With innovative and compact space saving designs elevators have now become common place in homes throughout North America. They are ideal for convenience, mobility and safe access. With new technology residential elevators are now also more affordable and easier than ever to fit in your home. If mobility around your home has become difficult a residential elevator can make all the difference. Also since aging in place is ideal planning to future proof your home can be a great investment. Modern elevators are now available in shaftless models taking up less space. A small residential elevator is ideal and easier to incorporate into existing home.
The process of buying a home elevator.
When planning to buy a home elevator there are a few things to consider. How much does a home elevator cost? How much space will it take up in my home? How long will it take to install an elevator? While the prospect of installing an elevator in your home might seem like a great deal of work it can actually be fairly straightforward with the right planning.
To begin it is important to look at the process as two seperate stages, the construction and the actual elevator installation. If you would like to keep the cost down, have limited space and minimize the construction, plan for a shaftless elevator. These types of elevators are designed for 2- stops and upto 13′ of travel. They are available in two sizes, a standard model and a wheelchair model. Residential elevators dimensions and specifications. As shown in this picture the floor framing will need to be modified for an opening to allow the elevator to travel between landings. The elevator will also need a dedicated outlet and a phone line.