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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 [...]

Introducing 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 [...]

Kitchen Benchtop Ideas

Food for thought with our guide to the different benchtop surfaces available for use in your next kitchen project.   NATURAL PRODUCTS Marble, Granite or Stone Natural marble is a high end product with a beautiful, one of a kind finish. Clients can choose a specific slab with a variety of colour and veining options. Depending [...]

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. [...]

Kitchenettes

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 [...]
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