Need A Lift?

Posted on: 24 September 2018

Are you at a time in your life when you need to make some major decisions regarding your living accommodations? For example, has your house gotten too large for your needs? Perhaps you love your home so much that you can't even think about moving away from it. It might be that you live in a two-story home and getting up those stairs has become extremely difficult for you. 

Or, it might be that you're handling the stairs just fine, but your spouse isn't. It could even be that you now have an elderly parent living with you and he or she can't even take one of those steps leading to what you plan for his or her bedroom. From installing an in-house elevator to making your downstairs into your main living area, here are some ideas that might help you. 

In-House Elevator - When you were a little kid you probably got a big kick out of pushing the buttons in elevators when you went to the doctor or to another place of business. If you purchase an elevator for your house, that's all you'll need to do to get upstairs. Push a button and the elevator that is attached to the handrail will take a passenger upstairs and downstairs while he or she sits comfortably in a small seat.

Or, if you have the space, you could actually install a regular elevator like the ones you see in buildings. You can even customize it to complement the style of your house. When you purchase the elevator, the salespeople will more than likely install it very quickly and will provide maintenance anytime you need it. You'll probably be surprised at how affordable it is to have an elevator in your home.

Tweak The Downstairs - Whether or not you install an elevator in your home, still consider making some changes that will make life easier for you or for the person who is having trouble maneuvering the stairs. For example, can you turn your family room into a bedroom and use the living room for things like watching television, playing board games and other things that you and your family members enjoy doing? Another idea is to keep the family room the way it is, except for replacing your regular sofa with a sofa bed or a futon that can be used for naps and during the night. 

For more information, contact your local elevator service.