How to retrofit a lift into your home

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You’ve worked your whole life to get where you are now, and you’ve got a beautiful home to show for it. So the last thing you want to do is relocate or downsize because the stairs have become more of an obstacle than a convenience. A residential lift will future-proof your home by increasing accessibility, …

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Do this before buying an elevator

While elevators are common modes of transportation, they aren’t quite the same as other vehicles. Cars are owned by nearly everyone you know, but there’s only an exclusive selection who own lifts. Given the limited “common” knowledge around buying an elevator, you might not know where to start on your search! There are so many …

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How much space you need for a home lift

home lift built into stone feature wall adjacent to the staircase

You’ve been thinking about this moment for months, maybe even years. You’ve got Pinterest boards for days, filled with inspiration to transform your home into a haven for retirement or amp up its wow factor.  Now, it’s finally time. And a residential elevator is at the top of your list.  The addition of a lift …

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2021: The New Home Design Trends You Must Know Now

2021 home design trends - platinum elevators

Times are changing (literally, it’s a new year!) and this means that design trends are changing too.  We know that lots of you are in the midst of building a new home or renovating thanks to the Government incentives in 2020. Creating a space that’s truly yours offers a deep level of satisfaction that’s unique …

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How home lifts work (and what you need for yours)

platinum elevators - how home lifts work + what you need to install a home elevator

Cogs that turn with mechanical whirs. Bells which chime and whistle. Levers that pump and pull. Puffs of smoke and steam that propel through the air.  Is this what you imagine when you think about the insides of an elevator? You’ll be pleased (and relieved) to know this only exists in your imagination. While it …

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How Often do Home Elevators Need to Be Replaced?

How Often do Home Elevators Need to Be Replaced_ - platinum elevators

You’re ready for a residential lift to make your day-to-day life easier. You’ve found ideas of what you like, or you’re considering buying a home with one installed and you’re almost ready to commit. Or maybe you already have an elevator and you’re questioning its structural or mechanical health. Whichever boat you sit in, it …

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How High? What You Need to Know About Elevator Levels

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Size does matter. When it comes to your building’s elevator needs that is.  If you’ve ever thought that your space is too small to warrant an elevator or too big for it to be easy, it’s not true. Big, small, or any size in between. No matter the size of your space, there’s an elevator …

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How to Make Your Home Elevator Your Own

How to make your home elevator design your own | Platinum Elevators

Designing your home elevator should be just as personal as designing your home. After all, they’re part and parcel. Not just a lifeless extension, your residential elevator needs to be a room with style and flair. A place that reflects you and your energy.  So what options are out there? You’d be surprised at just …

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Mezzanine Inspiration to Transform Your Home or Workplace

Mezzanine Inspiration to Maximise Space in Small Apartment. Mezzanine floor in small apartment bedroom to double the floor space and create a private home office. Mezzanine pictured being used to transform small apartment.

Are you trying to facilitate more space in your home or workplace but don’t want to undergo a lengthy renovation process to build an entire new floor? Maybe you have high ceilings, but not so high you can build a whole new storey. Let us introduce you to the mezzanine level.  Not quite its own …

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Where is the Best Location to Install an Elevator in Your Home

Where is the Best Location to Install an Elevator in Your Home | Platinum Elevators | Residential Lift Melbourne

So you’ve decided to install an elevator into your home. It’s great for accessibility, increases home value, and has countless other benefits. But now you need to choose where you actually install it in your home. This decision can seem pretty daunting, but never fear! Read on for your step by step comprehensive guide.    …

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