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Space Saving Bathroom Ideas

Given that bathrooms are often the smallest room in the house, we have put together a list of space saving ideas to help maximise your bathroom floor plan. Wall Mounting │By selecting cabinetry and fixtures which can be wall mounted you free up valuable floor space. (e.g floating vanity or wall mounted toilet) Mirrors │As with any [...]

Kitchens + Bathrooms Sell Houses

HOW CAN A GREAT KITCHEN HELP YOU SELL YOUR HOUSE? When it comes to selling your house, minor transformations can go a long way toward attracting buyers. Since the kitchen is considered the heart of a home, the area where the family can spend time together during the day, one that’s in optimal condition will [...]

XLight Large format porcelain tiles

Introducing XLight, by Porcelanosa, the slimline porcelain slabs which offer a fabulous new cladding solution for walls & benches. Characterised by its extra-large format and minimum thickness, XLight is extremely versatile. Perfect for use in bathrooms and kitchens, it eliminates the need for grout lines, making cleaning easier and mimicking the look of natural stone. New to the Perth [...]

How to prepare for a renovation

If you’re about to commence a renovation, we’ve got you covered with our top tips to prepare you for the kitchen demolition phase. Tile removal and strip out can be messy work but if you read through and follow our hints, this will make the process a lot smoother for all involved. As tile removal [...]

Arrital ‘Design Your Future’ Conference Video

Our talented designer Gemma has created a short video of her trip to Italy for the Arrital Global Meeting in January this year. Click on the YouTube link below to view the clip:   To read more about ‘Design Your Future’ conference, see previous blog post here.        

5 ways to design a more cost effective kitchen

When you’re planning a kitchen renovation the quoting stage can be an eye-opening experience. Whilst most cabinet makers would prefer you not to make shortcuts, we are going to share with you some of our insider secrets! Here’s our top 5 ways to reduce your kitchen cabinetry costs. Cabinetry finish: our entry level kitchen ranges in laminate [...]

Effeti Impronta Kitchen │Timeless Elegance

For lovers of a more traditional kitchen, the Effeti Impronta is the epitome of refined luxury. Featuring shaker style doors with a classic aesthetic that references the past, this kitchen is a perfect alternative to our more modern, streamlined kitchens. Available with elegant handles in stainless steel, bronze or matte black finish and a variety of [...]

Top tips to create the perfect bathroom

Planning a bathroom renovation or new build? We’ve got you covered! Here’s our top bathroom tips for creating your dream space:   Floating cabinetry makes the space feel larger and more spacious. Floating shelves are also a gorgeous way to display perfume bottles or indoor plants. Large wall mirrors with integrated lighting help to reflect [...]

Arrital’s ‘Design Your Future’ │ Italian Visit 2017

The Retreat Design team have recently returned from their trip to Italy where they attended the Arrital ‘Design (Y)our Future’ Global meeting attended by over 70 distributors from 35 different countries across the world. The three day event commenced in Fontanafredda, where Arrital’s headquarters and world class manufacturing facility are located. Here, the team were [...]
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