Design Blog

COVID-19 Update from Retreat Design

We wanted to put a message out to all our existing clients and Retreat Design team to address the current health situation around COVID-19. We are keen to follow government advice and provide a safe and clean environment for our customers and staff given we are all feeling uncertain in these tough times. We’ve included [...]

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 [...]

Best of Houzz 2020

Retreat Design is thrilled to announce our portfolio was voted most popular by the Houzz community, receiving a ‘Best of Houzz 2020’ badge for design to add to our profile. We update our profile regularly with professional images of all of our projects and links to our exclusive products. The Houzz platform has proved to [...]

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 [...]

Zucchetti Brim wins the Good Design Award

The Zucchetti Brim collection, designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba has been awarded the 2019 Good Design Award in the Bath/Accessory section. Brim was selected among over 900 product designs and graphics from over 47 nations for the oldest and most prestigious international prize awarded overseas for design products. Reassuring and essential, the Brim collection stands out for its compact design that uses a single lexicon [...]

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 [...]

Top Kitchen & Bathroom Trends for 2020

With the start of a new year we’ve compiled a list of design trends for the kitchen and bathroom in 2020. Whilst our designs are based on longevity and relevance for the years to come, its also nice to incorporate a few modern touches into our work. See below for our design trends forecast for [...]

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 [...]
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