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Determining What Size Your Home Elevator Should Be

Determining What Size Your Home Elevator Should Be

Today, we’ll be helping you determine what size your home elevator should be.

There are many ways that you can design your home. You can decide the layout of each room, what colors to choose, and what furniture you add. As another part of home design, perhaps you’ve considered installing a home elevator. Elevators come in many sizes, though, so choosing the right one for your home might not be as simple as you want it to be. Today, we’ll be helping you determine what size your home elevator should be.

Consider Your House Space

Naturally, before you decide on the size of your home elevator, you have to consider the size of the room in which it’s installed. After all, the elevator has to fit in whichever room you choose to place it. Not only do you need to factor in room size, but you also have to consider overhead space as well.

You need a wall that’s able to fit your elevator’s rail structure. There needs to be space not just for the elevator itself, but also its operating components. You also have to consider all relevant building codes before committing to any specific type of elevator.

Think About the Dimensions of Your Home Elevator

When determining what size of home elevator to get for your house, the actual elevator is what makes the decision the most complicated. You don’t want the elevator to take up too much space in whichever room in which it’s placed. All the while, you need to make enough room for the necessary features, like a control panel. Any doors must be wide enough to allow wheelchairs to pass through them, just in case anyone using it ends up needing a wheelchair one day. If you enter/exit through a different door for each level of your house, you’ll also need to have a larger cab. For any other questions regarding what to factor into your elevator’s size, you can consult an elevator installation company for advice.

Don’t Ignore Your Home’s Plumbing & Electrical Systems

If there are any pipes or wires around your house that would interfere with the path your elevator takes, you might need to reconsider what type of elevator you install. It would be dangerous to install an elevator in a manner that would have it come into contact with these pipes or wires.

Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!

For over a decade, Preferred Elevator has served residents in Central Maryland, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. You can rely on our experienced home installation team and quality products.

For our commercial elevator clients, we also provide annual inspections of your equipment to adhere to standards established by the state of Maryland. During these inspections, we make sure that your commercial mobility product is functioning correctly and efficiently. We’ll also go over all safety devices and customized features offered within your plan!

Get in touch with us! Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8 am -5 pm. Reach us by phone at 410-238-2555, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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