How to Choose the Placement of Your Rockville Home Elevator

Posted on August 12, 2020

rockville home elevator installation

rockville home elevator installation

Learn how to select the best spot for your Rockville home elevator.

Home elevators are not only dazzling design elements, but can provide crucial assistance to those with limited mobility, create an ease of access between floors, and improve the value of your home. Whether you are considering installing a brand new home elevator for your Rockville home or fitting an elevator into existing construction, you must determine your elevator’s best placement. You can do this by consulting with the home elevator contractors at Signature Elevators. Before beginning your plans with the Signature team, assess your home for the following characteristics to determine your Rockville home elevator’s potential placement. 

When Installing a New Home Elevator

If you intend to install a new Rockville home elevator, the placement of the elevator hoistway and machine room should be integrated into the design as soon as possible. You may consider placing the elevator near the entryway or center of the house, where it can act as an appealing focal point. Alternatively, an elevator can be incorporated into a room or hallway or placed beside a stairway. 

When selecting the placement of your elevator, consider details like elevator configuration. Your Rockville home elevator can be designed to accommodate the layout of your home in a same-side, 90 degree, or straight-through configuration. Your design team at Signature Elevators will plan the structural and electrical requirements for a successful installation

When Retrofitting a Home Elevator

When fitting your new home elevator to your existing home, you must consider different elements to avoid excessive modification. A typical elevator requires about 25 square feet of space, while the elevator drive system may impact the floor plan. Most elevators will require a pit of roughly eight inches, and the shaftway must have adequate structural support. 

Often, spaces around a stairway are easily adapted to accommodate a home elevator. Other places like closets, hallways, dens, and living rooms work excellently as well. When considering the elevator landing on the upper floor, many people have found success in placing the elevator near a landing in or near a bedroom to be especially convenient. When you are ready to discuss your home elevator plans, Signature Elevators is here to design home elevators for residents in Rockville and surrounding areas, including Potomac, Bethesda, Washington, D.C., Silver Spring, and Georgetown. 

Contact Signature Elevators Today!

Signature Elevators & Accessible Design, LLC works with leading manufacturers to provide you with the beautiful residential elevator that you need. Located in Rockville, MD, we have years of experience with incorporating elevators into multi-story homes and working with customers to ensure the elevator meets their specific needs. With styles from modern tubes to wood paneled cabs, Signature Elevators has all the tools you need to build the perfect elevator for your home! Visit our website or contact us at (301)-251-1659 for more information. The manufacturers we represent are:

Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators https://www.vacuumelevators.com/

Stiltz Lifts https://www.stiltzlifts.com/

Waupaca Elevators https://www.waupacaelevator.com/

Cambridge Elevating http://www.cambridgeelevating.com/

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