There comes a time when every home needs a revamp. Whether the space needs to be customized to fit the homeowner’s wants or simply updated to meet today’s trends, it all begins with a little inspiration. Check out these local remodeling projects and their transformations from old to new. 


Long Lake Farmhouse Master Bathroom

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AFTER

Client’s wish list

  • Light and bright farmhouse fab design with shiplap galore.
  • Remove the whirlpool drop-in tub and replace with a romantic pedestal soaker tub.
  • Remove the existing shower that feels like a closet and create a bigger shower.
  • Create a double vanity sink and throw in a couple of ceiling beams.

Lisa Willard, Project Manager and designer at Ashley’s Building & Construction, said the most difficult part about this remodel was moving the 600-pound cast iron tub into the bathroom (it required seven people to move it).

“The shower was a design process. After removing existing cave-like walls, we strategically designed each ponywall exactly alike to create a balanced corner shower,” she said. “We built a tub ledge to house the faucet and wrapped it with the same tile we put in the shower. We love mixing tile styles.”

Touches of black appear in the room’s swing arm lights above the rustic mirrors and the cabinet hardware. 

Home located in Shreveport.

Cherry Hill Master Bathroom

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AFTER

Client’s wish list

  • Remove the unused corner tub and create a large shower with a rainfall showerhead from ceiling.
  • Remove the small existing shower and add a makeup area for the lady of the house and more storage.
  • Gray color scheme.

Combining the husband’s modern style with the wife’s rustic farmhouse taste, Ashley’s Building & Construction met the couple in the middle by giving him the shower he wanted with larger subway tile and adding softer elements for her, like the white vintage decorative band in the shower and vanity backsplash. 

“We gifted the funky fuzzy vanity seat to the lady of the house because, what girl doesn’t want to feel a little extra while getting ready in the morning?” Willard said.  

Home located in Greenwood.

Long Lake Kitchen

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AFTER

Photos by Jeff McGee

Client’s wish list

  • Open the wall dividing the kitchen and living room so the family can interact with each other while using both rooms.
  • Create tons of cabinet storage along the largest wall to house their subzero-Wolf appliances.
  • Design a large dining table that can double as a homework and craft area for the kids.
  • Build a homework/learning desk for mom.
  • Design a large stove, cooking and prep area.

“The lady of the house loves, I mean loves to cook,” Willard said. “When we first met, she was baking and had what looked like twenty baking sheets with pastries cooling on every available surface in the dining and kitchen area.”

Since the client spends a lot of time in the kitchen, counter space was a top priority. Ashley’s Building & Construction also used the homeowners’ love of Europe (they resided there for a few years) as inspiration for the traditional design while also incorporating modern elements. 


Projects by Ashley’s Building & Construction, 318.773.9404 or ashleysbuilding.com