First impressions are everything. You most likely put a lot of thought into how your lobby was going to look because it’s the first thing people see when they enter your business. It plays a significant part in people’s first impressions. But what most people don’t think about is the elevator.
People may spend even more time in your business’ elevator than in the lobby, so you should make sure your elevator cab is up to par with the rest of your space. The easiest way to do this is with a simple remodel. Remodeling your elevator cab is cheaper than getting a new cab altogether and automatically adds value to your space. Modernization can also extend your elevator’s life for 20 to 25 additional years. Here are some things you should check out in your current elevator to see if you need some upgrades.
- Lighting. Is one of your lights flickering? Is the lighting dim? Lighting is one of the most important aspects of your elevator cab because it contributes to passengers feeling comfortable inside. Because your elevator lights are always on, LED lights are a good option because they brighten up the space and are also cost-effective.
- Wall Panels. The walls of your elevator contribute to the overall feel, just like paint in a room. Maybe it’s time to upgrade the pattern, texture, or color. Unlike painted walls in a room, elevator walls often get beat up by people coming in and out with bags, boxes, etc. Check to see if your walls look beaten up, it may be time to have them refurbished. It might also be a good time to take a close look at anything hanging on the walls in your cab. Are your posters or advertisements out of date? Are you utilizing the space the best way to promote your business and your services?
- Handrails. Handrails are something you may not notice in your elevator but are important to a passenger’s experience inside the cab. Passengers often grab the handrailing as the elevator goes and stops to keep balance, especially those who are elderly. Also, handrails can be used to help balance heavy packages while a passenger is inside. Make sure your handrails look clean and aren’t loose, sagging, or beat up.
- Car Operating Panel. The operating panel refers to the buttons that tell the elevator which floor you’re going to. It is important that the buttons light up properly and are readable. All of this can be upgraded during elevator cab modernization. Another upgrade to consider is ensuring that your panel is accessible for all.
Overall, modernization maximizes your investment in your elevator. If you have any questions or would like to talk about the benefits of remodeling your cab, please contact us.