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There are a number of factors that can affect the cost of your home lift, from the size and type of the lift to any choices or customisations you may want to include. That’s why it’s important to take the time to do your research and set a clear and realistic budget you can stick to.

For expert advice on choosing the right type and size of lift for your needs, contact your local lift specialists at Axis Lifts today on 1300 002 947.

What To Consider When Budgeting For Your Home Elevator

budgeting for your home elevator

Lift Size

One of the most important considerations when budgeting for a home elevator is the lift size, as this can dramatically affect the cost of the lift. It’s essential that the lift size you choose is suitable for the intended use.

Consider who will be using the lift as well as what mobility aids may need to fit inside, whether your lift will be used to transport ambulant passengers, wheelchairs, prams, or a combination of passengers and mobility aids. Depending on the lift configuration, you may also need to allow room inside the lift for a wheelchair to maneuver.

However, the larger the lift is, the higher the cost will be. For best results, talk to your local lift specialists about your requirements for a lift that is not too small for your needs without being oversized and unnecessarily increasing costs.

Home Layout

The layout of your home will also influence the cost of your home lift. The size of the lift you can install will depend on the amount of space available in your home. Your home layout will also influence the lift configuration which can affect the cost of the lift.

Depending on the layout of your home and where your lift will be installed, there may need to be extensive building works carried out as part of the installation process which will increase costs. You will also need to take into consideration how many floors the lift will service when setting your budget.

Lift Configuration

Another factor that can impact the cost of your home lift is the lift configuration. There are three types of lift configurations commonly used for residential lifts: same side (where there is a single door used to enter and exit the lift), straight through (where there are two doors on opposite sides of a lift allowing passengers to enter from one side and exit through the opposite side), and 90 degrees (where passengers enter from one side and exit through a door on their right or left.

Lift configuration can affect the budget of your home lift as adding a second door will increase the cost. Additionally, with a 90 degree configuration, the size of the lift platform will have to be increased as the lift will need to be increased. This is because the lift will need to be deep enough to accommodate an additional door on the side of the lift. And, if the lift is intended for wheelchair use, there will also need to be enough room inside the lift for a wheelchair to rotate 90 degrees to exit.


When installing a home lift there are often a range of customisation options available to ensure that your lift is perfectly suited to your needs, preferences, and home decor. If you want a lift that is personalised to suit your tastes you will need to account for customisation in your budget, whether your lift will be a stand out focal point or designed to seamlessly fit into your existing decor.

Axis Lifts offers a wide range of customisation options on each home lift we install, from colour, finishes, and flooring materials, to size, configuration, and adding glass panels. For more information, call 1300 002 947 for expert advice and a free quote.


When budgeting for your home lift it’s important not to leave out the ongoing costs of professional lift maintenance. Like any other machine with moving parts, a home lift requires regular maintenance to keep it running smoothly and to reduce the risk of damage or breakdowns.

Planning for regular maintenance and taking the costs into account at the time of installation will help to extend the lifetime of your lift and will save you money down the line as the need for costly repairs will be minimised.

Talk to your lift company about what after care and maintenance packages they offer as well as how often your lift will need to be serviced. Where possible, choose a lift company that offers 24/7 support, such as Axis Lifts,  to ensure that you’re not let in the lurch in the unlikely event that something goes wrong.

Axis Lifts are your local home lift specialists, providing quality lift services, installations, and maintenance Queensland and NSW wide. Call us today on 1300 002 947 for expert advice and a free quote.