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How much does a kitchen renovation cost?

The latest 2018/19 HIA Kitchens and Bathrooms survey found the average value of a kitchen installed in new homes to be $25,707, which is now lower than the $26,280 average value of kitchens installed as part of renovations. As a general rule of thumb entry level kitchen renovations will start around $10,000 to $25,000. A [...]

Steve Johnson’s Interview with Houzz

Open Book: How 3 Kitchen Designers Went From Start-Up to Success   Check out the ‘Open Book’ interview Houzz have recently published with our Owner & Director, Steve Johnson. The article covers all bases including the challenges, turning points and must-have tools for three Australian kitchen designers. Have a read of the full interview here [...]

Project Review | Wembley Kitchen Renovation

We love to compare before & after pictures and this project is a great example of how a quality renovation can really change the feel of a home. Featuring Arrital’s AK_Project cabinetry in matte white, Q Stone Diamond White bench tops and Caesarstone Calacatta Nuvo splash back, we were able to create a light, bright [...]

Project Review | Melville Kitchen Renovation

This recently completed kitchen renovation in the Perth suburb of Melville is a great example of how we can achieve maximum impact on a medium budget. Featuring Arrital’s AK_Project cabinetry in matte white with overhead cabinets in  Arrital’s Fox Oak laminate, the overall look is contemporary and classy. The Oak laminate is continued on the [...]

NEW STEAM APPLIANCES

STEAMING AHEAD: WINNING APPLIANCES REVEALS TOP KITCHEN AND LAUNDRY APPLIANCES THAT USE STEAM TECHNOLOGY   Australia’s premium kitchen and laundry specialist, reveals some of the latest products leading the steam revolution in kitchen and laundry appliances. With the evolution of steam technology, home cooking and cleaning has never been more efficient and accessible. Danielle Sukari, [...]

Project Review | City Beach Kitchen

This project is a great example of how we can work with your architect to supply cabinetry and fittings as per their specified design. Working with Hartree & Associates architect and Minchin & Sims Builders, Retreat Design were provided with design drawings and material specifications for this exciting new build in City Beach. We were [...]

From Concept to Creation

From Design Concept to Realisation..   As a team of passionate interior designers, there is nothing better than watching a concept creation come to life. Whether it be a kitchen renovation, new home cabinetry, extensive home remodel or whatever your cabinetry design needs, we go into every project hoping to truly nail your brief so [...]

Project Review | Claremont Residence

This week we feature the impressive Claremont project we completed in late 2018. With thanks to Silvertone Photography for the excellent images….   Retreat Design was engaged by Gary Mackintosh​, Architect to supply the cabinetry for his new home build in Claremont. Working alongside the builder, Velocity Building, our scope of works included supply and [...]

Bathroom Renovation Process

At Retreat Design, your bathroom renovation starts with a comprehensive design phase undertaken by one of our experienced interior designers. All of our projects are individually tailored to specific client requirements. Bathroom renovations typically involve more trades than a kitchen renovation as there are usually tilers, glass and plastering trades. This means that the process [...]
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