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.

Home Elevator FAQs

What Is the Difference Between an Elevator and a Lift?

While these terms are often used interchangeably, especially in the U.K., some Americans differentiate between an elevator and a lift by using the former term to refer to a fully enclosed structure and the latter to refer to a platform that’s not enclosed or only partially enclosed, such as a wheelchair lift or stair lift.

Do Elevators Use Magnets?

Most residential and commercial elevators do not use magnets to move cabs up and down a shaft. Some companies have been exploring designing and building elevators that rely heavily on magnets, but this technology has not been widely adopted.

How Much Energy Does an Elevator Use per Floor?

The amount of energy that an elevator will expend per floor will depend on its size, type, and even which direction it’s moving. Traction elevators conserve energy due to their use of counterweights. Pneumatic elevators are known to use nearly no energy when they’re moving downward. And certain “green” elevators can use around 50% less energy than their standard counterparts. Check with an elevator’s manufacturer for information about energy use.

Do Elevators Stop When the Power Goes Out?

Some elevators stop when the power goes out, while others may be equipped with emergency power systems. In addition, certain mechanical systems allow an elevator to move without electricity. Residential hydraulic elevators, for example, can be designed so that household members can manually lower the elevator in the event of a power outage. And pneumatic elevators automatically descend at low speed to the ground floor if the power goes out.

How Much Does it Cost for an Elevator in a Home?

The cost for a standard residential elevator may fall between $20,000 and $30,000, but customized residential elevator prices can vary widely depending on the unique combination of elevator size, lift system, materials, and design features chosen.

How Much Does it Cost to Install a Commercial Elevator?

The cost to install a commercial elevator depends on several different factors, including its type, size, and capacity and the building intended to house it. For the most accurate cost estimate, contact us to discuss your commercial elevator needs.