08 Dec Luxuries Are the New Must Haves
For most people, building a new home starts with a list of “must haves” and a list of luxuries that it would be nice to have.
Some new home amenities have transitioned over the years from being considered luxuries to being standard additions to today’s custom home designs. One of those amenities is a home elevator. Once thought to be an item exclusively talked about by Robin Leach, home elevators are actually becoming increasingly common for both contemporary and traditional homes.
Because of multiple levels, a home elevator would obviously allow everyone in the family access to the entire house, even after their mobility may be compromised.
What about the cost of a home elevator? When you consider that a home elevator becomes one of the most-often used elements of a new home, the investment is wise, as it will also increase the resale value of your home up to 10%. A home elevator can also help to avoid injury or damage when transporting objects from one floor to the next.
Another concern may be the space it takes to incorporate a lift or elevator into either an existing home or new home plans. Some companies have released a new option: customizable cab sizes and the ability to remotely locate its control box, eliminating the need for a machine room.
What do you think about home elevators becoming the new standard? Would it be worth the investment in your new home?