Trends Publishing Top 50 American Kitchen Award for 2013 – 2014 Goes to Drury Design Transitional Kitchen Design

Designed for a professional chef and her family by Janice Teague, CKD, CBD of Drury Design, this Aurora, Illinois kitchen is one of Trends Magazine’s top 50 American Kitchens for 2013/14 and was also the first place winner in NKBA Chicago’s Midwest 2013 Design Visions competition. Gail Drury, CMKBD won a Trends top 50 American Kitchen award for a transitional kitchen in Hinsdale, Illinois in 2013.

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Part of a complete first floor renovation to modernize and open up spaces for an active family and a two-cook couple, including one professional cook, this Aurora, IL kitchen remodel fit the bill.

One of the biggest trends in US kitchen design has been the evolution of a transitional style – a look that can be described as warm contemporary or refined traditional. This kitchen is a great example of this style. Paul Taylor, Trends Editorial Director

Glen Ellyn, IL (PRWEB) April 10, 2014

Congrats go out to Janice Teague, CKD, CBD, of Drury Design in Glen Ellyn on designing one of Trends Magazine’s TOP 50 AMERICAN KITCHENS 2013-14. Designed for a professional chef and her family, this fresh transitional kitchen took first place in NKBA Chicago’s 2013 Midwest Design Visions contest.

The double award-winning kitchen serves multiple purposes, including hosting intimate cooking classes as well as large groups of people. Janice was challenged to design the space to include large counter work surfaces, a student observation center, and room for additional appliances – all in a way that feels like a home, not a commercial kitchen. For more project details, visit Drury Design’s kitchen and bath news blog.

Trends Top 50 US projects are chosen on the basis of excellence in design, function, product specification and style.

"One of the biggest trends in US kitchen design has been the evolution of a transitional style – a look that can be described as warm contemporary or refined traditional. This kitchen is a great example of this style. It’s designed to feel comfortable, but without the distraction of over-ornamentation. The design also turned an awkward layout with a small cooking area into a space that is functional and can cater to cooking classes being held by the chef owner,” says Paul Taylor editorial director, Trends Magazine

Dubbed the “Chef’s Domain” by Trends Publishing, the project will be featured on myTRENDS as well as in the Trends Top 50 US program through various online and offline media.

Fresh Transitional Kitchen Design Details

Achieving multiple objectives required a major rework of the existing space.

The owner, a professional chef, required a classroom setting to hold cooking classes for small groups of people. In addition, the owners entertain frequently. A flexible gathering space with fluid traffic flow and a full bar was essential.

Janice says the client had a very definitive idea of the style for her kitchen. “The inspiration for the layout and materials began by having a clear understanding of the owner’s aesthetic, necessities, and wishes. From that point, it was a matter of combining the client’s vision with my industry knowledge and experience.”

The kitchen has simple lines, the colors are soft and welcoming, and the space functions beautifully for the owner/chef. Details such as glass cabinets, granite counter tops, and distinctive lighting add special touches that complement the owner’s aesthetic.

Fresh Transitional Kitchen Design Details
Kitchen designer: Janice Teague CKD, CBD, Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio (Glen Ellyn, IL) Dishwashers: Miele; Fisher & Paykel
Cabinet company: Grabill Cabinet Co
Doors and windows: Marvin Integra Single Light French in Stone White
Lighting: Thomasville
Cabinets: Maple with paint finish
Countertops: Arabescato granite
Backspash: White Neri beveled ceramic tiles by Ceramic Tiles International Sink: Farmhouse from Whitehaus
Faucets: Grohe
Oven: Wolf dual-fuel range
Ventilation: Best
Refrigeration: U-Line
Wine cooler: KitchenAid

About Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio

Drury Design's Client Focused DesignTM approach integrates design recommendations, materials selection and construction management into one seamless customer experience. Nationally recognized by the National Kitchen and Bath Association [NKBA] many times, including twice for best Showroom Design, Drury Design's client projects are often recognized by industry peers for their design, beauty and function. show-stoppers. Over recent years, NKBA Chicago Midwest Design Vision Awards has selected more than 30 Drury Design projects as winners in multiple categories, including Best of Show.

In 2014, Drury Design received two “Best Of Houzz” awards for Customer Satisfaction and Design. According to Houzz, less than 4% of Houzz pros receive a best of Houzz award (let alone both awards).

Suppliers have recognized Drury Design’s projects as well. Sub-Zero Wolf honored Drury Design with the Kitchen Design Contest Local Midwest Award. Grabill Cabinetry Company named Drury Design as a top dealer over a dozen times. Drury Design’s media mentions include Houzz, 50 Dream Kitchens, Better Homes and Gardens, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Country Home, Chicago Home and Garden, Daily Herald, HGTV, Distinctive Kitchens, Kitchen and Bath Business, Kitchen and Bath Custom Planner, Kitchen and Bath Design News, Liberty Suburban’s New Homes, Professional Builder, Qualified Remodeler, Shelter, Women’s Day, West Suburban Living, Trends, Luxe Magazine, HGTV.com and Kitchens.com.

Located at 512 N. Main Street in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio is one of the largest showrooms in the Midwest. 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 kitchen and bath design portfolio at http://www.drurydesigns.com/portfolio/.

About Trends Publishing

Created as a portal for the home and commercial design consumer and professional, trendsideas.com offers a searchable database of all the content from Trends publications, along with additional information. Trends Publishing is an international publisher and a leader in home design content including magazines, on-line and video; including magazines such as Trends Kitchen, Trends Bathroom, as well as Trendsideas.com and Trends TV.