A new home decor invention could make owners bid farewell to stairlifts, say hello to Star Trek-style home elevators, which are not only good-looking, but also much more effective. The producer has further stated that the resemblance between the new in-room elevator and the Star Trek model was not at all intentional.
Home owners could soon ditch their traditional and rather annoying stairlifts for a new generation of discreet home elevators. Terry Lifts, the company behind the new models, has stated that their new collection aims to help people who live in houses with multiple floors because the latter often need assistance, especially when they get old.
The only available option so far was the stairlift, which often clashes with the rest of the elements in the room or the interior decoration. John McSweeney, the marketing director of the company claims many more people would use a home elevator, if they were pleased with their looks. The company thinks the new Star Trek-inspired model will stir customers’ interest and will definitely make their lives a lot more comfortable.
The indoor lift consists in a hexagonal box that may be easily integrated in one corner of the room. The elevator has glass walls because producers wanted its transparency to render rooms larger instead of minimizing them. The good news about the new home elevator is that it only appears when the owner needs to get from one floor to another; the rest of the time, it may be preserved in a special case in the attic.
Home owners won’t have to look at the modern, yet inappropriate home elevator all the time; they can simply send the lift back in the attic when they no longer need it. Stairlifts, on the other hand must be kept on display at all times because home owners don’t have the possibility to place them in an out-of-the-way location.
While the association of the new home elevators with the famous Star Trek lift has pleased producers, John McSweeney from the Terry Lifts company has confessed that customers have made many other comparisons, some less flattering than others. Most critics have said the home elevator looks like a shower cabin, was the humorous statement of the marketing director.
Reports show that Terry Lifts has already sold 200 Star Trek-style elevators and the sales percentage is expected to increase in the following period.
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