We’ll let you in on a little known secret… a residential lift is an affordable luxury that can easily be installed into just about any home. And, the benefits are numerous.
Thanks to innovative new installation techniques, retrofitting stylish lifts into existing homes is a trend that’s on the rise.
Retrofitting a lift is straight-forward and requires minimal building work, and can add thousands to the value of a home. In fact, it is estimated that in the US incorporating a lift into a home can add 10 per cent to the value of the property.
In most Australian cities the real estate market is largely unstable, so many home-owners are choosing to invest in improving their home, to protect and enhance their biggest asset. They understand that buying and selling is expensive so they want to add substantial, long-term value to their home.
Doing the maths, it’s certainly more cost-effective to retrofit a private, purpose-designed and built home lift, than to move and have to pay agents fees, stamp duty and the like. And, there’s the prospect of moving to a less desirable location, leaving behind precious memories and close neighbours and friends.
Installing a home lift might seem indulgent to some. It is definitely a statement in luxury and architectural design, but beyond the aesthetic appeal there is the rationale of absolute convenience and forward thinking. The addition of a lift is a smart move towards ‘future proofing’ a home – enabling people to stay in the home they love, for longer. Afterall, Australia is an aging population and the Government continues to encourage us to stay in our homes.
Of course, there are situations where selling is unavoidable. And, the good news is that when it does come to selling, a multi-level home with a private lift instantly becomes more appealing and easier to market to a broader range of buyers.
Lift Shop has had the pleasure of working with a large number of customers over the years, being invited into much-loved homes to assess access possibilities and offer a range of solutions. The people we speak to are excited by the prospect that with a Lift Shop lift they get a solution that is as stylish as it is convenient.
Featuring aluminium or steel glass shafts, and a choice of custom finishes, every lift makes a statement. The lift is assembled onsite, without expensive cranes or roof removals, and it operates with a low pit, small headroom space and low power consumption.
Delivering a big impact with minimal fuss, it’s no wonder retrofitting residential lifts is taking off![