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Thinking about adding a lift to your home?

Home lifts are about improving quality of life. Whether it’s transporting food and drink upstairs, moving sleeping children from the downstairs garage to the third-floor bedroom or improving mobility in your senior years, lifts help enhance the quality of life so that you can continue enjoying your home. Axis lifts can help you find a solution that suits your needs.

The reasons for adding lifts to a home vary from convenience, improving access for disabilities, and helping you stay in your family home as you head into your senior years. But what are some of the main reasons people install lifts?

Some of the main reasons people install home lifts


There’s nothing wrong with you, but you love the house but hate the stairs. Or you want to improve your quality of life by bringing the groceries/heavy items upstairs quickly. With the cost of lifts as affordable as ever, you no longer need to restrict your movements in the house. 

Building up not out

With the cost of inner-suburbs going sky high, most people are opting to build up rather than out. This helps obtain the same space benefits without the price tag of land for a single-story home. Home lifts provide the service of mobility access for the whole family when building up.

Family home

You built your dream house, and then you made a home. A home is full of memories that can’t be replaced or bought. As you reach your senior years it is common for mobility in the home to become an issue. Many often choose to reduce their movements in the home or sell and relocate; however, it doesn’t need to be this way. A home lift can keep you in your home longer and improve your day to day life quality.


Growing demand, modern manufacturing and technology have made lifts for the home more affordable than ever.


When you or a family member is experiencing mobility issues due to a disability, health issues, or age, installing a home lift will improve their quality of life and improve safety in the home. Safety is enhanced by reducing the risk of more severe falls that can occur when navigating up and down stairs regularly.

A sense of luxury

When you have a beautiful home spanning multiple floors or installing a lift can add that extra sense of luxury. A well thought out plan and contemporary design can also enhance views and adds the extra touch of class and sophistication.

How much space do you need?

It’s always best to have a lift in mind when building your home, but with the technology of the day, home lifts have become relatively compact in size. If you are retrofitting into an existing home, the footprint needed for a lift is minimal (depending on passenger numbers). The question becomes whether it will fit into the interior layout you prefer or should we install the lift off buildings side.

We wrote an article on how much space for a home lift here

Stair Chair Lifts vs Home Lifts

A considerable benefit of a home lift vs a stair chair lift is that your livability options increase significantly with a home lift. A stair chair lift can hinder what you can bring up and downstairs, where a home lift increases your options and will allow you to bring heavy or awkward items between levels with greater ease. Another disadvantage of a stair chair lift for those with disabilities is the need to transfer at the bottom of the stairs and the top of the stairs.

Axis Lifts

Choosing the right type of elevator for your home depends on your specific requirements and preferences. Axis Lifts is Queensland’s leading lift provider, offering a wide range of home elevators including hydraulictraction, and screw nut home lifts.

Axis Lifts offers affordable home lift services Brisbane and Queensland wide, including affordable lift installationsservicing, and repairs. Each lift we offer is highly customisable and can be designed to seamlessly fit into your home decor. For more information on choosing the right type of home lift for your needs, call us today on 1300 002 947 or visit our residential lifts product page.