A residential elevator is a solution to a developing problem for many independent people, growing older and needing accommodation. People who are finding climbing stairs to become more difficult often times live in multi-floor homes. Many people are left with the option to either purchase a new, suitable home or install accommodations like an elevator. Frequently, the best choice for the money and for the effort is the latter, an elevator. An elevator adds resale value to your home, while solving mobility issues. The investment in an elevator is also significantly less expensive than most people perceive. irs would become more difficult. People who purchased their homes years ago are finding it less costly to install a home elevator than it is to move, while increasing the resale value of their home at the same time.
In recent years, home designs have shifted towards having the master bedroom suite on the first floor. This shift in design added a lot of additional square footage to the house. Adding an elevator into the design gives the option of locating the master suite on the second or even third floor at a fraction of the cost as compared to adding an extra 1,000 sq. ft. to the floor plan.
“Reverse Living” design homes have gained much popularity along our coastal regions where bedrooms are located on the lower floors with the kitchen and family rooms on the top floor to capture the water views. The Reverse Living home design, coupled with Federal Flood Regulations, puts increases stair count between the street level and the kitchen of a home, making a home elevator a perfect solution.
Many homes are designed today with elevator shafts framed and designed already, in order to accept an elevator in the future. Removable floors are installed and the space can be used as walk-in closets at each level.
In an era when home improvements include wine cellars, indoor pools, commercial-class ranges and refrigerators, an elevator is becoming an essential amenity to thousands of homeowners and the numbers are growing every year.