Access Mobility with Elevators for Homes
Residential elevators with innovative and compact space saving designs now make it possible to add an elevator to your home easier than ever before. Convenience, mobility, safe access and the ability to live independently are just a few reasons home elevators are the ultimate solution for accessibility.
The Stiltz home lift technology has also made a residential elevator more affordable and effortless to fit into existing spaces. If mobility has become difficult and stairs are increasingly hard to climb an elevator can transform your home into easy living.
Planning to future proof your home can be a great investment too. Since aging in place is ideal there’s no need to move with a home lift installed. Modern elevators are now available in shaftless models taking up less space with reduced footprints. A through the floor elevator like the Duo Alta can be incorporated into existing home at the speed of light compared to traditional models.
The process of buying a home elevator.
First the budget, how much will this cost?
For a general budget plan around $30,000 to buy a 2-stop shaft-less elevator. The final price of the elevator could be more or less depending on the model you choose and code requirements in your location. The installation will also need a few thing before we can get started. While this type of elevator takes the least amount of construction you’ll still need a contractor to cut the floor opening, supply the electric and a phone line. Since each individual installation is different the cost for this will be determined by the site and contractor.
Placement of the elevator.
Take a look around your home to get a general ideal of where you would want to place the elevator. If you have a few locations selected it’s even better to have more options. This is a planning phase and we’ll confirm the location when we do a home evaluation. The amount of space needed will also depend on the model you purchase. We have elevators that can fit in an area as small as 3′-8″ W X 2′-8″ D
How long will this take?
On average it takes 6-8 weeks for your elevator to arrive. During this time we’ll coordinate with your contractor to have a precise opening made for the elevator. Once your elevator has arrived it will usually take 2-3 days to complete the installation.
While the thought of installing an elevator might seem like a great deal of work it can actually be straightforward with the right planning and preparation.
To begin it is important to look at the process as two separate stages, the construction and the actual elevator installation. If you would like to keep the cost down, have limited space and minimize the construction plan for a shaftless elevator. These types of elevators are more affordable and best for limited space or retrofitting to an existing home. Designed for 2- stops and up to 13′ of travel they also fit most needs for mobility.
They are available in two sizes, a standard model and a wheelchair model. Residential elevators dimensions and specifications vary to work in existing spaces. As shown in this picture the floor framing will need to be modified for an opening to allow the elevator to travel between landings. The elevator will also need a dedicated outlet and a phone line.
How much space do I need for an elevator?
One of the most common questions when considering a home elevator is where to locate the lift and how much space will it take. With Innovative Lifts we’ll provide a floor template so you can see exactly how the elevator will fit in your home.