Once you’ve decided to get a home lift, there are some considerations to make before deciding exactly which one is right for you.
Installing a home lift is surprisingly cost effective when compared to other home mobility devices, but different types of lifts have different price tags. Decide early on what you hope to spend so you can maximise your budget by finding exactly the right lift for you and your home.
Consider your home and which rooms or areas would be a suitable location for your lift. Do you want your lift to be hidden away, travelling from cupboard to cupboard, or pride of place in the hallway? Maybe you would like your lift to be in the most frequently accessed rooms, for ease of use, travelling from lounge to bedroom. Or perhaps you need to access a difficult to reach mezzanine level in your home.
Home lifts can be installed in many different types of location around the house, whether it is in a stairwell, garage, corner or centre of a room, so it is worth getting creative when thinking about where your home lift will go. The location will also inform which particular lift you will choose, as some are discreet and compact, able to fit into smaller spaces, while others are larger, requiring more room.
Far from the medical-looking clunky machinery they used to be, modern home lifts are now available with beautiful, state of the art style, able to blend in to any interior. There are many designs of home lifts on the market, and you need to think about which one will suit the style of your home.
Many come with additional features such as decorative lighting, and some can be fully customised to fit into your home seamlessly. Weigh up whether you would like to have a sleek capsule shaped lift or a lift that comes with extra stylish design features, demanding to be the focal point of your space.
- Your own requirements
Of course one of the most important considerations to make to help you choose the right lift is your own requirements. For example, do you need the lift to fit a wheel chair, or should it be able to carry more than one person at a time. Lifts can be bought in different sizes to accommodate different needs, and having this at the forefront of your mind means you will choose the lift that suits you the best.
- Requirements of the home
Every home is unique, and some come with specific considerations that need to be taken into account when selecting the right lift. For example if a lift needs to travel through more than two floors there are brands of lift that can do this. Alternatively if the house has high ceilings, certain lifts are specially designed to reach higher heights. Once you know if your home has particular constraints you can find the lift which will work perfectly in your home.