Your house should feel comfortable for you, now and in the future. Comfort does not just have to do with how the house looks or whether you have well-designed furniture, but also with whether you can move around safely and confidently and can welcome others into your home. Having a home elevator in your house can help you with this. You may be unsure whether an elevator is the right choice for you right now, so we have included in this post some points for you to think about.
Right now you might not need an elevator for getting up and down your floors, but if you have the space and opportunity to install one now, you will benefit in the future in several potential ways. If you are planning on staying in your home past retirement, for one, having an elevator put in when it might be most convenient and financially possible for you will save you the trouble of having to get one installed later. Perhaps by the time you do need an elevator, it will seem more convenient to move out of your home rather than install one–which might not be your preferred choice then. Just like you are saving a retirement fund now, home elevators in Vancouver can be an investment in your future.
If you are not sure if you will keep your house for many years to come, having an elevator installed could add value to it. Canada in particular has an aging population, so if you decide to sell in the future, you may find that your home elevator gains the attention of people who want a house your size or in your location but cannot manage stairs very well.
Even if you do not currently need the elevator for yourself, you have a lot of options for what you could do with it now. Putting a door, of whatever style fits your home, in front of the elevator can conceal it to look like a closet. If your laundry room is on a different floor from your bedrooms, you could use the elevator to transport laundry to save yourself the strain on your knees from bringing heavy items up and down stairs. Carrying heavy items on the stairs can cause future health problems to build. Adding a home elevator can also make your space more welcoming to family members or friends who could benefit from it.
This decision is one you should discuss with your family, and at Home Elevators Of BC, we are here to discuss your options with you as well if you live around the Lower Mainland or on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. We hope this post has given you some points to consider.