When you are thinking of buying or renovating a home, it’s important to look into the future and envision what life may be like in five, ten, twenty or thirty years.
If you live in a multi-storey home, a home lift is something you may want to seriously consider into your design. Not only is it a stylish addition to your home, it also serves many practical functions. While these may not be so important to you now, they could well be vital for you and your family’s future.
Many things may change, and it’s vital that your home design is prepared for these changes – it’s where you spend the majority of your time, after all. For instance, perhaps you will have children or grandchildren in the home, or you’ll be less mobile as you move into older age.
Think about if you have children, or have young relatives visiting frequently. It’s not practical to drag a stroller up some stairs whereas a home lift designed into your home means you can keep a baby happily in a pram while you move upstairs in the lift to the room of your choice. This provides a whole lot of flexibility – why shouldn’t you be able to make full use of your upstairs rooms, and why should a tired parent have to carry a heavy baby and its items all the way up? A residential lift design provides a simple and no-fuss solution to this problem.
It’s also important to recognise that as you get older, you may not be able to jog as spritely up the stairs as you could before. If you find yourself with problems such as arthritis or even confined to a wheelchair, a home lift means that you can retain your freedom and mobility around your home. There’s no need to undertake a costly move into a signle storey property when a home lift is such a straightforward and practical option. It also makes your home more welcoming for anybody else facing challenges such as limited mobility.
It’s not hard to install a home lift – it doesn’t take any big and intrusive design changes to your home and they look fantastic. You can also have a significant say over your home lift design – look and feel, as they are fully customisable when it comes to wall and floor colours, doors and accessories.
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