Updated Master Bath and Spa Bath

MODA Floors & Interiors Project Consultant: Tasha Elrod
Client: Paces Construction
Location: Atlanta

Goal: Remodel home for re-sale
What We Did:
• Master Bath Tile – Versailles 12×24 Natural Chateaux Ivoire Porcelain Tile that looks like marble, with Calacatta Gold Accent band and pencil in shower.
• Spa Bath – Travertine Mosaic Tile on walls and Versailles floor.
• Steps to Terrace Level – Fabrica Chinois Silver Sage Carpet with rubber pad.
Design Challenges:
Paces Construction brought in designer Barbara Shelton and MODA project consultant Tasha Elrod to update this William T. Baker designed home’s master bath and terrace spa areas. The newly refreshed spaces perfectly complement the architecture while matching the existing home, creating a seamless upgrade. Tasha also handled MODA carpet upgrades in several rooms, and a curved stairway to the terrace level.

Photos: Paces Construction

Importance of Moisture Management for Wood Floors

Photo: Shaw Floors

Wood is an organic material that reacts to its environment. It is hygroscopic, which means that it absorbs and loses moisture in reaction to its surrounding environment. Wood gains moisture and swells in humid environments. In dry environments, it loses moisture and shrinks. This is completely normal and happens at all stages of the wood life cycle, even as the tree is growing in the forest.

If wood gains or loses too much moisture, problems can occur. Wood that gains too much moisture can cup. Cupping occurs across the width of a floor board, with edges that are raised on each board and centers that are lower than the edges. Cupping always happens due to a moisture imbalance through the thickness of the board.

Wood that loses too much moisture can gap. Gapping occurs between floor boards. Gaps can vary in size and are considered normal if they appear and disappear during seasonal changes in humidity. Gaps are not considered normal if they are large or do not close during more-humid months.

Both of these issues can be minimized by maintaining an environment that is consistently between 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit, and 30-50 percent humidity. Significant fluctuations outside these ranges can result in cupping or gaps.

Source: National Wood Flooring Association

Easily Remove Pet Hair From Carpet

We love our pets! But when they shed, it can make it difficult to keep a neat house. Let Bodie show you how STAINMASTER® PetProtect™ carpet easily releases pet hair while vacuuming, cutting vacuuming time.

Scratches on Your Wood Floors?

This brief video offers tips on how to prevent scratches on your wood floors and what you can do about them if they are already there.

Did you know MODA Floors & Interiors is a Bona Certified Craftsman?

Source: Bona

Holiday Tours Provide Design Inspiration

Want design ideas for your home? Look no further than one of the home tours being held across metro Atlanta during November and December.

Home for the Holidays Showhouse (Thursday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Dec. 10)

Presented by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine, this showhouse benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Twenty of Atlanta’s top interior designers will transform a newly built Buckhead estate. The 8,800-square-foot home integrates structured, classical design with more modern, casual living space. www.AtlantaHolidayHome.com

Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes (Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3)

Virginia-Highland is known for its historic residences, unique shops and local restaurants.

Eight homes are included on this tour. They include an English country-style home decorated with original pieces of art, a recently renovated American Foursquare built in 1916, a 1925 Cape Dutch with beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, a restored 1916 bungalow with a multitude of original features and an historic building that is used as a combination art gallery and residence.

Local restaurants will provide food tastings in John Howell Park and at each of the tour homes. https://VaHiTourofHomes.org

Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour (Saturday and Sunday, Dec 2-3)

Get a glimpse inside six private homes that are located in the Whitlock Avenue district of Marietta. Each home has been lovingly restored and will be decorated for the holiday season. www.MariettaPilgrimage.com

Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes (Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9-10)

This tour offers attendees an intimate and charming way to experience both the past and present of the historic Grant Park neighborhood. Be enchanted by the warm glow of candles and holiday lights at every stop. www.CandlelightTourofHomes.com

Have you attended one of these tours before?