Drury Design Team Earns Six NKBA Kitchen and Bath Design Industry Accreditations

Luxury Kitchen Design by Drury Design

“At Drury Design, continuing education is one of our core values. Our team’s combined creativity and commitment to excellence empowers them to join an elite group of NKBA professional peers. We applaud our team’s accomplishments as we strive to continually upgrade our client experience,” Gail Drury

Six Drury designers recently earned prestigious credentials from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), the kitchen and bath industry’s leading trade association. Drury Design added one Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD), three Certified Kitchen and Bath Designers (CKBD), and two Associate Kitchen and Bath Designers (AKBD). These designers join an elite group of professionals specializing in the design, planning, and execution of residential kitchens and bathrooms. Based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Drury Design is nationally recognized as one of Chicago’s top luxury kitchen and bath design and build firms. View Drury Design’s award-winning luxury kitchen and bath design gallery.

“At Drury Design, continuing education is one of our core values. Our team’s combined creativity and commitment to excellence empowered each of them to join an elite group of NKBA professional peers. We applaud our team’s accomplishments as we strive to continually upgrade our client experience,” said Gail Drury CMKBD, president of Drury Design. In 2021, Houzz honored Drury Design with its thirteenth consecutive Best of Houzz Award in the service and design categories.

Congratulations go out to Janice Teague, CMKBD; Alicia Saso, CKBD; Samantha Schoell, CKBD; Basia Kozub, CKBD; Emily Tomek: AKBD; and Sarah Robb: AKBD.

Certified NKBA professionals provide insight into design options and technical necessities that clients wouldn’t necessarily think of independently. Accredited professionals have an almost “engineer-type” mentality, which couples aesthetic judgment with practicality and safety. They understand the components ‘behind the wall’ that enable the space to function properly and efficiently while still maintaining a sleek and desirable design.

Newest NBKA CMKBD, CKBD, AKBD Drury Kitchen and Bath Designers

Janice Teague, CMKBD at Drury Design

For more than 15 years, Janice owned and operated two custom design/build home construction companies in the Dallas area. As a valued member of Drury Design, Janice received construction and design awards from Builder/Architect magazine. Trends, Better Homes and Gardens, and Chicago Home and Garden have all featured her kitchen and bath design projects.

Alicia Saso, CKBD at Drury Design

Alicia’s experience in designing custom homes includes selecting everything from the interior/exterior materials and finishes to custom lighting and fixtures. Along with Alicia’s Interior Architecture degree from Columbia College, her experience with custom homes developed her appreciation for every interior space. Still, her favorite rooms are kitchens and baths.

Samantha Schoell, CKBD at Drury Design

In her work at a premier kitchen and bath showroom at the Chicago Merchandise Mart, Sam designed luxury interior spaces ranging from contemporary to traditional home additions, remodels, and “new builds.” Sam’s background and education allow her to immerse herself in every aspect of each design project, from the initial drawing all the way through the final construction drawings and the final installation.

Basia Kozub, CKBD at Drury Design

Basia began her career designing at The Chicago Merchandise Mart, helping select sophisticated tile designs, materials, and finishes to floor plans, layouts, and pricing. Her work has earned the acclaim of clients, design peers, and the press. Basia’s innate talent for space planning, color, and design adds an integral component to Drury Design’s success.

Emily Tomek, AKBD at Drury Design

With an eye for detail and a love for design, Emily brings a fresh view of interior design to each project. Her passion for beautiful interiors is the driving force behind creating stunning kitchens and bathrooms in an array of styles. In 2020, the NKBA recognized Emily’s work with a “30 under 30” award.

Sarah Robb, AKBD

Sarah began her career in the kitchen and bath industry after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Indiana University. Sarah’s passion for design is enriched by her construction knowledge and understanding of mechanical systems.

About National Kitchen and Bath Association [NKBA]

The NKBA develops industry credential programs to recognize designers at varying levels of expertise. To earn these coveted certifications, designers must undergo a very rigorous process. Within the NKBA, professional accreditation advances through a series of levels. To reward design excellence, the NKBA holds national and regional design competitions. Drury Design counts over 30 NBKA awards, including “Best in Show.”

About Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio | Live. Life. Artfully.

Founded by Gail Drury, CMKBD in 1987, Drury Design’s Client-Focused Design™ approach integrates design recommendations, materials selection, and construction management into one seamless customer design, project management, and build experience. For kitchen, bath, and home remodeling ideas, view Drury Design’s Chicago luxury kitchen design portfolio online or visit the studio at 512 N. Main Street in downtown Glen Ellyn, Illinois. To schedule a complimentary [OR VIRTUAL] in-home design consultation, call 630.469.4980.

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