How Much Does It Cost to Put an Elevator in a House?

Whether you’re a busy family, an aging retiree, or a caregiver for a parent, you may have considered putting in an elevator to ease the physical and logistical burdens that come with running a household. Your next thought, after how convenient it would be, will likely be “how much will it cost?” It’s a great… Read more »

What is the Difference Between a Lift and an Elevator?

You may find yourself using the terms lift and elevator interchangeably, but actually there are differences between the two. Those differences lie mostly in design and cost. An elevator and some lifts (depending on the lifting height) requires a shaft, which is a wall enclosure surrounding the cab and the machinery. Generally, lifts are more… Read more »

What are the Different Types of Elevators?

From stair chairs to wheelchair lifts and everything in between, there are many different types of elevators for homes and businesses. There are also various ways of powering elevators, such as hydraulic and electric traction or cable-driven elevators. Let’s go over some of the types here. Commercial Passenger Elevators These are designed for commercial use… Read more »

What Elevator Codes Say About Fires and Fire Safety

As the rider of an elevator for most of your life, you likely have seen the placards displayed in lobbies telling people to use the stairs in the event of fire. This is dictated by elevator codes, but these codes are much more complex than a simple sign, particularly as it applies to elevators and… Read more »

3 Conversation Starters When You’re Caught in the Elevator with the Boss

Getting on an elevator with total strangers is awkward enough. But when you step onto the elevator and your boss is already there, the anxiety level can skyrocket, especially if you don’t know him or her well. But worry not: here are three helpful conversation starters to keep you moving, with no pressure and no… Read more »

When is the Best Time to Install a Home Elevator?

In short: anytime is a good time to install a home elevator! However, there are certain life changes and events that make the addition of a home elevator a perfect solution to a problem. The best time to install a home elevator is when… Your family is growing and you can’t keep up with the… Read more »

How a Wheelchair Lift Can Add Accessibility to Your Home

If you have temporary, severe, long-lasting or permanent mobility problems, you may be confined to a wheelchair. This can be frustrating, especially if you’re used to zipping around from here to there. While confinement to a wheelchair can slow things down, modern advancements such as wheelchair lifts and elevators can make the whole process a… Read more »

Residential Dumbwaiter Elevator Guide

From dimensions and design to function and pricing, there are many components involved in buying a residential dumbwaiter. Dumbwaiters are small elevators that are used to transport food and other items between floors of a home. Check out our residential dumbwaiter elevator guide to find out all you need to know about these handy devices…. Read more »

Elevator Upgrades Can Help Increase Building Occupancy

Of the many benefits of elevator upgrades, boosting occupancy of your building is one of the major ones. When you increase the speed and efficiency of your elevators, whether you have one, two or many more, you make it easier and more enjoyable for passengers to get to their destinations. The Benefits of Modernization Safety… Read more »

Top Elevator Puns/Jokes

If you enjoy elevator humor, you’ll find this blog post timely and relevant. In honor of April Fool’s Day (Monday, April 1) here are some funny elevator jokes, puns and more. Try them on your friend or just get a good chuckle for a few minutes. If you’re really lucky, you’re reading this blog while… Read more »