Home lifts have become increasingly popular with retiring seniors in the UK.
One of the most common reasons the retirement sector is so dynamic, currently, is that many are looking to stay in, and reinvest in, an existing property.
With the domestic lift market offering more and more appealing features and high specifications, the homeowner can now not only enhance the attractiveness of their home, but, crucially, give it longevity into the future.
Here are some of the other key benefits which are attracting seniors to the range of home lifts available for those transitioning into retirement, this year.
Modern homes and modern technology
Technology changes the way we live our lives and a home lift is technology which brings a modern home in line with modern technology.
For anyone looking to invest or reinvest in a traditional, two-storey home with outdoor space, a through-floor lift creates a multi-generational home which adds lifestyle convenience, all the way from children to grandchildren, through to retirement.
Modern technology is all about efficiency and speed, and a domestic lift offers fast and easy access to all areas, regardless of your level of strength or mobility and completely reimagines how you move around a property.
Future-proofing is the act of anticipating the future and developing methods of minimising the effects of shocks and stresses of future events. A home lift is an example of future-proofing as it something that continues to be of value into the future.
One UK couple was totally focused on future-proofing their home and after having upgraded their kitchen and bathrooms, they booked in a home lift installation with Lifton Home Lifts. It was ‘definitely their last house’ so they wanted to be ‘forward
looking and avoid any potential household disruption should any future health issues arise’.
It is not uncommon when approaching retirement age to be thinking about health and fitness as well as solutions to the home which make the journey into retirement and beyond, a smooth and enjoyable one.
A human centred approach to design innovation
Great product design is the process of identifying a market opportunity, clearly defining a problem, developing a good solution for that problem and validating the solution with real users.
Home lift design goes one step further, as it has a human centred approach to design innovation. It has an established need for users in the present and for users thinking about the future.
Home lifts are specifically designed to blend in with the comfort of a living space and are far removed from the clunky, mechanical contraptions found in public places. Most include a small footprint, a spacious interior, a number of different finishes and are manufactured from the latest lightweight materials with easy to operate functions.
A home lift gives families choices.
According to Valuing Care, it costs around £29,276 per year or £576 per week for the average weekly residential fees covering accommodation, food and basic care (not nursing). This is a significant ongoing payment, whereas when you invest in a home lift, not only is it a one-off payment, it affords you a lifetime of comfort, allowing couples to stay in their own homes, closer to life long friends and in an area that is familiar and loved.
When compared with a bespoke curved stairlift, which is typically priced between £5,000 and £12,000, the starting cost for a through floor lift does not work out significantly higher. The major advantage is that it leaves your stairway completely clear for visitors and guests to use.
It can be placed centre stage to be used and admired, or discreetly behind a cupboard door, and provides the perfect solution to happy and stylish senior living.