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Home Elevator Vs. Stair Lift: Which is Better for Your Fulton, Maryland Home?

Posted on December 3, 2018

Your Fulton home is everything you’ve ever dreamed of, but as you continue aging in place, your abilities are changing. This means that you may have to make adjustments to your home so that it is more accessible and easier to get around. Home elevators and stair lifts are both great options for increasing mobility around the home. Whether you reside in Fulton, Highland, Clarksville, Ellicott City, Glenwood or surrounding areas in Howard County, here is some helpful information on both options so that you can decide which best suits your lifestyle needs.

Home Elevator

Residential elevators are a great way to make it easy to get around your Fulton home. They are a smart investment, but also a big one as well. A home elevator is a big remodeling project, which will make it more costly and time-consuming than a stair lift. However, a home elevator will increase the value of your Howard County home where a stair lift is something your Realtor will ask you to remove before putting your house on the market. A home elevator can be installed anywhere that there is space rather than having to use the stairs, giving you more freedom to choose where you want to place it. In comparison to a stair lift, a home elevator will take a lot more time and money to install, but that money will be realized in an increase in home value in the long run.

Stair Lift

A stair lift is designed to help people get up and down the steps with ease. It is an automatic chair that is installed on a stairwell and moves people from floor to floor. A great benefit of a stair lift is that remodeling is rarely ever required because most of them can be used for any type of staircase. A straight staircase stair lift can be installed quickly, taking no longer than a week or two for acquisition and installation. Unfortunately once there is a turn in the staircase the stair lift goes from a commodity adjusted in the field to a custom-made product for your house. The price rises exponentially. A straight stair lift solution is a sub $5,000.00 project. A curved stair lift can run from the mid-teen to the mid-twenties as tun key project. Compared to a home elevator, stair lifts are a quick and more affordable option, but won’t add much style or value to your Fulton home.

Contact Signature Elevator & Accessible Design Today for Your Accessible Home Design!

Signature Elevators & Accessible Design, LLC works with leading manufacturers to provide you with the beautiful residential elevator that you need. Located in Rockville, MD and serving Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia areas, we have years of experience with incorporating elevators into multi-story homes and working with customers to ensure the elevator meets their specific needs. With styles from modern tubes to wood paneled cabs, Signature Elevators has all the tools you need to build the perfect elevator for your home! Visit our website or contact us at (301)-251-1659 for more information. The manufacturers we represent are:

Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators https://www.vacuumelevators.com/

Stiltz Lifts https://www.stiltzlifts.com/

Waupaca Elevators https://www.waupacaelevator.com/

Cambridge Elevating http://www.cambridgeelevating.com/




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