Tag: home

Residential Elevator Needs

Residential elevators are elevators that are used in the home. They can include stair chairs, lifts, dumbwaiters, and passenger elevators. Many homeowners choose residential elevators because of their speed, convenience, and flexibility. They can be used for a variety of things. You can transport food and drink between floors in a dumbwaiter. You can transport… Read more »

The Origin of the Dumbwaiter

Dumbwaiters are a pretty neat invention, but they look a lot different now than they did back when they originated. The dumbwaiters of today look like small freight elevators; not so decades and centuries ago. In a nutshell, the modern dumbwaiter in a home is a small lift that works by remote-controlled electric operation, moving… Read more »

Which Elevator is Best for Home?

If you are contemplating adding an elevator to your home, you may understandably be feeling a bit overwhelmed with the choices that are out there. That’s why we’re here to go over which elevators are best for residential purposes and why. When choosing the best home elevator for you, here are some factors to consider:… Read more »

Benefits of Wheelchair Accessible Lifts in the Home

The decision to age in place is increasingly common among today’s older adults. Those with mobility problems know how difficult it can be to navigate a home that they used to be able to sprint around with ease. Wheelchair lifts may be the answer for those with temporary or permanent mobility problems. If those problems… Read more »

What a Residential Elevator Can Do for Your Home

Think an elevator for your home seems extravagant? Well, think again. It’s actually quite a practical idea for anyone of any age. From seniors with limited mobility to large families to those who host guests frequently, a residential elevator brings many benefits to young and old. Here, we will go over the benefits of home… Read more »

How Much Does It Cost to Put an Elevator in a House?

Whether you’re a busy family, an aging retiree, or a caregiver for a parent, you may have considered putting in an elevator to ease the physical and logistical burdens that come with running a household. Your next thought, after how convenient it would be, will likely be “how much will it cost?” It’s a great… Read more »

When is the Best Time to Install a Home Elevator?

In short: anytime is a good time to install a home elevator! However, there are certain life changes and events that make the addition of a home elevator a perfect solution to a problem. The best time to install a home elevator is when… Your family is growing and you can’t keep up with the… Read more »

Signs You Should Invest in an Elevator

Owning a large home can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. It can be exhausting walking up and down one or more flights of stairs, especially when saddled with trays of food, laundry baskets, sports equipment and luggage. Have you thought about making things easier on yourself and investing in an… Read more »

Budgeting for a Home Elevator

Just like any other home improvement or addition, it’s important to come up with an overall elevator budget to ensure you stay within your intended spending limit. From simple dumbwaiters and stair chairs to wheelchair lifts and passenger elevators, there are many considerations to make when choosing a residential elevator. Pricing for residential elevators typical… Read more »

Aging at Home: How Mowrey Can Help

More and more seniors are deciding to age in place, which means they’re opting to stay in their homes rather than downsize into an assisted living facility, senior home community or nursing home. According to the AARP, 90 percent of seniors intend to continue living in their current homes for the next five to 10… Read more »