Los Olivos

Balance in the kitchen space

Los Olivos is in the Santa Ynez Valley.  Sometime around 1880, on a bluff overlooking Alamo Pintado Creek, just north of the town of Ballard, a two-story house was built, with a wide, covered front porch and neatly symmetrical arched windows in the center gable, situated on prime farmland. It became the property of twenty-two-year-old Alden March Boyd, of Albany, New York, when he paid $8,000 for about 157 acres together with the home in 1885. He planted five thousand olive trees and called it Rancho De Los Olivos. The 1880s were a boom time for California. In 1887, the railway line extension from Los Alamos was completed. The developers of the narrow-gauge railway first named their town El Olivar, then El Olivos, and finally Los Olivos, after Boyd's nearby ranch.  To learn more about this distinct area please visit the Town of Los Olivos website here.

Elite Kitchen & Bath is a local residential remodeling contractor that would enjoy the opportunity to help you with your Los Olivos home improvements. We focus on Kitchen Remodeling and Bathroom Remodeling services.

The picture on top shows a remodeling project we did for our clients in Los Olivos neighboring Carpinteria. You will see white shaker cabinets with matte black pulls to contrast. This kitchen features black leathered quartz countertops on the perimeter coordinated with a swirly quartz island countertop. The dark gray tile floor and the stainless steel chef-style appliances balance out the lightness of the space.

Open Kitchen Design

And the image on the right shows a kitchen remodel project from Los Olivos neighboring Santa Ynez where we show off a wood plank accent wall framing a long window that opens out to the back yard for a perfect view. White shaker cabinets combined with calacatta quartz countertops and a contrasting butcher block on the island top. Added details such as the 2 large clear glass pendants, full subway tile backsplash, and the open shelving give a fresh and airy look to this kitchen.

Fresh bathroom design

Following you will see a bathroom remodel from Los Olivo's neighbors in Santa Barbara featuring a white tongue and groove ceiling that matches with the long shaker style vanity. To break up the space carrara marble countertop was added which coordinates well with the dark gray cement look tile on the floor. On the opposite wall, you can see a large walking shower that features a carrara tile with an accent band going around the shower walls. Brushed nickel finishes on fixtures and hardware compliment the clean and timeless look.

Warm and bright spaces

The next images are from Los Olivo's neighbors in Santa Barbara and Goleta.  The first highlights an upgraded galley kitchen with off-white framed cabinets and a beautiful quartzite countertop. The focus of this kitchen is the lantern-shaped glass backsplash going all the way to the ceiling behind the range top and chimney hood. Cherry wood accents such as the floor and beams bring a warmer feel to the space. The second shows walnut stain cabinets contrasting with a white calacatta quartz. A lighter stone tile floor and white walls keep the space bright and fresh. The green glass tile backsplash next to a textured long subway tile adds not only color but a playful look to this transitional style kitchen.

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