The Smallest Residential Elevators You Can Have

How small can a residential elevator be? No matter the size of your home, there is an elevator out there that will fit your space. Multi-storey, floating mezzanine, access from a sunken garage; from the biggest house to a small split level, believe it or not there is an elevator that will work for you. While we know that a bigger space can easily accommodate an elevator, the question is what is the smallest size house lift out there and will it squeeze into your home to make it more accessible?


Do I have enough space for an elevator? 

If you’re tight for space, you may be worried about the logistics of installing a residential elevator. Good news is a lift can actually be retrofitted into even the smallest of spaces. Decreased mobility due to age or injury is a big motivating reason to consider how you get around your already existing home in the future. So if you’re looking at increasing accessibility but have not planned out space for an elevator and worry it’s not feasible, we are here to bust that myth for you.


What is the smallest residential elevator on the market?


PVE30 Elevator via Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators

Fun fact – the smallest residential elevator in the world is actually a cylindrical pneumatic elevator with a diameter of only 521mm. While you may get futuristic ‘George Jetson’ vibes from these nifty numbers, the smallest lifts we have available are sleek, stylish and efficient.

For the space savers out there, our Residential Classic Lift and Residential Sovereign Lift cabin sizes begin at just 600mmx600mm. Both of these lift options can be fully customised to your needs and have a travel distance of up to 12m each.


Where is the best place to install your elevator to save space?

When choosing how to best utilise the space in your home, where you install your elevator can make all the difference. There is no one-size fits all, perfect lift location for every home. For you, this may be incorporated into your stairwell, maybe it’s close to your bedroom or the front door, you may even prefer an outdoor elevator. Every home is a case by case basis. To find out your best space saving options, we recommend a home assessment.

Important things to consider when selecting the location for a residential elevator:

  • Is your home more than two storeys?
  • Do you have a below ground garage or basement?
  • Do you want elevator access to a specific location like a bedroom or living area?

How much does it cost to put a small elevator in your house?

Residential elevators are now more affordable than ever before. In the past, you would be looking at starting prices upwards of $60,000. But now, a two-storey residential elevator costs on average, between $35,000 and $65,000 depending on the style and your specific needs.


No matter the size of your home, installing a lift is an investment into your quality of life. It can allow you to regain independence and ensure that you get the most out of your home. Contact us now to organise a quote for your home or call us on (08) 6263 5253. Alternatively, visit our showroom to meet with one of our industry experts.