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Options to Improve Accessibility in Your Home

If you’re facing a loss of mobility for the first time, or you’re simply planning ahead to thrive in place at home as you age, you’re probably wondering what options you have to make your home more accessible for the [...]

The Story Behind Home Elevators

The elevator as we know it has changed dramatically since humans first realized they could move large and heavy objects with rope and pulley systems. Home elevators are a byproduct of that ingenuity, created to make it easier for those [...]

Important Elevator Safety Code and Compliance Updates

A set of revisions was made to the safety code for residential elevators – the ASME 17.1/CSA B44 – to prevent entrapment and injury of small children between the hoistway door and the car door.

The Advantages of Building Up

When adding on to your home, is it better to build out or build up? You might think that by building taller, you’re missing out on valuable living space. In reality, building up can help you maximize square footage while making [...]

Why Installing a Residential Elevator is Worth the Investment

Elevators have become not only a welcome addition but a justified investment for many homeowners. In the early days, residential elevators were a status symbol—an indication of wealth and affluence—but that has changed over time. Residential elevators now offer affordable [...]

How to Help Your Loved Ones Age in Place

For many years, the largest generation in the U.S. was the Baby Boomer generation — people born between 1946 and 1964. By 2030, all Baby Boomers will be 65 or older. One question many Boomers and their loved ones ask is: Where [...]

7 Rules of Elevator Etiquette

Most adults realize that every environment—be it the workplace, a restaurant, or even a taxi cab—has its own set of best practices and rules to follow. These rules are typically followed to ensure that everyone stays safe, comfortable, and moves [...]

Why Residential Elevators Are Worth It

Purchasing and installing a residential elevator can appear, at first glance, to be a sizeable investment, both in space and in money. That’s fair because it’s true: Owning an elevator and having it installed takes time, resources and space. If you’re going [...]

Why Choose a Residential Elevator?

Residential elevators have many different functions, but ultimately they serve to make your life at home comfortable and more convenient. Still, many people may not realize just how much of an investment residential elevators can be—not from a financial standpoint, [...]

5 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

Homeowners have to be forward thinking these days. Building upon and improving your home’s value can make selling it down the road much easier, and more profitable. In the age of unstable housing markets, it’s important to follow good maintenance [...]