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2020 Highlights From Retreat Design

What a massive year!   2020 signalled our 13th year in operation and with it some major changes and growth. Beginning the year with a busy start, we were hit with the Covid-19 restrictions in late March and were forced to adapt to temporary closures in our Italian factories as well as extra requirements for [...]

A Sneak Peek Of Our Showroom Finishes

We are eagerly counting down the days until our new showroom is ready to reveal. In the meantime we thought wed give you a sneak peek of some our finish selections on display. Designed to give each and every kitchen some ‘wow factor’ we have chosen bold colours and textures to complement the cutting edge [...]

Showroom Update November 2020

Well what a year it’s been! As we edge closer to the Christmas break, we thought we’d give you an update on our long awaited and much anticipated showroom opening. Whilst we have been working flat tack on our new projects and finishing off older ones we have had several delays with shipping for the [...]

Indoor Outdoor Living & Alfresco

With summer on the way and Christmas entertaining on the agenda, we thought we’d revisit some of our past projects which really capture the essence of Perth living. Alfresco kitchens and open plan indoor/outdoor spaces have never been more popular as we host and dine outside. Over the years we have seen a trend for [...]

Project Review │ Inglewood Residence

Retreat Design completed a full home renovation of this single story residence in Inglewood including the kitchen, laundry, alfresco, kids bathroom & ensuite. The complete transformation has made way for  an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area which overlooks the pool area and alfresco kitchen. The client’s brief was to create a modern contemporary space [...]

Project Review │ Cottesloe Residence

As part of a new build, Retreat Design supplied the kitchen, scullery & hallway cabinetry in this beautiful new beachside home. Working with the client’s interior designer Jane Agnew and architect Simon Rodrigues, we designed a functional kitchen layout that is formed around the lift platform and display cabinetry. Arrital AK_B08 cabinetry in walnut veneer [...]

Understanding The Cost Of A New Kitchen

As a general rule of thumb entry level kitchen renovations will start around $20,000 to $25,000. A mid range kitchen renovation will cost between $25,000 to $50,000 with premium kitchens starting at $50,000 and beyond. Here at Retreat Design, our average kitchen renovation spend is $35,000-$50,000 which means we are competitive in the market when [...]

Kitchens 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 spend time together during the day, one that’s in optimal condition will boost [...]

Secrets Of Perth’s Dream Kitchens – The West Australian

Retreat Design are pleased to have two of our favourite projects appear in The West Australian ‘Secrets of Perth’s Dream Kitchens’ article on Friday 25th September. Our Claremont & City Beach projects look pride of place in Raquel de Brito’s article about what makes Perth’s most stylish kitchens. To see these kitchens and their full [...]
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