Posted on April 9, 2021
Here at Signature Elevators & Accessible Design, we believe that every homeowner should take accessibility seriously. It always pays to be thinking ahead. You never know just when your mobility might become compromised, or when you might have to host someone in a wheelchair. If you’re looking to make your Annapolis, Maryland home more wheelchair-friendly, you should consider these modifications!
Before you can think about accessibility on the interior of your home, you might want to give some thought to the exterior. What can you do to make it so that an individual in a wheelchair can enter your home?
Obviously, ramps are the most popular solution to this conundrum. But there are plenty of others. One of these is a porch lift—an option we are particularly fond of for Annapolis homeowners. You can think of this as an outdoor elevator that can lift a wheelchair up from the ground to your porch and into your home.
Porch lifts are designed specifically with wheelchair users in mind. But they aren’t just wheelchair-friendly; anyone with compromised mobility can make use of this modification to your home.
Most homeowners are familiar with stair lifts. While these are a great option for those who struggle to get up and down stairs, they aren’t always the best option for individuals in wheelchairs. They require the individual to get out of their wheelchair to sit on the lift.
This is where chair lifts come in. You can think of these as the indoor equivalents of your porch lifts. You can wheel the entire chair onto the lift, and easily travel between floors.
Still, many homes in the Annapolis area don’t have enough room around their staircases to accommodate a chair lift. Thankfully, there are other options that are more forgiving in terms of space.
There are countless home elevators on the market that can help make your Annapolis home more wheelchair-friendly. Here at Signature Elevators & Accessible Design, we can install them all.
You might think that your home is too small to accommodate a home elevator, but you’d be amazed at just how small their footprints can be. The state-of-the-art pneumatic vacuum elevator, for instance, can be installed in nearly any home!
Are you looking to make your Annapolis home more wheelchair-friendly? We can make it happen. Just give us a call!
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/