Why install a Retrofit Elevator with KONE?

Increase the Value of Your Building

A retrofit elevator increases the value of your property, makes it more attractive to potential buyers and tenants, and significantly improves building accessibility.

Small Elevators Improve Quality of Life

Adding KONE elevators makes it quicker and easier for people to move safely around your building, allows older residents to live at home for longer, and small lifts for home make access to upper floors easier for everyone.

Work with a Trusted Partner

When you partner with KONE, you can rest assured that your retrofit elevator installation project will be hassle-free and run on time and on budget. We can install small residential elevators, as well as pitless elevators, and we can recommend maintenance and other services to keep your equipment running smoothly for the entire life cycle of your building.

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mini elevators increase the value of a building, and this also means you can take advantage of the latest connected technologies to create an elevator user experience that delivers on every level.

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Connect for Smooth People Flow in Buildings

Replacing your old elevator with a modern, connected retrofit elevator opens up a whole new world of possibilities to add smart building management solutions and services that make life even easier and more convenient for users. With built-in elevator connectivity, you can take advantage of smart building services developed by KONE and our People Flow Ecosystem partners. You can also connect your own services too. The result is a tailored user experience for small elevators, as well as pitless residential elevators, that evolves with the changing needs of tenants.

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Redefine the Elevator User Experience

With real-time building information for passengers, an engaging multisensory elevator user experience, and other smart building standards and applications, you can redefine elevator rides in your building and improve everyday convenience with enhanced equipment accessibility and availability.

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Plan for Success With KONE As Your Partner

As your experienced partner for smarter and sustainable buildings, we can help you manage your property more efficiently with valuable insights into end-user behavior analytics that can be used to continuously optimize people flow and improve end-user experience.

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We help you achieve your building eco-efficiency goals during every phase of your building’s life cycle, from elevator design and construction to maintenance and modernization. Our energy-efficient building solutions and services for smart eco-cities, low-carbon communities, and net-zero sustainable buildings support the ongoing transition towards a more sustainable future for urban living.

KONE Retrofit Elevator Solutions for Existing Buildings

Both our lift retrofit solutions offer the maximum possible car space, excellent energy efficiency, and an elevator interior design that matches your building perfectly.

KONE MonoSpace® DX

A versatile machine room-less passenger elevator with an external shaft for low and mid-rise residential and commercial buildings. The KONE MonoSpace® DX is part of the KONE DX Class elevator family, which redefines the elevator experience with built-in connectivity for improved user experience.

  • MAX. TRAVEL 90 m
  • MAX. LOAD 33 persons
  • MAX. SPEED 3.0 m/s
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KONE ProSpace™

Versatile machine room-less passenger retrofit elevator for low and mid-rise residential and commercial buildings. Small elevators like the KONE ProSpace™ are space and cost-efficient solutions for installation in stairwells.

  • MAX. TRAVEL 30 m
  • MAX. LOAD 9 persons
  • MAX. SPEED 0.6 m/s
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Installing a Retrofit Elevator – A Step-By-Step Guide

We’ll plan and coordinate the entire retrofit elevator installation process, whether it’s a small house lift, a pitless elevator, or a larger retrofit with an external elevator shaft, a dedicated project manager will make sure that everything is completed on time and on budget.


We can help you gather information about suitable solutions for putting a compact elevator for home in your building, as well as permits and subsidies, and make a rough cost calculation.


We can discuss your options for financing the project, help to identify how much might be covered by subsidies, and recommend alternatives for sharing the costs amongst residents.


We’ll check the installation location of your retrofit elevator, create the architectural and engineering designs for the shaft, design the retrofit elevator cab interior, and make sure that all relevant permits have been processed.


We take care of all the necessary site preparations, the shaft and retrofit installation, and the final cleanup. Before we hand over your elevator, we’ll carry out a full lift safety and performance inspection.


Our total preventive maintenance services keep your elevator running reliably for its entire lifespan. If problems do occur, our skilled local building lift technicians will get the elevator up and running again as quickly as possible.

The Right Elevator for Your Building - Let’s Make It Happen!



We can install an elevator in almost any building. The size and shape of your stairwell will determine whether the elevator will be installed inside or outside.

Installation options:

Inside the stairwell with the stairs on either side

In the middle of the staircase

Partly replacing the staircase, which is extended outside the building

In a pre-assembled shaft on an exterior wall; the shaft is pre-assembled then lifted into place to save time and money.



We can create a solution that matches the interior design and architecture of any building. You can choose an elevator shaft material that matches both your building’s interior and the car wall and floor materials.



Typically, the residents’ association takes a loan and finances the repayments through the monthly service fee. Residents then decide how to share the costs. We can give you advice about financing and provide you with a preliminary budget.

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Our world-class service will keep your retrofit elevator running safely and reliably. Learn more about KONE's planned preventive maintenance care.

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