One way of catering for the needs of those with mobility problems, whilst at the same time adding an attractive and interesting feature within your home, is to install a residential elevator. There are a wide range of available products that can be specially designed in order to reflect the aesthetic of your house at a surprisingly low cost. A residential elevator provides you the freedom to easily navigate your house in comfort and style.
You should consider the option of a residential elevator no matter what stage of development your house may currently be in. If you are starting from scratch and planning on building a new home to take into consideration any elderly or handicapped residents, then a residential elevator will allow you to include further space with additional floors that can still be fully accessed by everyone. If you are looking to install a residential elevator into your existing home then this need not be a problem, as you can choose from a number of available options that will suit any dwelling.
Different residential elevators will utilize different mechanisms. A hydraulic system uses fluid to drive a piston up or down, carrying the elevator cab. A winding drum system consists of a motor driven drum at the top of the elevator shaft which then pulls or releases a cable attached to the elevator cab, moving it up or down. Similar to this is the counter-weighted residential elevator which will have the elevator cab joined to a counter-weight which is lowered and raised, suspending the cab at the necessary place along the shaft. Finally, there is the pneumatic residential elevator system, which has no additional mechanisms to directly pull the cab but manipulates the air pressure in the shaft to raise and lower the elevator.
Residential elevators can be installed more easily than you may expect and are becoming increasingly affordable. Installing a residential elevator will allow your whole family to access every part of your house in safety and comfort.