In today’s post let’s talk about the benefits of installing a home lift in your house.
There are several reasons why you might consider installing a home lift in your house, and you may have a few questions too.
This article will help you understand the benefits one will bring to your house and your life, and answer many of the questions you have.
The Benefits of a Home Lift
#1 Ease of movement
The most obvious benefit of a residential lift of this kind, is the ability it gives you to move around your home with ease.
If climbing stairs has become difficult or you need a wheelchair, then you’ll want to retain your independence in your home, and that’s exactly what a residential lift does.
Stiltz lifts are an ideal alternative to a stairlift or hydraulic home lift for example, and make living in your own home so much more accessible.
#2 Remain in your Home
A home lift gives you choice.
The choice of remaining in your own home even if the stairs are not accessible for you any longer. You’ll find that installing one ‘future proofs’ your home.
Many people find they are able to live a very full life in the family home because they’ve installed this feature.
#3 Freedom and Accessibility
Freedom and accessibility like this, means better physical and mental wellbeing.
The contentment and peace of mind for both you and your family is enormous. There’s no need to uproot and move to a single storey building. And no need to break the emotional connection you have to the home in which you still live.
#4 Home Lift Space Requirements
There are different types of lift but many can fit in a small home.
For example, the Stiltz Home Lift has a small footprint for a domestic lift – its compact footprint is less than a square metre (0.55m2).
There’s no need for a load bearing wall either. The dual rail system creates a completely self-supporting structure and a Stiltz lift doesn’t add any extra burden on a home due to this innovative system.
Many are remote controlled too, so adding to their ease of use.
And there’s not need to worry about power failures because many are equipped with a battery backup facility. Should the power fail whilst you’re in the lift, it will gently descend to the lowest floor in the home, and allow you to exit so you can wait until the power returns.
#5 Noise and Comfort
The noise levels might be very disruptive to a household if they exceed certain levels.
You might think they make as much noise as a stairlift, but in fact, due to no need for hydraulics or extra external mechanism they relatively quiet.
#6 Moving home? Take your Lift with you
After installing a residential lift in your house you may think it’s there to stay, but if you move home they are surprisingly simple to take with you. After all, there’s no machine room, drive system or shaft to worry about.
Should you decide to leave it in situ you may find that it’s added some value to your home. It will certainly be desirable to particular demographics and home buyers.
#7 Residential Lift power
You may be wondering how much power a lift needs. And you might be surprised by the answer.
A home lift, from Stiltz for example, is powered by a 13amp power socket like any other home appliance and actually uses no more power than a kettle or toaster.
How much does a home lift cost?
Most lift companies will visit your home and provide a personal quote depending on your property and the requirements.
Do I need planning permission to install a home lift?
It’s always best to check with your local authority before undertaking the installation of a lift.
However, the maximum requirement needed to install a Stiltz Home Lift in your home is a standard building notice application which involves an inspection by an authorised independent body, usually during the building phase.
Is a Home Lift easy to install?
The building work required is minimal and not invasive. The most disruption you may need is a builder to cut and trim the aperture in which the lift sits.
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