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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 [...]

Miele ArtLine Handleless Appliances

“Purist, linear and entirely handleless”     New to Australia, Miele has introduced a super sleek range of handle-less appliances called “ArtLine”. Kitchens have evolved dramatically over the years and in keeping with streamlined cabinetry, ArtLine offers flush fitting, functional appliances that are aesthetically beautiful. Developed by Miele’s design team, ArtLine is the culmination of 6 years design [...]

Designer Cabinetry For Your New Build

We work directly with builders and architects.   As well as specialising in renovations and retrofits, Retreat Design is an established supplier of cabinetry for new builds. Working in conjunction with the builder or architect, Retreat Design can supply customised solutions for your new home. Some of the benefits of working with us are: We [...]

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 [...]
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