Working on a project which requires a lift installation is something that you may not be familiar with as an interior designer.
We completely understand that this can often make even the simplest of interior projects seem daunting, but it really doesn’t have to be. Following on from our inspirational mood board blog, we want to further prove to all interior designers out there that working with a lift when it comes to design really doesn’t have to feel intimidating – it can actually be really fun!
So, what’s our advice?
DON’T THINK OF THE LIFT AS A SEPARATE ENTITY
Although it may seem like it, it’s essential that you don’t look at the lift as a completely different task to that of the rest of the room. If you do, you are running the risk of making the lift look even more out of place rather than seamlessly integrated.
Rather than looking at it as a room on its own, you should view the lift as an extension of the room that you are working on. Think about what styles could work for both the main room and the lift and you’re already well on your way to working your magic and creating an attractive, integrated interior!
EXTEND THE STYLE IN (OR OUT!)
In order to make the room completely seamless and appear as one room rather than a room with a lift added on, it’s important that you’re extending the style into – or out of – the lift.
If there’s already a lift installed within the space, take inspiration from how the interior looks already and incorporate some of the aspects within the room. This way, you will be tying both areas together, rather than having two separate styles clashing. this could be anything from a laminate effect floor to the colour scheme that the lift uses.
If there’s currently no lift installed but it is intended to be a feature within the finished design, this is the perfect opportunity to decide the style for the room as a whole – the lift included.Think about what will be successful for both areas to create a fluid theme throughout.
You may not be an expert in lift design, but that’s where we can help you! Here at Axess 2, we can work alongside you to create a lift which fully incorporates the style and design of the rest of the interior, reducing the possibility of the lift sticking out like a sore thumb!
It doesn’t matter what style you are looking to create – the lift designers here at Axess 2 can help. If you’d like to find out how we can work with you to create a seamless interior which incorporates a lift, feel free to get in touch today!