If accessibility at home is a challenge, adding an elevator seems like a perfect solution. In recent years, with the reduction in house elevator floor space, more and more owners consider it a viable option to increase house accessibility. However, as with any home improvement project, there are some factors to consider before excluding other mobile solutions.
Here are six factors to consider when adding a house elevator to your home:
1.Amount of Space Required
While the floor space occupied by house elevators has been greatly reduced over the past few years, many owners are ignoring the fact that there must be enough space to install the elevators. The construction of the elevator shaft will limit the location of the elevator to certain parts of the home, or make the installation of traditional elevators impossible. There are unconventional options, including floor lifts and tilting platform lifts.
For some, the cost of installing an elevator in their home may put them off financially. On average, house elevators cost about $20,000 to install. There are many factors that affect the cost of elevator installation and construction, including installation, renovation and completion of the work required.
3.Age Sets Goals
Knowing what you want to accomplish with a major improvement like the elevator coming to your home can help you decide if this is a smart investment. Having a clear idea of what it means to stay in your home can maintain your independence and know that your mobility issues will help drive the decision to add an elevator to your property as you age at home or choose another accessible means.
Adding an elevator to your home can increase the resale value of the property. Such substantial permanent modifications to the home are attractive to buyers looking to buy a barrier-free home. Some buyers may lose interest because of the cost of having an elevator in their home, which could be an improvement that works against you at the time of sale.
Installing an elevator in your home takes more installation and construction time than adding a vertical platform elevator, staircase elevator, or tilting platform elevator. If you need an accessible solution that can be installed fairly quickly, the elevator may not be ready in time to meet your needs.
The installation of house elevators includes some very intrusive construction work that may require extra time and money due to unforeseen problems. Choosing to install an elevator in your home could mean a few weeks of construction noise, dust and staff in your space.
If you’ve been thinking about house lifts but want to know more about them, or if installing them in your home is really the best option, let our experienced team help you decide. Conai has been a leader in house elevator for more than 20 years. Bring our experiences, ideas and products to you and your family today!
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