Should I Put an Elevator in My House?
Whoa, elevators. It’s kind of intimidating to think about adding one to your home. Who would you contact to put one in? How much does it cost? Would it really help you stay in your home for a lifetime?
Those are all great questions that definitely should be considered. Elevators are big decisions! This article may not answer all your queries, but it’ll give you some food for thought.
A lot of people think they’re totally unnecessary for their situation. I can totally understand that perspective. As of right now, my husband and I use the stairs in our house with no problem. (Well, one of us is 37 weeks pregnant and it’s kind of a problem! But I can take the stairs still . . .) But the huge ‘ What if’ looms over our heads just the same as it plagues you and your family:
What if I break a leg?
What if I’m in a car accident?
What if I get a disease that takes away my strength and energy?
What if I become an amputee?
What if my knees go bad?
We can go on forever with all the “what ifs” today, but I really DON’T want to drive up your anxiety. Deep breath, my friend! We’re just exploring the idea of putting an elevator in the house.
Let’s take a look at some of the benefits, shall we?:
No falling on the stairs!
Accessing your bedroom and bathroom on an upper level.
Accessing laundry facilities in the basement.
No need for someone to help you up and down the stairs.
You can carry “reasonable” things, like a six pack of toilet paper. (Not a bed mattress or anything huge!)
You save your energy and time!