Process & Designers

You will be informed and in charge every step of the way. No surprises. No hidden costs. No delays. Just delight.

Collaborative Design

Getting to know you is our priority. We begin by asking a lot of questions about your goals, preferences, tastes, and lifestyle.

Next, we’ll work with you to find a design that fits you both aesthetically and functionally. No detail is too small for consideration, and our work together is not finished until we both agree the final design is exactly what you hoped.

Hassle-Free Installation

Once construction begins, we aim to disrupt your routine as little as possible.

Our carefully vetted crew maintains a tight, predetermined schedule, are respectful of you and your property, and always clean up.

We keep the lines of communication open so you’ll know exactly what to expect each day until your project is complete. 

Our Designers

Gladys Schanstra
President / Creative Director / Designer

View Bio & Projects

Samantha Schoell

 View Bio & Projects

Alicia Saso

View Bio & Projects

Gail Drury
Founder / Designer

View Bio & Projects

Basia Kozub
Design Coordinator

View Bio & Projects

 step one
Complimentary Design Consultation

First we’ll visit your home to listen and explore your ideas and goals for your home’s re-design.From there, we can estimate a range of possible design and remodeling solutions that size up the possible scope and expense.

 step two
Planning Your Space

Once retained, we’ll complete your client-focused design survey. We’ll talk through several floorplans and layouts and discuss how you will use the space. We’ll help you weigh the benefits of each option to create your perfect design.

 step three
Choose Your New Look

Here’s where you’ll decide on the finishes for your new design. We’re very transparent, so we’ll review several expertly curated options and their related costs. You’ll select your cabinetry, finishes, and materials for your new design. With our input and options, we put you in command to make informed decisions.

 step four
Precision Pricing and Agreement

We’ll review the final plans with you, including our transparent precision pricing. We go through the final proposal with a fine-tooth comb so that there are no surprises. When you’re satisfied, we’ll sign a contract and get to work.

 step five
Get Your Accurate Schedule

We’ll schedule your installation based on a agreed-upon start date. Next, we finalize any mechanical and electrical drawings and give you a detailed construction schedule. We start and finish on time and on your schedule.

 step six
Discover Your New Home

We want you to be completely satisfied with your new design project. We’ll take you on a final walk through, answer any remaining questions and create your punch list. We won’t leave until you’re satisfied. That’s the cornerstone of our process and collaboration.

“Alicia did a wonderful job guiding us through the process… attention to detail and practical solutions for any unexpected issues. ”

— Leroy & Allison Stromberg  • Glen Ellyn, IL

Modern Craftsman Kitchen & Dining Room

“Drury made the entire process as simple as possible. Our designer really understood our vision and
what we wanted. She understood when to present ideas that are somewhat out of the box.

The communication throughout the entire process was outstanding. We always knew what the schedule
would be and when they would come out to our home.

The contractors were professional and clean
and very respectful of our home. We are thrilled how the project turned out.

Free Consultations Available

Our experienced designers are here to help bring your ideas to life.