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how much does it cost to install an elevator in a home


The size and loading capacity of elevators are essential factors affecting the price of elevators. The size of elevators can be customized for residential and commercial elevators, but the increase in size will increase the cost of elevators. The increase in the size of commercial elevators will be more evident than that of home elevators because the price of commercial elevators is very high; the rise in car size will significantly change the price. The size of the home elevator car will not considerably impact the price. Generally, the size of a household elevator car will increase the cost by 500-2000 dollars. For the specific cost increase, please refer to the brand and type of elevator; the price of a screw home elevator must be much higher than that of a hydraulic home elevator

Elevators suitable for residential buildings generally have a carrying capacity of two to three people, usually around 500 pounds, which is why many families want to install a mini elevator because they use home elevators in villas to solve the problem of muscle fatigue. , reduce the possibility of injury, if you have more family members in your home and need a larger carrying capacity, such as a carrying capacity of about 900 pounds, then the corresponding elevator drive device may require greater driving power, then the elevator Manufacturers will face increased costs, the range of cost increases is about 500-3000 US dollars


The price of home elevators will vary significantly according to the place of origin. Most European brands have a long production history and high brand value so the home elevator cost will be much higher than that of elevators in other regions. For example, home screw elevators are mainly from Sweden. If you choose to import a screw elevator from Sweden, it costs about 80,000 US dollars. In addition, the main component of a hydraulic elevator is a hydraulic pump station. The difference between an excellent hydraulic pump station and a poor hydraulic pump station is ten times. For example, the price of the GMV pump station produced in Italy is several times that of other countries. The technical differences in different countries mainly cause this price difference due to regional differences.


Size     Weight         Cost (Installed)

1 Person   350 lbs.   $10,000 – $15,000

2 People   500 lbs.   $15,000 – $20,000

3 People   900 lbs.   $25,000 – $30,000

4 People ,  1000 lbs.  $35,000 – $45,000


The number of stops is a significant factor in the price of a home elevator. The cost of a three-story residential elevator is much higher than that of a two-story residential elevator because one more floor of stops requires additional elevator accessories. Quantity, including the length of the guide rails and the number of landing doors, a home elevator is a system that requires various accessories to work at the same time to operate. According to our installation experience, the price of installing a home hydraulic elevator in Australia is about 15,000- Between 20,000 US dollars, and the cost of a three-story home elevator is about 25,000-35,000 US dollars.


The number of raw materials mainly causes the influence of the lift height on the price of the elevator. The lift height increase means that the elevator needs more raw materials, but for the traditional elevator, the growth of the lift height does not mean that the price of the elevator doubles. They often calculate the cost based on the increased size, usually in meters. For example, hydraulic elevators generally increase the height by one meter. The price will increase by $300, screw elevators by one meter will increase by $800, and traction elevators will increase by one meter. , the price will increase by 600 US dollars. If you choose an aluminum alloy shaft or a steel structure shaft, the price will increase. The lifting height here refers to the vertical height from the bottom of the elevator to the bottom floor.


The following introduces several home elevator manufacturers of different brands. The elevator prices provided by these elevator manufacturers of other brands are also very different.


Its price is between 28,000-and 35,000 US dollars. The price of the Savaria elevator is relatively high. It is mainly used as an elevator for residential buildings. Called Vuelift, the cab is fitted with 24 rails made of low friction material.

Savaria home lift


Its price is between 21,000-and 24,000 US dollars. The Stiltz elevator is a family elevator suitable for one to two people. A motor-driven rope also drives it. The price of Stiltz is lower than that of Savaria. At the same time, it is convenient for power consumption. , the carrying capacity is relatively limited because it is mainly a single-person elevator used in the stairwell

Stiltz home lift


Its price is between 40,000-and 50,000 US dollars. Otis is mainly used for commercial elevators. With the increase of private residences, Otis has also begun to pay attention to residential elevators. Otis has an excellent after-sales service network, but many Otis OEMs are on the market. , When choosing, you should pay attention to the manufacturer’s qualifications.

OTIS elevator


Its price is between 50,000-60,000 US dollars. The KALEA brand originates from Sweden and has more than 120 years. It is an old Swedish elevator brand with a century of precipitation. It focuses on the research development and manufacture of screw-type home elevators. The elevators all implement European standards and have passed the Liftinstituut BV certification, and the quality is guaranteed.

kalea home lift


Its price is between 60,000-70,000 US dollars. The Cibes brand was established later than Kalea, but Cibes has showrooms in almost every major city in each country, so Cibes has a more substantial brand influence. Kalea and Cibes are both. The elevator with a screw structure has increased safety but has specific noise.

Cibes home lift


LIFCORE is a Chinese residential elevator manufacturer, mainly exported to the United States and Australia. It adheres to the elevator affordable for every family. The elevator adopts a hydraulic structure. The elevator manufacturing and design are customized according to the requirements of customers. LIFCORE villa home lift price is 7000-12000 US dollars, and the installation cost is about 1000-1500 US dollars


1. Car

Different finishes will affect the price of the elevator. The finish of the elevator mainly refers to the internal and external materials, appearance, and patterns of the elevator, such as chandeliers, floors, backboards and shafts, and even glass, which are usually used for chandeliers. LED lamps elevator chandeliers must be able to maintain brightness in the state of power failure to avoid the fear of the elevator car interior personnel, the elevator floor is usually made of PVC material, and the floor made of PVC material should meet the conditions of fire prevention, such a single fire to avoid burning passengers, some customers are not satisfied with the PVC material, they prefer the marble material, if you replace the marble floor, you need to add about 200-500 US dollars, the ceiling of the elevator is usually LED, Generally speaking, elevator manufacturers will provide several common styles to choose from. Still, the price will increase if you want to make individual customization. The most important influence on the car’s fee may be the car’s material. , The car is made of transparent glass, perhaps a little more expensive than the stainless steel car. This is mainly because the glass price is higher than that of stainless steel. In addition, some customers need to carve different patterns on the glass, which will significantly improve the glass. As a common material for elevators, stainless steel can be made into unpatterned primary color cars or stainless steel in different colors. The stainless steel plate can be engraved with a laser engraving machine to form various patterns, and also There is a kind of car, which also uses stainless steel plate. Still, the stainless steel plate can reflect like a mirror, making the cabin look more fashionable.

2. Elevator Shaft


The elevator hoistway is an alternative solution for many customers because some customers have built the hoistway before installing the elevator, so they do not need to add additional hoistways. Still, for many household elevators, especially two-story elevators, For buildings, often do not consider the hoistway when building the house. Hence, it is inevitable to add a hoistway. The use of a glass frame hoistway will increase the cost, but the advantage is that the hoistway can cover the mechanical structure of the elevator, making the elevator look like It is more beautiful. The price of the elevator shaft is usually calculated in meters. The cost price of one meter of the conventional aluminum alloy glass shaft of a home elevator is about 300-800 US dollars, which mainly depends on the material of the shaft profile. There are two kinds on the market. Material shafts are made of steel structure; the other is aluminum alloy. For non-load-bearing aluminum alloy shafts, its thickness is about 2.2mm. For self-supporting shafts, the profile thickness needs to be more than 3.0mm. In addition, the Glass of the well is the central part of the perfect frame, just like doors and windows. The thickness of the Glass and the color of the Glass can affect the price of the Glass. The cost of the laminated glass frame of the home elevator is higher than that of ordinary glass. Glass is three to four times more expensive because this kind of Glass has good explosion-proof performance and can be safely installed outdoors.

Landing door

As part of the hoistway, the elevator landing door plays a vital role in the safety of the elevator and is the most critical component of the elevator price. For example, children may break into the running elevator shaft because of playing. The landing door can form a safety protection barrier and hinder the body of passengers when the elevator is running. The types of landing doors provide customers with a variety of choices to make the elevator look more luxurious; there are several kinds of landing doors and their prices:

Manual swing door

This kind of swing door is also called a hand-manual door. It is a floor door with a basic configuration. The manual swing door is more suitable for home elevators. The second-floor building prefers an economical elevator. In addition to bringing you safe, the manual swing door can also reduce the cost of the home elevator. The price of a door is about 300-800 US dollars. The manual swing door can also be matched with different colors of glass. If you prefer privacy, frosted glass is a good choice. The manual swing door has a high space utilization rate. You can make a single-leaf swing door, which is also large enough to accommodate a wheelchair. The manual swing door can be made of aluminum alloy, but you can also make a wooden door frame if you have the practical ability.

cost of a 2 story elevator

Grille sliding security door

Grating sliding doors are generally used in warehouses or classical buildings, highlighting the characteristics of buildings and saving space. However, this door-opening method is not suitable for residential buildings. If there are children, the grating sliding gate will danger children. The opening of the sliding gate requires a specific force and angle, and children may get stuck on the door.

Automatic swing door

The opening mode of an automatic swing door is more time-saving and labor-saving than that of manual swing doors. You only need to press the button gently, and the automatic swing door will open by itself. If you encounter obstacles in the process of opening, the automatic swing door will remain stationary, and the automatic swing door will remain open for about ten seconds. If no one operates again, it will close automatically; the price of an automatic swing door is higher than that of a manual swing door, which is $800-1500.

Automatic sliding door

Automatic sliding doors are not commonly used in low two-story buildings. Automatic sliding doors are generally used in elevators with traction structures. The advantage of this automated door is that it occupies little indoor space, but it needs more hoistway space to accommodate it. Therefore, you rarely see this structure in screw elevators or hydraulic elevators. Automatic sliding doors need to be driven by a gantry crane to complete their work; the price of an automatic door is about $600-1000.

average cost of a 2 story elevator


Screw elevator:

A screw elevator is an elevator in which the plunger of the elevator is processed into rectangular threads. Then the large nut with thrust bearing is installed on the top of the oil cylinder, and then the nut is driven to rotate through the motor through the reducer so that the screw lifts the lift car up or down. The core technology of screw elevator generally comes from Sweden, and its price is between 50000 and 80000 US dollars.

Traction elevator

Generally speaking, traction drive is widely used in office buildings, hotels, residential buildings, and other visible elevators. The traction machine is used as the driving mechanism. The steel wire rope is hung on the rope pulley of the traction machine. One end is suspended from the lift car, and the other is suspended from the counterweight device. When the traction machine rotates, the traction force generated by the friction between the steel wire rope and the rope pulley drives the car up and down. As shown in the figure below:

traction elevator system

Home elevator with traction structure can be divided into three categories: traction gantry elevator, traction backpack elevator, and traction forced drive elevator.

1. The traction gantry home elevator is a reduced version of the elevator in residential and office buildings. Using the balance principle of counterweight and car, the guide rails are located on both cars’ sides with uniform force. The permanent magnet synchronous gearless traction host drives the car up and down through the steel wire rope. There is no need to change the oil, no pollution, green environmental protection, low maintenance cost, and no force between the guide wheel and the track; safe and stable operation without noise.

Advantages of traction gantry household elevator: mature technology and wide application. The guide rails are located on both sides of the car, with uniform force, stable operation, low power consumption, and fast speed.

Disadvantages of traction gantry household elevator: it has a counterweight, covering a large area. The shaft should have more size for placing counterweight for the same car area.

Gantry traction elevator is a relatively safe household elevator, with a price of about 15000-25000 US dollars.

cost of two story commercial elevator

2. The difference between the traction bag elevator and the gantry elevator is that the car guide rail is on one side of the car, similar to the student endorsement bag. The beauty of this design is that the car guide rails are no longer set on the left and right sides of the car, which saves the hoistway size on both sides.

Advantages of backpack-type traction elevator: unique design structure, 90-degree door opening, or even opening on three sides. Only one side needs to be connected with the existing building. It has low requirements for building structure, strong adaptability, low requirements for shaft building, simple and convenient.

Disadvantages of knapsack frame elevator: since the guide rail is only on one side, the car will compete with the guide rail due to its weight during operation. After the long-term process, it is easy to cause significant wear of guide shoes, unsafe operation, abnormal noise, etc.

The safety of a knapsack-type traction elevator is worse than that of a gantry-type traction elevator, which is mainly caused by the structure. There is a slight price difference between the knapsack-type traction elevator and the gantry-type traction elevator.

home elevator two story mini lift

3. Forced traction elevator (forced drive elevator). The only difference between traction-drive and gantry elevators is no counterweight. The motor drives the traction wheel to rotate to drive the car up and down,

Advantages of forced traction elevator: saving hoistway space; It has strong safety, and there will be no safety accident of elevator car or counterweight hitting the floor.

Disadvantages of forced traction elevator: main elevator power is immense, generally 4kw-5kw, which is about twice that of the elevator with a traction counterweight.

The forced-driven traction elevator does not need a counterweight, and its lifting force depends entirely on the traction machine. Its price is relatively high, about 20000-35000 US dollars.

cost of residential 2 story elevator

In the actual design process, the elevator company will carefully consider the real situation of the user’s home, reserved installation position, pit size, top floor height, floor load-bearing, etc. If various conditions permit, the preferred order of these elevators is traction gantry type, followed by traction forced drive type and traction backpack type.

Hydraulic elevator

A hydraulic elevator is a kind of elevator that drives the hydraulic oil cylinder to move up and down through the hydraulic pump station. Its structure is simple, and the maintenance cost of the home elevator is low. Most families can accept its price. The maximum lifting height of a domestic hydraulic elevator is about 12m. It is suitable for family houses on the second or third floor. If the lifting height is too high, the size of the oil cylinder will exceed the safe range; It is not conducive to the elevator’s safety. The hydraulic elevator does not need the machine room and pit. It only requires a pump station and control system, and the pump station can be placed 3 meters away from the elevator, which looks more beautiful.

hydraulic two story residential home lift

Working principle of the hydraulic elevator:

(1) Elevator rise

When the start button is pressed, the solenoid valve is energized, the oil inlet circuit is opened → the directional valve has left → the speed regulating valve is opened →  the hydraulic control check valve is opened → the quick change pipe joint is opened →the telescopic cylinder acts. At this time, the hydraulic cylinder pushes the station platform to rise, and its rising speed is adjustable;

(2) Elevator descent

When the downward solenoid valve is energized, the control oil circuit is opened → the directional valve is to the right → of the control oil port of the hydraulic control check valve. After opening the check valve, the pressure oil of the pump returns to the oil tank through the overflow valve. Under the action of the dead weight of the platform, the oil in the hydraulic cylinder is opened through the quick change pipe joint → the hydraulic control check valve is opened → the oil is returned to the correct position of the change-over valve.

The price of a villa hydraulic elevator is about 10000-20000 US dollars. The hydraulic elevator does not need to transform the house. It can save you about 5000 US dollars in house transformation costs, especially for the old house, which is cost-effective.

Pneumatic elevator

A pneumatic elevator is a machine that transports passengers to each floor in the building depending on the air pressure change. These machines rely on the elaborate pulley and cable systems and are complex to operate. Pneumatic elevators are suitable for residential applications with two to four floors. They usually cannot be used in high buildings and cannot meet commercial use requirements.

The pneumatic elevator is composed of three essential parts. The most significant component is a crane hydraulic cylinder made of transparent plastic or carbon fiber. A simple elevator generates air at the bottom by a vacuum turbine, which can drive the elevator.

The pneumatic elevator is expensive, easy to use and maintain, and contains a small number of mechanical parts, which dramatically reduces the possibility of failure.

One of the main disadvantages associated with pneumatic elevators is their size. Its structural units are too small to accommodate wheelchairs. It has a minimal load-bearing capacity. This type of elevator has weight limitations. Pneumatic elevator manufacturers are trying to improve the bearing capacity to meet the requirements of a broader range of users for size and weight.

Whether installed in new buildings or renovated existing homes, pneumatic home elevator cost between $36000 and $55000

Pneumatic elevator for home use


The elevator structure of each elevator manufacturer is different, which means that the installation position of their elevator is different from the required hoistway. Therefore, before determining the installation cost, you should select the type of elevator you choose and whether a hoistway is needed.

Sometimes, the home elevator with a simple structure does not need a building shaft. If it is in an indoor environment, it can lean against the wall. Of course, for the two-story or three-story building, sometimes you can’t find a suitable installation position, so we need to open a hole between the floors to let the elevator pass through, The labor cost of extending the gap is about $50-60 an hour, and its installation cost is about $30-40 an hour. The mini household elevator with a simple structure can be installed in about two days.

For the elevator that needs a shaft, you may need to transform the house or ask the designer to design the shaft for you at the beginning of building the house. The cost of transformation depends on the number of floors. It costs about 3000 US dollars to transform a two-story building and 4500 US dollars to transform a three-story building; These costs are mainly used to pay for materials. In addition, you also need to pay about 1500-2000 US dollars for labor.

Where should I put an elevator in my house?

1. Existing hoistway

At present, most newly-built villas generally have a separate shaft space, which can be directly installed in the existing shaft.

2. Middle of stairs

The staircase is the installation position favored by the owners and designers of residential houses. If the space in the middle of the spiral staircase reaches 1 square meter, a small elevator can be installed in the middle of the stairs, which is beautiful and does not occupy space.

Elevator installation cost for residential villa

3. Next to the stairs

If there is enough space beside the stairs, it is also a good installation position.

cost to install 2 story elevator

4. Against Wall installation

Flexible use of space structure, and wall installation, suitable for most old and new house types

5. Outdoor installation

Install a small home lift outdoors with good daylighting and sightseeing characteristics if possible.

Driving system: different driving systems of screw elevator, traction elevator, and hydraulic elevator affect the size of home lift. For example, the hydraulic elevator has no counterweight and no machine room, so the installation requirements are low. It can be directly installed on the ground without digging a pit, which does not damage the original building structure and improves the space utilization rate.

cost to install 2 floor elevator in house

Installation position: the installation position of the elevator will directly affect the size of the villa elevator. The hoistway installation can be selected according to the hoistway size. When installed in the middle or side of the stairs, the size of the stairs shall be considered to determine the installation size of the elevator. When the outdoor installation is allowed, the size can be determined according to the number of passengers.


Home elevators do not need compulsory acceptance, but the time interval for a comprehensive inspection of household elevators should not exceed 12 months, especially about the effectiveness of the following items; a) Door lock device (for landing door). b) Electrical safety devices; c) Support and suspension system; d) Drives and brakes; e) Devices to prevent free fall and Overspeed descent, such as speed governor and safety gear; f) Alarm system; g) Door protection devices (such as safety touch plate and light curtain); h) Inspection of the inner surface of hoistway (such as distance, surface, and sharp edge); i) Guide rail and guide shoe; j) Lighting and emergency lighting; k) Emergency operation device; l) All identification.

The maintenance shall be carried out regularly by relevant elevator personnel according to the elevator manufacturer’s requirements in the operation manual.

Family elevator manufacturers generally provide a 1-3-year warranty. If there are problems during the warranty period, they can contact the elevator factory. They generally provide relevant accessories and technical support free of charge.

Proper and regular maintenance will prolong the service life of the elevator. If a professional elevator company is hired for maintenance, the annual maintenance cost of the home elevator is about 300-500 US dollars.

Analysis of power consumption of different types of home elevators:

First of all, we need to understand the following types of elevators, roughly divided into three types: traction household elevator, hydraulic household elevator, and screw household elevator.

  1. Traction home elevators are also the mainstream home elevators in the market. They are permanent magnet synchronous gearless synchronous frequency conversion and no machine room structure. They can be divided into traction gantry steel wire rope, traction gantry steel belt, traction forced type, and traction backpack frame. Except for the forced kind, the minimum power of the electric traction elevator is only 1.0kw, and the maximum capacity is 3.0kw. The minimum capacity of traction forced type is 2.7kw, and the total power is 4kw
  2. The hydraulic elevator mainly drives the elevator car through the hydraulic ejector rod. The hydraulic elevator adopts different pump stations according to the lifting height and the number of stops. The power of the two-story residential pump station is 2.2kW, and the power of the three-story residential pump station is 3KW. The most important thing is that the hydraulic elevator does not consume electricity in the process of falling, which also meets the energy conservation requirements.
  3. Screw-type home lifts and the power is generally between 2.2-4kw. They have poor comfort and high noise. Coupled with structural defects, the wear will be substantial, and the later maintenance cost will be high


Before you decide to buy an elevator, you must communicate with the elevator factory to confirm the type of elevator they provide. Suppose you are a new house and have not started construction. In that case, you can ask the elevator company to design and transform it according to your home, and they will provide you with the shaft size of the elevator and the required civil engineering requirements; then you communicate this situation with your architects and ask them to reserve enough dimensions for you in advance, to avoid the damage to the house structure in the later stage and save a lot of reconstruction costs In addition, for elevators with machine rooms, we need to consider the height of the top floor and the height of the pit when building the house. Sometimes some types of elevators cannot be installed because the size of the top floor is not enough. We suggest that the height of the top floor of the house should be 2600mm, which can meet the requirements of most elevators. At the same time, the elevator pit is also a factor we need to consider; Conventional home mini elevators need a pit of 100-200mm. For traction elevators, a pit of at least 300mm is needed to meet the installation requirements of buffer devices.


how much does an elevator cost for a 2 story home?

The traditional style residential elevator for two floors will cost about $10000, and then $5000 for each additional floor. This is the average price of the equipment. The price of customizing cab finishes or increasing lifting height may change significantly.

How much does an elevator cost for a 3 story house?

Depending on the type and installation location, the cost of a three-story elevator ranges from $15000 to $50000

Does a home elevator add value?

Generally speaking, the home elevator will increase the house’s value by 10% – 15%, which is not only the convenience of travel but also improves the family’s overall style and appreciation level. The home elevator makes the initially dim house more colorful, thanks to the use of elevator decoration and various high-tech applications; simultaneously, a home elevator can let you enjoy the scenery of each floor. The home elevator allows you to enjoy your retirement life in advance and let you quickly deal with the housework。

How long does it take to install a residential elevator?

The installation time of the elevator mainly depends on the completion of your hoistway and the type of elevator. If you are in a new building, the installation time of the elevator will be shortened because your hoistway can fully meet the installation space of the elevator. If you install the elevator in an existing house, the construction of the hoistway will take 1-2 weeks; the acceptance of the elevator shaft needs to fully consider the space required by each piece of equipment of the elevator, such as the size of the machine room and the depth of the pit.

For traditional residential elevators, such as hydraulic and screw elevators, their installation time is relatively short, generally taking 2-3 days to complete, and typically requires at least two workers. Suppose your workers know the mechanical principle or circuit diagram. In that case, the installation speed will be faster. At the same time, traction elevators and vacuum elevators take 1-2 weeks to install. These two kinds of elevators need a specific debugging time and meet the local elevator installation requirements.

Installation requires many aspects of design. It is best to formulate an installation plan in advance. Otherwise, the building may be delayed if various preparations are not perfect when the elevator company starts to work.

Contact LIFCORE elevator and work with a professional team to start your new elevator project!

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