The Broadmoor Kitchen Remodel Story

Broadmoor Kitchen BeforeThis particular kitchen remodel story begins in the sweet little neighborhood of Broadmoor in Shreveport, Louisiana. These homes are rich in history and many still hold the design elements used back in the early 1900’s when the area was being developed.

What is so special about this particular cottage home is not just the vintage design features we found on demo day (knob and tube and of course – shiplap) but that our clients planned and saved for the kitchen of their dreams for 4 years.


We feel like the luckiest people on earth. We get up each morning eager to work our passion and we get to enhance the quality of living for our clients by redesigning and creating spaces they could only dream of.

Not only that, we are hugely blessed to meet so many FUN clients whom are so unique, trusting and so open with us. They are as beautiful as the spaces we create.

And we, Ashley’s Building, were honored to be selected to tackle the job of bringing their 50+ year old home into the new millennium while paying homage to it’s past.

The Back Story

Many times our clients have an idea of colors and somewhat the style they want, but give us the reins to redesign a project for them based on our conversations and family dynamics.

In this kitchen remodel, the lady of the house had been collecting magazine clippings that she had saved over the years and had a very clear vision of what type of style kitchen she wanted.

She knew every detail from the appliances to the glass cabinet knobs and color scheme which made that part of my job very easy.

Must haves:

  • Large island or peninsula
  • Plenty of counterspace, pantry and more storage.
  • Designated cooking area with plenty of prep space.

Our homeowners didn’t need all three windows and didn’t like where the refrigerator was located.

Our homeowners didn't need all three windows and didn't like where the refrigerator was located.

The Plan

The hard part was redesigning this odd kitchen and using every bit of space properly that would give them a spacious working triangle and everything they desired.

If only we could remove that little closet near the office door. Hmmmm.

Broadmoor Kitchen Floorplan Before

The closet actually housed the water heater that was on it’s last leg and no longer up to the latest building codes, so relocating was great… giving the client a tankless heater.. even better.

Our clients loved the spacious new design we created and were eager for demo day!

Broadmoor Kitchen Floorplan After

The Broadmoor Kitchen Remodel Renderings

With the floorplan approved, I presented them with their 3D renderings and it was LOVE. I used many of the design elements our client has been saving over the years so they could see what it would all look like put together in one room.

The Finished Broadmoor Kitchen

With the cave gone and heater closet removed client has enough room for this 8 foot peninsula. They can easily fit more stools there as you can see. (Move the slider handle left and right to see the dramatic difference!)

Broadmoor Kitchen BeforeBroadmoor Kitchen Remodel