Are you thinking about the installation of a residential elevator in your home? What about in the home of an aging relative? For an elderly person or someone with physical difficulties, living in a two story house may become a daily challenge and struggle. If the thought to install residential lifts in the home has not crossed your mind, perhaps you should consider it. Here are some facts to help you make an informed decision.
First, convenience. As we’ve already discussed, the decision to install residential lifts could make it easier for an elderly family member to reside in their home for as long as possible. Barring other health complications that require more intense supervision from a doctor, having a home elevator eliminates the need to move to a nursing home or downsize to a one story house simply because they are unable to navigate the stairs in their current home. The relief of being able stay in their home, perhaps the same home they have been in for decades, will bring such peace to your family member.
Second, safety. Having a readily available elevator in the home eliminates the concern that your elderly and frail family member could fall and become hurt by attempting to take the stairs. In general, elevators have proven to be a very safe means of transport. For example, they are twenty times safer than escalators. There are twenty times more elevators than escalators, but elevators are only responsible for a third more accidents. The residential elevator installation company that you choose will be able to offer their guarantee of safety and answer any questions you may have, as well as complete any elevator repair needs that arise.
And lastly, customization. When an elevator company goes out to install residential lifts, they offer a variety of options to assist customers in making decisions on the location and design of their home elevator. They will work with you to retrofit an elevator to fit your home and offer design options to make it look like a seamless addition — as if it had always been part of the home. You will be given options of cab design, gates, handrails, ceilings, light fixtures, and paint. This allows you to design a beautiful elevator that will be comfortable to use and match the design of the home.
There you have it. The three main reasons to install residential lifts for yourself or a family member are convenience, safety, and customization. With all of those benefits, it’s clear to see that having a home elevator is a smart decision that you should consider as a loving gesture for your family.