We are moving less often. In the last two decades, people on average moved every 20 years. In the 90s, it was every nine years. This change now means people are buying and building homes to live in for many years to come, with many introducing lifts to cater for their future.
People looking for their forever home want to ensure the house is future-proofed to cover every stage of life. The rise of future-proofing and the trend for building high specification luxury homes sees developers and owners alike including the convenience of a lift.
A practical yet luxurious design statement
A lift is an ultimate statement, a lifestyle choice and useful addition. This luxury not only boosts the price of a home but also makes it more attractive, creating a one-of-a-kind focal point.
Lifts provide a fantastic practical purpose, for many, continuing to live in the same house as they age is important, as is the ease of moving groceries between floors and it’s not just people-moving lifts that play their role. As the trend grows for new townhouses with several floors, service lifts (or dumbwaiters) are regaining popularity due to their smallness and installation ease.
The different types of home lifts
Properties come in all shapes and sizes — and so do lifts. In a new dwelling, a lift can be part of an architect’s plans. In an existing home, there is a need to place the lift around the current house layout. The choices are endless and broadly fall into these categories:
- Lifts: up to five people can travel between floors with a choice of door options, finishes and configurations.
- Through-floor lifts: up to two people travel between the ground and first floor, best suited to smaller spaces.
- Service lifts and dumbwaiters: transporting food, groceries and goods between floors, ideal for properties with three or more floors, or where the kitchen, garage or dining area are on different levels.
What to consider
Narrow your search and consider if it will take people or goods, how many floors of travel and space you have. Along with a few further considerations:
- When planning new developments, speak to the lift company to help find the perfect product.
- For an existing home, get a lift survey to identify the best solution.
- Choosing the style of the lift, from glass shafts, custom walls, door options, to bespoke flooring. Make your lift a sleek and stylish addition as well as a life-long practical choice.
- Lift installations will likely require building work, depending on the type.
Whatever your requirement, Stannah can supply all these product types. To enable an easy decision, we guide you through the complete process. With your perfect lift chosen, installation is a few days, then it is ready for use — with the reassurance of local service, nationwide. The possibilities of home lifts are endless, taking homeowners, family and guests, or goods, around a home.
For more information contact Stannah on 01264 343692 or visit their website.
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