The Art of Elevator Design

At Artisan Elevators, a leader in luxury residential lifts, we are dedicated to customizing a high-quality small elevator mobility system according to your specifications and budget.

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Unique Solutions & Innovative Designs in Personal Home Elevators

Each of our one-of-a-kind elevators is hand-built to your exacting specifications. Whether you want your elevator to have the characteristics of a Fabergé egg or the distinctive look of a birdcage, we can design it and manufacture it.

The right custom elevator blends form with functionality. Whether you intend to install a personal elevator, residential elevator, or commercial elevator, our artisans can help you achieve the design you envision for your indoor lift while conforming to the legal standards for elevator installation.

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The options for a custom elevator are seemingly endless. Our designers will work alongside you through each step of the process to customize a luxury new elevator that fits your home or business perfectly. The design begins with selection of the best motor system and ideal base for your indoor elevator.

Luxury Custom Elevators

Innovations in transportation, energy, and economy at the end of the 1800s and beginning of the 1900s opened a market for in-home lifts and elevators, though manufacturers primarily installed these personal elevators in aristocratic residences at first. Now, as development of custom homes increases and services in the industry expand, more home and business owners seek customized elevators, whether for aesthetics or for practicality.

The motor mechanisms of elevators are made with technologies that are chosen to suit the height of the building, the space available, and the speed of installation. Depending on the style of your residence, Artisan Elevators can supply a quote for which indoor lift system would best fit, whether hydraulic, traction, winding drum, or pneumatic. From there, only the sky and your budget are the limit in crafting the exterior and interior design of your elevators and lifts.

In an era of minimalist décor, perhaps you would like to buy an elevator in the classic glass or panoramic style. However, your options do not end there. We have innumerable elevator lifts to buy. Elevator materials range from high-quality metals to rustic leather, and styles vary from antique to modern.

The elevators for sale in today’s market have the potential to serve as more than just conveyors. Small elevators and indoor lifts can reflect the character of your home and residence while enhancing the overall design. No matter if you want a panoramic elevator encased in glass and bronze that runs on a pneumatic system or an antique, exotic wood elevator with a hydraulic system, Artisan Elevator will deliver your unique small elevator lift.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best residential elevator?

The best residential elevator is a custom Artisan Elevator which is personalized to your specific look, features, and needs.

How much does it cost to put an elevator in a house?

A shaftless elevator will typically cost approximately $23,000-$26,000 to put in a house.

What is the cheapest residential elevator?

For two levels, a shaftless elevator is the cheapest solution starting at $23,000.

What are the different types of elevators?

There are three different types of residential elevators which are cable driven, hydraulic, and pneumatic interaction elevators.

How much does a pneumatic vacuum elevator cost?

A pneumatic vacuum elevator cost can vary depending on the number of levels needed. The starting price is approximately $35,000 for a 2 level resident. With a 3 level resident, the starting price of a pneumatic vacuum elevator is approximately $50,000.

How much do vacuum elevators cost?

There are three different sizes of vacuum elevators and the cost will vary depending on the size and number of levels. The average cost for a two-stop vacuum elevator is in the mid $30,000 price range.

How much is it to put an elevator in your house?

Typically you would put in a self-standing elevator into an existing house and the price would start in the mid $30,000’s.

What is a vacuum elevator?

A vacuum elevator is a cylindrical polycarbonate shaft elevator that utilizes turbines and air pressure to move the cab.

What is the most common type of elevator?

For residential elevators the most common type of elevator is a chain traction elevator because it is lower in cost and quicker to install.

What is the difference between traction and hydraulic elevators?

Hydraulic elevators operate based on hydraulic fluid and a hydraulic jack while traction elevators are operating based on a motor that is moving with a chain or cable.

What is the difference between lift and elevator?

In the United States, a lift refers to a wheelchair lift, which is shorter run and used for accessibility. An elevator is something that is larger and used for many floors.

How does a hydraulic elevator work?

A hydraulic elevator utilizes a hydraulic pump and hydraulic jack to raise and lower the cab.

How much space is needed for a residential elevator?

A 5’x5’ area will give you ample room for a residential elevator.

How do you calculate elevator capacity?

Elevator capacity is calculated based on the square footage of the floor space. The minimum capacity for a residential elevator is 500lbs and maximum is 1,000lbs.

What is the standard size of an elevator?

The standard size of most elevators is 36 inches wide by 48 inches deep.