Gaggenau Kitchen of the Year

“Officially launching in October 2020, the Gaggenau Kitchen of the Year Design Contest is a new initiative that awards spaces that set a new precedent for kitchen design. Open to professional kitchen designers, architects, interior designers, builders and developers from Australia, the Kitchen of the Year will acknowledge kitchens that speak to the pursuit of [...]

High Tech Ideas for the Kitchen

Cutting edge technology in the kitchen With our ever changing requirements around the home, especially when it comes to services in the kitchen, we thought we’d share some ideas to incorporate technology into your everyday lives and future proof your renovation.   Home Automation The control and automation of lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and [...]


STEAMING AHEAD: WINNING APPLIANCES REVEALS TOP KITCHEN AND LAUNDRY APPLIANCES THAT USE STEAM TECHNOLOGY   Australia’s premium kitchen and laundry specialist, reveals some of the latest products leading the steam revolution in kitchen and laundry appliances. With the evolution of steam technology, home cooking and cleaning has never been more efficient and accessible. Danielle Sukari, [...]

Integrated Appliances for the Kitchen

At Retreat Design we love taking inspiration from European design trends. We believe the way forward is with integrated appliances, which means that clunky-looking fridges, freezers and dishwashers are a thing of the past. With many of the big name appliance brands such as Miele, Liebherr, AEG and Siemens now offering integrated options, it’s easy [...]

Bathroom Heating + Underfloor Heating

With the colder months upon us, there’s nothing better than stepping in to a comfortably warm, heated bathroom. Bathroom heating has come a long way in the past decade and there are now a variety of clever and economical solutions to keep your wet areas warm. With options such as underfloor heating, wall mounted radiators, [...]

Miele ArtLine Handleless Appliances

“Purist, linear and entirely handleless”     New to Australia, Miele has introduced a super sleek range of handle-less appliances called “ArtLine”. Kitchens have evolved dramatically over the years and in keeping with streamlined cabinetry, ArtLine offers flush fitting, functional appliances that are aesthetically beautiful. Developed by Miele’s design team, ArtLine is the culmination of 6 years design [...]

Christmas Pudding made easy with the VZUG steam oven

Enjoy this delectable Christmas Pudding recipe made in the revolutionary Combair-Steam Oven.   Ingredients 400 g Dried fruit mix 80 g Figs, dried, chopped 80 g Apricots, dried, chopped 80 g Dates, dried and pitted, chopped 1 Orange, zest grated 100 g Macadamia nuts, chopped 90 ml Brandy 240 ml Orange juice 150 g Plain flour [...]

Cutting edge technology in the kitchen & bathroom

In our fast paced world we have ever changing requirements around the home especially when it comes to technology and services in the two main functional areas of the home – the kitchen and bathroom. Being at the forefront of design advances in these areas we thought we’d share with you some options available to incorporate [...]

Designer radiators from tubes

If you’re looking for a smart, stylish and economical heating solution this winter look no further than the ‘Elements’ collection from Tubes Radiatori. New to Perth, Retreat Design are now the exclusive supplier of these beautifully designed radiators from Italy. The Elements Collection from Tubes, created by leading architects and designers is a range of [...]
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