Creative Director / Designer

Gail Drury, CMKBD


Gail brings her 35+ years of experience and expertise to bear on the creative efforts of Drury Design. | (630) 446-7630

A former National Kitchen and Bath Association instructor, Gail holds the industry’s highest professional design designation: CMKBD, Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer.

“For me, the real pleasure in my business is determining my client’s goals and conceptualizing unique architectural design solutions by optimizing space and function with beauty. The work, of course, is getting all of the details correct.”

Gail works directly with her clients creating beautiful custom kitchen and bath design projects, and winning awards along the way.

“Our clients often expect us to start the design process by choosing colors or cabinetry. Because designing a kitchen is the most complicated project many of our clients will ever undertake, we begin by gathering information – about your space, your family’s lifestyle and your cooking personality. Then we detail it all into concepts, allowing you to select the elements you like from each. The final design reflects who you are as a chef, entertainer, parent or home manager. Your kitchen becomes your home’s signature.”

When Gail isn’t designing she enjoys spending time on the lake with family and friends or embarking on cycling trips.

Gail Drury, CMKBD and Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Timeline 

1977 Joined St. Charles Kitchens 
1982 Received CKD certification from the Society of Certified Kitchen Designers 
1987 Launched Drury Design 
1994 First studio on Pennsylvania in downtown Glen Ellyn 
1996 Received CBD Certification from the Sociality of Certified Bath Designers 
2002 Opened showroom in the former Cottington’s Furniture Store in downtown Glen Ellyn 
2007 Received CMKBD certification from the National Kitchen & Bath Association 
2007 Kitchen Design-Remodel Project Wins NIHBA Gold Award 
2008 NKBA Showroom Award: Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio’s English Pub 
2008 Seven NKBA Design Vision Awards for Kitchen and Bath Projects 
2010 Drury Design Wins Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest 
2010 Drury Design Projects Recognized at Chicago Midwest Kitchen and Bath Design Awards 
2011 Drury Design Wins 11 2011 NKBA Midwest Design Vision Honors 
2013 Top 50 American Kitchen Design Trends Award Goes to Drury Design 
2013 Drury Design Wins Two 2013 National Kitchen and Bath Association Design Awards 
2013 Drury Design Team Wins Three NKBA Chicago Kitchen Design Vision Awards 
2014 Trends Publishing Top 50 American Kitchen Award for 2013 – 2014 
2015 Drury Design Wins 2015 NKBA KBIS Best of Show 
2016 Wilmette Kitchen Remodel Wins ASID Interior Design Award 
2016 Drury Design Kitchen Wins Best in Show at NKBA Chicago Midwest Design Vision Awards 
2016 Drury Design Unveils Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry Showcase Display 
2017 Gail Drury CMKBD Named to KBDN Top 50
2017 Gail Drury CMKBD wins American Society of Interior Design – Best Singular Space, Best Kitchen Design
2018 Drury Design Team Wins Ten NKBA Chicago Kitchen and Bath Design Vision Awards
2018 Gail Drury wins NKBA- Best in Show, 1st Place Large Bathroom, Most Dramatic Makeover, 2nd Place Large Bathroom

Drury Design By the Numbers 
37 Team members, including seven senior designers and seven talented installation crews 
59 Communities including Chicago area and the greater Midwest 
71 NKBA award-winning designs

Recent Projects by Gail Drury, CMKBD

Chicago Renovation Project Revives Gold Coast Brownstone

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Modern, Sleek Condo Remodel

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Luxurious Custom Barrington Kitchen

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