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Drury Design Celebrates 25 Years of Remarkable Kitchen & Bath Design

Award-Winning Elmhurst Kitchen Design

Award-Winning Elmhurst Kitchen Design

Glen Ellyn, Illinois – In 1987, Gail Drury, a pioneering mompreneur opened a home-based kitchen studio in Glen Ellyn. Twenty-five years and over 1,000 projects later, Drury Design is recognized as one of the leading kitchen and bath design studios in the Midwest. Gail is now a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer [CMKBD] who manages a team of award-winning designers, professional support staff and several crews of professional craftsmen.

“The evolution of the kitchen has been dramatic over the past 25 years, especially in terms of design styles, product options and functionality. However, there has been one constant – the good fortune of working with great clients,” Gail Drury, CMKBD and says. In May, Drury Design will unveil a future-forward new modern transitional kitchen display with a modern flair to the public. To browse Drury Design’s portfolio, visit

25 Years of Client-Focused Design Relationships
“Drury Design’s entire staff is very design-intuitive. And, they’re unique in the way they relate to their customers. The Drury Design experience is what sets them apart and is one of their core values. Relationships mean everything to them,” said David Carnahan, vice president of Grabill Cabinetry Company, a 15-year partner. Drury Design won Grabill’s top dealer award for 12 years in a row.

Now in its eleventh year at its current location, the studio showcases over 20 displays, including two NKBA showroom award winners. Custom cabinetry vendors include Grabill, Ovation and Leicht. Appliances from industry leaders like Sub-Zero Wolf, Viking, Dacor, Miele and Thermador are featured throughout. Countertops and flooring selections complement the mood of each room, while galleries display cabinetry, surfaces, tile and hardware.

Future Trends: Transitional Kitchen Design
Looking back over the last 25 years in kitchen design, Drury Design has seen everything from French Country and Old World classic to contemporary styling. Looking ahead, kitchen design is going through its own transformation: it’s less about being looked at and more about being experienced. The old saying of Mies Vander Rohe is appropriate here: “Less is more”.

Distinguished by a built-in furniture look that integrates with adjacent living spaces, Drury Design kitchens quietly embrace everyday activities. As family life hums over countertops and guests gather, the kitchen is everyone’s favorite place to be.
Drury Design kitchens integrate technology, which transforms kitchens into media centers with places to cook, comment and compute. With iPads, tablets and smartphones landing on islands, there is no reason to go to another room to check email or even watch TV. In addition to the ubiquitous junk drawer, a cleverly concealed charging station is now considered a necessity.

"The two biggest trends in kitchen design we see moving forward are transitional styling, which blends both traditional with simpler modern design elements and an expanding kitchen footprint, further integrating the functions of the living, dining and family rooms," Gail Drury, CMKBD said.

About Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio
Drury Design’s success is built on Gail Drury’s belief that kitchen design is a client-driven process. From design to installation, Drury Design manages all of the project details. Working with homeowners, architects and builders throughout the Chicagoland area, Drury Design renovates and builds kitchens and baths that stand the test of time.

Located at 512 N. Main Street in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, the award-winning studio is one of the largest in the Midwest. With over 1,000 completed projects, Drury Design's team is dedicated to delivering complete client satisfaction. To interview Gail Drury, CMKBD, about kitchen, bath and home design trends or to request permission to use an image, contact Jim Drury at 630.469.4980. View Drury Design's online custom kitchen and bath design portfolio at

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