Home elevators provide assistance to those with limited mobility, create ease of access between floors, and serve as a design element to enhance the beauty of the home. Whether your home elevator installation is for new or existing construction, you should identify the optimum location for the elevator in consultation with an architect, builder and elevator contractor. As you look for the best place to install a home elevator, here are a few factors to consider.
New Home Elevator Installation
If you are building a new home, placement of the elevator hoistway and machine room, if required, should be integrated into the design early in the process. An elevator can be used as a focal point near an entryway or in the center of the house, incorporated into a room or hallway, or placed beside an existing stairway. As you define the location, consider details such as elevator configuration. Your elevator can be designed to accommodate the layout of the home in either a same-side, 90 degree or straight-through configuration. Your design team should plan the structural and electrical requirements so that these elements are properly incorporated during construction. Should you decide to plan your home to add an elevator at a later date, stacked closets can be incorporated to create a natural place for the installation.