A very common question for someone considering a home elevator is, ‘How much space does it require?’ The quick answer is about 5′ x 5′. However, there are many factors that specifically define the space requirements for a home elevator.
First, which home elevator technology would you prefer? We install them all and can share with you the benefits of each.
Second, do you require multiple openings to your residential elevator? Often, the home floor plan requires that you enter on one side at one floor, and exit a different side at the next floor.
Third, some home elevators require a shallow recess in the slab and others do not. Would the construction of your home afford the installation of a pit?
Fourth, is the desired cab size. We have suggested dimensions for a cab of a specific size. However, don’t worry, we custom build to fit in every situation. If space is a concern, we have home elevators that will fit in a space as small as a 32” diameter.
Fifth, is the ceiling height. Every residential elevator technology is unique in this requirement and is also driven by the desired interior height of the cab.
All five of these factors are important and a site visit by a home elevator professional is necessary to determine the exact space requirements for a home elevator installation. Genesis Elevator Company will provide this complimentary service, so call us today to schedule your visit.