Sunday, June 10, 2012

Home Elevation Designs 2012


Luxury Home Elevation Designs 2011
Home elevators are a luxury for some people and a necessity for others. Residential elevators have made it possible for people with mobility issues to live in high-rise homes.
They come in different models, each type designed to meet individual needs. Home elevators can be set up in existing homes. Presently, designers, architects and builders setting up new homes usually include a provision for possible future elevator requirements.


Different Types of Residential Elevators

Elevator suppliers offer excellent home accessibility equipment from brands such as Savaria, ThyssenKrupp Access, Federal Elevator, and more. The home elevators in the market today can be classified into four broad types based on their drive systems: hydraulic, counterweighted systems, winding drum, and gearless.

•    An elevator with a hydraulic system is suitable for low-rise buildings. It is works on a hydraulic pump. The pump and reservoir are usually housed in a machine room at the basement of the house. Federal Elevator's Renaissance luxury home elevator features a highly efficient, compactly designed hydraulic pump unit.

•    Counterweighted traction elevators are ideal for multilevel homes. They feature a counterweight to balance the elevator car so that the amount of power required by the motor to lift the car is reduced. Unlike the hydraulic system, this elevator type requires no oil and no machine room, making it an energy-efficient and space-saving option. The LEV II from ThyssenKrupp Access comes with an energy-efficient, counterweighted chain-drive system. Requires just a shallow pit of 6", it is suitable for different kinds of floor plans. 
Luxury Home Elevation Designs 2012

New Home Elevation Designs 2011
New Home Elevation Designs 2012

Perfect Home Elevation Designs 2011
•    Winding drum elevators may or may not require a machine room. Their drive system consists of wire ropes that wind on to a rotating drum. This is an affordable system compared to others. Check out the Destiny Winding Drum home elevator from ThyssenKrupp Access which offers smooth vertical transportation up to six stops.

•    Gearless home elevators work on cutting-edge gearless technology and are ideal when you want an energy-efficient model. Unlike other elevator systems, they offer whisper-soft operation. They are relatively more expensive. ThyssenKrupp Access offers the innovative Destiny Gearless that fits both new construction and remodeling projects.

Things to Consider When Buying a Home Elevator

•    Cost would vary depe  nding on whether the unit is for a new or existing home. Price also depends on size and finish of the car, drive system, speed, number of stops, and so on.
•    Number of floors and stops could range from two to six.
•    Load capacity could vary from 400-1500 lbs. High capacity models are suitable for transporting heavy good between floors.
•    Car size, as multilevel building with two or more homes on a floor require a larger car. Car size should be large enough to accommodate a wheelchair.
•    Customization options to customize your elevator to blend with your home d├ęcor as most come with a wide array of choices for handrails, fixtures, gates, panels, lighting, trim levels, and more.

Modern Home Elevation Designs 2011
Modern Home Elevation Designs 2012

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