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We all deserve time for relaxation, but sometimes life gets in the way of booking a weekend spa retreat. So why wait for a spa getaway, when you can bring the spa into your own home with these tips!

Most bathrooms, especially in new-build homes, tend to have a uniform style. A spa bathroom atmosphere can be accomplished in a few steps by switching out accents and, of course, taking a look at a new, free-standing tub and spa-esque vanity!

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While it may seem like a daunting task, installing a free-standing, deep tub is the first step for most spa-bathroom renovations. Although, it’s well worth the time! A deep soak with your favorite music playing in the background and a lovely mix of bath oils and scents will have you feeling like you’re at your favorite resort.

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A vanity-style sink sets a bathroom apart from the typical built-in cabinets of most bathrooms. This also provides the opportunity for further customization, and in a small bathroom, can open up more space.

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Unique lighting fixtures also set a previously uniform bathroom apart from the competition. We love this piece – small, but a new take on a chandelier and provides a cozy warm-toned light.  


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Now, for the little things. Luxurious towels, fresh flowers and candles will give your bathroom the finishing touches it needs. Peruse your favorite home-goods store and The Red Vault members for inspiration.

Are you planning a bathroom renovation? We’d love to see your progress! Tag us on Twitter at @TheRedVault to give us a peek!

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With summer comes yard and estate sales, trunk shows and antique markets. It’s the season of bargain hunting and searching for that perfect antique piece! Shopping for antiques can be tricky. Before you set out on your next shopping trip, take note of a few do’s and don’ts to make your experience more enjoyable, receive a better deal and find your ideal antiques. Continue reading