A home lift is no longer just a luxury, but sometimes a necessity that improves people’s quality of life, so more and more homeowners are choosing to install one in their homes. The reasons behind this decision are varied. For some, a residential lift can help them to move around more easily later in life, others may have mobility issues, and others might even live in a multi-storey house and find it easier to take the elevator instead of the stairs.
Developments in technology mean that elevators can now be installed in pretty much any home, so, no matter why you decide to install one, you are sure to reap the benefits they offer.
One of the most important questions that arise before purchasing a lift, however, is ‘how much does it cost?’ The answer to this question will help you make your decision, so it’s crucial that you consider all factors involved.
What Can Affect the Cost of a Home Elevator?
The Type of Lift
Depending on the elevator model you choose, you may find that the cost is lower or higher than what you expected. A Hydraulic 250 is different than a Traction 400 (Leonardo) or a Qube Flex Step, for example, so it’s vital that you know exactly what your requirements are before you choose.
The Cabin Finishes
Another factor that can impact the cost of your home lift is the cabin finishes. You can customise your cabin according to your specifications, be it walls made of glass, wood or stainless-steel panelling, Marmoleum on the floor, and even your preferred decorative motifs. Your choice will influence the final cost of the elevator, as options vary immensely.
Other customisations or even having your own bespoke lift may be the best solution for you, although that may incur extra costs.
The Number of Stops Needed
Lifts installed in homes can go up several storeys, but each stop will require building work and the necessary adjustments to make sure it is functioning correctly. For this reason, each additional floor will affect the final price you pay.
The Level of Automation Required
This can mean anything, from the operating controls to the way the doors are powered. The level of automation that you want in your lift can have an impact on its total cost, as some elements will be costlier than others.
The Construction Work
Last, but not least (as this is an important factor!) the building work is an additional cost on top of the lift expenses, so it’s something to consider as well. Depending on the amount of work your home needs to install the elevator, you might pay more or less for these services.
Is it Worth it to Get a Residential Lift?
Lifts have become much more affordable than they used to be, as they’ve become more popular in residential property. When you think about other methods of transportation inside the home, such as stairlifts, oftentimes they cost the same or more. So, if their price is similar, you can instead get an amazing home elevator that:
- Allows for more than one person to travel at the same time
- Doesn’t require the use of stairs
- Can be installed even in homes where there isn’t a lot of space
- Can be beautiful focal points or blend in with the interior design seamlessly
- Doesn’t require wheelchair users to leave their wheelchair
- Allows for older homeowners to stay in their residence and not have to move home
- Increases and improves mobility in the home, allowing people to move around more easily
Getting a home lift can offer a wealth of advantages that make it worth the costs of having it installed in the first place, then!
Our Home Lift Costs
Our Qube home lifts are popular choices for any home, as they have been designed to fit into places where space is limited. They’re also capable of travelling up to 13 metres and easily blend in with the surrounding environment. This, of course, also means that you won’t see a major disruption in your home when installing them, as there’s no need for a lot of construction work.
The total costs of the home lifts below vary from case to case and do not include the building work.
Qube One – Starting from £13,000
This compact elevator has a smart and innovative design and takes up virtually no space at all in your home! The smallest of our Qube range, Qube One has (more or less) the same dimensions as a conventional wardrobe with a platform width of 80.5cm and a platform length of 58cm.
Qube Two – Starting from £13,750
The Qube Two home elevator is slightly larger than Qube One at 80.5cm x 88cm, so it certainly retains its compact properties, as well as other factors that characterise the Qube range, such as eco-friendliness (as the QubeLift is made from 95% recycled material) and low levels of energy consumption, as it possesses an ‘A’ rating.
Qube Three – Starting from £14,250
Measuring 80.5cm x 108cm, the Qube Three is another compact elevator that will improve your mobility in your own home – and blend in with its surroundings perfectly! Another great thing about the Qube range, including this model, is that they are extremely easy to maintain, possess low operating costs and offer a smooth, hassle-free experience.
Qube Four – Starting from £15,000
The largest of the QubeLift range, the Qube Four can travel up to 13m and 6 stops, making it ideal for multi-storey homes. The size of this lift can vary, with the maximum dimensions of 100cm x 146.7cm, so it can be installed in a wide number of places where more conventional lifts can’t due to lack of space.
These models also come with a variety of options at your disposal, such as emergency autodialler, intercom, voice announcer, arrival bells, fold-down seat, shaft ceiling with LED spotlights, level indications, and so much more.
This lift can be customised according to your preferences and needs, making it a popular and comfortable option for many homeowners.
Knowing how much a home lift costs before you make your decision is crucial, as there are many factors that impact the price.