Break down a wall between kitchen and living areas but keep the load-bearing posts and turn it into an awesome storage island. This can really save the cost of having to do major construction for the load bearing wall.
The kitchen island is bookended with brick columns to create more storage space and dress up existing support posts that couldn’t be moved. I would have red brick wall though and maybe duck egg blue built in shelf.
Idea if the wall is Load Bearing to just do a breakfast bar like this! Kitchen Pass Through - I want something like this, but more countertop overhang for bar stools on the dining room side. Or shelves underneath.