This Gorgeous Kitchen Looks Way Bigger Than Just 85 Square Feet

When we first laid eyes on this kitchen, we were stunned. It's gorgeous, yes, but the homeowners told us it formerly only had enough room to fit a sink, mini fridge, and orange laminate countertops. And here's the real kicker: The only light came from a vintage light-up Schlitz beer sign. Naturally, we curious about the design process that managed to transform it into something usable, unique, and undeniably beautiful. 

Unsurprisingly, the inimitable design duo Jessica and Jonathan Taylor of Taylor + Taylor are the homeowners of this 85-square-foot kitchen. Another unsurprising twist? Even though they definitely know what they're doing when it comes to revamping lackluster spaces, it always helps to have a second opinion, so they enlisted L.A.-based designer, social media consultant, and art director Anne Sage to shed some of her expertise. 

Since the house was built in 1951 and hasn't ever been updated in its 70 years of existence, they knew it was going to need some work, which would definitely be worth it. "As first-time home buyers in L.A., our ideal was to find a home that was a duplex or had a guest unit that we could rent to friends and thereby make more affordable," the Taylors explain to us. 

If you're wondering how in the world to design a kitchen for small spaces while still making a style statement, read through their expert advice below and get a glimpse inside their small but gorgeous kitchen.