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New York Loft Dreaming

There is something quite eclectic about New York lofts. They often fuse a range of design aesthetics to create a completely unique and often uber hip abode. Effeti Impronta kitchen cabinetry range has been used to maximum effect in this New York loft by providing a subtle cabinetry backdrop that allows the feature pieces sing. [...]


Thanks Houzz for the feature, click below if you’re keen to learn more about Kitchenettes and how they fit our modern day living spaces!   Kitchenettes: What Are They and Do You Need One? Come in to our Subiaco showroom or call to chat to one of our experienced designers about your next small space [...]

How much does a kitchen renovation cost?

The average kitchen renovation cost in WA was $21,840 in 2017 ( HIA kitchen and Bathroom survey) with the average kitchen renovation cost range between $10,000 to $40,000.  The Australian based Archicentre website suggests that in 2018 the average kitchen renovation cost was between $15,000 to $43,000.   As a general rule of thumb entry [...]

Fenix NTA | Nanotech Alloy

The result of years of research by Arpa Industriale is the new Fenix NTA which combines the benefits of Fenix with the luxury of an alloy based finish. For kitchen doors, Fenix NTA is being used as a metal coating on cabinetry door faces to create a completely unique, anti fingerprint modern door finish.   [...]

Kitchen Design Trends 2019

Less Is More Streamlined and simple design will continue to be a kitchen design trend for 2019. Removing bold features such as bright splash-backs and de-cluttering work surfaces allows cabinetry to be the real hero of a kitchen space. The focus is on creating simple spaces where the timeless appeal of good quality cabinetry is [...]

Designer in Review | Giancarlo Vegni

Giancarlo Vegni has been consolidating his furniture design experience since beginning his career in 1968 working for Ferretti Cucine. Vegni’s overarching design philosophy is to create simple design through the use of geometric modularity and round shapes. His designs are timeless and celebrated over the world as well as in Italy.   Most notably for [...]

Speed System Cabinetry | Furniture For Living

Dall’Agnese’s Speed cabinetry range recently received a re-fresh and the result is gorgeous! This system cabinetry range provides flexible solutions for any living space with the attention to detail you would expect from Italian cabinetry.   The  range features modular hanging and wall based units in a wide variety of finishes and features. The features [...]

Abbett Haus | Certified Passive Home

Retreat Design was engaged by the owners of one of only two certified passive homes in WA, Abbett Haus, to design and manufacture the kitchen and bathroom cabinetry for their beach side abode. We were really proud to be part of this design and the home was a knock out at last years Open House, [...]

Around the World | Bathroom Design Inspo

Quintessentially channeling Italian style, Rifra bathroom cabinetry has international appeal, being installed in some of the most beautiful residences around the world. This private home in Brussels is set among natural bush land and provides bucket-loads of bathroom design inspo. The ensuite features wall to ceiling windows to take advantage of the breathtaking bush land [...]
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