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Top 11 Unique Elevators in the World

An elevator helps us get from point A to point B. It makes it easy to transport heavy objects from one floor to the next and helps people with limited mobility navigate spaces without using stairs. Although elevators are functional, [...]

8 Resources for Living Alone as a Senior

As people get older, they often have several decisions to make about their living situation. Some choose to downsize, moving into a smaller residence or from a multi-story home to a single-story home. Some move into independent or assisted living [...]

Safety Code For Elevators

Safety Code for Elevators Homeowners who are considering adding an elevator to their property can rest assured that there are safety standards in place to make residential elevators safer and minimize the risk of injury. The code is from the American [...]

Veterans’ Assisted Living vs. Aging in Place

After retiring from active duty or returning stateside after a long overseas tour, you might have used a VA loan to finance your home purchase. VA loans provide current and former members of the armed services and their surviving spouses [...]

Construction Loans

One of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a significant decrease in interest rates. In July 2020, mortgage interest rates dropped to less than 3% for the first time, encouraging many current homeowners to refinance their existing loans and spurring [...]

The Future of Elevators Post-COVID-19

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, several unwritten rules applied when riding an elevator in a commercial building. It was polite to hold the doors if you saw someone running toward the elevator. The direction to face was toward the elevator doors, not [...]

Top 8 Features in Luxury Homes

Several features set luxury real estate apart from other properties. Luxury homes are in the highest value tier in their area. They are larger than other homes, made from higher-end materials and tend to be located in the most desirable [...]

The Lifespan of Your Residential Elevator

The Lifespan of Your Residential Elevator A residential elevator can last for several decades on your property, allowing you to access multiple levels of your home. Consider modernizing it after about 20 years to prevent future injury and costly repairs. It also [...]

Elevators vs. Dumbwaiters

Elevators vs. Dumbwaiters If you want to make your home more accessible, consider having an elevator or dumbwaiter installed. A residential elevator transports people up to multiple landings, increasing mobility throughout the house. On the other hand, a residential dumbwaiter carries bulky or heavy [...]

Do Dumbwaiters Require Maintenance?

Do Dumbwaiters Require Maintenance? Having a dumbwaiter in your home or business gives you convenience and flexibility. These miniature freight elevators make it easy to move laundry, firewood, pet supplies, shop tools, retail goods, commercial kitchen supplies — whatever will fit [...]