This is a Guest Post by Andrew King from Gartec Home
One of the most interesting current design trends is the increasing popularity of the domestic lift. From smart city homes, to sprawling country properties, a home lift is increasingly being viewed as a value-adding asset. Given the relative ease of installation and the obvious benefits for those living in the building, this looks set to be a trend that continues to grow.
Why would you install a home lift?
The foundations of the home lift trend come from a desire to make a property more accessible. Mobility problems that come with old age, accommodating disabled members of the household and making it easier to get a stroller in and out of the house, for example, are all good reasons for incorporating a lift into your interior design plans. In the US, home elevators are being recommended as a way to help over 60s who plan to ‘age in place’ Rather than leaving their homes to move to single floor accommodation, they have a home elevator installed, allowing easy transport between floors, with none of the stigmas associated with a stairlift.
Additionally, many people love the convenience of a lift rather than stairs and the potential for accidents is much lower. Installing a lift means that a home for life really is just that – it’s the perfect future proofing solution. Plus, a home lift adds that extra touch of luxury that most homes just don’t have.
How to make the home lift fit
One of the major benefits of the home lift is the ease of installation. It’s a simple addition to make without over-complicating design plans or adding to design project timelines. Structural changes aren’t necessary to accommodate the home lift, as the best designs are entirely self contained, and most require just two or three days for installation.
The home lift is one of the simplest additions to make to interior design as it can be placed anywhere, unlike stairs – you have complete control over where this feature goes so that it sits exactly where it’s required.
Example of a home lift within a house corridor – Gartec Ltd
Home lifts give a luxurious feel to a property, there’s no doubt about that. Simple, aesthetically appealing designs and a choice of finishes mean that a home lift can either be created to fit with a preconceived interior design scheme or to be a statement feature.
Home lift blending into the landing of a home – Gartec Ltd
App-controlled lighting, an internal design wall, a range of color schemes and texture options, as well as super stylish flooring provide plenty of choice, whether you’re looking for a classic or high-end, modern feel. The customizable nature of the home lift makes it a versatile feature that is practical and looks great too.
Home lift designed as part of a living room/diner – Gartec Ltd
Given the simplicity of installing a home lift, as well as the wide range of aesthetic finishes, it’s easy to see why this is becoming such a popular interiors trend.
Gartec Home are a sister company to the commercial lift company Gartec, offering clients a more refined domestic service when it comes to buying and installing a lift. When it comes to making your property more versatile, Gartec Home lifts are an effective and stylish solution to secure you in your home, forever.