Design Blog

Integrated Appliances for the Kitchen

At Retreat Design we love taking inspiration from European design trends. We believe the way forward is with integrated appliances, which mean that clunky-looking fridges, freezers and dishwashers are a thing of the past. With many of the big name appliance brands such as Miele, Liebherr, AEG and Siemens now offering integrated options, it’s easy [...]

Kitchens Sell Houses

  One of the most important areas of any property is arguably the kitchen. Not only do they sell houses but they also bring family and friends together. Once considered just a space for food preparation, the kitchen is now the heart of the home being a key hub for entertaining and socialising.   A [...]

Bathroom Renovation Inspiration

Planning a bathroom renovation or new build? Looking for inspiration to create the perfect bathroom retreat? Here’s our top tips for creating your dream bathroom:   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 [...]

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 [...]

Kitchen & Bathroom Design Standards

Design standards are a common topic of conversation when planning a kitchen or bathroom. Typically, the standard measurements of cabinetry and fittings are determined in discussion between client & designer and in accordance with the Australian Standards. The height of bench tops, shower heads, cabinets etc are largely dependent on the individual and how they wish [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]
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