This project could not have gone better from start to finish. We have never given top ratings in every category on a similar survey. Thank you for striving for and achieving excellence.
Our number one goal is always our client's complete satisfaction. It is an additional pleasure (for us and our clients) and an affirmation of our efforts when we receive recognition from our industry peers. Drury Design has been honored with over 50 design awards in the past twelve years including many top honors. In addition to frequent industry recognition we have been National Sales Volume Leader for Grabill Cabinet Company for the past 14 years.
Trends Top 50 American Kitchens 2012 / 2013
2012 – Trends Top 50 Kitchen
Gail Drury of Drury Design and co-designer Janie Petkus of Janie Petkus Interiors have been recognized by Trends Publishing as the designers of a Trends Top 50 Kitchen in October of 2012.
The Trends Top 50 is a prestigious collection of some of the best kitchen projects from around the world, compiled and researched by Trends. The Trends selection panel chooses the Trends Top 50 American Kitchens on criteria of excellence in design, function, product specification and style.
Trends Publishing is an international publisher and a leader in home design content including magazines, on-line and video; including magazines such as Trends Kitchen, Trends Bathroom, as well as Trendsideas.com and Trends TV.
Additional Featured Design Awards
Best in Midwest Kitchen and Bath Design Goes to Drury Design
Midwest NKBA "Design Visions" Competiton
Sweeping the 2011 National Kitchen and Bath Association [NKBA] Midwest Design Vision awards, Drury Design took best of show and 10 other awards for client kitchen and bath design projects in Elmhurst, Burr Ridge, Hinsdale, Lisle, Geneva, Bloomingdale and Wheaton, Illinois
The "Best of Show" Elmhurst, IL kitchen design was featured in the November / December 2011 Chicago Home and Garden Magazine. Read the full feature titled "Take Two" on our Articles & Features page under the Media navigation tab above.
Large Kitchen Category - "White-Washed Sleek"
NKBA "Art of the Industry" Design Competition
By moving the eating area to the adjacent sunroom, the designer was able to give this large kitchen a wine bar and two beautiful cabinets that house wine refrigeration and a pewter collection. A previously unused corner became a family desk, while another wall is now home to a coffee bar, microwave drawer, icemaker, and a large walnut hutch containing the refrigerator. A large arched window allows light, while also providing a graceful line to soften the crossed-paned panels of the cabinets on either side. The large Calcutta marble-topped island offers generous space for entertaining and casual family dining. Limestone flooring in shades of charcoal, tan, and gold bring an earthy and pleasingly imperfect color quality that offers a comfortable contrast to the hues of white.
2008 / 2009
Traditional Kitchen Award Winner
Sub-Zero Wolf Kitchen Design Contest
The 2008/2009 Sub-Zero Wolf Kitchen Design Contest competition drew over 1400 national entrants and our Designer Tina Muller has been honored by winning an award for best Traditional Kitchen. You can see a full feature of the design winning kitchen in the upcoming July issue of Chicago Home + Garden.
Five Drury Design Client Projects Receive Honors
Midwest NKBA "Design Visions" Competiton
Five Drury Design projects recently received 2009 NKBA [National Kitchen and Bath Association] Design Vision Awards and two received honorable mentions. Gail Drury, CMKBD took first place honors in the large kitchen category for a major kitchen renovation for a Hinsdale client featuring white furniture-styled cabinetry mixed with antique glass doors, carrara marble counters, reclaimed barn wood ceiling and vintage white oak flooring.
Showroom - Second Place Honors
NKBA "Art of the Industry"
This showroom display was designed with creativity, attention to detail and product flexibility. A working bar was also needed in our showroom for hosting frequent open houses and fundraisers.
The bar layout creatively displays how to receive a great deal of function from a small space. There is a 36-inch high work area adjacent to a 30-inch high commercial stainless steel bar unit with an ice chest containing bottle holders and condiment trays. A raised 42-inch bar sandwiched between two raised areas comfortably seats two people. The heavily paneled soffit, tin ceiling and antique light fixtures give the area a cozy English Pub feel.
The attention to detail is evident in the use of moldings and trim pieces. Exposed corners have decorative ovolo edges. The wood mullions used on the glass doors and repeated on the solid wood doors were a design created just for this display.
The main countertop is silver cloud granite with an integrated soapstone apron sink. The bar ledge and footrest are both made of a dark soapstone. The upper cabinet tops are made of wood that match the cabinets. The refrigerator is built in behind antique glass doors with the wood mullion detail applied.