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Australia By Design TV Series

We’re looking forward to seeing The Pocket Claremont featured on the new TV series Australia By Design. Premiering on Network Ten on Saturday July 15th, ABD is Australia’s freshest architectural TV series, showcasing the best architect-designed homes, office spaces and construction spaces. Counting down from 10-1 across the country with all government architects on board [...]

How To Choose The Right Splashback

Benchtops and splashbacks are a key design element in our kitchens and choosing the right finish depends on your personal taste and budget constraints. Having previously covered the topic of kitchen benchtops in our blog post here, we thought we’d share our comprehensive guide on how to select the right splashback for you. A kitchen [...]

Our Top Kitchen Organisation Tips

Who doesn’t love a clean and well-organised kitchen?! Where everything is within reach and readily visible…   We have a vast portfolio of project images so we thought we’d share our top tips for getting your kitchen organised and some excellent products which can help you achieve this.   Drawer Organisers – Both our Arrital and [...]

The Pocket Claremont Wins WA Architecture Award

Congratulations to Georgiou Living and Cameron Chisholm Nicol on winning the Harold Krantz Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing Category at the 2017 WA Architecture Awards last week.   The Pocket at Claremont is a 95 apartment, multi-residential development situated around the Claremont Football Oval on Davies Road. Completed in 2016, Retreat Design supplied all of [...]

Integrated Appliances. The Way Of The Future.

In keeping with our streamlined cabinetry, we like to specify integrated appliances to keep the kitchen looking sleek and clutter free.   Here 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 [...]

Introducing the Must Collection by Altamarea

Introducing the luxurious ‘Must Collection’ by Altamarea, Italy.     Designed in collaboration with Willy Dalto from Imago Design, the Must products are now available through Retreat Design in Perth. Founded in Oderzo, Italy in 2000, the boutique bathroom manufacturer Altamarea collaborates with renowned Italian design studios to bring unique, high quality bath furnishings to the international [...]

Renovation Timeline – What To Expect

Retreat Design Renovation Timeline   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 [...]

Bathroom Heating + Underfloor Heating

With the colder months upon us, there’s nothing better than stepping in to a comfortably warm, heated bathroom. Bathroom heating has come a long way in the past decade and there are now a variety of clever and economical solutions to keep your wet areas warm. With options such as underfloor heating, wall mounted radiators, [...]

How To Design A Timeless Kitchen

What are the secrets to designing a timeless kitchen?   A new kitchen is a big investment. With kitchen trends fickle and potential buyers increasingly design savvy, we have compiled a list of our top tips for creating a timeless kitchen that will provide decades of use without looking dated.   Neutral Colour Palette │ By [...]
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