Have you decided to install a home elevator? It can be a wonderful addition to your home, making it easier for anyone to move to different floors of your home with ease. Home elevators can give people much-needed independence that can be hard to maintain when it gets tougher to move around. If you do decide to install one, though, a big consideration that comes into play is the budget for this elevator.
Home elevators are a large investment, and you don’t want to spend more money than necessary when getting one installed. That’s why, today, we’ll help you figure out how to make the best budget for your home elevator.
Retrofit or New Build?
Getting a home elevator is much easier when you’re just starting to build a new home. This is because the elevator can be seamlessly integrated into the building’s design from the beginning. Elevators tend to be the more economical option when comparing them to retrofits, which could require you to remove some walls and excavate through some concrete, both of which add up in cost.
If you want to minimize costs that come with retrofitting, think about getting an MRL installation that uses less space and doesn’t have the burden of needing to create a dedicated machine room.
Where to Install Your Home Elevator?
When you’re building a house, you have the flexibility to install your home elevator pretty much wherever you choose because the dimensions of the house have not been established yet. This is a big deal, especially if you’re installing larger elevators, such as hydraulic variants.
When picking out a home elevator, the location of your elevator will determine what models will fit where you want it to go. It can help to consult an elevator installation company in this situation. They will know what kinds of elevators you could install, and which ones will fit best with your budget, while still working within the dimensions you’ve specified.
Think About the Size of Your House
When building a home elevator, the size of your house plays a big role in the overall plan. Homes with elevators have at least two stories, as you’ll need a stop for each level of your house. Each stop adds onto the cost of your elevator, so make sure the floors are considered before you start the installation.
Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!
For over a decade, 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!