Tag: residential

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 »

What is the Difference Between a Lift and an Elevator?

You may find yourself using the terms lift and elevator interchangeably, but actually there are differences between the two. Those differences lie mostly in design and cost. An elevator and some lifts (depending on the lifting height) requires a shaft, which is a wall enclosure surrounding the cab and the machinery. Generally, lifts are more… Read more »

What are the Different Types of Elevators?

From stair chairs to wheelchair lifts and everything in between, there are many different types of elevators for homes and businesses. There are also various ways of powering elevators, such as hydraulic and electric traction or cable-driven elevators. Let’s go over some of the types here. Commercial Passenger Elevators These are designed for commercial use… 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 »

Using a Dumbwaiter Safely

Dumbwaiters may have a funny name but they offer many great conveniences for today’s homeowner, from assistance with transportation of anything from food to laundry to sports equipment. However, there are quite a few things to remember to help properly maintain and use a dumbwaiter: Read the owner’s manually completely before operating. Adhere to regular… 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 »

Home Elevator Myths and Facts Explained

Whether you’re an existing home owner or a buyer looking for that perfect house, you may be wondering what it entails to install or manage a residential elevator. We will straighten it all out for you with our myths and facts about home elevators. Home elevators are becoming more and more popular as they offer… Read more »

Can a Residential Elevator Improve Rentals?

As the owner or manager of a rental complex, you may wonder how you can fill more units and get more tenants. You may have made some improvements to the units themselves, or even spruced up the lobby and added security. But if you don’t have an elevator already and your complex is more than… Read more »

Private Residence Elevators – Safety

Having a private elevator in your home is a convenience that many homeowners appreciate. However, safety is still of paramount importance, just like it is with commercial elevators. Go over these safety tips before having an elevator installed in your home and review them periodically with everyone in the home. Make sure your residential elevator… Read more »