Pets are one of the most common reasons people want to age in place instead of moving to a retirement community.
Losing the constant companionship you’ve grown used to, not to mention having to rehome your beloved furry friend, is very often out of the question, leading to seniors staying put.
When mobility is the reason you’re considering an unwanted move, consider a home lift instead!
Not only will a home lift help you stay in the home you love for longer, but it also increases the value of your home.
Meet Lillian and her Golden Retriever, Paddy…
Lillian recently installed a home lift and this is what she has to say about it:
1 What was life like without a Homelift?
I couldn’t really carry things down the stairs.
I could sort of go up the stairs and walk something up but that was a chore and it was obviously painful and slow.
I can’t carry or lift anything that weighs too much or is too heavy for me.
2 What’s life like now with a Homelift?
It’s a lot easier going up and down.
I used to plan the day because I didn’t want to use the stairs. Plan when I am going to go up, and when am I going to go down?
Now I go whenever I want to, and the doggy is learning to use the elevator, too!
Watch Paddy travel in the home lift:
3 Would you recommend the Homelift product?
Absolutely! I also prefer it over the stairlift.
I did consider a stairlift but the Homelift is a better choice for a couple of reasons:
- I didn’t like the idea of you walking in the door and there’s this stairlift. I didn’t think it was a good look, it screams “old people live here”, and I didn’t want that.
- Paddy (the dog) wouldn’t be able to use a stairlift but he can use the elevator.
- Taking things up and down is easier in an elevator over a stairlift any day.
Incorporating a home elevator into the design stage of a new build is excellent future-proof planning. However, Homelifts are an ideal retrofit solution for finished homes as it does not require the construction of an elevator hoistway/shaft.
Home lifts are 2-storey residential elevators – meaning they open on two levels.
If you’re looking for more than two storeys, then you need a multi-storey home elevator.
Home elevators are no longer reserved for accessibility but have become an architectural statement that adds to the charm of your home. Adding an elegant, premium upgrade like a home lift, increases the value of your home.
Home elevators are more popular and affordable than ever, making them a wise investment.
Homelifts are safe, elegant & convenient
Homelifts by Cambridge Elevating have the most comprehensive safety features for home lifts.
Here are three of the most common concerns around safety:
- No risk of ‘crushing’: Homelifts are equipped with pressure sensors that stop the elevator if someone or even a pet is above or below.
- In the event of a power failure: Homelifts are equipped with an emergency battery backup system in the event of a power failure.
- No hazardous ‘holes’: Homelifts are equipped with a trap door that seals the upper floor when it travels to the lower floor position, and when travelling to the upper floor the bottom tray seals the opening as well as establishes a complete fire seal (unique to Homelifts by Cambridge Elevating).
How much does it cost?
When quoting on the right home elevator for you there are a few questions we need to answer. For example, is it for a new build or an existing home? How many floors do you need the elevator to access? What size would you suit you best? Do you need any extra features?
All our quotes are obligation-free and are offered as a service.
3 ways to learn more:
Depending on your level of interest, we offer three ways to learn more about Homelifts besides the information on our website.
Get a Quote & Brochure
Book a Home Assessment
Visit Our Showroom
Why book a Homelift assessment?
The best way for you to understand everything about potentially getting a Homelift is through a FREE in-home assessment. We will come to your home, assess possible locations and feasibility, and discuss your specific needs, the total cost of the project (financing is available), timelines, and more.
A Homelift assessment is free of charge and includes:
- Assessment of your needs
- Advice on the most suitable solution for you and the space available for installation
- Survey of measures and project feasibility study
Home lifts allow you to keep the home you love and help you live safely, and independently for as long as possible and avoid the higher costs (and inconvenience) of moving.
Cambridge Elevating is certified through the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) Adaptiv Home Renovation Course.
The Adaptiv Home Renovation Course provides professionals with the knowledge to better support Canadians who wish to live at home for as long as they can. The course focuses on improving design, safety, security, ease of use, comfort, and accessibility.