If you wish to stay in your home well into the future, the addition of an elevator may increase your peace of mind and provide a practical, long-term solution. Having a residential elevator installed can extend the useful life of your family home and create a means for safely accessing all floors of your living space. An in-home elevator may prove useful for transporting groceries, laundry and other bulky loads to upper and lower levels in the home as well. Having a residential elevator is an investment toward comfortable, safe, independent living and has proven to increase the value and marketability of your home should you choose to relocate.
Shopping for an In-Home Elevator
Shopping for a home elevator doesn’t need to be an overwhelming or intimidating task. Preliminary planning can help you identify your needs and desires and focus your research.
When researching residential elevators, there are a variety of factors to consider, such as:
- Current needs
- The typical number and size of passengers
- Degree of mobility
- Accommodation devices in use
- Potential future requirements
- Location for elevator installation
- Space required for installation (gear drive systems that do not require a machine room are available)
- Desired aesthetics/style
- Budgetary guidelines and cost considerations
- Origin of manufacturing (is the elevator manufactured in the U.S.A. or elsewhere)
- Reputation of the elevator manufacturer and contractor
- Customization of features
- Safety features
- Future maintenance protocol once installed
Contact a Qualified Elevator Contractor
Speaking to a local, qualified elevator contractor is the best method for creating a home elevator that will meet your specific needs. He or she will be able to evaluate the prospective installation space and offer viable options to help you safely stay in your home.