If you want value, functionality, and next-level luxury all wrapped into one within your in-home elevator, then you will want to look into investing in a panoramic glass home elevator. Savaria’s Vuelift panoramic glass home elevator design encapsulates that sentiment and is primed to take your home elevator and luxury needs to the next level.
Including an integrated hoistway, the elevator has round or octagonal profiles as well as a winding drive with aircraft-engineered cables for a smooth ride that is ideal for homeowners looking for a sense of stability and opulence in their home elevator.
In this article, we’ll go over some more details about why you should have an elevator in your home and what you can expect when you purchase your own.
Why have a home elevator
Home elevators are great for individuals that have disabilities as well as those that just want to add an extra bit of luxury to their homes. With residential elevators getting more and more popular, it is easy to see why they are not only ideal for convenience and mobility, but can also include an added style element that makes them a very unique part of your home. It is not every day that you wander into a house with a home elevator and having one can make the experience of visiting and owning a home that much more unique.
Home elevators are great for a variety of reasons including:
Convenience and comfort: Extra convenience that allows you to go up and down the home without having to deal with the additional strain that comes from lifting heavy items like groceries, luggage, and laundry can be a great relief to your muscles and joints and will be a benefit to you in the long term. Additionally, a design that doesn’t take up too much space can be ideal for those that want to have an elevator for movement issues but don’t want it to be a cumbersome part of the floor plan.
Independence: If you have medical issues that might be aggravated by having to go up and down the elevator to get to upstairs rooms, then having an elevator can be a great help. If a single trip or fall can land you in the emergency room and needing months of physical therapy, then an elevator can be a great preventative measure against this. You will be able to maintain your independence without having to rely on exterior help or services to get around.
Schedule maintenance: As we have just noted, a fall can completely derail the schedule of your life. It can also force you to rely on the schedules of others in order to get help in order to move around. By having an elevator and preventing something like a fall, you can maintain your day-to-day activities without worrying about a lifestyle-altering situation.
Luxury: At the end of the day, not many other people can say that they have an elevator in their home. Elevators are also a great addition to the style and quality of the home. Just make sure that you are investing in an elevator that is made from top-quality materials and is designed in such a way as to add to the overall quality of the home and not as an eyesore to the house.
What to expect when purchasing an elevator
Having an elevator in your home is unlike having any other utility in your home. As a utility that traverses multiple stories, it is not confined to one space yet it takes up a lot of space and is a fairly large object. There are a few things you should expect when you decide to purchase an elevator including:
Installation: The cost of installation and what is required for proper installation to happen is dependent on the property itself rather than the elevator you are choosing. As not all homes come in a standard, cookie-cutter shape, sometimes it is necessary to make adjustments to the elevator in order to properly fit it with all of its needed functionalities in your home. This can require an additional cost to what the company is already providing.
Maintenance needs: Having basic elevator maintenance is necessary if you want to make sure that your elevator can be used over a period of years or even decades. While most elevators can operate without maintenance, it is important to have scheduled updates just in case anything might not be working properly and may contribute to a potential accident. It helps to have a regular schedule planned out in advance that can make sure the elevator is properly maintained as well as keep you at ease.
Safety: Making sure you have a regular maintenance schedule is one of the major priorities when it comes to making sure your elevator is operating safely. Routine inspections and regular updates are paramount to making sure the elevator works properly and is safe for all who use it.
If you are in the market to purchase an elevator, you will want to make sure that you go through the right dealer that has a wide range of experience in panoramic elevator installation, maintenance, and safety. If you want a gorgeous design as well as a safe product, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today at 732-655-2440. We look forward to hearing from you!