Top 50 American Kitchen Design Details

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Top 50 American Kitchen Design Details

Recently, Trends magazine identified the top 50 kitchen designs in America for 2012-2013 and we’re honored that one of our client’s projects was included. Because our work is all about details, we thought you’d like to take a closer look at the design parameters on this award-winning kitchen in Burr Ridge, IL.

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To get the designer’s perspective also read this interview with Gail Drury, CMKBD, where Gail shares the details of this project and what it was like to work with co-designer Janie Petkus of Janie Petkus Interiors.

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Top 50 American Kitchen Design award winning kitchens Details drury design kitchen and bath studio

Home Addition

To get the expansive footprint this kitchen encompasses, the homeowners with the help of Gail and Janie built a home addition. This helped make the kitchen even more spacious and allowed for the soaring fourteen-foot high ceilings.

Challenges

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What was the biggest design challenge? Ensuring the design elements made the room feel cozy and warm despite how large it was.

Solution

Gail Drury created three individual tray ceiling areas, each lined with beadboard paneling to visually lower the ceilings.

Focal Point

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Commanding attention and anchoring the design, a stunning custom pewter hood is an impressive focal point. Centered between cabinets that conceal spice racks, the hood area is accented by a cabinet bump out and overhead lighting.

Function

An impressive thirteen-foot long island welcomes the cook[s] into a compact and extremely functional work triangle. The two-tiered raised island top separate the work area from the eating area while allowing guests to be close to the cooks.

Extra Design Details

This kitchen is all about symmetry; a tall built-in refrigerator and Freezer flank opposite ends of the range wall. Fine furniture touches add warmth and elegance with details such as polished nickel latch type handles and decorative turnings on the island.

Top 50 American Kitchen Design award winning kitchens Details drury design kitchen and bath studio

Traditional Kitchen Design Project Details

Perimeter Cabinets: Grabill cabinetry in maple, painted dove white

Island Cabinets: Grabill cabinetry in cherry with an espresso stain

Perimeter Counters: Lagos Blue granite with cove ogee edge

Island Counter: Oyster Pearl granite stacked with cove ogee edge

Backsplash: Carrera marble; satin Carrera marble; Midi Brick, polished, flowing liner; white bronze feature insert

Ventilation: Custom hood designed by Gail Drury

Walls: Carrington Beige by Benjamin Moore

Trim: White Dove by Benjamin Moore

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