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Debunking 4 Common Myths About Lifts

While most people view lifts as helpful utilities, some hold other views based on popular myths. We look at some of the most common misconceptions about lifts.

The Misunderstood Lift

Whether Hollywood dramatizations or just a lack of information is to blame, many people hold beliefs about lifts which are far from reality. In support of our loyal elevators that are always there to pick us up when we need them, we look to debunk some of the most common myths about lifts.

A grey public lift

Myth #1: Lifts are very expensive

While it might have been true in the past that only the wealthiest among us could afford having lifts in their homes, this is no longer the case. Technology improvements, competition, and a growing market have made home lifts affordable to an ever-increasing number of people.

Today, ordinary folks who are looking to future-proof their homes can do so without giving up a fortune in the process. Many are discovering that it can even be cheaper to install an elevator than multiple flights of stairs. Contact us to get an estimate for how much a home lift from Aritco would cost to install in your home.

Speaking of installations…

Myth #2: Installing a lift is very complicated

Another misconception people have is that installing a lift involves a major construction project that will take forever and severely alter the house. While it is true that traditional cabin lifts require quite a bit of work due to their need of a shaft below and machine room above the lift, this is avoided by choosing a platform lift.

A platform lift operates with a screw and nut-mechanism instead of the traditional cable, allowing for a far easier and cheaper installation. The Aritco HomeLift is actually comparable to a wardrobe in size and can easily be installed in an existing home which was not prepared for a lift from the start.

The home lift Aritco HomeLift

Myth #3: Lifts are unsafe and even dangerous

When a lift has a role in a Hollywood movie, it is rarely a good thing! Whether falling down a shaft due to the cable breaking or jamming some poor soul’s arm or leg between floors, these scary cages seem to be all about making our lives unsafe. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth.

Neither platform lifts nor traditional cabin lifts crash to the ground like the movies would have you believe. They have safety measures preventing any movement at all, should any of the mechanics falter. The screw and nut-mechanism of a platform lift would not allow a crash to happen even if someone wanted to cause one – maybe that’s why the cabin lifts get more movie roles?

Furthermore, all Aritco lifts are equipped with sensors that ensure the doors are closed without anything caught in them before they can take off. They also require a button to be pressed for the lift to move, making them so safe that they are commonly used in schools and elsewhere with a lot of children.

Myth #4: Lifts are ugly and all look the same

Another myth which used to be fact is that lifts are rather chunky and ugly pieces of machinery, manufactured without aesthetics in mind, but rather as one-size-fits-all transportation solutions that take people from point A to point B. This might have been so in the past, but today things look a lot different.

Whether you are looking for a home lift or a public lift for, say, a hotel or restaurant, you can now adjust a multitude of design features to make it perfectly fit into its environment. Furthermore, the Aritco HomeLift has with its stunning aesthetics won award shows across the world and is consistently described by homeowners as a piece of art.

That, to put it mildly, completely debunks the myth that lifts are unattractive and concludes our list of beliefs that are divorced from reality, yet still hang around. What other myths can you think of when it comes to lifts?

Aritco Designwall Geometric by designer Alexander Lervik and Evelina Kroon



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