Nationwide, residential elevators — ranging from small shaftless units that can be hidden almost anywhere to large and ornate lifts that are immediate attention-grabbers — are becoming much more popular and more common.

While there are a number of great reasons to install a residential elevator, perhaps the most important one is your family. If you live in a multi-generational household, your biggest consideration might be your family’s comfort level and overall wellbeing.

For many multi-generational families, residential elevators offer convenience, comfort and functionality that stairs or stair lifts simply can’t.

Convenience for your loved ones

No matter how old they are, your family will find an elevator in your home to be a huge convenience over climbing up and down stairs repeatedly. With a push of a button, a once arduous — and potentially dangerous — walk up the stairs transforms into a quick and easy ride.

And just think about the convenience of a home elevator for your four-legged members of the family, even if they can’t operate the lift! As dogs get older, it becomes harder and more painful for them to go up and down stairs, but hopping on an elevator with you will make it easier for your furry companions to keep up with you as they grow older.

Long-term security and comfort

With a residential elevator installed, you never have to worry about members of your family getting hurt on the stairs again, and it gives them the peace of mind they need to come and go around the house as they please.

It’s hard — if not impossible — to put a price tag on that kind of feeling of security and comfort in your home.

That’s a level of independence that makes it possible for our elderly parents and grandparents to be self-sufficient enough to stay in your home and not go to a senior living facility, keeping them comfortable in your home and with your family for years to come.

And with a regular maintenance contract for your home elevator, you don’t have to worry about damage from regular wear-and-tear on your unit.

Unparalleled functionality

We’ve covered how residential elevators can make your multi-generational family feel more at home and comfortable, but there’s another aspect to the equation: functionality.

Home elevators can be used for much more than taking yourself from floor to floor. Remember, they’re great for moving furniture, taking your guests’ luggage and just giving you a helping hand by lifting other heavy everyday objects. For older members of the family, taking this extra strain off their backs could be a total lifesaver.

When you’re thinking about installing a residential elevator, consider the normal questions — where will it fit, how will it fit with my design, etc. — but also consider the effect it can have on your family, especially if you live in a multi-generational household.

For those in the central Arizona area, Celtic Elevator is your one-stop for all your elevator needs, ranging from new installations to regular maintenance to elevator evaluations. Give them a call today for a free estimate on your new home elevator installation.