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In the News

The Kitchen Lady has been featured in leading newspapers across Illinois, including the Chicago Tribune, The Naperville Sun, The Daily Herald, and DuPage Woman Central Edition. Her designs have been showcased in Lake Geneva and in the Baird and Warner's "Kitchen and Bath Walk 2004."

Return on Investment

According to REMODELING magazine's "Cost VS. Value Report," the payback for a kitchen remodel is 98%-122% ~ average, while the bathroom return is between 111%-122%. Which will add to making money when you sell your home.

10 Reasons to Work with TKL Design Group

When you choose TKL Design Group, we're sure you'll be happy with your choice.

  • Quality Products
  • Skilled Craftsmen
  • Focus on Client's Needs
  • Innovative Custom Designs
  • On-Time Project Completion
  • Professionally Designed Blueprints
  • Timely Meeting at Your Convenience 
  • Product and Kitchen Lady Warranties
  • Guaranteed Quality and Value - Service, Service, Service!


Judy Baker Blanks, CKD

Judy is a certified designer, recognized throughout the Chicagoland area for her skill and expertise in designing and implementing kitchen and bathroom renovation projects.

Judy is also a dynamic public speaker, regularly addressing crowds on many kitchen and bath topics. She has also traveled extensively across Europe studying design trends.

Judy's Process

Judy has been a designer and project manager for the construction and remodeling of kitchens and baths since 1992.

She maintains hands-on involvement from start to finish; carefully watching over the evolution of each new project until it is complete.

You can count on Judy to meet with clients, custom-draft designs, compute budgets, select materials, and hire contractors.

The Importance of Working with a CKD

A certified kitchen and bath designer will meet with you, ask questions about your lifestyle, and listen carefully so that the finished room reflects your personal taste and use of the space.

They also help you choose products, materials, and colors, all while working within your budget.


Past President and Active Member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association
Active Board Member of the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce
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