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How a home lift can help you get around your home more easily

Have health or mobility niggles made you consider making changes to your home? But how and where do you start to do your homework!

So many of us are in homes we know we do not want to leave but sometimes we wonder whether health or mobility concerns affecting us as we age will mean our current home is not as suitable as it once was. Or, we feel we are rattling around in a home that is a little on the large side for our needs when we do not have family round and life would be easier if we could just get around our home a little more easily.

Stairlift or home lift?

Of course, a stairlift might help, but lots of us feel these are slow or cumbersome and we would rather not have such an overt mobility aid as a central feature in the hall. Then there is the array of companies out there selling home lifts of all shapes and sizes. In fact, there are several advantages to a home lift versus a stairlift, not least that today’s options mean that a lift can be installed almost anywhere in the home. It is hard to know where to begin to find the right solution, the choice is vast and many of us have not come across lifts in the homes of others to know quite what we want in our own. However, with a lift you want to get it right first time before any upheaval.

Future-proofing your home

Indeed, if you are future-proofing your home during planned renovation work like many UK homeowners and the need is not quite there yet, the last thing you want is a lift that appears clinical. You will likely prefer something stylish that can blend with your décor and enhance your lifestyle. Maybe a lift is only something you think about when going up or downstairs with laundry or heavy luggage, or even the grandchildren when they are staying over (a toddler that wants to be carried up to bed gets heavy very quickly after a day of entertaining them!). Today there are options out there that have self-supporting structures, no noisy hydraulics and no need to compromise load bearing walls so the structural renovations can be kept to a minimum.

Doing your homework

Rather than go around in circles online or ordering a multitude of brochures, a new home lifts comparison site website helps talk you through the choices out there on the market to help you find the one that is right for you and your budget. Perhaps you need wheelchair access? Maybe you are looking for something that can cope with multiple floors or only have a small space to install something in? The Home Lift Experts can guide you through the things to consider and identify the options out there best suited to your purpose. You can get an idea of what the featured lifts look like, the spaces needed to suit the options and even a guide to what it might cost. A far easier way to find out what will suit your home, budget and lifestyle.

Hopefully before long, you can take the strain out of toing and froing and find a life enhancing solution that is beautifully suited to your needs. Then, if perchance you should leave your glasses upstairs, it will be much less of a chore to nip back up and fetch them!

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