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4 Practical Reasons to Invest in a Home Elevator

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A home elevator can have a variety of great benefits!

Once upon a time, an in-home elevator was something you’d only see on television about how the rich and famous live. As the cost of materials and technology has decreased, home elevators have become a resource that’s accessible to more and more people. Here are some great reasons to consider adding a home elevator to your residence.

Mobility and Convenience

Elevators aren’t just helping people who need mobility assistance, though they certainly are ideal for that. If you currently have your laundry area in the basement, imagine how much easier it would be to get that dirty laundry all the way down, and the clean laundry back up to the second floor if you had an elevator instead of multiple flights of stairs. Or if you wanted to add new furniture, which can be bulky or heavy,  to the second-floor living areas; an elevator would make that much easier than taking it up a flight of stairs.

Safety and Security

A home elevator can mean a safer home. For older people and children alike, stairs can be dangerous to maneuver, and a safe and easy to use elevator is a great alternative. A home elevator can also be incorporated into your larger home security system. You could be able to limit access and use of the elevator to restrict access to some parts of the house.

Style and Efficiency

Even though they are no longer as expensive as they once were, elevators are still viewed as a luxury item. If you’re looking for a really unique item to add to your home, an elevator would be it! Home elevators are available in numerous styles to fit any home aesthetic, from classic elegance to modern chic. They also often take up less room than traditional stairs, since they can be tucked into unused space or even added as an addition on the outside of the structure.

Increased Property Value

While most people only think about how they might need or use an elevator in their own life, it can also be a good investment even if you don’t need it yourself at the current time. This is because a home elevator increases your property value and may make it easier to find a buyer when you do decide to sell. Home buyers, more and more, are looking for homes designed with “aging in place” in mind. A home elevator makes your home a better option for folks who may think they’re limited to a rancher for a home that will still suite them when they’re older.

Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!

For 11 years, Preferred Elevator has served residents in Central Maryland, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. You can rely on our experienced home installation team and quality products.

For our commercial elevator clients, we also provide annual inspections of your equipment to adhere to standards established by the state of Maryland. During these inspections, we make sure that your commercial mobility product is functioning correctly and efficiently. We’ll also go over all safety devices and customized features offered within your plan!

Get in touch with us! Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8 am -5 pm. Reach us by phone at 410-238-2555, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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    • 7110 Golden Ring Road
      Suite 102
      Essex, MD 21221
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