An Essential ‘Lift’ for Your Home!

By Admin on 12 October 2023

Whether you are an elderly person interested in maintaining your independence in your own home, a homeowner with limited mobility, or interested in adding convenience and value to your property, your life would be so much simpler with a home lift.

In a multi-level home, aging homeowners and family members often face a common battle: stairs. Home elevators offer a fitting solution to this issue. Helpful to those with disabilities or limited mobility, home elevators allow users to utilize more of their space all while bypassing an unnecessary climb. Small elevators for homes allow people to enjoy the ease and convenience of avoiding the stairs whenever you choose!

With the right house elevator, you'll be able to maintain a safe, independent lifestyle longer and without the risk or inconvenience of hauling heavy loads from floor to floor.

What Are the Types of Residential Elevators?

Traditional cable or hydraulic elevators are certainly good options for those who need a residential elevator. These elevators offer quiet operation and a smooth ride. We have a number of finishes available, and many homeowners find exactly what they want with these traditional-style personal home elevators.

Wheelchair Lifts

Wheelchair lift elevators are made to assist those with disabilities. They take up less space than a traditional elevator and may be more affordable. There are several models to choose from depending on what vertical travel distance must be accommodated.


Dumbwaiters are a very compact type of elevator for home use. They're an efficient solution for those who need to move small objects from floor to floor. Kitchens and libraries often install dumbwaiters to move dishes and books.

Cable Drum

A cable drum machinery system takes up the least amount of space and includes an emergency battery-powered lowering system. Cable drum elevators are the quietest models in the industry.


These piston-powered elevators deliver a smooth ride and gentle descent. They can be adapted into luxury home elevators with ease and are suitable for many different kinds of low-rise buildings.

An elevator that uses a hydraulic lift moves using pistons that have a fluid-pumping system. This pressurized fluid collects in the cylinder, which pushes the piston up and lifts the elevator car. To descend, the fluid is released and the weight of car slowly pushes down the piston while the car slowly lowers.


Pneumatic elevators are a sleek and eye-catching addition to a home. Pneumatic elevators are one of the safest and most reliable types of household elevator on the market and are a popular choice with consumers seeking to install private home elevators.

Pneumatic elevators rely on air pressure to work. They create high- and low-pressure environments inside the tube that push the elevator car up and down. There are pumps at either end to change the air pressure levels. When the air pressure becomes equalized, the car comes to a stop.

Screw Drive

Screw-drive systems are typically used in wheelchair lifts. They are slow-moving, but they are economical and save space, as they don't require the use of a machine room.


These beautiful elevators are chosen for their looks. A glass elevator is elegant and unobtrusive in the home, and it can be used to showcase beautiful views in high-rise buildings and waterfront properties. A glass elevator also fits ideally into upscale homes. Riding in a round polycarbonate-panelled cab, occupants of glass elevators have a full view of their surroundings while they move up or down in the home. These certainly have a very modern home elevator appearance and design.


A machine-room-less (MRL) elevator saves space and tends to be more affordable. These versatile elevators come in a variety of different models and sizes. The walls are made with recycled wood, they don't use hazardous hydraulic oil, and they use 50% less energy than conventional elevators.


These elevators can only travel between two levels, but they are a great choice for residential use because they don't take up much space. They don't require machine rooms or hoistways. The cost is often low with this type of installation due to the minimal site preparation involved.

Residential Elevator FAQs
What Is the Standard Size of a Residential Elevator?

The typical dimensions of a residential elevator are between 6 and 7 feet tall and between 3 and 5.5 feet in depth.

How Much Space Is Needed for a Residential Elevator?

An elevator with a shaft will likely need a minimum of 5 feet in both width and depth, though a pneumatic, shaft-less elevator is a space-saver that may only need half that amount of space.

What Is the Smallest Residential Elevator?

The smallest residential elevators are shaft-less pneumatic ones. Removing the shaft component saves a lot of space and removes the need to dig a pit for the shaft. We offer a variety of small shaft-less residential elevators that take up a limited amount of space and have a sleek and attractive design.

What Is the Minimum Size of an Elevator?

Our smallest home elevator for sale is a pneumatic model that is around 20 inches in diameter.

Can I Put an Elevator in My House?

Yes! Many homes will support the installation of a residential elevator. Different types of home lifts will have different space requirements and specs. We also offer custom elevators, giving you the flexibility to make an elevator that's a great addition to your home.

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