Drury Design is a design firm that specializes in kitchen and bathroom renovation. They are comprised of an award-winning team led by President and Creative Director, Gail Drury, a certified master kitchen and bath designer (CMKBD) and former National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) instructor. Her talented staff of professional designers, project managers, and tradespeople extend their efforts to assist individual homeowners with their plans and make them feel comfortable throughout the renovation.
Their showroom is located in suburban Glen Ellyn and features an 8,500 sq. ft. of kitchen and bath design studio where you’ll find full-size room displays and NKBA designs. Here, you’ll get to experience their luxurious works from custom kitchen cabinets to granite countertops.
If you don’t have the time to visit their studio, the team can still attend to your inquiries via their e-design service. They offer a virtual design service where you can get consultations at the convenience of your home.
Being in the industry for 35 years, Drury Design has completed 2,500 Chicagoland projects and earned 70+ awards in the design space since 1987. They provide kitchen and bath design, kitchen and bath remodeling, and home remodeling including family room, living room, home office, and even mudroom.
Dury Design’s interior design projects are remarkably luxurious. They bring an artistic touch with influence from classical, transitional, eclectic, and Asian palettes. Their projects mostly showcase traditional designs with a contemporary twist.
Revived Gold Coast Chicago Brownstone
Brimming with historic character and exquisite architectural details, the client’s design focus was twofold: preserve the elegant home’s historic character and create a stylish and functional kitchen for two avid cooks. The original house footprint was made bigger by adding additional space to the back of the home. This created a narrow area where the original kitchen was opening up into the new large kitchen.
The narrower part of the space created a perfect niche to build in a banquette at the entrance to the kitchen. The new kitchen is truly a two-cook kitchen. One side of the large island includes the tall flanking refrigerator and freezer columns across from a prep sink and work area. The other side of the island creates another work area including the larger sink, microwave, and warming drawer. The end result was an elegant kitchen fitting the gorgeous history of the home while equipped with modern conveniences.
Rustic Ranch Kitchen Renovation
To create an open floor plan, the kitchen was opened up to the family room by removing the wall and creating a natural flow from one room to the next. Since the overarching goal of this transformation was to maximize the view of the backyard, floor to ceiling windows and doors were installed throughout both rooms to “bring the outdoors in” and open up the back wall of the house to the deck and bathe the home’s interiors in natural light.
Inspired by the natural beauty surrounding the home, a woodsy palette with one-of-a-kind materials like a reclaimed wood island countertop, organically shaped decorative light fixtures, transitional dark gray-stained cherry cabinets, and soft Tempesta Satin quartzite countertops were chosen for space.
To update the kitchen and add modern conveniences, Wolf 30” double ovens and gas cooktop, Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, Dacor wine station, and Sharp microwave all finished in stainless steel were included in the transitional kitchen design.
Sophisticated and Spacious Family Kitchen Remodel
How do you balance the busy lifestyle of a young family with a serious passion for cooking and entertaining? It takes a kitchen with good traffic flow, quality appliances – and plenty of space. This beautiful Hinsdale remodel took an overly traditional, cramped kitchen and turned it into a transitional space that works equally well for large holiday dinners and for intimate Sunday pancake breakfasts.
The design started with relocating a dining room door and removing an awkward pantry, making room for an expansive Wolf range and beautiful faux-finished hood. A built-in banquette provides a cozy spot for family meals but still leaves space for easy movement between the table and the expanded island with plenty of counter space. The result is a transitional kitchen with room for larger gatherings and meals – but flexible enough for everyday family life.
Contemporary and Ultra Functional Kitchen Remodel
The original kitchen in this suburban home was dark, outdated and traffic flow was cumbersome. The footprint was rearranged to fix this and a new large two-tiered island became the focal point of this renovation. A raised Grothouse walnut snack bar top with waterfall ends was placed to block the view of the work area from visitors entering the room from the main hallway. To accompany the wood top, a waterfall durable quartz top sits below.
Function does not come second to beauty in this kitchen design. Two separate workspaces were designed to incorporate room for two cooks. One is centered around the island and built-in appliances, while the other is set into the perimeter by the range top and main sink. To top off the design, a custom-made tall glass-faced storage unit was designed to add extra storage and showcase the homeowner’s cookware.
Chic Suburban Master Bath Redesign
In this Glen Ellyn master bath remodel, a small and compartmentalized room was redesigned and opened up to create a new dramatic, modern master bathroom space for both him and her. The sleek and modern floating vanity is anchored on the ends with a waterfall Quartz countertop that cascades down to the floor. The floor and wall tile is beautiful, durable porcelain tile that simulates the look of marble. Extending the tiles to the ceiling helps to bring the vaulted heights into proportion with the footprint of the room. The placement of the shower and bath creates a unique spa-like design that is anything but typical.
Ultra Modern Kitchen Design
Think a contemporary kitchen design is cold and austere? These days, well-chosen colors and materials take the chill out of modern kitchen design. This modern kitchen, with a unique mixture of warm tones, textures, finishes, and dramatic lighting, is a design that could fit seamlessly into a modern or transitional home.
Key elements of this contemporary kitchen design include:
• Two types of cabinetry–glossy slab door style is complimented by matte gray
• Floating bridge cabinet suspended between perimeter and the island
• Range hood floating on an open wall
• Thermador refrigerator disguised to look like a bank of cabinets
Sleek Condo Remodel
This contemporary kitchen was designed into a high-rise condominium for empty nesters. The original kitchen which was one-third the size of the new kitchen was in the center of the unit and very dark. The homeowner bought the adjacent unit so they could easily enlarge the kitchen without giving up other space, while also brightening up the unit. In addition, a pass-through was added into the new dining room bringing extra light into the room.
The homeowner wanted clean lines and no hardware. A very simple streamlined look. A grey stained cabinet was mixed with a white high gloss cabinet to add a little more warmth. A 6″ thick wood countertop was set on top of the island to create a desirable L-shaped eating area.
The newly enlarged space helped create a fresh look to a dated condominium. The small cramped kitchen of the past is gone and replaced with an inviting stunning open floor plan.
Luxurious and Timeless Kitchen Design
It’s possible to have an upscale formality and a unique personality in the same space – you just have to plan it right. This remodel started as an “L” shaped kitchen with a narrow entrance – cramped and claustrophobic, with too little storage and no room to relax. To solve those problems without altering the footprint, form and function had to work together.
In the final remodel, a palette of champagne and white keeps the traditional, formal feel of this upscale neighborhood and makes this the perfect space to entertain. But natural textures and a wash of natural light warm the room up for those intimate evening meals. Features like a large-format backsplash inject the homeowner’s personality – and the whole space is 2′ larger than its predecessor.