Apply These Rules of Thumb for Choosing Kitchen Appliances

Choosing new kitchen appliances can be tricky. Deciding how much to spend, what brand to purchase, what design style to incorporate- all of these decisions can weigh heavily on your mind during a kitchen redesign. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing new kitchen appliances:


Schaumburg Kitchen Remodel Wins Chrysalis Award

A contemporary kitchen remodel in Chicago’s northwestern suburbs recently won a prestigious 2014 Regional Chrysalis Team Award.


Trends Top 50 American Kitchen Interview with Janice Teague, CKD, CBD

Congrats go out to Janice Teague, CKD, CBD, of Drury Design in Glen Ellyn on designing one of Trends Magazine’s Top 50 American Kitchens 2013-14. Designed for a professional chef and her family, this fresh transitional kitchen took first place in NKBA Chicago’s 2013 Midwest Design Visions contest. Read our press release here.


Easy Entertaining: What to Consider for a Home Redesign as a Hostess

If you’re anything like us, you love entertaining your family and friends in your beautiful home. However, a home remodel can temporarily derail your typical hostess and entertaining habits. Here are a few ways to plan for a smooth home remodel that will make your future gatherings amazing.


Better Together: Design Trends That Pair Well Together

Peanut butter and jelly, Lucy and Ricky, cookies and milk- some things are meant to be paired, and elements of home design are no different. With a little creativity and an eye for complementary features, you can enhance your Chicago home redesign with elements that are just better together.


Summer 2014 Design Trends: Orchid Hues, Bright White, and Mother Nature Makes a Comeback

After the long and dreary past winter hunkered down in your home, now is the perfect time to hit refresh on your home’s design. Explore our home remodeling ideas for ways to incorporate fresh design trends into your home design.


Trends Publishing Top 50 American Kitchen Design Award for 2013 – 2014

Designed for a professional chef and her family by Janice Teague, CKD, CBD of Drury Design, this Aurora, Illinois kitchen is one of Trends Magazine’s top 50 American Kitchens for 2013/14 and was also the first place winner in NKBA Chicago’s Midwest 2013 Design Visions competition. Gail Drury, CMKBD also won a Trends top 50 American Kitchen award for a transitional kitchen in Hinsdale, Illinois in 2013.  


Going Green: Bringing the Outdoors Inside Your Kitchen Redesign

As we celebrate Earth Day, the pleasant weather and warmer temperatures make it tempting to spend most of your time outdoors- especially after the miserable winter we all survived. However, there are plenty of ways to plan a Chicago kitchen redesign that combines the best of both the outdoors and the indoors so that you have a beautiful space for the weekend cookouts and breezy summer nights ahead.


Design Guide: Spring / Summer 2014

2013 NKBA Design Vision Design Competition Award-Winning Kitchen Design

Drury Design’s spring / summer 2014 newsletter highlights recent kitchen and bath design projects and studio event and news.  Featured in this edition are three award-winning Drury Design kitchen designs honored at last fall's the Midwest Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association's 2013 Design Vision Design Competition. 


Stay the Course with Kitchen Remodels

Much like the game of golf, it’s no secret that home remodels can be a frustrating process. And when the room in question is the kitchen, a high-traffic area that’s vital to many households’ lifestyle, the remodel can feel like it’s full of sand traps and rough patches. However, it’s important to “stay the course” throughout the process in order to end up under par.


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Design Guide: Spring / Summer 2014

2013 NKBA Design Vision Design Competition Award-Winning Kitchen Design


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