Never before have we spent so much time at home than we have during lockdown. Though this is great – and we’ve been able to spend more quality time with our families – the home is no longer just a retreat after a long day, but the office, gym and even the classroom.

Our homes are under huge pressure at the moment and not designed for the ‘new normal’ of living, working and home schooling. For many, lockdown has been an eyeopener and showed just how badly the layout is working for them and their loved ones. Are you the same?

Here we look at 3 simple ways to future-proof your home, including the reasons why you should consider a platform lift.

  1. Make your home smarter

Increasingly more people are choosing to incorporate smart technology in their homes. This allows them to control things, such as the lights, heating, air conditioning, locks and other electrical appliances, remotely from an app on their smartphone, tablet or computer. Convenient, right?

And, the good news is that purchasing such gadgets needn’t cost you a small fortune but will significantly add value to your home and make it more liveable for the whole family.

  • Make energy-efficient improvements

During these uncertain times, technology has never been so busy – with tablets keeping the kids occupied whilst parents are using their work laptops, PCs and phones. Replacing outdated appliances – not just the ones we’ve briefly touched on – with more energy-efficient models could cost you more initially, but will prove very cost-effective in the long run.

Aside from monthly savings, newer appliances are made to last longer too, so are a great way to future-proof your home for generations to come.

  • Make room for an ageing population

We are all aware of the obvious signs of ageing – be it wrinkles, grey hairs, stooped posture and perhaps the occasional “senior moments” of forgetfulness. But something not to be overlooked is the fact that bones become thinner and less strong; joints become stiff and less flexible – eventually leading to reduced mobility.

Planning ahead and making provisions early is a fantastic idea and will save you a job, later on in life. In fact, future-proofing homes to accommodate the needs of elderly occupants is a growing trend these days. And, platform lifts tick all the right boxes if you’re planning to grow old in your home.

Invest in a platform lift today

Whether you’re looking for a platform lift to go besides the steps up to your property outside, or inside your home, you’re sure to find it, here at Level Access Lifts. We have an extensive range of platform lifts to choose from – including residential lifts, platform stairlifts, vertical lifts and cabin lifts.

Although they are a great choice for the elderly, our platform lifts also provide residents with disabilities or limited mobility with their own independence, meaning they can do things for themselves, with their dignity intact. All of our platform lifts create a modern, sophisticated residence with accessibility for everyone.

Our team has unrivalled experience in this field, so if you’d like to know more about our platform lifts, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We can even advise on the best one for your requirements – looking closely at the size of your property, available space, style and budget – and will take care of everything from manufacture to installation and maintenance. Simply call 023 8081 4924 or drop us an email at and we’ll get back to you in no time.

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