Elevators for Homes in the Chicago Area
To The Top Home Elevators offers a number of elevators for homes throughout the greater Chicago area, Northwest Indiana, and Southeast Wisconsin. The residential elevators we offer are from the top manufacturers in the industry: Waupaca Elevator Company, Savaria, and Wessex.
A home elevator is often thought to be an expensive luxury item. However, adding an elevator to your home is actually pretty affordable, and will benefit you and your family in a number of ways.
A home elevator is a great accessible solution for those who are disabled or have difficulty navigating the stairs. A stair lift is often the most common and affordable solution for those who have trouble climbing the stairs. However, if the person is wheelchair bound or has a difficult time standing up by them self, then an elevator is the safer and better solution. A home elevator has enough room for a wheelchair to roll in and out of, which enables the user to stay in his/her wheelchair. Most elevator models that we sell have a large enough weight capacity to support a person and his/her wheelchair.
Convenience/Ease of Use
Although a home elevator is often added to be an accessibility solution, it can also be added to make your life more convenient. You can use the elevator to make carrying groceries or heavy items to the upper level of your home much easier. This eliminates any possible accidents or injuries from carrying heavy items up and down the stairs. Having an elevator in your home will save you time, energy, and wear and tear on your knees!
Home elevators, like commercial elevators that are in stores or office buildings, are very easy to use. It allows you to travel between the floors of your house by two pushes of a button. The first button that you need to push is located outside of the elevator. This button automatically opens the gate of the elevator and allows you to open the swing door and enter the elevator cab. To travel to another level of your home, you will push the button on the inside of the elevator. There is also an option available to add automatic sliding doors, which will make your elevator even easier to use!
Increase the Value of Your Chicago Area Home
If you’re looking to add value to your home, then consider adding an elevator. Many home buyers are starting to look for homes that feature an accessible solution such as an elevator, wheelchair lift or stair lift. They want to plan for the future and having an elevator in the home will allow them to age in place as they grow older and their mobility starts to become limited. So, even if you don’t currently need an elevator, it is not a bad idea to consider one if you are interested in significantly increasing the resale value of your home.
Improve the style and design of your home
While elevators have become much more affordable, they are still considered to be a luxury item by many. Those that are interested in adding an elevator as a luxury item are usually more interested in improving the style and design of their home. There are a number of options available for the interior cab design, handrails, panels, gates, light fixtures and much more. Please visit our cab styles and design options page for more information!
Do you want to save space in your home and/or avoid construction for installation?
To The Top offers a modern style looking home elevator model, which is known as the through the floor home elevator. A through floor elevator has a futuristic design and travels thru the floor on freestanding tracks. A hoistway is not required for this model, so you will save both money and time on installation, and have more usable space in your home. If you plan on adding an elevator to an existing home, a through floor elevator may be the best option. The construction required for a traditional style elevator can be time-consuming and disruptive. The two through floor models that we sell and install are the Wessex Through Floor Home Elevator and Savaria Telecab.
Please call us at 847-215-9490 to learn more about adding an elevator to your home!