Your home elevator doesn’t have to interfere with the beauty of your décor. Instead, you can either customize your elevator to become an architectural feature or have it fit in seamlessly, so it is barely noticeable. Elevators can be customized to suit your needs, providing access throughout the home, while offering a beautiful ride in a well-appointed cabin. Although functionality is always a consideration, once you find the ideal elevator system, you can create a completely tailor-made design that speaks to your sense of aesthetics and lifestyle. Here are tips to help you design a beautiful custom home elevator Calgary.
The most prominent feature in the elevator cabin is the walls. Since they take up the majority of the space, you want to choose a material that sets the right design tone for your elevator. The choices are endless offering a wide selection of woods and finishes. Lighter wood finishes offer a more modern look, while deeper tones are more upscale. You can also choose a high gloss customized color for a completely unique look. You then have your choice of panel styles to add interest and texture including recessed or shaker. For a more modern look, you might consider stainless steel or glass, or choose from an assortment of tailor-made laminates.
The gates and/or doors of an elevator are the most notable features as they are exposed to the rest of the home. Don’t forget in hand with their aesthetic appeal they also have to be practical and meet the needs of the passengers. Your choices include bifold, swing doors, scissor/collapsible gates. You can also use a scissor gate in hand with a traditional door to create the appearance of a closet depending on the type of elevator you choose.
While you might not think many people take note of the ceiling, when you customize the ceiling with elegant touches such as a mural, tile, coffered wood, or a sparkling chandelier, your cabin becomes a real showstopper. If your elevator design includes glass walls and the cabin is visible as it rises, the ceiling becomes even more important. In hand with mirrors and glass, the right ceiling and lighting can create a very impressive architectural feature in your home.
The floor is another important feature and can really be designed to suit any sense of style. From customized tile designs to high-end wood and mosaic vinyl designs to Persian rugs, the floor creates a distinct feature. However, you also have to consider practicality with the floor. For example, if you require wheelchair access, carpet is not a good choice.
Finishing touches for your elevator include the operating panel and handrails. You have your choice of finishes which can complement the more prominent design features in the cabin including antique finishes in bronze and nickel, elegant golds in brass, or more modern choices in white metals.
As you can see, the design possibilities are endless for your custom home elevator designs. You are sure to create the ultimate cabin to create luxurious comfort for the ultimate passenger experience.