Investing in the kitchen and bathroom tops the list when it comes to influencing resale value. But here’s one you might not have thought of: an elevator It’s common knowledge that investing in kitchen and bathroom fittings and fixtures sits at the top of the list when it comes to resale value. But here’s one you might not have thought of. “We seeing a lot of growth in home elevators over the past three years,” says Katrina Maheu, marketing director for Savaria, an elevator supplier in Brampton. “A part of that is the aging population who want to stay in their homes.” Another is that houses are getting taller as the population density in cities increases, says Theresa Pereira, principal with create design & CO. in Toronto. “Properties aren’t wide anymore and can go up to three or four floors.” In most cases, home elevators are typically for new builds, Pereira says. “They’re actually becoming more common than you think. It’s not just older people concerned about mobility issues. Many younger clients are considering them as well.” A home elevator aren’t just a way to overcome the drudgery of lugging objects up and down stairs, or accommodate guests with mobility issues. They c...