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When Should You Consider Buying a Home Elevator?

When we imagine a home elevator, we quickly think of luxurious mansions full of ostentation and dazzling features. However, home lifts are becoming more and more common, and for good reason. They are extremely useful and can make a world of difference in our daily lives.

There are several reasons and timings that should make you consider buying one, and we are going to get into that. But before you get scared away by the damages it might do to your wallet, it is not as expensive as you may think. Of course, it depends on various factors but you can get a home elevator as cheap as $2,000 or $3,000. Sure, if you are looking for something with more features and more good-looking, you will have to come forward with more cash, but that applies to everything!

It is clear that home elevators are slowly turning into a useful tool, aside from being luxurious. If you are wondering whether you should get one, you are at the right place. We will be addressing when you totally should consider installing one in your home.


We usually forget this simple notion but the reality is, stairs are dangerous! Especially when we are ageing or living with older family members. It is something we often forget when we are younger, but it is easy to trip when going up and down the stairs, and it is all it takes to change our lifestyle – a bad fall.

On top of that, if you live with someone with limited movement due to some sort of disability or medical condition, a home lift is the perfect solution. Life gets in the way and we never know when a flight of stairs will become a serious obstacle.

Future plans

Another important factor when considering to install an elevator at home is our plan for the future. Let’s imagine a 50-year-old couple who love their house, it is their home and they do not want to leave it. By installing a lift, their home will be accessible and livable at all ages. They will not need to look for a single-story house to accommodate their needs, no. They can remain in their true home without worries.

Some people like to remain in the same place their entire lives because that is where their family grew up in, it is full of memories. Also, a lift is really helpful when looking after toddlers and children. All in all, it is a great investment for the family.

And with planning comes another great point, which is…

Real estate value

Sold houseA home elevator is not only a great investment for the family but for the house, too. So, if you are considering selling your house in the future, it is also a great time to consider this investment.

However, you should always consult with a realtor before considering this investment, since the value of your property will only increase if the lift meets certain conditions. It also depends on the neighborhood and its demographics. In most cases though it should always boost your property’s value in the long term.

It is also really important to note that even though home lifts are becoming more popular, they still are a sign of luxury, which is perfect to make your house easier to sell.


Constructions at home are always a pain to deal with. Our house becomes full of workers, noisy and super dirty. And if we do not have anywhere to crash for a couple of weeks, it can be extremely inconvenient.

Installing a lift can take between one to two months, depending on the amount of work and the company selling the service. So, if you are considering buying an elevator for your home, I would recommend that you do it while on vacation or out of town. Even better if you can time it for the end of the installation! Then, you will see the total mess at the beginning and come home to a new, useful and beautiful feature – your brand-new home lift!

Final thoughts

Installing an elevator in our house is no small decision, but there are always factors that can make it totally worthwhile. On top of those factors, we also need to take into account the timing of this decision.

Even though home lifts are becoming more and more common, without the right timing, the thought of buying one will never cross our minds. But if the right timing does arise, hopefully you will be able to make an informed decision after this article.