Your house is so much more than just a place to sleep and relax after a long day. It can also be a valuable investment if you take care of it properly. Making improvements to your home is a great way to increase its value, especially if you’re planning to sell it in the future. So, if you want to boost the curb appeal of your property, it’s essential to learn how to maintain it effectively. So here are four home upgrades (including installing an electric gate kit) that  you can make to bump up your home’s value.

Create an off-street parking space

Off-street parking is a luxury that many houses dont have, and for many potential home buyers, it is a make-or-break feature when it comes to putting in an offer. So to make your house as appealing as possible, creating off-street parking is the way forward. You may be wondering where you will place your off-street parking space if you dont have an allocated drive, and the answer to that is to convert your front garden! According to Zoopla, it can cost around a few thousand pounds to £15,000 to transform your front yard, but it can add an incredible £50,000 to the value of your home – so its well worth it!

Install electric gates

Once youve got some spacious off-street parking, what better way to tie your new drive together than with some electric gates! At Gate Auto, were one of the UKs leading providers of automatic gates, and we understand precisely why electric gates are so sought-after by UK buyers. An electric gate is an impressive upgrade to your home, providing security, aesthetics and convenience. Our electric gate kits can turn your standard gates into automatic gates in no time, and this small addition to your property can add up to 5% value to the value of your home. We have an entire blog on why electric gates add value to your home if you want to check it out!

Improve your kitchen

Moving inside the home, a well-presented and modern kitchen will undoubtedly be a great addition to your home (and add some value to the overall price). Kitchens are a hub, the heart of the house, and everyone uses their kitchen daily. Some of us even spend hours preparing and cooking meals in the kitchen, so it’s worth having a kitchen that’s enjoyable to spend time in. Not only will you benefit from a renovated, well-spaced kitchen, but homebuyers are more likely to snap up your house. Zoopla estimates that a brand new kitchen can add as much as 15% value to your home!

Consider a room conversion

Lastly, consider a home extension. One surefire way to add value to your home is to make it bigger, and a home extension will do just that. That doesn’t mean you need to go and build an extra garden room. Sometimes the best option is right above you – in the loft! Loft extensions have become increasingly popular recently, and you won’t even need permission to get started, provided you own your property, which is another bonus. If you have the space to extend outwards, we’d say it’s well worth it, but if you have a loft or basement, or even a garage that sits untouched and unused save for a few boxes, why not make use of the space and turn it into a home upgrade that can bring in up to 15% extra value to the price of your home?

These are just a few of our suggestions for home upgrades. You can make many updates to your home that will add value to the price! Simply find a few enhancements that will work for your budget, location and planning permissions, and youll turn your home into a work of art in no time! However, if you want to feature an automatic gate in your plans, youre in the right place!

At Gate Auto, we offer a wide range of electric gate kits, openers, remotes, accessories, and adapters that are perfect for your home or business. With so many options available, you’ll be able to find the ideal fit for your needs! If you ever need help or guidance in selecting the best remote for your gate system, don’t hesitate to reach out to us on 01282677300. Our expert team is here to provide the support and advice you need to make the best decision possible!