Home elevators, also known as residential home elevators, are an elegant method of providing convenience and accessibility for homeowners planning a new home or remodel.
House elevators allow you to build up rather than out, all without worrying about tackling the stairs in the case of future mobility challenges. Arrow Lift offers you a simple and easy way of moving safely between floors with professional home elevator installation. Home elevators are a luxurious addition to your home that provide both accessibility and sophistication. Our home elevators are completely customizable, allowing you to choose each element that suits your home’s design and aesthetic. Let our 35+ years of experience guide you through this process!
Why Choose a Home Elevator?
With Arrow Lift’s industry leading home elevators, you’ll be getting a solution that’s refined and worthy of the home it’s installed in. Our home elevators exude sophistication with high-quality materials and an array of tasteful design options. For an elegant in-home mobility solution, a house elevator is an ideal choice.
Bypass the stairs and travel between floors with ease. Our clients can move freely throughout their homes after installing an elevator. Arrow Lift can install residential elevators that travel up to 5 floors. Whether clients are looking for a home elevator for seniors or are simply looking for mobility between different floors, Arrow Lift is here to help.
When designing your dream elevator for the home you love, you’re in control of this in-home addition’s look and feel. The interior walls, flooring, railing finish and more are completely customizable. Your house elevator can be fitted with a range of gate and door options, and you can select the material and finish. With the freedom to design your elevator, you can be sure it will be tailored to suit your style.
Home Elevator FAQs
What Are Standard Home Elevator Dimensions?
As with many home elevator questions, the answer will depend on the unique layout of your home. At Arrow Lift, the standard interior cab for a home elevator is 15 square feet. But what about the space you’ll need to install an elevator?
Generally, when installing an elevator in your home, you will need a space that is at least 5′ x 5′, or 25 square feet of floor space. Please note that these are interior shaft dimensions that do not include the thickness of the shaft walls. However, our experienced team can examine the area and develop alternative options in many smaller spaces. In large spaces, you’ll have a range of elevator installation options. You can learn more about standard house elevator dimensions here.
How Long Does It Take to Install a Home Elevator?
Adding an elevator to your home involves a multi-step process. The installation phase typically takes anywhere from one to two weeks, depending on the elevator’s complexity. Before the installation phase is the design and construction process, this process has a lead time because it requires coordination between the elevator company and other trades.
Take a detailed look at the installation process and factors that influence the timeframe here.
How Much Does a Home Elevator Cost?
Home elevator prices can range between $30,000 and $40,000. Some home elevators cost less than $30,000, and some high-end, luxury home elevators cost more than $100,000. The cost depends on the design options (standard vs. custom made), the drive system and the construction costs.
What’s unique about Arrow Lift is our ability to work with a wide range of budgets. This means that we can work one-on-one with you to find the system that best aligns with your desired home elevator cost range. To get more information about our residential home elevators for sale, schedule a consultation with Arrow Lift today.
What is the Weight Capacity of a Home Elevator?
The weight capacity of a home elevator varies depending on the type of elevator and the size of the cab. Home Elevators have a weight capacity from 350-1400lbs, vacuum elevators have a weight capacity from 350-525lbs, standard 15 square foot elevators have a wight capacity of 950lbs, and LU/LA elevators have an 18 square foot footprint with a weight capacity up to 1400 lbs.
Are Home Elevators Wheelchair Accessible?
Most residential elevators are large enough to fit a wheelchair in, however this depends on the type of elevator you’re looking for and its function/purpose.
What are Some Safety Features that Arrow Lift’s Home Elevators offer?
All of our private residence elevator models adhere to the ASME Safety Code. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) establishes norms and standards to protect the safety and quality of mechanical devices, such as elevators.
Our elevators have become the leading elevators on the market by paying attention to the little things to keep our customers happy.
When we work with you on a residential elevator, we are committed to providing you an elevator with multiple safety features and long-term quality. Whether you are a homeowner, architect, or builder, we want to continue serving you for many years to come.
Residential elevators are compact, require a minimal pit or machine room and overhead, and run on standard residential 220-240 VAC power. Every house elevator is designed and manufactured specifically for the home and space that it is installed in so that we can maximize your home's large or small footprint and provide you with the flexibility you need to make it work.
Shaftless home elevators, also known as through the floor elevators, are designed to go in tight spaces with minimal construction. These space-efficient elevators come in a variety of different models and can be customized to suit your needs.
A Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator (PVE) is a luxurious option if you're considering adding an elevator to your home. Their breathtaking style combines with modern pneumatic vacuum technology to create an elevated ride experience for homeowners, including panoramic views during use. To learn more about the features and benefits of a PVE elevator, click here.
Our home elevators are manufactured in the USA by a team of experts with decades of industry experience. Our team will build the residential elevator your project needs at the requisite level of quality and beauty to ensure that it is appropriate for the caliber of the home where it is installed.
Adding an elevator to your home requires additional design considerations and will impact several construction trades. We typically work with engineers, electricians, and carpenters to ensure proper installation.
We make it easy for you by providing clear communication, written documentation, and accurate shop drawings customized for your specific application. Follow the link below for a list of typical coordination points.
The cost of home elevators can vary. What’s unique about Arrow Lift is our ability to work with a wide range of budgets. This means that we can work one-on-one with you to find the system that best aligns with your desired home elevator cost range.
A few factors that influence residential elevator costs are:
- Design options (standard vs. custom made)
- Drive systems
- Construction costs
- The layout of your home
For a deep dive into home elevator costs and the many variables at play, click "learn more" below.
Picture a one of a kind elevator in your home!
For over three decades, Arrow Lift has brought elegance to people’s homes, with tailor-made home elevators that are both luxurious and practical. We welcome you to view some of our past projects and to picture what you would like in your own home. Check out our photo gallery to see a variety of home elevator designs and styles.
Learn more about each element of residential home elevators in the video below!
What to Know About Home Elevators
When it comes to a home elevator, there are three main components to understand: the drive, the door, and the cab. Watch this video to learn more about these components and the various things to consider about them.
What Our Home Elevator Customers Are Saying
The elevator helps us transport holiday decorations up and down (to storage) as well as the many 40+ lbs boxes I receive each and every month. Arrow Lift has done a fabulous job of installation and service. We are Satisfied Customers.
Arrow Lift is a class act....we are so glad we chose them to install and support our elevator purchase.
The elevator works smoothly and adds attractive function to my home. It made visits from my parents possible.
Great, functional, reliable elevator since the day it was installed in our home. Maintenance people very professional, friendly, and efficient when regularly checking over our elevator. … I feel good about recommending their business; their continuing customer service, from purchase to installation to upkeep, rates Arrow Lift a 5 out of 5 stars in my book!
We are always very impressed by how quick we can get service scheduled for our elevator and lift. We are also always pleased with the level of professionalism that the technicians provide when in our home. We have recommended Arrow Lift to a few friends who have purchased products.