2019 Highlights from Retreat Design

2019 Project Highlights Retreat Design

What a massive year!


2019 signalled our 12th year in operation and with it bought some impressive projects spanning a wide range of styles and budgets.

This year we partnered with a new supplier, Arredo3, which has enabled us to offer Italian cabinetry at very good value for money. Our product offering has diversified in such a way that we can now create beautiful and unique kitchens and bathrooms in the low, mid and luxury price range depending on your taste and requirements. This is very exciting for us here at Retreat Design as we feel we now have an option for everybody without comprising on style or quality. We have also continued our work with builders, developers and architects supplying cabinetry for multi residential projects whilst maintaining good growth with our bread and butter projects – kitchen and bathroom renovations.

Below we have compiled a ‘snapshot’ of some of our renovation & new build projects which have kept us busy in 2019.


2019 Project Highlights Retreat Design

Claremont Residence

Retreat Design was engaged by architect Gary Mackintosh to supply the cabinetry for his new home build in Claremont.

Working alongside the builder, Velocity Building, our scope of works included supply and install of the kitchen, bathroom, laundry and storage cabinetry for this architect designed residence. Arrital’s AK_Project range was used in the kitchen in a combination of Fenix NTM® surface ‘Nero’ finish and ‘Noce’ laminate finish. The simple, yet bold colour palette allows for the details of this kitchen design to shine. The end result is a sleek and sophisticated home which showcases our Italian made cabinetry perfectly.


Wembley Kitchen Renovation

Wembley Residence

This project was a lovely full home renovation in Wembley by Retreat Design. Featuring Arrital’s AK_Project cabinetry in matte white, Q Stone Diamond White bench tops and Caesarstone Calacatta Nuvo splash back, we were able to create a light, bright and modern kitchen space. In addition to the kitchen, we also renovated a powder room, two bathrooms and laundry to really transform the property.
The end result is a beautiful, contemporary home for the owners to enjoy for many years to come.



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City Beach Residence

Working with Hartree & Associates architect and Minchin & Sims Builders, Retreat Design were provided with design drawings and material specifications for this exciting new build in City Beach. We were able to adapt our Italian-made cabinetry to suit the requirements and provide a truly modern and beautiful kitchen.
Effeti stained oak cabinetry and Arrital’s AK_Project cabinetry in white Fenix NTM are paired with a stunning Arabescato Marble bench top. The cabinetry was continued into the living area and conceals a scullery and home office with hidden doors.


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Melville Kitchen

This recently completed kitchen renovation in the Perth suburb of Melville is a great example of how we can achieve maximum impact on a medium budget. Featuring Arrital’s AK_Project cabinetry in matte white with overhead cabinets in Arrital’s Fox Oak laminate, the overall look is contemporary and classy. The Oak laminate is continued on the breakfast bar which matches seamlessly with the Q Stone Diamond White bench top. A splashback in Laminam Statuario Venato porcelain adds extra wow factor to the understated design.

The brief from our client was to invigorate their outdated U-Shape kitchen and create a modern and functional family kitchen. Socialising and cooking in this new kitchen layout is now far easier with the dining table a stones throw from the open plan area.


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North Perth Residence

Retreat Design was engaged to supply cabinetry and fittings for a new build in North Perth which included the kitchen & bathrooms. A black and white theme with reflective surfaces, luxe finishes and high end fixtures exudes elegance and sophistication.

The clients, a young, dynamic couple, requested a monochrome colour palette with an emphasis on luxury details. Arrital AK_04 cabinetry range was used in the kitchen with white glass doors and a dramatic black glass splash back. The large island bench features AK_04 cabinetry in black glass with an Indian Black Granite bench top. The bathrooms are just as impressive with geometric black & white tiles, Karol leather fronted vanities, black Karol K08 basins and imported Italian cabinetry.

The end result is a home which has a truly modern design aesthetic, perfect for inner city living.



We’ve done a far bit of soul searching this year and feel we still have a product offering that Perth needs! Quality, unique, 100% Made in Italy cabinetry at affordable prices, with spaces designed by qualified interior architects… what’s not to love!

And our projects this year really do demonstrate just that. We are just so proud of what we’ve achieved this year and look forward to a year ahead with continued growth and expansion.


Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!!

Please note, Retreat Design will be closed for the Christmas break from Saturday 21st December to Monday 6th January.




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Welcome to the Design Blog. Here we're sharing the latest kitchen and bathroom products from our Italian manufacturers. We'll also bring you inspiring kitchen renovations and beautiful bathrooms. Feel free to ask questions in the comments.