Dumbwaiter Lifts Transport Food, Shopping and Laundry Between Floors
The oddly named dumbwaiter lift is a compact, waist-high cabinet lift designed to carry goods between floors. It’s been a popular feature in large households ever since Victorian times when it saved the shoe leather of servants dashing between floors. Fast forward 150 years and residential dumbwaiters are making a comeback, but now they can be found homes of all sizes.
Tower Lifts is a leading designer and installer of residential dumbwaiters. The clients we work with are varied; from architects designing luxury apartments, to wheelchair users or families who are future-proofing their homes against illness and injury. The dumbwaiter lift is an excellent way to ensure that shopping, laundry, food, and drinks can be transported from one floor to another simply and efficiently.
Do you require a Residential Dumbwaiter? Call the Tower Lifts lift team today on 01525 601099 for more information.
The Benefits of Installing a Dumbwaiter Lift
Once your dumbwaiter is up and running, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without one in your life. Here are just a few of the benefits it offers:
- Residential dumbwaiters are quick and simple to install.
- If you’re using it to transport food, it can be heated.
- Designed for ease of loading, bespoke to your requirements.
- The lift cabin is easy to clean and can be fitted with removeable shelves.
- The dumbwaiter comes in a range of sizes.
- Your lift can be finished to seamlessly integrate with your décor.
Future-Proofing Your Home With a Dumbwaiter
Installing a residential dumbwaiter lift is quick and simple. One of our Tower Lifts design team visits 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 dumbwaiter is designed for waist-high loading, but we regularly customise the height 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 residential dumbwaiters 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 lookout 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 by an architect, in consultation with a lift company such as Tower Lifts, ensuring that 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, as well as residential dumbwaiters, we’ve created bespoke dumbwaiter lifts for hotels, department stores, restaurants, and retail. Tower Lifts is an ISO9001:2015 Lift Cert and UKAS approved company adhering to all current Lift Regulations.
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.
Would you like to speak to a Tower Lifts designer about installing a residential dumbwaiter in 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