Think about it… You finally arrive home feeling exhausted from enduring an extended layover at the airport. It’s later than you expected. Pulling a load of luggage that needs to go upstairs, the idea of climbing the stairway with heavy bags in tow is not an adventure that you feel particularly motivated to deal with right now. No need. You have a home elevator. You push the button, step through the door, press the next button. Within a moment you and your heavy bags are effortlessly lifted to your destination with the elevator’s soft sigh assuring you that the decision to include this convenient feature in your home plans was the right choice. The chore of dragging suitcases up and down stairs can now become a faded memory. What you once considered a coveted luxury now seems like a necessity. It’s time to relax. Every year our residential elevator installations throughout the Midwest heartlands prevent falls. It is not logically possible to show a count of how many unfortunate accidents and injuries were prevented by our customers’ decision to own a home elevator and bypass the dangers and drudgery of navigating stairways. We can’t prove events that our work eliminated. What is certain is that nobody empowered with a Symmetry Home Elevator to avoid the risks imposed by dragging loads of luggage up and down a treacherous stairway can get hurt by slips or trips on that last step. Push a button and enjoy the ride.
When you want to bring any level of your home within reach in the easiest way possible, home elevators are the obvious solution. With the push of a button, the entire house is available.
The process of designing a custom dream home involves considering options that enable you to get more house for the resources available for the project. To homeowners, the financial budget often tops the list of considerations, but savvy builders and architects are intuitively aware of other constraints apart from the dollar signs. Not the least of which is the amount of available land on the building site. The hidden cost of having a home with a lot of floor space, but having a homeowner have to trek from one corner of the house to another should be considered as well. Each of these elements can be better optimized by layering the floor space rather than sprawling a larger footprint on precious land, and incorporating a home elevator to bring more of the space within the most convenient reach of the home’s occupants. On a per-square-foot basis, single-story homes are the most expensive way to build, mainly because every square foot requires land, foundation, and roof. By designing structures to utilize the space above and below the main floors, the costs is driven toward efficiency by multiplying the number of square feet that the roof and foundation accommodate. By going “vertical” you get more for your money. Beyond financial considerations, the hidden impact of stretching the home’s footprint across longer spans of land not only consumes a greater chunk of the building site, spreading out the floor plan raises the distance that the occupants of the home have to trek from one corner of the house to another. By putting the floor space on added levels and making them accessible via a somewhat centrally located elevator, you can reduce the amount of distance between areas of the home. By adding space above and basements below, architects and builders are able to deliver much more value to the homeowners they serve, cutting waste from the cost of materials and labor, often while accelerating time scales on the project. In the majority of cases, the savings gained by planning the design to be more vertical significantly exceeds the cost of including a home elevator in the building plan.