Parts one and two of our three-part series on home elevators helped you decide whether a home elevator would be beneficial and what to expect regarding costs. When you’re ready to move to the next phase, it’s important to think about the home elevator installation process. The good news is it’s not nearly as challenging as you may think, as long as you hire the right professional to get the job done. Part three of our series goes into detail about home elevator installation.
Let The Experts Evaluate Your Living Space
The first step to take is to have an accessibility expert come to your home to evaluate your space. Sometimes staircases will need to be removed, walls will need to be shifted or other obstacles will have to be addressed. It’s difficult to know how long a home elevator installation project will take at this point, but you can expect anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks to complete the project.
The timeline depends on the type of elevator you desire, logistical concerns and other factors. Your accessibility expert should be transparent with you on these points so you can decide whether you want to stay at home during the process or find a temporary living arrangement.
Convey Your Most Important Needs and Relax
Be sure to let the accessibility expert know your major concerns that need to be addressed. The expert will prioritize those concerns as they work with you to install the perfect home elevator. Never hesitate to provide feedback or ask questions. Collaboration and transparency are important aspects to create a good partnership between you and the expert. They can help you think about your current and future needs. Once all of the details are ironed out with your expert, you can sit back and relax as they complete the project timely.
We hope you enjoyed reading our three-part series on home elevators! At Next Day Access, we want people to feel like they don’t have to be limited in how they maneuver around their home all the time. A home elevator can play a big role in this, and can even provide an added boost to your home value, so contact us today to discuss ideas or address any concerns you may have.