Design Blog

3 Year Review – Cottesloe Renovation

As part of our ‘Renovation Review’ blog series we will be revisiting some of our previous projects to get a feel for how our clients have settled in to their spaces and what their thoughts are a few years on from project completion. This month we are featuring the impressive full home renovation in Cottesloe [...]

Production & Lead Times

With 2020 proving to be an unprecedented year, we’d like to give you an update on lead times for our Italian made product offering at Retreat Design. We are pleased to share that our current manufacturing lead times are back to pre-Covid in the Italian factories and we have encountered minimal shipping delays. Lead times [...]

Arrital Ak_B08 Kitchen Range

The AkB_08 kitchen range is Arrital’s latest offering and the result of a collaboration between chef Andrea Berton and designer Franco Driusso. This range aims to transfer the practicality of a professional kitchen into the family home environment. A distinctive feature of AkB_08 is the “Floating Core” door and frame which allows for a slim [...]

Goode Beach Albany Project Update

The Retreat Design crew have been busy on site at our renovation project located in the stunning Goode Beach area of Albany. Boasting panoramic views of the coast, this project was always going to be impressive! With two powder rooms and an ensuite featuring the striking Honed Travarola Bianco Vein Cut Marble tiles the design [...]

6 Year Review – Floreat Renovation

As part of a new blog series we will be revisiting some of our previous projects to get a feel for how our clients have settled in to their spaces and what their thoughts are a few years on from project completion. This month we are featuring this impressive Floreat project we completed 6 yrs [...]

New Showroom Taking Shape

Renovation works have begun at our new showroom and we are pleased to see great progress made in less than a week. With exciting plans for a much larger and accessible showoom, our trades have been busy completing demo, construction of internal walls, reconfiguring windows and stripping the interior to allow for our new kitchen [...]

The Scullery – The unsung hero of the kitchen

A scullery or butler’s pantry is now more common than ever in our new kitchen designs. The unsung hero of the kitchen space, a scullery is traditionally a second, smaller room off the kitchen in which to hide dishes, a sink and pantry items that you wish to keep out of view and away from [...]

How The HomeBuilder Grant Can Assist You

Thinking of renovating? Long dreamt of a new kitchen, bathroom or full home renovation? Then the Government’s HomeBuilder grant of $25,000 may be an incentive to act now. Working with established builders, Retreat Design regularly undertakes large scale projects for new builds and full home renovations that are substantial enough to qualify for the $25,000 [...]

Retreat Design Is Moving

Exciting news from Retreat Design… After 13 years in our Subiaco location we are on the move! We can’t wait to relocate to a bigger and brighter showroom at 156 Onslow Rd Shenton Park. As of 1st June, our Hay St Subiaco showroom will be closing as we pack up and get organised for the [...]
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