Here at Elevators Ltd, we recognise that the internet offers homeowners instant results to the questions that they may have about our industry. Unfortunately, there is an abundance of incorrect and misleading information available online that can cause potential clients to make an expensive investment that isn’t suitable for their property or their budget. In order to set the record straight once and for all, we’ve decided to bust some of the big myths about residential elevators. Read on to find out more…
Myth: A home elevator takes up a lot of unnecessary space
Although it is safe to say that a home elevator isn’t an investment for the faint hearted, they are considerably smaller than a traditional passenger elevator and this means that homeowners do not need to worry about a lack of space affecting their installation. In fact, most people tend to hide a residential elevator behind a regular door whilst retaining their original staircase which means that most visitors do not even know they are there unless informed because they are so compact.
Myth: Installing and maintaining a home elevator is expensive
Since a residential elevator installation involves the implementation of a shaft within the floors of a home, the price of this service is bound to be steep. With this said, this upfront fee is a one-time commitment and as long as the mechanics are well-maintained and inspected regularly, many homeowners tend not to suffer from expensive faults and repair work later down the line.
Myth: Residential elevators are a pointless investment
Traditional British households tend to have very steep and narrow staircases which can make navigating the different floors of a property very difficult for some homeowners, particularly those that are dependent on a wheelchair. In fact, many people end up confined to the ground floor of their home! As a result, a residential elevator can provide the accessibility necessary in order to allow homeowners to regain their independence again as they are large enough to comfortably fit a wheelchair inside, making them an essential tool for the disabled.
A residential elevator is not only one of the most popular modernisation tools on the market, they are incredibly important when it comes to accessibility. After all, wheelchair bound homeowners shouldn’t have to be confined to the bottom floor of their property. To find out more information about our range of residential elevators, get in contact with the best lift company around and speak to a member of the Elevators Ltd team today!