Experience the future of accessibility and convenience at your fingertips when you decide to invest in a home lift. However, before you unlock a world of possibilities for your home and your lifestyle, at Home Lift Experts, many customers ask us how do they know which domestic lift is right for their house?
Choosing the right type of home lift is a crucial decision that depends on various factors, including your specific needs, budget, available space, and design preferences. Here are some key considerations to help you decide which type of home lift is the best fit for your home and way of living.
- Purpose and Requirements
Start by identifying the primary purpose of the home lift. Are you installing it for improved accessibility due to mobility challenges, or is it primarily for convenience and luxury? Understanding your specific requirements will guide your choice
- Space Availability
Assess the available space in your home. Different types of home lifts have varying space requirements. A traction lift, for instance, may require a dedicated pit, machine room and more, while a through floor lift, such as the Stiltz home lift, is self-supporting and moves between the floor on dual rails with an integrated motor, typically requiring a very compact footprint for space. Ensure that the domestic lift you choose can be accommodated within your home’s layout.
Your budget plays a significant role in determining the type of home lift you can install. Home lifts are available in a range of price points, some more than expensive others due to their construction requirements. Other ‘plug and play’ domestic lifts can be much more cost effective as they arrive in modular pieces and are built up in-situ with not much more than a ceiling opening required to get started.
- Design Preferences
Consider your interior design preferences. UK domestic lifts are available in various styles and finishes. Some can be customised to match your home’s décor seamlessly. If aesthetics is a priority, choose a lift that aligns with your design vision. Added to this, the design functionality can be varied and extra practical – including features such as the ‘thru-car’ particularly useful for wheelchair users who want to enter on one side and exit on the other without awkward maneuvering.
- Technology and Features
Modern home lifts often come with advanced technology and features. Many offers remote control access, emergency communications, energy efficiency, battery back-up, small footprint and quiet travel. Some even self-support and plug straight into a standard domestic plug socket.