occupational therapist, interior designer

Meet our Occupational Therapist


Meet our qualified Occupational Therapist and Interior Designer Elaine Hollerhead

occupational therapist, interior designer

Elaine Hollerhead runs an Interior Design Consultancy specialising in home adaptations, interior design and colour consultancy.  She is a qualified Occupational Therapist with many years of experience, before she set up her own consultancy business in 2011 integrating design and function.

1st Choice Stairlifts work with Elaine to share ideas and best practice in our Inclusive Design Group also incorporating Total Bathrooms.

Why Elaine works with 1st Choice Stairlifts

“DESIGNATE has formed a working partnership with 1st Choice Stairlifts as the owners – Coral and Colin – are committed to Inclusive Design and strongly believe that people who have difficulty in climbing stairs are entitled to dignified and aesthetic solutions that reflect 21st Century aspirational living.

Many people who have difficulty climbing stairs consider stairlifts to be ugly and a solution only for ‘old people’. Coral and Colin are aware this perception has arisen from limited knowledge and advertisements that generally feature brown or beige stairlifts that look drab and clash with décor.

Determined to dispel this myth, Colin and Coral have designed a showroom that has level access and beautiful décor and lighting. 1st Choice Stairlifts is an independent stairlift provider and the showroom features stairlifts from several manufacturers.

All the stairlifts are working models showcased in a variety of colours and fitted to short flights of stairs that reflect a variety of staircase styles enabling visitors to able to try each type of lift in a realistic setting.

1st Choice Stairlifts are committed to customer satisfaction and work closely with Occupational Therapists. Following a full assessment of the clients’ home and installations are carried out by a team of expert fitters. Colin has a wealth of experience in stairlift installation and is on hand for advice. If minor building work is required as part of the installation this is carried out tidily and to the highest standard.”

Why we love working with Elaine

We love working with Elaine as she is professional, knowledgeable and has a great eye for detail.  She is a lovely person, someone you’d want in your home, and full of brilliant ideas.  She is passionate about making functional fabulous and wanting to provide environments and solutions that look amazing for her clients.  As part of the Inclusive Design Group we are continuously updating our knowledge with best practice and how to improve inclusive design and multi-generational living.

Elaine is available to engage for private design consultancy and occupational therapist assessments.  for more information on Elaine’s services and fees you can visit her website here.

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