A Designer Shows Us How to Give a Dated Kitchen a Drool-Worthy Makeover

When stylish Los Angeles–based interior designer Anne Sage joined forces with equally stylish design firm Studio McGee to revamp her kitchen, we knew it was going to be good—really good. When they first embarked on the renovation, the space was dated and small, two obstacles that make an inherently challenging project even more so. But leave it up to this duo to rethink the layout, land on a color scheme, and maximize storage space for a functional and gorgeous kitchen.

"Our biggest goal was to make the kitchen functional, a place where I could indulge my love of cooking without feeling hampered by the limitations of my environment. When we first moved in, the house had only an efficiency-size gas range, and a full-size washer and dryer were eating up a ton of space where the countertops should have been. Plus the cabinets hadn't been updated since the house was originally built and were literally falling apart. Needless to say, it was a nightmare situation for [a designer] who spends a lot of time in the kitchen," Sage tells MyDomaine.

Well, we think it's safe to say she surpassed her goal. If you need advice on what to prioritize and how to get started on your own kitchen remodel, scroll through the designer tips below.