Summer 2017


Bentwood of Houston

Houston, Texas


Anthony Minichetti, Architect

Linda Ruderman, Interior Designer

Patrick Price, PE Price Builders

Shawna Roorda, Bentwood of Houston



Builder and re-modeler, Patrick Price of PE Price Builders, contacted Bentwood of Houston to discuss a high rise project that he was in the process of remodeling.  His client had purchased two units, and they were opening them up to make one large unit.  The building was originally built in 1982, and this unit in particular offers sweeping views of downtown Houston, Memorial Park, and the Galleria. 



The scope of our project included a very detailed set of drawings for a sizeable kitchen and breakfast room in which every vertical surface was to either be covered in cabinetry, millwork, or tile backsplash.  Given the customization and attention to detail of the Bentwood product line, it seemed like a natural fit for the job.  The talented design team– Architect, Anthony Minichetti, and Interior Designer, Linda Ruderman, both from Greenwich, CT, worked closely with Bentwood of Houston Showroom Manager, Shawna Roorda and Project Manager/Engineer, Jimmy Higginbotham from the Bentwood Factory to think through all of the elaborate details prior to production. Shawna was then on hand daily to ensure that the installation was done as seamlessly as the drawings had intended. 



The cabinetry and millwork around the perimeter of the room is a custom door style, designed by Anthony, and is made in Rift White Oak in a Natural finish.  There is a combination of frameless style cabinetry as well as inset construction used throughout to create a very custom, furniture like feel in the space.  Being a high rise, there were several structural columns to be worked around.  These were masked with large floor to ceiling panels.  However, one “faux”column hides a pull out pantry system.  Some wall cabinets were made with extended tops to accommodate HVAC vents.  A prominent focal point is the kitchen island that is done in the Klein door style, and holds a bright red back painted glass insert.  This glass color coordinates perfectly with the red in the plaid cushions used on the custom made banquette.  The radius banquette doubles as storage space by lifting the bench top.  It then transitions into two bookcases that holds the clients cookbook collection.  In the breakfast room, the coffee bar has hidden Sub-Zero refrigeration drawers for milk/creamer and other beverage storage.



The Bentwood team truly enjoyed the challenge of fitting together the cabinetry and millwork into this space – first on paper, then onsite.  It was such as pleasure working with a knowledgeable group like Patrick, Anthony, and Linda.  The entire space was truly transformed after they were through with it.



These are just a few of the many photos of the remainder of the complete remodel... enjoy!

We would like to thank ................ and Bentwood of Houston for sharing this project with us. For more information you can contact Bentwood of Houston at 713.953.4357 and find them at xxxxx....., Houston, TX 00000.

Bon Appétit! 


External Links

Anthony Minichetti, Architect-Greenwich, CT

Linda Ruderman, Interior Designer-Greenwich, CT

Patrick Price, PE Price Builders-Houston, TX

Bentwood of Houston