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HELM tapware by Zucchetti

As it approaches it’s 100th anniversary, Zucchetti has inaugurated a new phase, updating the identity of the brand and launching two new tap lines: Medameda, designed by Alberto and Francesco Meda, and Helm, designed by David Lopez Quincoces. The Helm collection is the first line of entirely stainless steel taps by Zucchetti available in a range of fashion forward colours. [...]

Kitchen Design Trends 2021

The year 2020 has seen us spend more time at home than ever, and with that a surge in home cooking and entertaining. Perhaps all this time at home has made us re-evaluate our requirements for the kitchen space and work out what functions well and what doesn’t. It’s no surprise that there’s been a [...]

The ‘IT’ List – Our Most Popular Images on Social Media in 2020

It’s always fascinating to see which projects of ours strike a cord with our followers and which images are the most liked on Social Media. This year we’ve seen a definite trend for black cabinetry with our top photos featuring black Fenix, black Maximatt and black stained oak. Below we’ve compiled a snapshot of top [...]

Classy Christmas Recipes from Winning Appliances

Thanks to our friends at Winning Appliances we have some gourmet recipe ideas for you to try this festive season. Featuring fresh seasonal produce and easy to follow instructions these recipes are sure to be a hit at Christmas.     SUMMER BERRIES GALETTE APPLIANCE: NEFF 60CM PYROLYTIC ELECTRIC BUILT-IN OVEN WITH VARIOSTEAM RECIPE CREATED [...]

Easy & Delicious Festive Food

It’s December, Christmas entertaining is in full swing and we’ve pulled together some of our favourite festive food recipes from Gourmet Traveller to get you inspired in the kitchen. Say goodbye to 2020 and toast to the year ahead!   White Christmas with sour cherries, almonds and Grand Marnier INGREDIENTS 50 gm natural almonds 150 [...]

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 [...]
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