In Home Elevators

Prior to elevators being available for residential uses, elderly and disabled individuals had limited options.  Chair lifts added to existing stair cases and ramps were the most popular available.  Now, in home elevators offer a safe and practical option.  It offers and easy-to-operate option to increase their mobility and increase the value of the home.

Safety is important for all home owners.  Many companies offer indoor and outdoor options to assist in entering the home and moving between floors.  Safety features include door interlock system, power backup, emergency stop, telephone, cable safety designs and many more. options.  These devices can provide a safe and reliable form of vertical transportation in any residential structure.

Additionally, installing a home elevator can bring some residential units in compliance with ADA (Americans with Disability Act) requirements, while adding value to the structure.  Meeting the requirements can be a bonus if one is looking to increase the appeal of the home and the potential resale value.  Models can be designed with several options that suit the various home requirements and the needs of the individual.   Besides providing alternatives in mobility to physically challenged individuals, these elevators also enhance the value of the home.

Vacuum type designs generally require less space than other models; however, they are not generally recommended for wheel-chair use since they usually  only accommodate one to two people.  There are also “green” type designs for a more environmentally friendly design.  The home owner has many choices available, to meet any need.

Home style can be a major consideration in the type of elevator that is appropriate.  Also, equally important is the needs of the individual.  All of which can impact the size and cost of the unit.  Safety options and design upgrades also influence the cost and size of the unit.