block my staircase? 1 out of 2 found this helpful Our stair lifts have a compact design and fold close to the wall when not in use. This allows plenty of room for family and friends to safely and comfortably navigate your staircase. Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (0) Category: General Related Questions Is the stair lift noisy? Are stair lifts expensive? What if my stair lift is on the opposite end of the staircase? Can I take the arms off of the stair lift to make the seat wider?