The 3 most cost-effective ways to add value to your home

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Looking for the most affordable ways to add value to your home? Here at Gate Auto, we’ve been market leading providers of electric gate automation for over 30 years, and throughout that time we’ve been providing our customers with a wide range of electric gate kits and garage door openers, as well as a range of gate safety accessories and access control options like intercoms. Each one can open up a range of new possibilities for your home, and best of all, they’re all great for adding value to your property!

So, on top of adding a secure and stylish automatic gate to your premises, what else can you do to add value to your property?

People do judge books by their covers

When it comes to the aesthetic presentation of your home, a good first impression can make all the difference when it comes to making a sale. In fact, 15 per cent of people polled by said a scruffy front door would make them completely rule out the possibility of purchasing a property. Luckily, it doesn’t take much to improve the look and increase the value of your home. A fresh coat of paint on the wall or door can make a world of difference to the look of your property, and replacing a house number that’s seen better days with a fresh new sign can make a world of difference to the first impression of your home.

Give your bathroom a boost

There are plenty of smart and affordable ways to give your bathroom a value boost that don’t involve replacing anything outright! Much like the front of your home, a fresh lick of paint on the walls can make a huge difference to the overall look and feel of your space. Then, give everything a really deep clean – scrub out any grout and remove any limescale from your basin, shower and toilet. What’s more, try to shop around for a coordinating bin and toilet brush holder, as these are the type of small and affordable accessories that can really improve the look of your bathroom. Optics play a huge part in securing a buyer for your home, so little touches here and there can make a huge difference in the overall value.

Install quality electric gates

Our electric gates are available in a wide variety of models, colours and styles. When choosing yours, consider what sort of style you’re trying to invoke. Composite gates make a for a fantastic feature on contemporary town houses, whereas iron gates are better suited for a period property. Some estimates stated that the presence of an electric gate can add up to 5% to the value of your home. That means (for example) that a property worth £400,000 would gain an extra £20,000 in valuation from the installation of an electric gate.

Interested? You’re in exactly the right place. With over 30 years in supplying and fitting high-quality gate automation here at Gate Auto, we provide a wide range of electric gate kits and garage door openers alongside an array of accessories to ensure you get the most out of your investment. Feel free to browse them right here on our site, or give us a call on 01282 677300!