Kitchen Design Ideas

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. [...]

West Leederville – Kitchen

This West Leederville kitchen renovation is not only super stylish and on trend but also highly functional for the needs of a growing family. Black powder coated stainless steel was used to great effect on the kitchen island and as wall storage highlights; giving the space a slightly eclectic feel.   Arrital’s AK_Project cabinetry range, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Italian Kitchen Cabinetry | Effeti’s Luce

Effeti’s Luce Italian kitchen cabinetry range has been one of the staple cabinetry offerings here at Retreat Design for over 10 years and is hard wearing, versatile and 100% Made in Italy.   The Luce kitchen cabinetry range is characterized by a low profile aluminum handle that runs either horizontally or vertically along the length [...]

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 [...]

Large Format Porcelain | Design Forward Functionality

One of the emerging products at this years Eurocucina 2018 was large format porcelain. Large format porcelain has really started to push through into the Perth market and we are really excited to see how creative applications of this product come to life. Here, Neolith’s arctic white is used with stark effect to create a [...]

Our Design Process | A Unique Renovation Company

At Retreat Design we offer a fluid and flexible design, construct and project management service. So whether you are replacing your kitchen, looking for a bathroom renovation company or sourcing cabinetry for your next construction project, Retreat Design is the place to start your research.     Below, we’ve compiled a list of steps to [...]

A comparison: natural & man made benchtop surfaces

As kitchen designers, we have completed countless renovations with a variety of both natural stone & marble bench tops and engineered solid surfaces. Here we thought we’d give you a simple comparison of the different products available for your next kitchen or bathroom project //   NATURAL PRODUCTS Marble, Granite or Stone Natural marble is [...]

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 [...]


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

On trend kitchen renovation ideas

We have put together some of the latest and greatest kitchen renovation ideas to keep you updated on the most innovative products available. Door finishes | Adding a point of difference to your kitchen with innovative finishes on the doors and cabinetry will add wow factor to your kitchen. Treated wood finishes in dark and [...]

Space saving storage solutions

At Retreat Design we are often asked how to maximise the space in your kitchen or bathroom. Lucky for us we work with only the best quality cabinetry from Italy and have a multitude of different ideas to solve your storage needs.Using high quality hardware such as Blum, Vibo, Kessebohmer & Essetre we are able [...]

Introducing the AK_06 Kitchen by Arrital

Available exclusively through Retreat Design, the Arrital AK_06 is a contemporary kitchen design which combines planning flexibility, technology and new materials. Designed by Franco Driusso, the AK_06 is the result of Italian supplier Arrital using their cutting edge manufacturing technologies to continually refine the handle-less door finish to create truly innovative door solutions. Arrital has [...]

Feature taps on trend

We love interesting tap ware and if our suppliers’ latest offerings are anything to go by, taps are set to become a stand out feature in our bathroom designs. From the fluid form of Gessi’s Goccia range to the architectural lines of Zucchetti’s Wosh collection, we can help you choose taps that become a focal [...]

Fenix benchtops continue to WOW!

Arpa Industriale’s newest technology, ‘Fenix NTM’ continues to make waves in the interior design industry with Darren & Dee from The Block Glasshouse choosing to use this revolutionary material on their Apartment 6 Kitchen. Suitable for both horizontal and vertical surfaces, this exciting new matte surface product is soft to touch, anti-fingerprint and very durable [...]