4 Year Review – Leederville Renovation

leederville renovation

As part of our ‘Renovation Review’ blog series we will be revisiting some of our previous projects to get a feel for how our clients have settled in to their spaces and what their thoughts are a few years on from project completion.

This month we are featuring a project we completed 4 yrs ago in Leederville. Retreat Design renovated this kitchen in 2016 for our client who wanted a stylish & classic looking space which was sympathetic to the era of their home. Using Arrital ‘Village’ cabinetry with polished handles, a Falcon freestanding oven and a statement butlers sink, we achieved a contemporary looking kitchen that ties in perfectly with the character features of the home.

For full project images please see the portfolio page here.


We’d like to thank our clients for allowing us to review their renovation and for answering these questions so openly. We hope you find this information helpful when planning any new projects.




What have you found to be the most functional aspect of your kitchen?

The location of the dishwasher to the sink as well as the location of the fridge to the entire kitchen. I also love the swinging shelves which pull out right next to the cooker, great suggestion by Steve as extremely functional.


Aesthetically speaking, are you happy with the design choices and finishes 4 years down the track?

Yes, I am still happy with the design choices. I would not have changed anything.


Do you entertain in and around your kitchen?

Yes, all of the time.


 Are you satisfied with the quality and longevity of the finishes?

I love it all and it is worth every cent. I love the bench top and the cupboards. I am also happy that I spent the extra on getting the cooker that I wanted.


One of the things people get concerned with is how stressful a renovation can be.. do you have any advice for people about to embark on the renovation process?

Be prepared for things to go wrong and to think outside the box. We had issues with my chimney space and we had to get creative. I love how it turned out, the pain is worth it.




If you’re interested in obtaining a quote for a renovation or new build, please give us a call on (08) 6101 1190 or drop in to our new showroom when it opens soon at 156 Onslow Rd, Shenton Park – we’d love to meet you!

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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.