Design Blog

Retreat Design | Our Point of Difference

If you’d like to know what sets us apart, then look no further. Our reputation and portfolio of past projects is proof of our continued relevance in the Perth market. Have a read below for our point of difference to local cabinet makers.   UNIQUE At Retreat Design, we have exclusive access to a world [...]

Project Review | West Leederville Kitchen Renovation

This West Leederville kitchen renovation is not only super stylish but also highly functional for the needs of a growing family. Black powder coated stainless steel was used to great effect on the kitchen island and storage highlights; giving the space a slightly eclectic feel. Arrital’s AK_Project cabinetry range, with 22mm thick doors in a [...]

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. [...]

Kitchen Cabinetry Door Options

Kitchen cabinetry doors have come along way since the flat panel front with a handle of your choice! The technology has changed so dramatically in the last few years, choosing an emerging door option is a real way to add the wow factor to your new kitchen.   Generally when we talk about kitchen cabinetry, [...]

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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