How to Install a Load-Bearing Beam. Open up cramped rooms by replacing a wall with a load-bearing beam. Create an open kitchen/dining area, a larger living room or a huge master bedroom using basic framing techniques and standard materials.
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.