Traditional Home Elevators
Traditional home elevators use a hydraulic, winding drum, geared counterweight, or gearless counterweight drive system and can travel up to 50 feet. Each of these lift systems will require hoistway construction.
“Through the Floor” Elevators
“Through the floor” models are two-stop elevators that use a self-contained hydraulic system. This type of home elevator travels on a rail with no need for a hoistway, making it a perfect choice for an existing home. Each one of these models is also equipped with a number of safety features.
Home Elevator Style & Design Options
There are a number of style options available for you to design a home elevator that will fit in with the décor of your home. For all of the traditional elevator models we offer (excluding the “through the floor” models), you will be able to select the cab design, cab size, cab color, control panel finish style, handrail style and gate style. The door that comes with a traditional home elevator is a swing style door, which can be matched with the style of the other doors in your home. There is also an option to add automatic sliding doors on some of the elevator models we sell. Learn more about elevator design options ›
How Much Does an Elevator Cost?
The average price of a home elevator ranges between $28,000-$35,000 (this does not include the cost of construction or home renovations). The cost of the elevator will depend on a number of factors such as model, brand, type of elevator, design and much more. Learn more about the factors that affect elevator price ›
Note: In an existing home the construction portion of the project is usually as much or more than the home elevator itself. For new construction, the construction costs are much less because plans can be made to modify the space needed for a home elevator.
Lifeway Chicago can construct and install the hoistway for your lift, whether it is within your existing home or as part of an exterior addition to house the equipment.
As both a licensed elevator and general contractor, we can complete all phases of your project. Beyond the confidence that our experience and knowledge bring, having a single contractor for all phases of a project avoids any finger-pointing and gives the homeowner a single point of contact.
We Service Our Elevators!
After we finish installing your elevator in your home, please know that we will still be able to assist you. We want your elevator to be running safely and efficiently at all time. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions or if your elevator needs service!