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Elevators are Rising

Reprinted from PN/Paraplegia News April 2014

Home elevators are becoming more prevalent as the “Aging-in-Place” movement grows.

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When I first became devoted to Universal Design (UD) more than 20 years ago, I believed the one-story ranch was the best and only single-family model for a UD home.

Since then, my understanding of inclusive and sustainable home design has evolved. Thanks to home elevators, I no longer believe a single-level home is the only method to provide independent living.

Residential elevators are becoming more affordable and more prevalent as demand increases with the “Aging-in-Place” movement and with the welcome return of veterans injured during service.

Elevators are no longer seen as a luxury and are becoming more like a swimming pool in a hot climate.

Home elevators don’t have to be an expensive addition to a home and can save homeowners thousands of dollars if it makes it possible for them to stay in their home a few years longer.

For more information, visit universaldesignonline.com.

 

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