When it comes to installing a home lift it is never too soon to make your life easier and your home more accessible. However, if you’re on the fence about planning a lift installation, here are 5 clear signs that it’s time to install a home lift.
1) Reduced Mobility
The first and most obvious sign that it is time to install a home lift is if you are experiencing reduced mobility. Whether you’ve recently required the use of a mobility aid, such as a wheelchair or walker, or you’re just starting to find navigating the levels of your home a little more difficult, if your mobility has been limited, that’s a clear sign that it’s time to install a home lift.
There are a number of ways that mobility can become limited, whether through injury, aging, arthritis, or osteoporosis, a home lift is the number one way to ensure that all levels of your home remain easily accessible, regardless of your mobility. If your balance is worsening or you’re finding everyday activities such as transporting groceries or laundry between levels of your home more tiring than it used to be, it’s time to consider a home access solution.
2) Accommodating Visitors
Whether you have family members or loved ones with limited mobility or you simply would like to invite your elderly neighbor over, if you find you’re regularly having to accommodate visitors with limited mobility it’s time to install a home lift.
A residential lift will ensure that all of your visitors are able to safely and easily navigate the levels of your home without fear of fall or injury. Installing a home lift will ensure that your elderly or less abled friends and loved ones feel welcome and confident when visiting your home rather than dreading a visit to the house with a big flight of stairs.
3) Losing Independence
Another sign that it’s time to install a home lift is if you have found that you may be losing your independence as a result of reduced mobility. If carrying something up the stairs is no longer a task that you can accomplish safely on your own or even if you’ve started to plan your trips upstairs rather than going as needed, a home lift is the solution.
Not only will a home lift allow you to regain your independence, but it will also help to futureproof your home, ensuring that you are able to remain in your family home rather than having to relocate or even move to an aged care facility if your mobility declines. Plus, it will give your family and loved ones peace of mind that you aren’t at risk of a fall down the stairs during your everyday activities.
4) Remodelling Your Home
If you are planning a remodel of your home it’s also a great time to plan a lift installation. This is because a lift installation requires significant building works where part of your home may not be accessible while the installation is happening. However, timing your lift installation with a planned remodel will ensure save you the hassle of having two lots of major building works at separate times.
Not only can a home lift improve the saleability of your home, but it will also help to futureproof your home to ensure that it will be suitable for your use well into retirement or if you or a loved one has reduced mobility in the future.
5) Other Access Solutions May Be Less Suitable
Finally, installing the right access solution for your needs will ensure seamless integration into the design and layout of your home while making your life much easier. As there are many access solutions available it’s important to choose the one that is most suited to your needs.
If you are wanting to transport multiple passengers such as you and a carer, walking aids such as wheelchairs or walking frames, or other items such as groceries, laundry, or even rubbish bags, you can take it as a sign that it’s time to install a home lift. Unlike other access solutions such as stair chair lifts or ramps, a home platform lift can accommodate the transport of more than a single passenger between levels of your home.
Reliable Home Lift Installations Queensland
For reliable home lift installations QLD and Northern NSW wide at a competitive price, look no further than Axis Lifts. As Queensland’s leading lift company we have over 94 years of combined industry experience and more lift technicians than any other Queensland lift company. For all of your access needs, Axis Lifts has you covered. Call us today on 1300 002 947 for a free quote and consultation.