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Last edited 18 Feb 2018
Benefits of Installing a Home Lift
Residential lifts continue to rise in popularity around the world. They are no longer considered a great luxury or only installed when there’s a medical necessity. Home lifts offer many benefits to people’s lifestyles and homes.
Increased property value
A residential lift can add value to a home and make it a profitable investment. Many homebuyers seek homes that either allow for a lift to be installed in the future or one that already comes with a lift. This is usually because accessibility may become an issue a few years down the line, should the occupants mobility decrease.
A property may have a higher resale value if it possesses a lift, as upgrades and home improvements that help people maintain high levels of comfort and mobility contribute to a greater price when selling.
There may be many reasons why a homeowner requires a lift in their property, such as mobility issues or the fact that the building has several storeys. A home lift allows the user to easily and efficiently access all levels of a home and prevents people from relocating to single-story properties,. It also contributes to users’ independence.
Higher safety levels
Lifts can also be a safety measure in the home, as people who are less mobile may find it safer and easier to use the lift instead of stairs. There are inherent dangers to climbing stairs when mobility is reduced.
Home lifts can be customised and tailored to meet a property’s requirements, which means users can have a lift that fits in with the current interior design. Lack of space can also be addressed by lifts, as low pit options allow them to be installed in places where space is limited.
Even when a user does not have reduced mobility, their residential lift can be a highly functional solution in the home. It minimises day-to-day occurrences, such as climbing steps, and prevents people from carrying heavy and bulky loads up and down stairs, which can be hazardous, tiresome, and time-consuming.
Easy to use and maintain
Residential lifts are easy to use, whether the user is elderly or whether they possess health issues that reduce their mobility. Taking the stairs is often not an option or can make life more difficult, while lifts work by just pressing buttons. When it comes to maintaining a home lift, it does not take a lot of effort or time to clean, so they can easily be kept in top condition.
Residential lifts are not just associated with affluent homeowners anymore, nor are they only installed in commercial and industrial spaces. The popularity of these types of lifts does not show any signs of decreasing, and, with increasingly affordable options, many users are reaping the benefits of having one installed on their property.
--Nathan Massey 14:38, 15 Jan 2018 (BST)
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