Valarie L. Mina, NCIDQ, ASID, AKBD

School: Interior Designers Institute
Company: Transitions Designs
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-2164
Phone: (949) 338-6380

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Designer Profile

Multiple Award Winning Designer! Improving living environments, one project at a time. Providing functional, creative and beautiful design solutions for your kitchen, bath and whole home. Whether your space is large or small, let my team of licensed professionals help update and improve your living area. Full service interior design, specializing in kitchen & bath design...inspiration to installation.

- NCIDQ (National Council of Interior Design Qualification) Certified
- ASID (American Society of Interior Designers Professional Member)
- AKBD (Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer) Certified
- NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association) Industry Member
- Finance Director ASID CA/OC 2013-2015

"I want to thank you again for the terrific job you did in helping me remodel my home. Everyone who has been in my home has said WOW!! I would recommend you and your team to anyone interested in updating their home."

Since 2006, I have designed & overseen installation of 19 Kitchens, 35 Master Baths and 39 Bathrooms. Each design project offers a unique working environment. I credit my continued success over the years to:
- Listening to clients
- Collaborative team effort
- Attention to detail
- Excellent industry contacts
- Enjoy working with variety of clients, each with unique tastes, environments and budgets

As a resident of South Orange County for nearly 30 years, I have the unique opportunity to work throughout our coastal communities including Laguna Niguel, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Irvine, San Clemente, Mission Viejo, Dove Canyon, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Hills, Monarch Beach and Dana Point. My projects include homes, condos, vacation homes, and second homes locally and investment properties in Mammoth and other resort communities.

Services Offered

Full service interior design from concept to completion including:
- Establishing a budget
- Finish and material selections
- Product recommendations and referrals to trade sources
- Computerized renderings to help visualize your new space
- Space planning and storage suggestions
- Drafting and rendering of plans
- Referrals to licensed contractors
- Project management
- Home staging
- Sustainable design

NCIDQ Certificate No. 28053

Awards & Publications

2015 "Best of Houzz" - Customer Service
2014 ASID/Orange Coast Gold Design Award - "Best Kitchen"
Orange Coast Magazine "Award Winners" - December 2014
2014 "Best of Houzz" - Design
2014 "Best of Houzz" - Customer Service
2013 ASID/Orange Coast Platinum Design Award - "Best Bathroom"
Orange Coast Magazine "Award Winners" - November 2013
Coast Magazine "Residential Renovation" Profile - January 2012
"Voice of the Customer Award" for providing excellent customer service - Expo Design Center
"Designer of the Quarter" - Expo Design Center

Fee Structure

Typical design consultation $150 hour, flat rates also available. Fee structure tailored to client requirements and project scope. Please call for more information.

With inset cabinets, open shelving, plenty of prep space and an island where friends & family gather, this kitchen is completely transformed from its original layout.
The drawer microwave and wine frig enhance the island & help create a gathering spot for friends & family while also creating additional prep space for baking & even surfing the web!
With inset cabinets, open shelving, plenty of prep space and an island where friends & family gather, this kitchen is completely transformed from its original layout.
2014 Gold Award Winning Kitchen...Quartz counters and contemporary Magnolia finished cabinets make this a true cook's kitchen!
2014 Gold Award Winning Kitchen...Reconfiguring this kitchen optimizes the space and provides plenty of work surface and storage for this large family.
2014 Gold Award Winning Kitchen...With durable surfaces, professional grade appliances and a family friendly layout, this kitchen is perfectly suited to this family's busy lifestyle.
2013 Platinum Award Winning Bathroom...Contemporary styling enhances this luxurious Master Bath featuring beautiful travertines and glass mosaic accents.
2013 Platinum Award Winning bathroom...Glass mosaic waterfall feature wall gives this Master Bath shower a contemporary flair.
A walk-in shower creates a luxurious contemporary delight with this renovated guest bath.
Leathered exotic granite and a lovely glass backsplash enhance the beauty of this transitional kitchen. The dark hardwood floors provide gorgeous contrast to the stylized Shaker cabinets. Energy efficient LED dimmable lighting throughout. Induction cooktop for energy efficient cooking.
By reconfiguring the layout, relocating appliances and adding an island, this kitchen now has more work surface and lots of storage for cooking utensils, spices, specialty oils & even an area to display some of their wine collection.
Reconfiguring the layout and adding a custom island create a great space for cooking & entertaining. Well lit with energy efficient LED lighting throughout! Induction cooktop provides energy efficient cooking.
I love it when a plan comes together! This family's dream kitchen features a brand new on the market granite named Fusion. It is stop in your tracks gorgeous & enhances the cabinetry beautifully.
Irvine custom kitchen features Fusion countertops and Omega cabinetry.
Drop dead gorgeous Fusion countertops enhance the glazed cabinetry and furniture style slate blue island in this family's Irvine home.
Reconfiguring the layout and enlarging the island created more work space in this family friendly kitchen.
A basic tract layout blossomed into a beautiful custom kitchen with Omega cabinetry and featuring a 48 inch Dacor Epicure range
Omega custom cabinetry transforms a tract kitchen into a custom kitchen.
A lovely stainless steel apron front sink & sparkling crystal add the WOW factor to this contemporary kitchen.
Eco-friendly kitchen with KCMA certified Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) cabinets, LED general & task lighting, induction range. Green and beautiful!
Custom buffet with etched glass gives this homeowner extra storage and includes energy efficient LED lighting! Room for bistro table for morning coffee!
It's all in the details. Gorgeous hardwood and baseboard update this South Orange County home.  The custom step detail is beautiful and improves functionality.
Are you ready for some football? Custom designed media center for the sports enthusiast!
Charcoal grey cabinets are enhanced with Lyra silestone counters for this transitional style laundry room.
Love that linear styling that features glass listellos and Brizo faucetry.
An elegant custom shower reflects in the mirror above the custom vanity in this Dove Canyon Master Bathroom.
Designing with a variety of listellos, liners and stone creates a beautiful shower focal point without interfering with the custom water features.
Dove Canyon residence features an elegant Master Bathroom.
Body sprays and rain head add a spa feel to this custom shower.
Copper vessel sinks and mirrors accent beautifully against honed crema marfil countertops.
Tumbled stone and slate enhance the stainless appliances in this Irvine kitchen.
The cocoa glaze on these maple cabinets accentuate the cabinet detail.
This custom corner cabinet and buffet incorporate the same cabinet details as found in the kitchen and complete the dining and entertaining area
Replacing the original tub with this custom walk-in shower with corner bench created a spa-like atmosphere in this guest bathroom.
Traditional styled cabinets featuring amaretto glaze on an opaque finish update this kitchen beautifully.
An elegant soaking tub and walk-in shower enhance this relaxing master retreat.
Natural cherry cabinets & Santa Cecilia granite give the homeowners the fresh look they desired. The linen tower adds extra storage.
Reconfiguring the layout of this master bath creates a functional, beautiful space.
Beautiful cherry cabinets and Blanco Romano granite enhance this master bathroom. The framed mirrors are actually medicine cabinets to provide storage for this young family.
A custom bench allows easy accessibility to the handshower and soaps.
A custom cut glass enclosure creates the fun flare that enhances the custom walk in shower.
Frosted glass and tumbled stone give a beach feel to this kids' bath!