For anyone looking to modernize their multi-level home, a glass home elevator might be the ideal option. Glass home elevators offer a sleek, contemporary and open look to match your home design aesthetic. Admire the beauty of your home through the open glass windows as you travel from floor to floor. Read on to learn why a glass home elevator might be the right option for your home.
What Are Glass Home Elevators?
Home elevators that have one or more sides made out of glass or plexiglass are often called glass home elevators. These elevators differ from a traditional home elevator, which is fully enclosed by solid shaft walls.
There are three primary types of glass home elevators available: the Symmetry Glass Home Elevator, Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators, and Shaftless Home Elevators. Each of these options offers unique design features, and they can each be customized in different ways. Below we’ll explore the different glass home elevator options. Keep reading to learn more, and consider which option is right for your home.
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Types of Glass Home Elevators
Symmetry Glass Home Elevators
Symmetry Glass Home Elevators offer a fully customizable finish for your home’s interior. The drive system and base structure of this elevator are the same as a traditional home elevator, but the finished look is completely different.
Because these elevators use the same drive system and are the same size as a traditional home elevator, you can choose to make 1, 2, or 3 sides of the elevator car glass. Another option would be to add smaller, framed glass windows into your home elevator’s design. This offers the flexibility to mix different finishes like wood panels, or mirrors on some of the walls and create a design perfect for your home.
Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators
Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators (PVEs) offer a one-of-a-kind glass elevator experience. Their fully glass-like circular shaft and car walls give the rider a stunning panoramic view. When not in use, the modern design is sure to add a “wow-factor” to any home. PVEs are energy efficient, and their pitless design requires minimal construction. Their modern design uses safe and reliable vacuum technology. Since the shaft for this elevator is freestanding, it can be installed in nearly any open area within your home and require minimal construction.
Shaftless Home Elevators
Shaftless home elevators, also referred to as through-the-floor elevators, travel vertically along a rail system that does not need to be enclosed into a shaft. They require minimal construction and are often ideal for existing homes since they do not require a 6-8” pit to be created within the home. Shaftless home elevators are a cost-effective option but offer less customizability than other glass home elevators.
Arrow Lift Glass Home Elevator Highlights
Glass home elevators tend to create a more open and modern feel compared to traditional designs. They combine contemporary style and practical convenience within your space.
Open and Airy Design
Glass home elevators work well in both modern and traditional homes. Adding glass windows or full glass walls creates an open feel, allowing the home’s existing design to flow seamlessly into the elevator car. If you are looking for a fully customized design, choosing a Symmetry Glass Home Elevator will allow you to choose how many of your elevator’s walls to make glass.
Sleek Modern Look
Glass home elevators add a sleek, modern look to your home. The customizable elements of a residential glass elevator allow you to personalize the style of your elevator and enhance the elegant look of your home.
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When you’re adding a custom elevator to your home, working with an experienced team is important. At Arrow Lift, we’ve been helping homeowners, builders, and architects design gorgeous home elevators and lifts for over 35 years. Our team of professionally trained experts is here to help you each step of the way.