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July
18

Bring the Spa Home with These Bathroom Upgrades

bathroom updates

Make spa-style relaxation part of your daily routine by upgrading your bathroom. If you're considering a bathroom remodel, our real estate agents recommend these luxurious upgrades.

  • Add a Free-Standing Soaking Tub
    It has become the standard for luxury bathrooms to now offer both a separate, walk-in shower and a free-standing soaking tub. For the most spa-like experience, design your bathroom remodel around the soaking tub as a focal point. A soaking tub offers a much more luxurious bathing experience, with options such as deeper water, a comfortable sloped back, and Jacuzzi jets.

  • Spring for Heated Floors
    If you're remodeling your entire bathroom, you might as well install heating elements while the floors are being re-tiled anyway. With heated floors, you can say goodbye to cold toes and icy tile in the winter. Whether you're stepping out of a relaxing bath or a rejuvenating shower, the floor under your feet will be heated to a comfortable temperature.

  • Install Plush Seating
    One of the main differences between your favorite spa and the typical bathroom is the availability of comfortable seating. This could be an upholstered chair, a vanity seat, or a cushioned, built-in bench. Make your bathroom a place to relax and put your worries behind you by ensuring you'll always have a comfortable place to sit, whether you're waiting for your bath to fill, applying makeup, or putting on your shoes.

  • Create Airy Spaces
    If you browse the most luxurious bathrooms found in the best Saint Louis homes for sale, you'll notice that one thing they have in common is that they are light, bright, and often white. Take that small, dark bathroom and remodel it to make it open and airy, giving it the sense of being a getaway right in the middle of your own home.

  • Decorate with Mother Nature
    One thing most spas have in common is the amount of greenery you find inside them. Bringing nature into the spa is relaxing, and it can do the same for you in your bathroom at home, too. Decorate with greenery and flowering house plants, hanging pictures with relaxing nature scenes, and use windows and skylights to let in lots of natural light and make the most of the view.

  • Set the Mood with a Chandelier
    A chandelier helps to set the mood in any room, and your bathroom is no different. Many luxury bathrooms with a soaking tub as the focal point hang a chandelier directly over it. The chandelier adds beauty, glamour, sophistication, and most importantly, the right kind of lighting to set the mood. Who wouldn't feel relaxed while soaking in a tub with a glass of wine in one hand and a crystal chandelier overhead?

A modern, luxurious bathroom is one of the features that many homebuyers look for, so updating your bathroom will never go amiss if you're looking for ways to add value to your home. Is it time for an upgrade? To list your existing home and start the search for your dream home, contact us today.

July
5

Recently Opened: New St. Louis Restaurants

St Louis Restaurants

St. Louis is known for many things, but it's increasingly gaining a reputation for its culinary scene. New restaurants are opening on what feels like a weekly basis, and Food & Wine magazine recently called St. Louis "the next great food city."

Our real estate agents love to see our city getting some much-deserved recognition! If you're looking for a taste of what St. Louis has to offer, try one of these exciting new local eateries. 

  • Diego's Cantina - 630 North and South Rd., St. Louis, MO 63130
    Arguably the most exciting new Mexican restaurant in St. Louis, Diego's Cantina serves an elevated take on authentic Mexican street food. Flaming cheese and costra tacos are highlights of the menu, and you'll get a great deal on their wide selection of tacos every week on Taco Tuesday. Diego's also has one of the best selections of tequila in town and is within walking distance of many St. Louis homes for sale

  • The Wine Cafe - 703 S. Main St., St. Charles, MO 63301
    Opened in the spring of 2022 by Tiara and Terrence Curry, The Wine Cafe is a perfect melding of the couple's love of wine and extensive background in the food industry. With a location convenient to these St. Charles homes for sale, the cafe's menu includes a broad selection of wines from across the country and around the world, along with some truly excellent charcuterie boards. 

  • Gallery Pub on Thurman - 4069 Shenandoah Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110
    Newly opened this year in the Shaw neighborhood, the Gallery Pub on Thurman serves up great drinks, tasty pub grub, and outstanding live music in their warm, welcoming space. Local bands perform everything from jazz and blues to folk and country while you sip a craft cocktail, dine on grilled pizza rolls, and check out the unique artwork that adorns the walls.

  • Chirco's Pizza - 14870 Clayton Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63017
    Though it might not be as widely known as New York or Chicago-style pizza, St. Louis natives are fully aware that St. Louis-style pizza is its own beast. This local favorite is the star of the show at the new Chirco's Pizza. This new spot is just minutes from these Chesterfield Homes for sale, in the former location of Pie 2 Go. 

  • Goshen Coffee Roasters - 910 Geyer Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104
    A beloved roastery based in Edwardsville, Illinois, Goshen Coffee Roasters has just opened up a second location here in St. Louis. The new shop is located in the Soulard neighborhood and offers the same impeccably crafted coffee that the original is known for. The cafe has a welcoming, rustic-chic ambiance, and it's a great place to sit and chat a while while you enjoy a latte or pour-over. 

  • Taco Fuego - 902 E. 6th St., Washington, MO 63090
    The opening of a new taco joint is always a happy occasion, and thanks to Taco Fuego, which recently set up shop in the WashMO Center, Folks in the St. Louis area have a lot to be happy about. Located a stone's throw from these Washington homes for sale, Taco Fuego offers tasty street tacos, fajitas, and burritos in a cozy space. Everything is made fresh to order, and there are some great vegetarian options on their menu. 

Contact us today to learn more about life in St. Louis. If you're looking for your dream home in Missouri, our real estate agents are here to help every step of the way!

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