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Design Considerations for Elevator Interiors

June 17, 2020

If you own a residential or commercial building, you know just how important it is to make the right first impression with your interior design. Everything from the lobby to the reception desk to the elevator interiors all serve to give people who frequent your building the impression of safety, luxury, modernity, and efficiency.


At Demtra Sheet Metal Industries, we specialize in custom metal fabrication for all kinds of applications.


This applies to decorations, artwork (sculptures), signs, and even elevator interiors. Having been in the industry for decades, we understand the importance of using these elements to enhance a building’s look.


When it comes to elevator interiors, there are a number of factors that need to be considered in order to ensure you have the best design. These days, technology has allowed us to boost the efficiency and safety of elevators, providing users with comfortable and secure experiences.


There is an ever-increasing need to make sure infrastructure is accessible and caters to everyone who needs it. Accessibility is at the heart of elevator design these days. Here are some of the factors we keep in mind when designing elevators for our customers:


1. Comfort

Elevators are not known to be particularly comfortable spots, and so we do everything in our power to enhance that experience. Some users appreciate elevators that have mirrors as it allows them to check their appearance before arriving to their destination. Some users also benefit from bars that allow them to lean, especially if their ride is a long one. Depending on the kind of users you will have, you can come up with a design that will best suit them.


2. Security

Certain buildings require enhanced security features in their elevators. We have incorporated bars, gates, and railings into elevators before to further secure the space. There are also keypads and scanners that can be added to ensure that only authorized personnel are able to access the elevators.


3. Ease of Use

Older elevator systems are always a pain to use because they are not exactly user-friendly. We can help you design elevators that have lower keypads so that anyone can reach the buttons to access their floor. We can also help install other features such as a screen above the keypad, or engrave specific instructions into the button panel.


4. Accessibility

Perhaps the most important element of elevator design is accessibility. Outfitting buttons with braille, making sure the keypads and bars are accessible by people who may be in wheelchairs, and making sure the elevator in general is comfortable for use by the elderly or disabled should be a top priority.


As you can see, there is a lot of thought that goes into the design process for elevator interiors. Make sure you have all your bases covered by working with a reputable custom fabricator like Demtra. Call us to find out more about our services!