Aging in Place: Living out Your Years in Your Home

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Defined by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level,” aging in place has gained popularity in recent years. Many Americans plan to live independent lives in their homes for as long as they can, rather than relocating to smaller apartments or assisted living facilities.

Successfully aging in place requires homemakers to consider how to ensure their homes remain accessible. Mobility issues affect over two-thirds of people aged 65 and older, according to the United States’ Census Bureau. Difficulty walking and climbing stairs can impair your ability to live independently while increasing the risk of falling injuries.

Aging in place house plans may be as simple as rearranging furniture to eliminate tripping hazards or as involved as installing residential home elevators. In either case the goal is the same: to ensure you can age in place in a safe, comfortable environment.

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5 Things to Consider When Shopping for a Shaftless Home Elevator

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While the concept of home elevators isn’t new, the industry continues to introduce innovations and exciting products regularly. One of the most recent developments in the residential elevator market has the potential to change everything you’ve ever thought about home elevators.

If you’ve considered having an elevator installed at home but haven’t made the leap because you’re concerned about the installation process or finding a location, then a shaftless elevator might be the right choice for you.

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How to Know When It’s Time For Home Elevator Upgrades

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Just as walls need repainting and appliances need periodic replacement, home elevators also need the occasional updates. If you’ve owned an elevator for several years or just moved into a home with an existing elevator, it may need some TLC to improve its looks, performance, and energy efficiency. Some older elevators obviously will need replacing, but often, all that’s required is a little modernization.

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Luxurious Home Elevators: Style and Function in One

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Residential elevators give you easy access to all floors in your home, from the foyer to the rooftop terraces. At the same time, home elevators can be as stylistic as they are practical. A luxury home elevator complements the ambiance and existing features in your residence. While the mechanical decisions you make provide a smooth ride and safety for passengers, the luxury materials and design elements you choose are what enhance the experience of riding your custom-made elevator.

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The Ultimate Homeowner’s Guide to Purchasing a Home Elevator

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A house elevator might seem like a substantial investment, but the truth is having an elevator installed in your home doesn’t cost as much as you may think. In fact, depending on the type of residential lift or elevator you choose, you may not even have to alter your home’s basic layout or floor plan.

An elevator is an investment that dramatically improves your quality of life, especially if you need help navigating different floors.

In this guide, you’ll learn everything that goes into purchasing the right elevator for your home, from comparing the different types of elevators available to what to look for in your warranty.

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Step by Step Guide to Installing Your Home Elevator

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According to AARP, more than three-quarters of adults over 50 prefer to age in place rather than move to an older-adult community. Residential elevators allow homeowners with mobility issues to access their entire homes conveniently and comfortably.

But unfortunately, many older Americans don’t consider in-home elevators because they’re intimidated by the elevator installation cost and process. While home elevators are complex systems, getting one installed can be simple and affordable.

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