One of the biggest challenges to overcome when installing a regular home elevator is space. And not only space but making sure the space is in the right place.
Most residential elevators take up a lot more room than you would expect, and often require a separate machine room for controllers, hydraulics etc.
Even if you can find the space for the elevator, it is often not in the right place because the necessary structural wall is not available in that location.
A Stiltz home elevator lift takes up far less room and does not need a supporting wall. Therefore, your options are far greater in terms of placement.
This flexibility also allows you to get quite creative in terms of where you place your home lift and find locations that would not be possible with other residential elevators.
At Stiltz, one location we have often seen used is in the space we call a ‘stairwell void’. This is the area that a spiral staircase, or one with several 90 degree turns, has running up through the middle of it.
There is not a lot that can be done with this space from a practical standpoint but is often the perfect position for one of our products in the Stiltz home elevator and wheelchair lift range to be fitted.
The Duo Elevator is probably the best option as it takes up less than seven square feet and only requires a space of around 41 inches wide by 29 inches deep. It also has a rounded back which is the perfect shape for spiral staircases.
In this particular application you will not typically need to cut through the floor as the space will be open from ground floor to top ceiling. When you enter and exit the Stiltz home elevator from upstairs you will do so from the landing.
The landing will have a gate which will only open if the lift is at the top landing. The moment the lift moves away from the landing the gate will automatically lock.
This is just one example of how you can get clever and creative in terms of where you can place one of our home lifts and where placing a traditional style home elevator would be difficult if not impossible.