How to choose the right elevator for your home

Installing a residential elevator is not a one-size-fits-all approach. There are certain things to consider when choosing an elevator, which we list below. As a company that specializes in elevators and lifts for homes, we work closely with each of our clients to ensure that the elevator they choose will provide them with years of service. If you’re in search of a residential elevator, these helpful tips will guide you in the right direction.

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1. Consider your space

The first step in choosing the right elevator for your home is to take note of your home’s layout. Consider where you would prefer the elevator to be installed and where you will enter and exit the elevator.

You need the elevator to be convenient while having enough space to house the drive equipment. Keep in mind, there are also new elevator designs that don’t require a machine room. A common choice for homeowners to install a home elevator is near the stairs because of the reinforced structure and additional free space.

In new home builds, homeowners can choose virtually any area to install an elevator. With existing homes, retrofitting a residential elevator can come with some foundational and space constraints. In any case, we will help you find a solution.

2. Choose a style that matches your home’s aesthetics

While elevators are designed to safely and reliably transport you to different floors of your home, they are also a significant piece of equipment. Today’s elevator designs can blend seamlessly with the interior design of your home. Take a look at our list of residential elevators to get some inspiration and help you envision what one might look like in your home.

3. Ask about maintenance plans

The total cost of ownership includes the maintenance of your residential elevator over its entire lifecycle. Modern elevators are reliable, easy to use, and require little maintenance. However, like any machine, your residential elevator will require maintenance over time.

When speaking to our sales team about your home elevator, we’ll answer your inquiries about service plans and warranty that are included with your unit.