"Danish capital of America"

Solvang is in the Santa Ynez Valley.  There is a distinct feel towards the Scandinavian culture, and the city is known as the unofficial “Danish capital of America.”  The town was founded in 1911 and developed as a theme town.  Most of this occurred after World War II after someone returned to Solvang from a trip to Denmark and he first completed his Danish-styled home.  After he went on to build the first of the village's four windmills. A little later, a local architect gave the older buildings a new look, adding façades in the so-called "Danish Provincial" style and creating a new tourist attraction. While much was done to create an "authentic" Danish atmosphere in the town center, it has been pointed out by Scandinavians that fake thatched roofs and artificial timbering are largely a result of local interests in general rather than those of the Danish immigrants themselves. The older buildings have simply been restyled to look Danish even if there was nothing Danish about them originally.   To learn more about this beautiful area please visit the City of Solvang website here.

Elite Kitchen & Bath is a local residential remodeling contractor that would enjoy the opportunity to help you with your Solvang 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 the Solvang area. You will see an L-Shape kitchen with white shaker cabinets and calacatta quartz countertops.  This kitchen features appliance paneling and a mix of brushed nickel and matte black cabinet hardware. For a more glam look, we added brass pendant lights above the long island and decorative glass cabinets.

Fresh kitchen style

And the image that follows shows the same project where we show off the two-toned shaker cabinets, with a mix of white uppers and medium stained walnut bottoms. The pop of color is brought with a sea glass subway tile backsplash and splashes of black knobs and pulls to contrast.

Solvang Bathroom Remodel White Quartz Vanity Stain Shaker

Modern bathroom design

Following you will see a bathroom remodel featuring a walk-in shower with a frameless pivot shower glass door. A pony wall divides the shower and vanity area for more privacy. The double vanity features walnut shaker cabinets, a solid white quartz countertop with undermount sinks and wall-mounted faucets. The mix of the different metals brings a modern approach to this design, you can see brushed nickel mirrors mixed with matte black cabinet pulls and touches of brass on the wall sconce.

Contemporary kitchen design

The next image highlights another dual-tone kitchen by combining white and dark stained slab cabinets. We created a focal point by bringing the calacatta quartz countertop all the way up to the backsplash. This contemporary kitchen also features brass cabinet pulls, stainless steel appliances, and a modern brass linear chandelier above the long island.

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