We have gutted the kitchen (top image) – nothing was salvageable & living area (bottom image) – removing timber doors between the pillars to combine these two areas in the image. I'm looking for suggestions as to how to incorporate the pillars as it's too expensive to remove them! We are rendering walls and pillars and the floor will be replaced with timber look finish – similar to the existing floor.
I've found images online where a slimline timber cabinet has been built into the kitchen pillar to use as storage – I like this idea. But I've also seen image where the pillars are a timber finish. I'm unsure if I want to make the pillars a feature or if I should keep them the same colour as the walls to have them blend in more. Wall colour is yet to be decided, but will be a light colour – white or intimate white.
Inspiration for finishing the pillars;