Residential Dumbwaiters

The dumbwaiter lift was used extensively by the commercial sector in the nineteenth century. Back then it was a lifesaver for busy restaurants and hotels that needed to get hot food to diners’ tables fast. Fast forward 150 years and dumbwaiters can be found in all kinds of settings. Tower Lifts  still installs them regularly in restaurants, but also in retail stores, conference centres and public buildings.

The most recent development for this hugely flexible goods lift, is the residential sector. Many families are now future-proofing their homes against illness and injury. The dumbwaiter is an excellent way to ensure that shopping, washing and household items can be transported from one floor to another without any effort.


Do you require a Residential Dumbwaiter? Call the Tower Lifts lift team today on 01525 601099 for more information.


Future-Proofing Your Home With a Dumbwaiter

Installing a residential dumbwaiter lift is quick and simple. One of our Tower Lifts design team will visit your home to find out what your specific requirements are. Each lift is individually designed to meet both the client’s specifications, and the architectural context. The lift can be finished to integrate seamlessly with the style and décor of its surroundings.

The traditional dumbwaiter is designed for waist high loading. This can be adjusted for wheelchair users, or for taller clients who don’t want to have to bend. We can install a range of safety features for homes where there are children or pets.

The Dumbwaiter for Luxury Living

The earliest use of the dumbwaiter lift was in large country houses. The kitchen tended to be located in the basement, and food had to be safely transported to the dining room above. The dumbwaiter wouldn’t trip on the stairs, or repeat gossip heard at the dinner table – so it was considered the perfect way to deliver food to guests.

Luxury home buyers are constantly on the look out for the latest ‘must have’ ideas and home lifts are currently a growing trend. Dumbwaiters are used to transfer food and drinks between floors, with some installations extending to a roof-garden. Luxury lifts tend to be designed at the planning stage, and so the design is fully integrated.

Residential Dumbwaiters Operating Capabilities

The standard dumbwaiter operating speed is 0.45 MPS and it can carry weights of up to 100kg. Given that this lift has always been considered a ‘workhorse’, durability is hard-baked into the design. Once installed your dumbwaiter can be relied upon to offer years of service, so long as it receives regular maintenance.


About Tower Lifts

We’re a leading provider of dumbwaiter lift design, installation and maintenance. Over the past two decades we’ve created bespoke dumbwaiter lifts for hotels, department stores, restaurants, and retail. Our designers and installers have experience working across a range of sectors, and are as comfortable working in a domestic setting as in the corporate environment. Most important, we’re passionate about providing elegant vertical transport solutions for any setting.


Residential dumbwaiters are an excellent way to transport food, shopping, laundry or small household items between floors of your home. Call us on 01525 601099


Tower Lifts carry out design and installation on a varied range of lifts throughout the UK including:

Domestic Lifts • Food Lifts • Bespoke Platform Lifts • Service Lifts • Platform Lifts • Goods Lifts • Scenic Lifts • Heavy Duty / Car Lifts • Passenger Lifts • Dumbwaiter Lifts • MRL Lifts • Fire lifts • Residential Lifts • low-Headroom Lift