When thinking about installing a home lift, one of the most important questions homeowners ask themselves is where to place it within their home. Luckily, thanks to its intelligent design and engineering, a Lifton domestic lift has a surprisingly small footprint, and with its self-supporting structure can be installed in a surprising range of places. This means that those even with a compact home can easily accommodate a lift, and those with a larger property can choose to have a home lift in pride of place or tucked away. Here are some of the most popular places customers install domestic lifts within their homes.
For those with a larger hallway and landing, it is often favoured to have a new home lift installed in pride of place alongside the stairs. This brings several benefits. Firstly, it means that the hall remains the hub of the home, and whether using the stairs or lift, all ground floor and first floor rooms remain equally accessible. Secondly, if there is a turn in the stairs, the home lift can be placed within the void, which turns unused space into an elegant feature. And thirdly, it puts the domestic lift centre-stage, so that it is one of the first features visitors and guests see when coming to the home, providing a talking point and adding wow-factor to the home.
Sitting room to bedroom
Favoured by those who have more modest homes, the option to position the domestic lift within the main living room and travelling to a bedroom is very popular. Because Lifton home lifts are supported on two upright rails, there is no need for it to be against a wall and can be positioned in the most convenient spot in the room. Having the lift travelling up into the bedroom, is also extremely convenient. In the room upstairs the lift itself makes very little impact on the space, and when it is in the downstairs ‘position’ it almost completely disappears.
Garage to kitchen
Many modern town houses, and split-level homes are built with a drive-in garage on the ground floor and stairs leading up to the kitchen and living space. Although this property design makes the most of the home’s footprint, it is less ideal for those not wishing to climb the stairs on arriving home each time. For this reason, the garage-to-kitchen installation is another popular location for Lifton home lifts. The benefit with a lift this position is that it is possible to arrive home with shopping, effortlessly unload the car and travel with the shopping to the kitchen whilst staying warm and dry, and saving any injury to the back from heavy lifting.
Closet to closet
Some customers prefer to keep their home lift tucked away out of view and for these lift owners installing the lift closet-to-closet is the most popular choice. Fitting the lift within a downstairs cupboard keeps it out of sight until it is needed, travelling up to a cupboard on the first floor. Thanks to the extremely compact design of Lifton lifts, fitting it within the small space is usually easy and uncomplicated.
Sunrooms and mezzanine floors
Of course, houses come in all shapes and sizes, and often customers will ask for something completely unique to their own property or living arrangements. For example, lifts can be installed from a study to a dressing room, or sunroom to upstairs guest suite, or even in older homes with more complex layouts the lift could travel to a mezzanine floor, enabling neat and swift access to an otherwise complicated, yet interesting and useful space.