Santa Barbara had its first permanent European residents as Spanish missionaries and soldiers who arrived in 1782 and constructed the Presidio. They were sent to both secure the Spanish claim to the region and to convert the indigenous peoples to Catholicism. Many of the Spaniards brought their families with them, and those formed the nucleus of the small town. The most dramatic event of the Spanish period was the powerful 1812 earthquake and tsunami which destroyed the town. The Spanish period ended in 1822 with the conclusion of the Mexican War of Independence, which terminated 300 years of Spanish colonial rule and transferred control to the newly independent Mexican government. Santa Barbara fell bloodlessly to a battalion of American soldiers in 1846 during the Mexican–American War and in 1848 it became part of the expanding United States. To learn more about this wonderfully unique area please visit the Santa Barbara website here.
Elite Kitchen & Bath is a local residential remodeling contractor that would enjoy the opportunity to help you with your Santa Barbara home improvements. We focus on Kitchen Remodeling and Bathroom Remodeling services.
The picture on top shows a kitchen remodeling project we did for our clients in Santa Barbara. You will see beautiful beveled white cabinets with solid white quartz, leaving the carrara porcelain backsplash as the showstopper. The blue glass pendants give a pop of color tying everything together for a cleaner and more modern look. The stainless steel appliances and brushed nickel touch in fixtures and hardware add the perfect contemporary touch.
Warm feel to the kitchen
And the image that follows shows another kitchen remodel project from Santa Barbara where we show off 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 bottom of the cabinets. Cherry wood accents such as the floor and beams bring a warmer feel to the space. This kitchen also features a white tongue and groove ceiling and brushed nickel fixtures.
Fresh bathroom design
Following you will see a bathroom remodel from 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.
Spacious bathroom design
The next images are also from Santa Barbara. The first highlights a chevron calacatta gold marble floor tile coordinating with a gray veined marble subway tile on the shower. The mirror wall brings more light and a more spacious look to the bathroom, brushed nickel fixtures and hardware pull the space together. The second shows an all-white bathroom featuring carrara marble hex floors going all the way to the walk-in shower followed by large pieces of marble tile on the walls. Brass plumbing fixtures and hardware bring a more luxurious look to the white shaker vanity same as the shower area.