Design Ideas

2019 Highlights from 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 [...]

Debunking The Myths of Imported Cabinetry

If you’ve ever considered purchasing imported Italian cabinetry but ultimately been scared off by the thought of lead time or expense, then we have all your questions answered! Retreat Design prides itself on supplying quality Italian made cabinetry to the Perth market and we truly believe our product offering is unique and superior. Let us [...]

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 [...]

Project Review | Dalkeith Bathroom

DALKEITH BATHROOM RENOVATION   The team at Retreat Design thinks this Dalkeith ensuite may well have Perth’s best residential bathroom view! Creating a restful retreat for this Perth couple was a true pleasure. The end result was a spa-like luxury bathroom. The theme of Statuario marble in the master bedroom balcony was continued into the [...]

Your Guide To Kitchen Benchtops

With so many products on offer, design choices for bench tops have never been so great. Here’s the Retreat Design guide to kitchen bench tops. We also highly recommend having a read of Choice Australia’s article where they’ve put 16 benchtop materials to the test in their labs, assessing their ability to resist heat damage, [...]

Steve Johnson’s Interview with Houzz

Open Book: How 3 Kitchen Designers Went From Start-Up to Success   Check out the ‘Open Book’ interview Houzz have recently published with our Owner & Director, Steve Johnson. The article covers all bases including the challenges, turning points and must-have tools for three Australian kitchen designers. Have a read of the full interview here [...]

Project Review | Wembley Kitchen Renovation

We love to compare before & after pictures and this project is a great example of how a quality renovation can really change the feel of a home. 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 [...]

Project Review | Melville Kitchen Renovation

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 [...]

From Concept to Creation

From Design Concept to Realisation..   As a team of passionate interior designers, there is nothing better than watching a concept creation come to life. Whether it be a kitchen renovation, new home cabinetry, extensive home remodel or whatever your cabinetry design needs, we go into every project hoping to truly nail your brief so [...]
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