Summary: A home elevator may be considered a luxury to some but it may be a necessity for others. Planning for a residential elevator is good investment for the future.
As an owner builder saving tens of thousands of dollars, you have the luxury of investigating options such as a home elevator for your house.
Anyone contemplating a new home or custom home might want to look into home elevators.
Consider the following:
While in the home design stage of building your new home you can provide the space required for a residential elevator as you design your house. All that most home elevators will require for installation are 2 stacked (one above the other) closets.
You can use the closets now as closets until you (or a future buyer) need an elevator.
Below you can see just how easy 2 closets can become a home elevator.
By planning now for a future home elevator, designers, architects, contractors, developers, home builders, and home owners can add value to their new home for pennies now and future-proof that home for accessibility forever.
An elevator installed now may seem to be a luxury, and even frivolous. If you become disabled or grow old, it’s priceless!