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 Can I stand on the footrest instead of sitting on the seat? How long do the batteries last? Are stair lifts expensive? Is the stair lift noisy?