Kitchen Cabinetry

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

New York Loft Dreaming

There is something quite eclectic about New York lofts. They often fuse a range of design aesthetics to create a completely unique and often uber hip abode. Effeti Impronta kitchen cabinetry range has been used to maximum effect in this New York loft by providing a subtle cabinetry backdrop that allows the feature pieces sing. [...]

Kitchen Cabinetry Door Options

Kitchen cabinetry doors have come along way since the flat panel front with a handle of your choice! The technology has changed so dramatically in the last few years, choosing an emerging door option is a real way to add the wow factor to your new kitchen.   Generally when we talk about kitchen cabinetry, [...]

Kitchen Design Trends 2019

Less Is More Streamlined and simple design will continue to be a kitchen design trend for 2019. Removing bold features such as bright splash-backs and de-cluttering work surfaces allows cabinetry to be the real hero of a kitchen space. The focus is on creating simple spaces where the timeless appeal of good quality cabinetry is [...]

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, [...]

Abbett Haus Scarborough

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. Retreat Design director, Steve Johnson, worked with Leanhaus Architects on the design with the design brief to provide a quality and timeless kitchen [...]

Project Review | Mount Lawley Renovation

Another 2018 example of Black Fenix cabinetry being used to great effect for this extensive whole house renovation! For this renovation in Mount Lawley a combination of white laminate, walnut effect laminate and black Fenix © were used to create contrast and drama in the kitchen area. Arrital’s walnut effect laminate has been a popular [...]

Mount Lawley Residence

Another 2018 example of Black Fenix NTM © being used to great effect for this extensive whole house renovation! For this renovation in Mount Lawley a combination of white laminate, walnut effect laminate and black Fenix © were used to create contrast and drama in the kitchen area.   Arrital’s walnut effect laminate has been [...]

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 [...]

Sneak Peak | Kitchens 2018

Photoshoot days are definitely a highlight for the design team at Retreat Design. Being on site once the dust has settled, trinkets have been put in display cabinets and the oven has had a chance to burn a few meals provides a great sense of validation for our team. It provides a chance to see [...]

Range Review | Effeti E0 Kitchen Cabinetry

Effeti kitchen cabinetry really does epitomize Italian design style. Effeti kitchen cabinetry is made in a small manufacturing plant in Tuscany by a team of dedicated designers and furniture makers, they are purists at what they do and it really shows in what they produce.   One of Effeti’s latest kitchen cabinetry ranges is the [...]

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. [...]

Project in Review | 2010 Effeti Kitchen Mosman Park

This 2010 kitchen renovation is a wonderful example of how good design and Italian style is truly timeless. Featuring bespoke cabinetry from Effeti’s Autentica range in a natural oak this Effeti kitchen still has the wow factor over 8 years on. The brief was to create an open kitchen into the living and dining area [...]

Project Review | 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. [...]

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. [...]

3 steps to kitchen installation

Watch our videos to see Josh’s hassle free kitchen installation in Mosman Park for Retreat Design! Kitchen installation is an easy 3 step process with Josh from Retreat Design as your project manager! Firstly, the cabinetry gets unpacked and roughly put into situ according to the shop drawings, prepared in advance by one of our [...]

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, [...]

Multi Res Madness | Vivid Blu for Pyramid

We are just over half way through the installation of the kitchen and bathroom cabinetry for Vivid Blu in Mindarie and the results are looking sweet! Vivid Blu is a high end multi residential project on the absolute waterfront in Mindaire. With only 26 apartments, this is a unique and prestigious build, being constructed to [...]

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 [...]

Floreat – Kitchen

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 & 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 [...]

Project Review | Classic Kitchen Cabinetry | Dalkeith Home

Getting to work over the course of several years with clients as their family needs and lifestyles change is so rewarding and a testament to the art of listening with intention during the design process. There are many Perth families for who we have designed and installed cabinetry solutions into multiple residences over the years. [...]

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 [...]

Why choose Retreat Design for your next bathroom or kitchen renovation?

Committing to a bathroom or kitchen renovation is a major decision and one that most people only make a few times in their lives. If you are in the process of renovating, you are probably knee deep in research. There is a mired of information out there on how to renovate and who to renovate [...]

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 [...]

Italian Cabinetry – Made in Italy

At Retreat Design we have worked hard over the years to ensure the Italian cabinetry manufacturers we have relationships with assist to provide the best quality kitchens and bathrooms for our Perth clients. Two of our five suppliers, Arrital and Altamarea, hold the exclusive Made in Italy badge. This badge is no small feat as [...]

Australia By Design TV Series

We’re looking forward to seeing The Pocket Claremont featured on the new TV series Australia By Design. Premiering on Network Ten on Saturday July 15th, ABD is Australia’s freshest architectural TV series, showcasing the best architect-designed homes, office spaces and construction spaces. Counting down from 10-1 across the country with all government architects on board [...]

Our Top Kitchen Organisation Tips

Who doesn’t love a clean and well-organised kitchen?! Where everything is within reach and readily visible…   We have a vast portfolio of project images so we thought we’d share our top tips for getting your kitchen organised and some excellent products which can help you achieve this.   Drawer Organisers – Both our Arrital and [...]

5 ways to design a more cost effective kitchen

When you’re planning a kitchen renovation the quoting stage can be an eye-opening experience. Whilst most cabinet makers would prefer you not to make shortcuts, we are going to share with you some of our insider secrets! Here’s our top 5 ways to reduce your kitchen cabinetry costs. Cabinetry finish: our entry level kitchen ranges in laminate [...]

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 [...]

Understanding kitchen cabinetry terminology

Cabinetry Terms The world of kitchens can be a confusing one…  Especially if you haven’t completed a kitchen renovation or new build before. To make life easier we’ve compiled a list of common kitchen cabinetry lingo so you can make sense of those new kitchen plans! Have a read of the most commonly used kitchen terms below [...]

AK_02 Kitchen – an affordable, luxury kitchen

We thought we’d revisit the AK_02 Kitchen by Arrital to show you that designer kitchens can be within reach! A stylish kitchen with excellent affordability, the AK_02 kitchen features 22mm thick doors in a range of thermostructured melamine finishes. Available with four straight edges or with one edge at 30 degrees. The straight edge option is available [...]

East Fremantle – Kitchen

Paying tribute to the traditional style of this East Fremantle home, Retreat Design created this beautifully classic kitchen with all the modern conveniences such as fully integrated appliances, handle free doors and an integrated range hood. The white oak AK_05 cabinetry pairs well with the luxurious marble benchtops and hex tiled splashback. The kitchen design also features a pantry [...]

Sinuosa

The curved Sinuosa kitchen island is what greets you when you enter our showroom in Subiaco and provides a dramatic statement for any kitchen design. Quintessentially unique to the Perth kitchen market, the curved kitchen cabinetry in the Sinuosa range is perfect if you are looking for a stand out feature that is also subtle [...]

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 [...]

Tips on how to renovate a small kitchen

Homes with smaller than desired kitchens come with a range of natural restrictions you will have to deal with. Nonetheless, smaller kitchens can be renovated if you’re creative enough. If you want to craft a kitchen that suits your needs, you can, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to get the

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