An elevator in the home is a deluxe perk that could significantly improve your quality of life. If you’ve never considered the benefits of living in an elevator townhome, check out our top seven benefits and see what you could be missing out on!
Homes with elevators are typically associated with 55+ living facilities, but this feature can benefit people of all ages. Here are some common examples you may not have considered:
1. Easy Move-In
There’s no need to struggle with moving your king-sized mattress up a flight of stairs, especially stairs that have corners. Simply load your furniture into the elevator and meet up on the floor of your new owner’s suite.
2. Easy Grocery Carrying
Our floor plans are three-four stories high with the gourmet kitchen on the second level. Going up and down the stairs with loads of groceries can be great for your glutes, but is a pain when you’re in a rush. With an elevator, unloading is an easy process that requires minimal effort. Plus, you don’t have to try and carry them all in at once to avoid multiple trips!
3. Increased Safety for Children
Parents with small children know how nerve-racking it can be to have them climbing up and down the stairs. And for good reason! Stairs are the number one cause of injury for children under five. With a home elevator, you can block off the stairs and rely on the elevator to transport kids to different levels. It’s safer and let’s be honest, it’s more fun for the children!
4. Fast Equipment Transport
Elevators are fantastic for moving equipment that would normally be a major pain to transport. Items such as strollers, sports equipment, or any other cumbersome everyday elements are easy to move around the house. No more risking a fall as you wrestle them up and down the stairs.
5. Increased Safety for Pets
Stairs can sometimes be dangerous for our furry friends as well, especially with hardwood flooring. As they age, pets can start to struggle with previously-easy stair navigation. Rather than restricting them to the ground level, let them hitch a ride in the elevator.
6. Convenience for Aging-in-Place
Love the multi-level townhome lifestyle, but worried about trekking up and down the stairs in later years? An in-home elevator puts those fears to ease, letting you live in your dream home longer.
7. A Boost for Home Value
An elevator is a nice selling point and increases your overall home value. It opens you up to a wider potential market. Those who have kids, pets, or older relatives living with them will love the many benefits of an elevator townhome. It may even be required for people with accessibility needs.
Craftmark Homes has been a luxury home builder in the Washington, D.C. area for over 27 years. We operate on the guiding principles of superior craftsmanship and excellent locations. Our elevator townhome communities in Fairfax County, Virginia and Montgomery County, Maryland are great for families of all ages. If you’d like to see what these floor plans have to offer, please contact us today to schedule a personal or virtual appointment. We’re sure you will be able to see the benefits of an elevator in the home instantly.