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Designer Profile – Diana Burton

Designer Profile – Diana Burton

Back to Blog How would you describe your overall approach to what you do? My first priority is to get a good understanding of the client’s needs and goals for the space. Reviewing our in-depth design survey with the homeowner really helps facilitate the conversation....

Designer Profile – Alicia Saso, CKBD

Designer Profile – Alicia Saso, CKBD

Back to Blog You've done quite a few "dream projects," so to speak. What's a "dream project" you're excited to do but haven't done yet? I'd love to design an ultra feminine or ultra masculine space for someone. An ultra feminine space would be a makeup room or a...

Designer Profile – Janice Teague, CMKBD

Designer Profile – Janice Teague, CMKBD

Back to Blog Any notable trends in what your current customers are asking for? Multiple colors on cabinetry and warmer tones. Some form of blue seems to be prevalent now but moreover, the combination of natural textures and sleek finishes are popular. How would you...

Designer Profile – Sam Schoell, CKBD

Designer Profile – Sam Schoell, CKBD

Back to Blog What’s notable about your most recent kitchen project? A few of the kitchens I have done recently involved taking out a main wall between rooms to create an open-concept space. One in particular involved removing the dining room wall. The kitchen was...

Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa

Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa

Back to Blog Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa Your bathroom is your sanctuary. It’s a place where you can relax, unwind and indulge as you rejuvenate after a long day. You spend a fair amount of time in there so why not heighten the experience and transform the space...

Calia Stone and Drury Design

Calia Stone and Drury Design

Calia Stone and Drury Design We're always excited to work with industry partners to bring style and fun to Chicago area kitchen and bath design. We recently participated in a Calia Stone fashion show that featured industry professionals walking the runway in fashions...

Creating a Kitchen for Entertaining

Creating a Kitchen for Entertaining

Back to Blog Creating a Kitchen for Entertaining Kitchen design is an essential component of creating a kitchen for entertaining in the modern home, as today’s kitchen is often the main place for socializing and entertaining. Read on to learn about renovations and...

Guide to Choosing Cabinets

Guide to Choosing Cabinets

Back to Blog Guide to Choosing Cabinets LED lighting? Kitchen cabinet on wheels? Storage racks and baskets? The guide to choosing cabinets these days is equal parts creativity and construction. It’s helpful to keep in mind certain kitchen cabinet buying tips. Consumer...

Kitchen Appliance Trends

Kitchen Appliance Trends

Back to Blog Kitchen Appliance Trends The latest kitchen appliance trends are all about making your life easier while revitalizing your space. You’ll find the same inspiration behind the general kitchen design trends of 2022 – it just makes sense to be intentional...

How to Find Your Kitchen Style

How to Find Your Kitchen Style

Back to Blog How to Find Your Kitchen Style Few remodeling projects produce as much anxiety as a kitchen design. After all, the kitchen is the heart of the home – it’s where some of life’s most essential activities take place and where family and friends come...

How to Choose Kitchen Hardware

How to Choose Kitchen Hardware

Back to Blog How to Choose Kitchen Hardware Brushed or polished? Nickel or Brass? Knobs or pulls? How do you know which kitchen hardware is right for your kitchen? This article will walk you through the types and styles of hardware to choose from, and the questions...

How to Make a Small Bathroom Look bigger

How to Make a Small Bathroom Look bigger

Back to Blog How to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger Bathroom visits should be relaxing but there's no bliss to be felt when you're cramped and disorganized. A small full bathroom is normally no bigger than 6’ × 8’. That’s enough for a vanity, toilet and a shower or...

Ideas for Kitchen Island Seating

Ideas for Kitchen Island Seating

Back to Blog Ideas for Kitchen Island Seating Modern kitchens are so much more than places to prepare food. They’re where we sit and talk, where kids do homework and, in many cases, where we eat instead of having a separate dining room. That's why it’s as important to...

Design Guide: Spring | Summer | 2022

Design Guide: Spring | Summer | 2022

  Back to Blog In this edition of the Drury Design bi-annual Design Guide, we admire recent kitchen and bath remodels, comparing before & afters! We celebrate our team's impressive accomplishments, and we welcome new faces to our studio!  We hope you can...

Guide to Choosing Your Kitchen Hood

Guide to Choosing Your Kitchen Hood

Back to Blog Guide to Choosing Your Kitchen Hood Choosing a kitchen hood is a crucial aspect of any kitchen design. The right kitchen hood will give your kitchen that professional and luxurious look you want no matter what your kitchen style is. The right hood has the...

Drury Design Wins Best of Houzz

Drury Design Wins Best of Houzz

Back to Blog We did it again! We're honored to win our fifteenth consecutive "Best of Houzz" award. This is the 10 year anniversary of the Best of Houzz awards program, and this year we took home both the Best of Houzz Design and Best of Houzz Service! Drury Design...

Customizing Your Home Office

Customizing Your Home Office

Back to Blog Customizing Your Home Office The COVID-19 pandemic forced many people to work from home for the first time. Even now that things are settling down, many are choosing not to return to the office. They’ve found they can actually be more productive at home,...

Tips for Designing a Timeless Kitchen

Tips for Designing a Timeless Kitchen

Back to Blog Designing a Timeless Kitchen When it comes to your kitchen renovation, the design must stand the test of time both stylistically and functionally. To help take some of the stress out of the renovation process, we’ve compiled the following tips for...

Bathroom Design Trends for 2022

Bathroom Design Trends for 2022

Back to Blog Bathroom Design Trends for 2022 ​If you’re considering a remodel or are simply searching for inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. It should come as no surprise that we believe a bathroom can be a show-stopping space, and 2022 has been a great year...

Kitchen Design Trends for 2022

Kitchen Design Trends for 2022

Back to Blog Kitchen Design Trends for 2022 Kitchen design trends have long been driven by a desire to create an environment that appeals to the senses. The pandemic has further pushed kitchen and design trends toward creating warmth and comfort, as well as toward...

Choosing Materials for Your Kitchen Remodel

Choosing Materials for Your Kitchen Remodel

Back to Blog Choosing Materials for Your Kitchen Remodel In any kitchen remodel, choosing materials is one of the most difficult decisions. What are the functional differences between granite and marble? Is wood an expensive option for kitchen countertop material? The...

Bathroom Lighting Ideas

Bathroom Lighting Ideas

Back to Blog Bathroom Lighting Ideas It’s difficult to find the perfect lighting for your bathroom. Ceiling lights, decorative fixtures, natural light... there are so many options and it's hard to know how to blend them.Types of Bathroom Lighting First, consider if...