Tag: residential

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 »

Reasons You Want to Install a Residential Lift/Elevator

Got a home with multiple levels? Are you tired of navigating up and down several flights of stairs a day? Do you entertain a lot and need an efficient way to get appetizers and drinks to your guests? You could benefit from installing a residential lift or elevator in your home. And believe it or… 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 »

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 »

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 »