Like any room in the house, an elevator can be customized to reflect your personal taste and preferences. While most value an elevator for the function it brings to the home, there are a number of options available to create a custom elevator that compliments your home’s décor.
Elevator Car Panel Possibilities
Elevator cars are available in a variety of materials. The most common are solid woods such as Red Oak, White Oak, Cherry, Birch, Maple, Hickory, Walnut, Alder and Mahogany. A variety of panel styles are available to add texture and style to the car. Each wood can be finished with custom stain to accentuate the natural beauty of the wood while personalizing the car to integrate into its surroundings.
Additional options utilizing one or a combination of materials such as stainless steel, glass, mirror, wire mesh insets or vinyl laminate are also available.
Elevator Ceilings and Floors for Every Décor
While the residential elevator car ceiling typically matches the style of the panels, you can modify your ceiling to include glass, mirrors, tile or even painted murals. Energy efficient LED lighting, in a variety of trim choices, provides an attractive accent.
A number of flooring options exist to further enhance the style of your elevator car. Finished hardwood planks, carpet , ceramic tile, vinyl flooring , custom paintings or rugs are among the choices available.
Elevator Door/Gate Alternatives
Elevator doors and gates provide style and safety to the entrance of the elevator. Swing doors that match other doorways in the home and commercial-style sliding doors are both popular options. Collapsible gates are available in Brass, Stainless Steel or Steel with custom powder-coated finishes. Your local home elevator company will be able to discuss options that will provide personalization while still accommodating your desired functionality.
Choosing Hall Stations and Car Operating Panels
The Hall Station and Car Operating Panel (COP) work together to allow passengers to call the elevator to the appropriate landing. Typically offered in Brushed Stainless Steel, both Hall Stations and COPs can be customized to feature a variety of metal or paint finishes, integration of a phone box and customized button shapes and sizes.
Moving Forward with Your Custom Elevator Design Ideas
A number of options exist to provide customization in your residential elevator. Looking at custom elevator cars can help provide inspiration for your project. If you already have a design in mind, but have questions or would like additional information, contact a local elevator company. There you will find qualified professionals who can offer support and direction so that your elevator will be a beautiful, functional addition to your home.