Home Elevators by DME Elevators & Lifts: Serving Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.DME Elevators & Lifts recognizes selecting the right elevator provider is just as important as selecting the right elevator. Serving our community since 1977, we have the extensive knowledge and experience to be able to provide you with Excellence in Elevation. We offer the most innovative products available and will confidently embrace the most demanding custom projects.
Realize Your DreamEach project is tailored to the needs and desires of our customers. Our Residential Elevator Advisors will visit your home and walk you through the wide range of options available to you. DME Elevators & Lifts offers free assessments, there is no obligation to meet with an expert.
Premier Service You DeserveOur promise to you goes well beyond installation. As a full service provider, our manufacturer trained in-house technicians are fully licensed to also maintain and service your elevator. DME Elevators & Lifts is dedicated to delivering worry-free operation, for years to come.
Experience You Can TrustYou can rely on DME’s knowledgeable advisors to provide the best solution for your home, as they’ve already done the research for you. We have rigorously selected only elevator models that provide superior functionality, design, reliability and value.
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Improve Value and Peace of MindWe’ve extensively researched demographic trends, residential real estate transactions and emerging lifestyle needs. There are a number of compelling reasons to add a residential elevator when building a new home or renovating an existing home.
Increasing value for moneyHome elevators are surprisingly affordable costing from $20-25,000, more for custom elevators. Those planning new construction oftentimes consider a single-story residence only to learn of the incremental costs for foundation and roofing and, further, the loss of open outdoor space. Equipped with an elevator, a multi-story home can be lower cost, more eco-friendly, and space efficient than a single story home. As the average age of home buyers increases and as buyers do so with the intention of ageing in place, a key differentiator among homes will be the ease of long-term living. A residential elevator, should you choose to sell your home, will attract more interest from the most affluent buyers, therefore reducing marketing times and generating higher, more competitive bids for your home.
Elevator Models to Meet Design and BudgetNot all elevators are created equal. At DME Elevators & Lifts we have diligently screened a wide array of residential elevator manufacturers and models, carefully selecting manufacturers who provide the most versatile design options and functionality, time-tested reliability and overall best-value. The right home elevator depends upon a number of factors ranging from design preference to unique functional requirements of your home. The choice of elevator involves selecting an appropriate elevator car style, associated finishes, configuration and drive systems. As a high level summary, key elements of an elevator include the following: Elevator Car: Wood, glass and mirrored panels available. Wood includes flat veneer, Shaker, recessed and raised panels with multiple species and finishes Fixtures Car: operating panel (C.O.P.), recessed telephone cabinet, hall calls and handrails, come in stainless steel , brass, bronze, nickel and other metals with an assortment of finishes such as polished, brushed, oil rubbed and specialty finishes Doors & Gates: Options include accordion gates, sliding doors, and scissor gates, available in many configurations, colors and finishes Configuration: Cabs come standard with a single opening with options for two opposing doors and 90 degree openings to meet the needs of all homes Drives: Featuring multiple drive systems including hydraulic and inline gear each having unique benefits and best applications Our home elevators share a number of features and functionality:
- Car size up to 15 sq feet as standard, larger available
- Height up to 8 feet, taller available
- Up to 50 feet of travel with up to six stops
- Speed at 40 feet per minute with 950 lbs load capacity
- Choice of gates and automatic opener
- Wide array of wood species and finishes
- Range of metallic fixtures and finishes
- Emergency backup capabilities