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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 [...]

What Are Dumbwaiters Used For?

What Are Dumbwaiters Used For? Having a new mechanical device in your home can be daunting at first. It’s a bit like suddenly getting the latest smartphone or laptop. You’ve heard about all the great features it has, and you [...]

6 Features to Make Your Home More Convenient

The home of the future exists today. Thanks to home automation, you can now place your next grocery order in minutes, lock your front door when you’re already at the office or adjust the temperature indoors when you’re on your [...]

Popular Home Elevator Designs

Installing a residential elevator can make your home more accessible and allow you or your loved ones to age in place. If you’ve been hesitant to consider a home elevator because you aren’t sure how it will look or whether it [...]

Elevator Installation Safety

It pays to think safety first when you are designing and building homes from scratch or are updating existing properties to install an elevator. Taking the steps necessary to protect your team from injury will help you avoid construction delays. [...]