Cape Cod Kitchen Drury Design Glen Ellyn Kitchen Walk

October is National Kitchen and Bath Month. Our client, Drury Design, is celebrating as the Glen Ellyn Kitchen Walk's presenting sponsor. The 2011 kitchen collection features two of their client's kitchen and the event wraps up with a gourmet reception at their studio. Here's the release we distributed.

News for Community, Home and Events Reporters from Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio

Glen Ellyn Kitchen Walk 2011 Blends Three Events into One Day: Kitchen Tours, Gourmet Reception and Benefit for Homeless Families

2011 Glen Ellyn KitchenWalk Event Details

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Attached Image: Charming 1920s Cape Cod Renovation in Glen Ellyn by Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio

Date: Friday, October 14, 2011

Time: Kitchen Walk tours noon – 6:00pm, AfterWalk reception at Drury Design 5:00-9:00pm

Tickets: $25 before, $35 day of or at the door, $10 reception only, purchase online at or in person at these Glen Ellyn locations: Baird & Warner 543 Pennsylvania Avenue, Bridge Communities 505 Crescent or Drury Design 512 N. Main.

New this year: Silent auction organized by Bridge Builders and reception only ticket for $10

Location: Kitchens to be announced, AfterWalk at Drury Design 512 N. Main in Glen Ellyn

Event Producer: Baird and Warner’s Glen Ellyn office 630.469.1855

Charity Partner: Bridge Communities, 630.545.0160

Presenting Sponsor: Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio, 630.469.4980

Chef: Craig Bell, Corporate Chef for Wolf and SubZero

Expected Attendance: 500

Media contact: CoryWest Media, LLC text or call 630.207.7530

Glen Ellyn Kitchen Walk 2011 Blends Three Events into One Day: Kitchen Tours, Gourmet Reception and Benefit for Homeless Families

Glen Ellyn, IL –Blending three events into one day, the Glen Ellyn Kitchen Walk is one of the most anticipated kitchen and home design events in the Chicago area. The eighth annual Glen Ellyn Kitchen Walk will take place from noon-9:00pm on October 14. Designers will greet guests in homes from noon until 6:00pm. An AfterWalk gourmet reception from 5:00-9:00pm at Drury Design features light appetizers by Craig Bell, Wolf and SubZero corporate chef. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 the day of and $10 for the reception only. All proceeds from ticket sales and a silent auction go directly to Bridge Communities to benefit families in Bridge’s Transitional Housing Program. For more information, visit

Glen Ellyn Kitchen Walk 2011 Celebrates National Kitchen and Bath Month at Gourmet Reception Hosted by Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio

October is National Kitchen and Bath Month. An AfterWalk gourmet reception, from 6:00-9:00pm, will be hosted by the event’s presenting sponsor, Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio, at 512 N. Main Street in downtown Glen Ellyn. For more information about the 2010 Glen Ellyn Kitchen Walk, visit

Glen Ellyn Kitchen Walk 2011 Collection Includes Two Drury Design Kitchens: Charming Cape Cod Renovation and an Airy and Elegant Kitchen Remodel

Guided Kitchen Tour Hours: noon – 6:00 p.m.

Charming 1920s Cape Cod Renovation – Project Profile - Image Attached

The homeowners wanted to remain in the home and turn their pass-through kitchen into a space with ample storage and enough room to cook, chat and serve as the heart of the home for this busy family of five.

The family also wanted to create a less intrusive “walkway” between the basement stairs and the living room than through the middle of the kitchen, gain a pantry, and with all of this, bring in some “interesting” features.

Window openings to the dining room, a new pantry area, an open bookcase for cookbooks, and a corner for a message center complete with a framed corkboard transformed this kitchen from frustrating to functional. Dark chocolate glass backsplash tiles, walnut bead board accents and pendant lights hung at different heights complete the jewelry of the kitchen and add just the unique design features the family had hoped for.

Airy and Elegant Kitchen Remodel – Project Profile

A designer’s dream to work with, these homeowners were vibrant, open to change and knew what they wanted – a night and day transformation.

Staying within the existing kitchen’s footprint, the new plan added space by altering the layout, relocating the cooking center, and removing a pantry.

In contrast to the original dark and heavy kitchen, the new kitchen is light, airy and uplifting. A soft gray glaze warns the white Grabill cabinets. A night and day transformation, the minute you walk into the space you have a feeling of fresh, airy and so elegant.

Multi-Course Gourmet Reception Celebrates National Kitchen and Bath Month

Gourmet Reception Hours: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Drury Design is proud to be the event’s presenting sponsor as well as the After Walk Gourmet Reception host. SubZero and Wolf Corporate Chef, Craig Bell, will present an early fall harvest flavors menu. Chef Bell brings a broad range of culinary experience and insight to the kitchen. Becoming a master of the art of barbequing from the legendary BBQ pit masters of Memphis Tennesee, Chef Bell carries his Southern influence in his delicious dishes.

About the Glen Ellyn Kitchen Walk

An annual event, the Glen Ellyn Kitchen Walk is Baird & Warner’s GoodWill Network project. The mission of the Baird & Warner GoodWill Network is to help the homeless and those in need in the communities in which we work and live.Since 2003, all Glen Ellyn Kitchen Walk ticket sales and silent auction proceeds have benefited Bridge Communities’ mission to help transition families from homelessness to independence. Tickets are $25.00 before, and $35.00 the day of and may be purchased at Drury Design Studio, located at 512 N. Main Street in Glen Ellyn. For more information about the 2010 Glen Ellyn Kitchen Walk, contact Carrie Morris, Baird & Warner Glen Ellyn at 630.942.6956 or visit

About Bridge Communities

From the sponsorship of one family in 1988, Bridge Communities' network includes program partnerships with churches and community groups in locations throughout DuPage County.

Program partners assist in supporting nearly 100 homeless families annually in the Bridge Transitional Housing Program. One gift to Bridge Communities goes to work on six levels providing housing, mentoring, tutoring, employment counseling, career and financial planning assistance. For more information about Bridge Communities, visit or call 630.545.0610.

About Drury Design, Chicago Area Kitchen and Bath Studio

Client-focused design is the key to Drury Design's success. Founded by Gail Drury, CMKBD, a pioneering mompreneur in 1987, the studio is a nationally recognized kitchen and interior design center. 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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