At Cibes, we feel that interior design is such an important aspect to consider when integrating a home lift into your décor and a little helping hand is always useful.
Styling your interior can incur a lot of research; one thing that always helps is expert advice, to help you find your style for every space and budget.
We spoke to interior design expert, Peter Turner, Managing Director at Cocoon & Bauer and Megan Geddis, Marketing Executive at Cibes, to share their best interior design tips around installing a Cibes home lift.
Design tips from Cocoon & Bauer
Positioning a lift
The position of the entrance to the lift is key, along with its location within the house. The entrance should be clear of any obstacles and feel like a natural progression from the floor into the lift – instead of forcing the user to awkwardly navigate themselves to the opening.
Its location will depend on the type of property you own, but it makes sense to keep this close to the staircase, so that it is integrated into family life and not completely removed or seem alien.
Choosing a colour scheme
Choosing colours for your home should always be based on natural light, size of the room/space and the style you’re wanting to achieve. Monochrome shades with a dash of colour can give a very modern, clean look, whereas warm, natural colours can appear relaxing and more welcoming. The trick is to consider everything, including the colour of the lift, rather than concentrating on one area.
This means the full scheme will appear ‘complete’ and make sure the lift doesn’t feel like a foreign object within the room. For that modern, monochrome look, Gothic Graphite Black will create a striking impression in the room, or Azurite 4 being the bold pop of colour.
For something simpler, you could try Oriental Oyster White which has a beautiful warm colour that would blend into most homes. However, our favourite must be January 4 and Amethyst 2 from the Mineral Series. These colours are bold yet subdued and would create a focal point in any room.
If you can’t match the flooring in the lift with that you already have in your home, then something which contrasts or adds something ‘extra’ to your space will work brilliantly. Black Seagrass will add sophistication in any setting, whereas Material Quartz Stone will appear like natural tiles in the lift and work in most schemes.
If you choose your own flooring, it’s important to consider one that is hard wearing and easy to maintain, much like you would for the rest of your home. There are many flooring options and you can even use your own, making your lift the perfect continuation of the space. All you need to consider is the additional weight a heavier flooring choice may make, however there are many solutions for this in our experience.
Design tips from Cibes
What to think about
A Cibes A400 home lift is a fantastic investment to add value to your home and add future proofing. Choosing a style and finish that suits both you and your home will help ensure that you’ll be happy with your lift for a very long time.
Space would be the biggest consideration when installing a home lift. Creating the right balance between practicality and an impressive feature, relies on the location and positioning of the lift. We offer free floor plans so that you can test your lift in as many areas of your home as you like, making sure you find the best solution for you.
Our lift configurator is a great tool to test out design ideas for your home lift. You can make colour and glazing changes which really showcases the freedom you have. We can also send you a brochure and provide a home visit to ensure you feel confident and assured throughout the design and installation stages.
Variations and features of the A4000 home lift
All Cibes products come with a range of additional features that allow you to truly make your lift your own. The shaft can be glazed on all sides to give you a 360-degree panoramic view which can be unique.
There are plenty of door options available, from half-gates to really open your space, to doors that are mainly glazed. Communications can be added via a phone or a direct dialler, which makes a stylish and practical statement.
Level indicators display which floor your lift is at in a sleek and modern design which can be complimented by a voice announcement to really give your lift a luxurious touch.
Our lifts can be installed in as little as 3-5 days and come with a range of service plans that’ll ensure your lift performs to the highest standard. Take a look at our home lift options here.