Kitchen

Timeline of a Kitchen Renovation

Embarking on a kitchen or bathroom renovation is a big commitment which takes careful planning and organisation. With multiple stages and tradespeople involved it can be hard to know what to expect. Below we have compiled a list of the typical stages involved in a kitchen or bathroom project. Retreat Design are the experts in providing a [...]

How To Maximise Cabinetry Space

At Retreat Design we are often asked how to maximise the space in your kitchen or bathroom. Lucky for us we work with only the best quality cabinetry from Italy and have a multitude of different ideas to solve your storage needs. Using high quality hardware such as Blum, Vibo, Hawa, Kessebohmer & Essetre we [...]

How To Choose The Right Finishes For Your Kitchen

Planning a new kitchen can be exciting and daunting all at once as you need to make design decisions which will stand the test of time. There are a few key design choices to be made, of which, the most important are: the bench tops, the cabinetry, the splash back and the fixtures such as [...]

Moving Away From Modular Cabinetry

Retreat Design prides itself on the ability to custom make kitchen components to suit your unique space.   Whilst Ikea, Bunnings and other imported flat pack cabinetry suppliers are limited to modular sizes, our manufacturing partners can custom make any size cabinets that need to be produced to create your dream kitchen. With modular cabinetry [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

How much does a kitchen renovation cost?

The latest 2018/19 HIA Kitchens and Bathrooms survey found the average value of a kitchen installed in new homes to be $25,707, which is now lower than the $26,280 average value of kitchens installed as part of renovations. As a general rule of thumb entry level kitchen renovations will start around $10,000 to $25,000. A [...]

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 [...]
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