Design Ideas

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 [...]

Bathroom Renovation Inspiration

Planning a bathroom renovation or new build? Looking for inspiration to create the perfect bathroom retreat? Here’s our top tips for creating your dream bathroom:   Floating cabinetry makes the space feel larger and more spacious. Floating shelves are also a gorgeous way to display perfume bottles or indoor plants. Large wall mirrors with integrated [...]

Environmentally friendly cabinetry solutions

At Retreat Design we understand that as importers of products for the construction industry it is imperative to engage in sustainable and environmentally friendly practices to ensure we deliver our service in an ethically responsible manner.   By nature, Italian products are sustainable. Our Italian manufacturing brands have an ethos that furniture is for LIFE [...]

Kitchen & Bathroom Design Standards

Design standards are a common topic of conversation when planning a kitchen or bathroom. Typically, the standard measurements of cabinetry and fittings are determined in discussion between client & designer and in accordance with the Australian Standards. The height of bench tops, shower heads, cabinets and fittings are largely dependent on the individual and how [...]

Arredo3 Kitchens to Retreat Design

Retreat Design is pleased to announce our partnership with Italian kitchen manufacturer, Arredo3. Producing high quality cabinetry at competitive prices, we now have a product offering to suit all budgets. The Arredo3 factory is in the top 5 kitchen manufacturers in Italy with a large scale facility based in Scorzè in northeastern Italy which includes [...]
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