The Benefits of Adding a Lift to Your Home Renovation Plans
Adding a lift to your home renovation plans can be a major upgrade that provides a range of benefits for you and your family.
The top 5 benefits or having a residential lift installed include:
1 – Improved Accessibility
One of the most significant benefits of adding a lift to your home is that it makes your home more accessible. If you or a family member have limited mobility or use a wheelchair, a lift can provide a convenient and safe way to move between floors. It can also help you remain in your family home for many more years, delaying the need to move or downsize, faciliating ageing in place.
2 – Increased Home Value
Adding a lift to your home renovation plans can increase the value of your property significantly. A lift is a sought-after feature that can set your home apart from others in the market, making it more desirable to potential buyers.
3 – More Space
A lift can create more space in your home by eliminating the need for stairs. This can be especially beneficial if you have a small home, as a lift can allow you to maximize your living space. However, in practice we find that most homes that install a lift, also retain a stairwell.
4 – Convenience
A lift can make your daily life more convenient. If you’re carrying heavy items, a lift can eliminate the need to carry them up or down stairs. This can be used on a daily basis to transport laundry, groceries and any other items between floors.
5 – Enhanced Safety
A lift can enhance the safety of your home. If you have young children, a lift can eliminate the risk of falls on stairs. Additionally, a lift can make it easier for older adults to navigate their home safely. We installed a lift for a couple a couple of years ago that had a very large mastiff dog that was experiencing mobility issues with the stairs. The dog was simply too big to carry, so they used the lift to take him upstairs and down again.
How much does installing a lift cost?
The cost of a residential lift can vary widely depending on a number of factors, such as the type of lift, the size of the lift, and the complexity of the installation.
Generally speaking, a residential lift can cost around $20,000 to $30,000 (at the time of writing!). Most people assume the estimate cost of a lift to be much higher, however the more affordable range of residential lifts now available make this an altogether more feasible option than in the past. There are of course top of the range lifts and the price can go right up to $100,000 plus.
Adding a lift to your home renovation plans can be a valuable upgrade that provides a range of benefits. From improved accessibility and increased home value to enhanced safety and convenience, a lift is a worthwhile investment that can improve your quality of life for years to come.