Nancy Blandford

Built in Design is a full service design-build firm founded by Nancy Blandford,CMKBD,ASID in 1987. Our philosophy is to create a unique personal design that fits the individual client and to personally guide them until their project is completed.

Nancy Blandford has been designing kitchens and baths since she was in high school in her family's kitchen business in Northern Michigan. Nancy earned her degree from Northern Michigan University and went on to earn her NCIDQ certificate, as well as CKD (Certified Kitchen Designer), CBD (Certified Bathroom Designer), and CMKBD (Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer) the highest attainable certification. She is also a licensed builder in the state of Michigan.

Nancy's designs have won over 25 national design awards and have been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, Woman's Day, San Diego Home & Garden, Décor & Style, Traverse Magazine, Northern Home & Cottage, and The San Diego Tribune. Nancy developed an Honors Kitchen Design course for Mesa College in San Diego and taught and mentored many students who are now in the industry.

Her approach to design is unique, believing that each client has their own personal "best" design. Her passion is to create a space that is not only beautiful, but functions optimally and meets all the client's need and budget. Working closely with her clients through the entire design process, Nancy is able to provide a space that express personal style, meets lifestyle needs, and exceeds every client's expectations.