There are many features that are unique to custom homes built along the Jersey Shore and Long Beach Island area. Some of these features include pilings to support the structure in a sandy environment, wind rated windows and doors, and living spaces above the ground level. Depending on the design of your custom beach home, you may find that the kitchen and family room areas are on the second level with the master bedroom and bath on the third or even fourth level of the home. Logistically, this can be challenging for any homeowner when it comes to bringing items into the home, particularly for those upper level areas. For this reason, many of our homeowners are opting to install residential elevators for custom homes on Long Beach Island.
Residential elevators come in many styles and can easily blend into the design of any type of home. They also come with a variety of features, some of which may be more important to a homeowner than others. For example, many residential elevators need a machine room for operation, if space is an issue you could opt for a machine room free design. Some elevators are more energy-efficient and will work better for a homeowner who is environmentally sensitive. Others offer a quiet gearless premium design and style. With many well-known manufacturers like Accredited Elevator offering residential elevators for custom homes, homeowners can be sure that quality, style and functionality are not far from reach.
Every custom home on Long Beach Island built by Stonehenge Building & Development is designed with an elevator shaft, unless the homeowner specifically does not want it. Acting as a closet on the first floor, the shaft is approximately 5’X5’ and gives the homeowner the option to upgrade to an elevator at the time their home is under construction, or convert the closet at a later date with very little hassle.
Making day-to-day living more convenient are part of the reason many homeowners choose to build a custom home on Long Beach Island. It’s a must-have for any family that is challenged by elderly or handicapped family members too. While creating the ultimate experience is part of the reason, adding prestige and resale value to the home can also be a great reason to consider a residential elevator for your new custom home. Be sure to speak to your custom builder on LBI about the different styles, prices and types of elevators while you are still in the design phase of your home, as it’s easier to add it to the design before you begin construction. Stonehenge Building & Development has built many custom homes on Long Beach Island, as well as the mainland, and have completed many with optional residential elevators. For more details on custom home building, custom homes on LBI or options for residential elevators, click here.