Design Ideas

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 [...]

Supplier Spotlight: ARRITAL CUCINE

Our long standing relationship with supplier Arrital Cucine continues to grow with a large portion of our kitchen renovations utilising the quality Italian made cabinetry. Situated in Fontanafredda, Italy, Arrital’s headquarters and world class manufacturing facility supply kitchens to the global market, with 2019 being the company’s 40th anniversary. Renowned architect Franco Driusso has designed [...]

Inspiring Storage & Cabinetry Ideas

THE STORAGE SPECIALISTS //   Retreat Design are proud suppliers of Italian furniture brand Dall’Agnese which specialises in creating high quality, beautifully designed storage solutions such as TV units and wardrobes. With a unique offering of customisable cabinetry, our designers can create a solution for your home which is tailored to fit the space. There [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Kitchens Sell Houses

  One of the most important areas of any property is arguably the kitchen. Not only do they sell houses but they also bring family and friends together. Once considered just a space for food preparation, the kitchen is now the heart of the home being a key hub for entertaining and socialising.   A [...]
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