llen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS, is an author and marketing specialist whose practical, yet innovative design solutions have helped shape the North American kitchen industry over the past 48 years.

In addition to her residential design firm, Ellen and her associates create showroom spaces, major trade show exhibits and editorial sets. Ellen is the author of 20+ books and manuals covering the details of kitchen and bathroom standards, including 3 of the 2013/2014 updated National Kitchen & Bath Association Professional Resource Library volumes. She is a regular columnist for Kitchen & Bath Design News Magazine as well.

Based on her experience and international travels, Ellen continues to write about and present CEU approved live and web-based recorded programming focused on new esthetic design trends, the business elements of the kitchen and bath profession, and emerging ergonomic planning considerations for residential kitchens and baths: both domestically and internationally.

Ellen complements her industry involvement with a residential practice. Her joint effort with Giorgi Kitchens & Designs combines her design skills with this respected Wilmington, Delaware based design/build firm’s proven space planning talents, product specification expertise and skillful project management.



Kitchen and Bath Show

KBIS Ellen

Ellen Cheever Kitchen and Bath Collection

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  Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

Ellen recently shared design insights as well as reflections from her storied career during a special luncheon exclusively for NKBA certified designers at the 2019 KBIS show in Las Vegas.






















The Ellen Cheever Kitchen & Bath Collection 1971-2018

In 2018 Ellen donated her professional papers to Virginia Tech, a school with which she had a decades-long relationship. "The Ellen Cheever Kitchen & Bath Collection 1971-2018" is housed in the Cheever Design Library created with the Virginia Teck Real Life Lab. Click to view the press release 







Kitchen & Bath Design News December 2018: Trends article written by Ellen: A Life in Design

A career retrospective illustrating how design trends from the 70's through today offer clues for what to expect in the years ahead. Click to view the article







2017 Kitchen & Bath Design News Top 50 Innovators in our Industry

Ellen Cheever is the very embodiment of a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer, having forged a matchless legacy across four-plus decades as a designer, author, business leader, consultant, educator and mentor to literally thousands of homeowners and design professionals.  Read More...      






2017 Delaware Today Magazine

Ellen was honored as one of Delaware's Top Women in Business in her home state. Ellen's family and friends joined her at the awards ceremony.  













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