The Motschenbachers viewed this 100-year-old 1920s Santa Barbara Home and loved it, but they thought it was just too small.

Though it was on a private lot by the Pacific Ocean with downtown views, it had just 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.

It also needed electrical and heating updates. They left but couldn’t stop thinking about the little bungalow. Finally, they decided it just needed some love and went ahead and purchased it.

Living Room:

Kelly had a custom sofa made that fit inside the arched windows. The coffee table was cut down from an antique dining table.

The furnishings give this room an eclectic yet cottage-style look.

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The Kitchen:

During the home tour, they knew the kitchen was awfully small but this couple makes the best use of it. The open shelves above the lower cabinets give the room an airy and open look. Making it look larger than it is.

“The simple industrial-style island is like a mobile cutting board,” Kelly said.

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Kelly wanted the kitchen to be simple. She was not in the market for a fancy kitchen with all the bells and whistles. The couple preferred a comfy lived-in look.

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The copper pans add just the right touch hanging above the stove. With small space homes, you have to think vertical to increase storage space.

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The Dining Room:

The couple chose an X-brace dining table positioned on the diagonal to maximize the small space. Two seagrass chairs give the room a global outdoor look.

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The Bedroom:

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This bedroom was converted from a sleeping porch. An acrylic-legged woven bench provides extra seating at the end of the bed.

The Bathroom:

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Gray was chosen for the bathroom cabinetry. The black drawer pulls are simple and elegant.

The Laundry Room:

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The laundry room has a bevy of pretties hanging on the ship-lapped wall. A simple window covering adds a vintage feel to the room.

Outdoor Dining Room:

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This outdoor space is where the couple entertains guests. They chose a heavy long table and simple director chairs to accommodate their friends and family.

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