“Working with Cantoni was more than just a transaction, it became a long-term relationship. The Cantoni team knew exactly what I was looking for and went above and beyond to achieve my vision and design goal.” -Steven Bricker, Houston
Steven Bricker and his wife were ready to take their high-rise lifestyle to the next level by moving into a single-family home. Their biggest challenge though was finding a house with the modern style they desired. They decided to take matters into their own hands, start from scratch, and build their very own modern masterpiece with the kitchen being a main focus of their new residence.
The Cantoni design team in Houston and in-house Kitchen Design Director, Scott Bonds worked alongside Bricker’s team including architects, Jeanine Nuzzi, owner of Gabriel Home Builders and Kyle Humphries, architect from Murphy-Mears Architects + Wm. T. Cannady to create a sleek, modern kitchen with clean, white walls to match the minimalist design of Bricker’s four-bedroom home. They selected crisp white lacquered countertops and rich brown wood cabinetry from our Italian kitchen collections, along with top of the line appliances by Thermador. “Cantoni offers the complete kitchen from its design to high-end appliances, which definitely made the construction and installation process much easier and more affordable than what it could have been,” adds Bricker.
Once the style and design for the kitchen had been established, Bricker’s team worked with the Cantoni design team to focus on the overall goal: Create a kitchen that did not necessarily look like a kitchen – due to the relatively small size of the home and its open floor plan. After numerous conference calls and meetings, the teams came up with a stylish and functional design solution utilizing a paneled wall. Extending the length of the entire space, the paneled wall stylishly conceals a doorway leading to a pantry on one end along with a hidden, built-in refrigerator on the other.
Hidden Pantry Hidden Refrigerator
Bricker’s home was featured in the 2012 Houston AIA Home Tour, which showcases the finest residential architecture in the Houston area. Not only did his home turn out to be one of the main highlights of the home tour, but his kitchen and specifically its hidden features turned out to be quite a hit as well!
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