Three Drury Design kitchen design projects received 2013 NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) Chicago Design Vision awards: two in the large kitchen category and one in the medium kitchen category. Based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Drury Design is a full-service kitchen, bath and interior design/build firm with clients throughout the Chicago area.
Acknowledging the awards, Jim Drury, vice president of Drury Design, said, "It is an honor to be recognized by our peers. Winning NKBA awards reminds us of how important our clients are to these successes. Without our clients and their vision none of this would be possible. Hats off to Janice Teague for her two 2013 Design Visions awards in the large kitchen category, a first and third, and to our President, Gail Drury, for her first place win in the medium kitchen category. And, thanks to our talented design staff and team of professionals working behind the scenes to create kitchens, baths and interiors our clients love to call home."
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NKBA Chicago Midwest judges scored contest entries in five key areas: safety and ergonomics, elements and principals of design, design planning, creativity and presentation. According to NKBA Chicago Midwest, industry experts selected to judge are certified NKBA designers, architects, ASID members, NKBA student chapters and a guest judge from Chicago Home and Garden. Competition is open to designers throughout the Midwest.
NKBA Chicago Midwest Award-winning Kitchen Designers
First Place Large Kitchen, Janice Teague, CKD, CBD, Drury Design, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Third Place Large Kitchen, Janice Teague, CKD, CBD, Drury Design, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
First Place, Medium Kitchen, Gail Drury, CMKBD, Drury Design, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Fresh Traditional Aurora IL Kitchen Design Wins First Place Large Kitchen Design
Designed by Janice Teague, CKD, CBD, for a professional chef, this kitchen serves multiple purposes, including hosting cooking classes. Janice was challenged to design the space to include large counter work surfaces, a student observation center, and room for additional appliances -- all in a way that feels like a home, not a commercial, kitchen. To learn more about this fresh traditional kitchen, visit Houzz.
2013 Award-Winning Glen Ellyn Transitional Kitchen Wins Third Place Large Kitchen Design
A classic suburban home, this English Tudor's original kitchen and dining room were too small for functional cooking and gracious entertaining. Designer Janie Teague, CKD, CBD, encountered several design challenges including incorporating a permanent structural beam running between the kitchen and dining room, placing major appliances on relatively short perimeter walls, and adding an island with efficient storage and seating for four without infringing on the dining area. To learn more about this award-winning Glen Ellyn transitional kitchen, visit Houzz.
Multi-Cook Kitchen Make-Over Burr Ridge Wins First Place Medium Kitchen Design
A 1970s style kitchen, complete with laminate cabinets and counters, was out of place in this traditional Burr Ridge suburban home. Gail Drury, CMKBD designed this kitchen for empty-nester homeowners who both love to cook and entertain. The project presented multiple design challenges including enlarging a cramped kitchen to flow into a bright sunroom, making the space multi-cook friendly, and designing a more timeless, traditional kitchen to compliment the home's architecture and style. To learn more about this multi-cook kitchen make-over in Burr Ridge, visit Houzz.
About the NKBA
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the premiere association for kitchen and bath professionals. Fifty years after its inception, the NKBA has a membership of more than 50,000 members.
About Drury Design, Chicago Area Kitchen and Bath Studio
Client-focused design in the kitchen, bath and home is the key to Drury Design's success. Founded by Gail Drury, CMKBD, a pioneering mompreneur in 1987, the studio is a nationally recognized kitchen and interior design center. Located at 512 N. Main Street in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, the award-winning studio is one of the largest in the Midwest. With over 1,000 completed projects, Drury Design's team is dedicated to delivering complete client satisfaction. To interview Gail Drury, CMKBD, about kitchen, bath and home design trends or to request permission to use an image, contact Jim Drury at 630.469.4980. Drury Design's media mentions include Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV & HGTV.com, WGN, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Home and Garden, Daily Herald, Beautiful Kitchens and Baths, Women's Day, Chicago Magazine, Luxe Magazine, Distinctive Kitchen Solutions, Kitchen Trends, Houzz.com, West Suburban Living, Kitchen and Bath Business, Kitchen and Bath Custom Planner, Kitchen and Bath Design News, Bathroom Trends and Washington Post. View Drury Design's online custom kitchen and bath design portfolio at http://drurydesigns.com.