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Why a Kitchen Island Bench is a Must

Here at Retreat Design we pride ourselves on building well thought out kitchens. One of our favourite kitchen elements is the island bench. From functionality to aesthetics, the kitchen island bench is a great addition to the home and here’s why…

Altamarea Lympha Concept

Retreat Design are proud to produce luxury bathrooms using products from one of our favourite manufacturers - Altamarea. Presenting their stunning Lympha Concept Range that focuses on well-being, we can’t wait to utilise this collection.

Eurocucina 2022

The dates for EuroCucina 2022 have been set! The 23rd edition of the international kitchen furniture exhibition will be held from the 7th - 12th of June 2022. Running alongside the dates of Salone del Mobile Milan 2022, the event will be complemented by the FTK - Technology For the Kitchen expo.

Kitchen Functionality Tips – Combining Design and Function

The kitchen is the heart of the home. Being the most utilised room in the house you want your kitchen to be functional and tasteful. Whether you’re cooking, entertaining, cleaning or eating, a well designed kitchen will help you transform the area into a space you love. If you’re planning a kitchen renovation, these tips will help you curate a functional space that suits your needs.

ARRITAL AK_07 – The Kitchen Takes On A New Profile

Winners of the 2021 Good Design Award, this Arrital Ak_07 collection consists of a range that reaches the most sophisticated areas of taste, through a wide design vocabulary and a variety of materials and finishes. Visit us in the Retreat Design showroom to see the full award winning collection.

Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials – Pros and Cons

The kitchen bench top is a staple feature of the home that will see a lot of use over the years. Selecting a material that looks good and stands the test of time are important factors to consider when renovating your kitchen. We have curated a list of our favourite materials and explore their pros and cons.

Top 4 Tips for Integrating a Laundry and Bathroom

Integrating a laundry into a bathroom is an easy way to optimise the space in your home. Thanks to modern technology and our design tips, you can create a dual-purpose space that seamlessly blends function and design. We have curated 4 of our best tips to master the art of combining your laundry and bathroom into one.

Should you be adding a Butler’s pantry into your kitchen renovation?

Firstly developed in the early 1900’s, The butlers pantry acts as a buffer between the kitchen and dining room and was originally created as a space where the butler of the house can store, prepare food and keep precious crockery safe.

Modern kitchen with a contemporary design – Arredo3 Asia Collection

The Arredo3 Asia Collection is one we just can’t get enough of. Functionality, ergonomics and design are the main features of Asia, a modern kitchen by Arredo3 with a contemporary design. This stunning range embraces a rough vintage style of wood in a number of combinations. Contrasting the Asian Collection with industrial styles, and bold [...]

Introducing ‘Feeling Home’ Collection by Arrital

Introducing Arrital’s latest offering ‘Feeling Home’ which provides a design concept for beyond the kitchen space. With cabinetry that adapts to the living room, study and TV room affording design continuity throughout the home – from the kitchen to the living zones. Designed by Franco Driusso, there are several different contexts available with a wide [...]

AK_07 Door Samples Have Arrived

We are super excited to have received our AK_07 door samples from Arrital. This new and highly anticipated range has an integrated handle formed by the unique slanted surface at the top of the door. One of the stand out features of the new AK_07  kitchen design is the door profile. The framed door, made [...]

Introducing the Arrital AK_07 Kitchen

We are excited to get our hands on an entirely new kitchen range from Arrital which is both luxurious and unique. One of the stand out features of the new AK_07  kitchen design is the door profile. The framed door, made out of four wooden strips, is characterised by the dovetail joints, a hallmark feature [...]

Arrital Gem Display Cabinets

The beautiful Gem display units from Arrital are an excellent addition to the kitchen and a firm favourite at Retreat Design. Several of our recent projects have featured this beautiful cabinetry and integrated living room storage into the kitchen design. We also have a stunning display of this in our black AK_Project kitchen in the [...]

Scarborough – Kitchen

Retreat Design was engaged by the owners of one of only two certified passive homes in WA, Abbetthaus, to design and manufacture the kitchen and bathroom cabinetry for their beach side abode. Our director, Steve Johnson, worked with Leanhaus Architects on the design with the brief to provide a quality and timeless cabinetry that would meet [...]

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 [...]

Arrital Project Feature: Shachar-Rozenfeld Architects

Located in Rishon LeZion, Israel we are pleased to feature this stunning kitchen created by Shachar-Rozenfeld Architects & Salpeter Group. Completed in 2016 using Arrital AK_04 and Arrital AK_Project Cabinetry the design of this open plan kitchen & living area is captivating. The house is built on a narrow trapezoid 600m2 lot with an L-shape [...]

Arrital Ak_B08 Kitchen Range

The AkB_08 kitchen range is Arrital’s latest offering and the result of a collaboration between chef Andrea Berton and designer Franco Driusso. This range aims to transfer the practicality of a professional kitchen into the family home environment. A distinctive feature of AkB_08 is the “Floating Core” door and frame which allows for a slim [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Claremont – Kitchen

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 install of the kitchen, bathroom, laundry and storage cabinetry for this architect designed residence. Arrital’s AK_Project range was used in the kitchen in [...]

Supplier Spotlight: ARRITAL CUCINE

Our long standing relationship with supplier Arrital Cucine continues to grow with a large portion of our kitchen renovations utilising the quality Italian made cabinetry. Situated in Fontanafredda, Italy, Arrital’s headquarters and world class manufacturing facility supply kitchens to the global market, with 2019 being the company’s 40th anniversary. Renowned architect Franco Driusso has designed [...]

Environmentally friendly cabinetry solutions

At Retreat Design we understand that as importers of products for the construction industry it is imperative to engage in sustainable and environmentally friendly practices to ensure we deliver our service in an ethically responsible manner.   By nature, Italian products are sustainable. Our Italian manufacturing brands have an ethos that furniture is for LIFE [...]

Abbett Haus | Certified Passive Home

Retreat Design was engaged by the owners of one of only two certified passive homes in WA, Abbett Haus, to design and manufacture the kitchen and bathroom cabinetry for their beach side abode. We were really proud to be part of this design and the home was a knock out at last years Open House, [...]

Claremont – Kitchen

Completed earlier this year, this gorgeous kitchen extension for a local interior designer featured heavy lashings of Fenix© contrasted against white laminate and dark wood effect wall cabinetry. The result was a kitchen space you just can’t take your eyes off with so many details to absorb and enjoy.   The island benchtop was a [...]

Claremont | kitchen extension

Completed earlier this year, this gorgeous kitchen extension for a local interior designer features heavy lashings of Fenix© contrasted against white laminate and dark wood effect wall cabinetry. The result is a kitchen space you just can’t take your eyes off with so many details to absorb and enjoy. The overextended breakfast bar sits proud [...]

Fenix Glorious Fenix

With the majority of our kitchen installations this year including some element of Fenix as a cabinetry door and benchtop finish, it’s no surprise to see international projects popping up with the same finish. This Belguim kitchen was completed in Arrital’s AK_Project cabinetry collection in a matt black Fenix finish with natural oak veneer highlights. [...]

Cottesloe – Kitchen

With endless views of the Indian Ocean, this Cottesloe kitchen was designed to take advantage of the breathtaking views by having the kitchen positioned on the second floor with west facing breakfast bar seating overlooking the ocean.   For this project, Retreat Design designed and installed the kitchen cabinetry for a Crothers Builders built residence. [...]

Nedlands – Kitchen

The winning formula for this Nedlands kitchen renovation was having a great design that was respectful to the home’s mid century heritage. Designing a space that works for modern lives whilst being kind to a home’s history is something the team at Retreat Design pride ourselves on doing well. This family home was no exception, [...]

Floreat Kitchen Joy | Making Memories

In many family homes the evening meal is created whilst homework is being done, kids are de-briefing on their day and balls are being kicked indoors with the faint shrill of “take that outside” heard over the din. Adding a neighbourhood friend that drops by will create even more happy chaos. So the kitchen really [...]

Watermans Bay Kitchen | Project Review

Crazy as it sounds, but the Christmas period is closing in on us and with that comes a gigantic push to get clients’ projects underway and finished. Getting to help create some happiness during the festive season with recently created spaces is something that we really love at Retreat Design!   Speaking of creating happiness…. [...]

Watermans Bay – Kitchen & Bathrooms

At Retreat Design we are genuinely proud of every project we do but sometimes a project comes along that seriously blows our minds. The design of this Watermans Bay project was heavily influenced by the client’s vision and we are pretty sure we nailed the brief. Some of our most cutting edge products, including a [...]

International Design Award | Arrital’s AKB_08

This year there were over 1200 submissions to the ADI Compassio d’Oro design award and Arrital’s AKB_08 cabinetry range came out in the top 50 with an honorable mention! This award is one of Italy’s most prestigious design awards and is growing in international recognition. The award is held in Milan where an international jury [...]

Laser edged laminate – what’s all the fuss?

For those in the market for a new kitchen you may have heard the term "laser edged laminate" bandied around. Kitchen cabinetry manufacturing technologies are continually evolving and the latest advancement in laminate door finishes is what's called laser edging. This is where a high efficiency laser is used to join the edges between the [...]

Classic Kitchen Design

If you are looking for a truly classic kitchen design, Arrital Cucine’s Village kitchen range is perfect for you. This kitchen cabinetry collection is available exclusively in Perth from Retreat Design. The range features an framed detail on the doors to create a timelessly classic kitchen.   The Village kitchen cabinetry collection is available in [...]

The Arrital ‘Gallery’ Kitchen │Timeless Elegance

For lovers of a traditional kitchen, the Arrital Gallery is the epitome of refined luxury.   Featuring shaker style doors with a classic aesthetic, this kitchen is a perfect alternative to our more modern, streamlined kitchens. The key design element, being the inset frame on the cabinet door, gives this kitchen collection a Hamptons feel [...]

Arrital AK_Project Kitchen Range

Introducing AK_Project, the streamlined new kitchen collection from Arrital with a greater range of product offerings and standardisation.   The old AK_01, AK_02, AK_03 and AK_06 have been amalgamated and refreshed to offer more variety for our clients to select the perfect function and finish. A completely customised approach to kitchen design, the AK_Project range [...]

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 [...]

Arrital ‘Design Your Future’ Conference Video

Our talented designer Gemma has created a short video of her trip to Italy for the Arrital Global Meeting in January this year. Click on the YouTube link below to view the clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RACIQR48iwE   To read more about ‘Design Your Future’ conference, see previous blog post here.        

Arrital’s ‘Design Your Future’ │ Italian Visit 2017

The Retreat Design team have recently returned from their trip to Italy where they attended the Arrital ‘Design (Y)our Future’ Global meeting attended by over 70 distributors from 35 different countries across the world. The three day event commenced in Fontanafredda, where Arrital’s headquarters and world class manufacturing facility are located. Here, the team were [...]

Arrital Gallery

For lovers of a traditional kitchen, the Arrital Gallery cabinetry range is the epitome of refined luxury. Featuring shaker style doors with a classic aesthetic, this kitchen is a perfect alternative to our more modern, streamlined kitchens. The key design element, being the inset frame on the cabinet door, gives this kitchen collection a Hamptons [...]

AKB_08

For the professional kitchen lovers out there! The AKB_08 kitchen range is Arrital’s latest offering and the result of a collaboration between chef Andrea Berton and designer Franco Driusso. This range aims to transfer the practicality of a professional kitchen into the family home environment. This is a unique range from Arrital and will inspire [...]

Kitchen cabinetry for georgiou’s “the pocket”

Claremont’s most stylish address is soon to be Davies Road, Claremont where Georgiou Living are mid way through “The Pocket” multi residential development. Retreat Design is super excited to be providing the kitchens for The Pocket project and with the first four floors of kitchen