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What to Consider Before Adding a Residential Elevator to Your Home

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Getting older is a beautiful part of life and a residential elevator can make the transition more comfortable

Adding a residential elevator to your home is the perfect solution if your mobility and accessing your home has become a challenge. It’s a viable option that homeowners have been benefiting from for quite some time. Each home and homeowner is different, so there are some considerations to make before adding a residential elevator to your home. Here are three things that we think you should consider and keep in mind. 

Do You Have Ample Space for a Residential Elevator?

Our residential elevators are custom, meaning that we can tailor them to fit the space that you have. One common misconception is that you need to own a mansion for a residential elevator to fit in your home and work for your needs. When residential elevators first emerged, wealthy homeowners utilized these devices the most. However, fast forward to 2020, and you’ll discover that any homeowner can benefit from a home elevator. With that in mind, you should still consider the amount of space you have and the construction and layout of your home. A stairlift or wheelchair lift may end up being the better option.

Does Aging in Place Matter to You? 

For some, adding home modifications to their home means that they’re coming to terms with getting older. Getting older is a part of life, and it is a beautiful thing. We even have an entire blog about the beauty of aging. If aging in place (which simply means staying in your own home as you age) is a goal that you’d like to accomplish, then you should indeed consider adding a residential elevator or the other lifts that we provide to your home. The point is that regardless of your age or stage in life, you should be comfortable in your home. 

Does Resale Value Matter to You?

Home elevators can increase the resale value of a property. Making this beneficial and permanent modification to a home will indeed be attractive to buyers in general, but especially for those who want an accessible home. If this is something that you’d like to achieve, then you should think about the location of your home. If your home is an area where an older demographic resides, then there is a high chance that they’ll appreciate a residential elevator. 

If “yes” was your answer to any of these questions, and you’re considering adding a residential elevator to your home, then give us a call. 

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

For 14 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
    • Phone: 410-238-2555
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    • Business Hours:
      Monday–Friday: 8am–5pm
    • MHIC #123888
    • Elevators Contractors License #1186
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