A home elevator system is used to offer accessibility and custom mobility solutions in residential homes to those who are disabled or are challenged with climbing the stairs.
Home elevator systems are now also being installed in luxury residences, not only for those who are disabled or older, but for those who are anticipating the need for a home lift in the near future. Home elevators provide freedom and ways to access all parts of your lodging. They also allow the elderly or disabled to overcome the barriers of stairways and gives them the option of independent living.
Most traditional types of home elevator systems have the same basic features. Some of them include up to 50 feet of movement and five stops, three standard sizes, 950 pound capacity, and a certain speed. Depending on where you choose to get your elevator, there are usually four different types of panels for the wall to choose from. A few of those are veneer, melamine, raised wood and inset wood.
Other optional features you typically have have a handrail made of wood to match the panels, accordion car gates, digital indicators for floor positioning, a telephone, door interlocks, matching ceiling panels, handrails of brass or stainless steel and telephone cabinets. There are actually a whole lot of different options you have depending on where you choose to get your lift!
They require no separate machine room either, so it does not take up a whole lot of room in your home. You can usually have them installed almost anywhere in your home as well.
Another good thing about having a home elevator system installed in your home is that it dramatically increases the marketability of your home, should you ever decide to move and sell your home.
Stair lifts also provide a less expensive alternative to home elevator systems within your home. Stair lifts are good to have and are usually safe as well and do not require a whole lot of maintenance either when compared to a home elevator. They are being installed today more and more for the safety and comfort of the disabled and the elderly.