According to Ellen Cheever, certified designer of kitchens and baths, and author of Beyond the Basics…Advanced Kitchen Design, today's designers should be more than simple sellers of cabinetry. Ironically her book is weakest on the subject of design, and shines forth when describing the nuts and bolts of cabinets, appliances, surfaces, and the like. It's also a rather strangely assembled volume—sometimes a page will be left 50% empty, while the text continues on the next page—a feature I never understood. The book is also printed in rather large type (easy on my aging eyes) and thick paper, so that it seems to contain more than it does, (but it certainly is not skimpy). Ms. Cheever's text is illustrated