Have you ever wondered where the ideal place to install a home lift might be? We frequently collaborate with architects, builders, and designers, but all too often, we are brought into the process late, trying to retrofit the perfect lift solution into an already designed plan. However, when we are engaged early, the real magic begins with a simple question: “Where do you recommend we place the lift?”

We relish this question because, as it turns out, there is indeed an optimal location for a home lift, but it requires careful planning from the outset.

  1. Central Staircase Home Lift

This is unquestionably our favorite option. Why? Firstly, it transforms a lift from a mere utilitarian tool into a stunning centerpiece in our clients’ homes. Instead of merely being an afterthought, it becomes a statement piece: “Wow, what a beautiful lift!”

Opting for an all-glass lift in the middle of the staircase enables our clients to create a unique and captivating atmosphere every time they transition between floors, regardless of whether they use the lift or the stairs.

An additional benefit is the space-saving aspect. The area in the middle of the stairs typically goes to waste across multiple stories. However, with a lift, this space is put to perfect use, freeing up valuable square footage on each floor for more expansive corridors, walk-in closets, or bathroom extensions.

Moreover, locating the lift in the middle of the stairs provides a logical and cohesive layout. Most clients prefer to have their stairs and home lift in close proximity—the “transportation to a different floor” area—and what better combination than having the stairs gracefully wrap around the lift?

  1. Semi-Outdoor Home Lift

What distinguishes an outdoor lift from a semi-outdoor one? An outdoor lift has all its components exposed to the elements: the shaft, the roof, and the doors. If it’s raining, you’ll step out of the lift into the rain.

On the other hand, a semi-outdoor lift is installed in an outdoor setting but features inward-facing doors. This arrangement offers superior protection to the most water-sensitive part of the lift—the doors—while allowing passengers to remain sheltered throughout their journey.

As an added bonus, semi-outdoor lifts have an aesthetically pleasing appearance both from the exterior and interior. Passengers can enjoy panoramic views of their property and home. In the evening, our top-tier models illuminate the entire shaft with LEDs, creating a visually stunning effect.

But what if the customer values privacy? Fear not, for we offer several solutions. The most popular is the strategic use of glass, with just one glass panel per floor, offering an outside view while ensuring complete privacy elsewhere. Alternatively, we provide a variety of tinted glass options, from smoky gray to milky white, or even mirror black

  1. Home Lift Inside a Shaft

Occasionally, architects approach us after having already constructed a shaft, asking us to fit our lift inside it. While this isn’t our preferred location for a lift (we love our lifts to stand out!), we offer a specialized range of lifts designed specifically for existing shafts. These lifts leverage screw-drive technology to maximize space efficiency.

In simple terms, within a fixed-size shaft, our lifts can usually accommodate more passengers than traditional traction lifts. Notably, not all shafts are created equal, and we enjoy the challenge of transforming existing shafts into something extraordinary, whether through decorative enhancements, glass paneling, or our glass doors to create an exceptional experience.

  1. In a Corner

For existing homes with limited space, sometimes the only viable option is to suggest a corner installation for the home lift. Even in such cases, a Cibes Lift offers a unique advantage by minimizing the perception of lost space.

How do we achieve this? We offer lifts with two-sided glass to maintain the illusion of space. Instead of enclosing an area with new walls, we introduce a glassed-off section. The result: the sense of space is preserved, and accessibility is significantly improved.

What’s your favorite location for installing a home lift? Share your thoughts with us via email—we’d love to hear from you!