Beth Niemand, AKBD, CAPS
I combined a love of design with my dream of owning a business and launched Niemand Interiors in 2004. Prior to beginning my design career I worked at the travel web site Orbitz.com and have 15 years of business experience in direct marketing, web product development and project management. Strengths from my business career – attention to detail, project management skills and attentive customer service – balance perfectly with my passion for interior design that is creative, beautiful and functional.
Throughout my design career I’ve collaborated closely with general contractors, carpenters, plumbers, electricians and tile installers. The detail I put into my designs drawings is a result of what I’ve learned from the trades, and I know a project can only improve by seeking their feedback.
I obtained my degree in interior design from Harrington College of Design in Chicago. I’m a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association, and expanded my knowledge of my chosen specialty by completing several NKBA courses and passing an exam to earn my AKBD (Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer) certification. (Click here to read about the benefits of hiring an NKBA certified designer.) I am also a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) with an interest in universal design for all ages and abilities. I hold a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.
When I’m not working I’m usually busy researching my next vacation. I’ve traveled to many countries around the world and am inspired by ancient architecture, ethnic food, vineyards, hotel design and the quest for the perfectly designed hotel bathroom. I believe handbags are a legitimate souvenir and that all luxury hotels should hire me to approve their bath lighting plans.