Kitchen Design

Goode Beach Albany Project Update

The Retreat Design crew have been busy on site at our renovation project located in the stunning Goode Beach area of Albany. Boasting panoramic views of the coast, this project was always going to be impressive! With two powder rooms and an ensuite featuring the striking Honed Travarola Bianco Vein Cut Marble tiles the design [...]

The Scullery – The unsung hero of the kitchen

A scullery or butler’s pantry is now more common than ever in our new kitchen designs. The unsung hero of the kitchen space, a scullery is traditionally a second, smaller room off the kitchen in which to hide dishes, a sink and pantry items that you wish to keep out of view and away from [...]

Project Review │South Fremantle Residence

This impressive 1800 sqm residence in South Fremantle includes a main house with kitchen, 4 x bathrooms, laundry and living room cabinetry. A guesthouse at the back is well equipped with a second kitchen, office, bathrooms and rooftop terrace to take in views over the Port city. Working directly with the client who had a [...]

Rethinking Our Homes Post Covid

If 2020 has taught us anything it’s that our home is our sanctuary and a place where we hope to be safe and comforted from the outside world. With this new way of living, it has us wondering how we will ‘rethink home design’ in the future. The team at Retreat Design has certainly seen [...]

How Much Is A New Kitchen?

The latest 2019/20 HIA Kitchens and Bathrooms survey found the average value of a kitchen installed in new homes to be $22,403 which is now lower than the $24,014 average value of kitchens installed as part of renovations. This is also lower than the average cost of the previous year which reported it as $26,280. [...]

Abbetthaus featured in Inside Out Magazine

    We were thrilled to see Abbetthaus featured in the April 2020 issue of Inside Out Magazine. Completed in 2018, this Certified Passivhaus (or Passive House as its known in Australia) was built on a compact 213 sqm block in Scarborough, adhering to strict sustainable and thermal properties in its construction to achieve optimal [...]

Project Update From Retreat Design

Update from Retreat Design… To all our valued clients and suppliers, we hope you are keeping safe and well during these uncertain times. Retreat Design would like to assure people that whilst our showroom is now open by appointment only, we are working hard behind the scenes delivering several projects and working through the design [...]

Best of Houzz 2020

Retreat Design is thrilled to announce our portfolio was voted most popular by the Houzz community, receiving a ‘Best of Houzz 2020’ badge for design to add to our profile. We update our profile regularly with professional images of all of our projects and links to our exclusive products. The Houzz platform has proved to [...]

2019 Highlights from Retreat Design

What a massive year!   2019 signalled our 12th year in operation and with it bought some impressive projects spanning a wide range of styles and budgets. This year we partnered with a new supplier, Arredo3, which has enabled us to offer Italian cabinetry at very good value for money. Our product offering has diversified [...]

City Beach Residence

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 [...]

North Perth Residence

Retreat Design was engaged to supply cabinetry and fittings for a new build in North Perth which included the kitchen & bathrooms. A black and white theme with reflective surfaces, luxe finishes and high end fixtures exudes elegance and sophistication. The clients, a young, dynamic couple, requested a monochrome colour palette with an emphasis on [...]

Melville – Kitchen

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 [...]

High Tech Ideas for the Kitchen

Cutting edge technology in the kitchen With our ever changing requirements around the home, especially when it comes to services in the kitchen, we thought we’d share some ideas to incorporate technology into your everyday lives and future proof your renovation.   Home Automation The control and automation of lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and [...]

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 | 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 [...]

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 [...]

Claremont Residence

  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 [...]

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 [...]

Integrated Appliances for the Kitchen

At Retreat Design we love taking inspiration from European design trends. We believe the way forward is with integrated appliances, which means that clunky-looking fridges, freezers and dishwashers are a thing of the past. With many of the big name appliance brands such as Miele, Liebherr, AEG and Siemens now offering integrated options, it’s easy [...]

Kitchens Sell Houses

  One of the most important areas of any property is arguably the kitchen. Not only do they sell houses but they also bring family and friends together. Once considered just a space for food preparation, the kitchen is now the heart of the home being a key hub for entertaining and socialising.   A [...]

Kitchen & Bathroom Design Standards

Design standards are a common topic of conversation when planning a kitchen or bathroom. Typically, the standard measurements of cabinetry and fittings are determined in discussion between client & designer and in accordance with the Australian Standards. The height of bench tops, shower heads, cabinets and fittings are largely dependent on the individual and how [...]

Arredo3 Kitchens to Retreat Design

Retreat Design is pleased to announce our partnership with Italian kitchen manufacturer, Arredo3. Producing high quality cabinetry at competitive prices, we now have a product offering to suit all budgets. The Arredo3 factory is in the top 5 kitchen manufacturers in Italy with a large scale facility based in Scorzè in northeastern Italy which includes [...]

Kitchen Benchtop Ideas

Food for thought with our guide to the different benchtop surfaces available for use in your next kitchen project.   NATURAL PRODUCTS Marble, Granite or Stone Natural marble is a high end product with a beautiful, one of a kind finish. Clients can choose a specific slab with a variety of colour and veining options. Depending [...]

Retreat Design | Our Point of Difference

If you’d like to know what sets us apart, then look no further. Our reputation and portfolio of past projects is proof of our continued relevance in the Perth market. Have a read below for our point of difference to local cabinet makers.   UNIQUE At Retreat Design, we have exclusive access to a world [...]

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 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 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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Large Format Cladding Solutions

Large format porcelain was the hot feature product to emerge from Eurocucina 2018 and here at Retreat Design we love the product so much we have clad the walls, door fronts and bench tops in Laminam’s Calce Bianco in one of our new showroom display kitchens!   Laminam also features in the most recent multi [...]

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 [...]

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…. [...]

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. [...]

Petria Field | The Importance of Sustainable Styling

Thanks Petria Field from Coco Rose Interiors for this wonderfully refined and timely blog on sustainable styling.   Decorating in a sustainable way doesn’t have to be ugly!  Sustainability is here to stay as more and more people are becoming conscious of turning their carbon footprint into green thumbs!   It doesn’t mean that you have [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Eurocucina 2018

If you are kitchen design purist you may have been in Milan last week for the biennial Salone del Mobile 2018 where the latest kitchen furniture and furnishings were showcased at Eurocucina 2018.   Manufacturers and designers from around the world land in Milan every two years for this event. It is Italy’s, and Europe’s [...]

Project Feature: Shenton Park

Retreat Design was enlisted to supply the bathroom, laundry, powder room and kitchen cabinetry & fixtures for the renovation of a federation style home in Shenton Park. The end result was a warm and welcoming, open-plan kitchen area which was both eclectic and full of character, a perfect space for family entertaining.   The client’s [...]

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 [...]

Best of Houzz 2018

Retreat Design is thrilled to announce our portfolio was voted most popular by the Houzz community, receiving a ‘Best of Houzz 2018’ badge for both Design & Customer Service to add to our profile. We update our profile regularly with professional images of all of our projects and links to our exclusive products. The Houzz platform has [...]

How To Maximise Space In The Kitchen

Homes with smaller than desired kitchens come with a range of natural restrictions you have to deal with. Nevertheless, smaller kitchens can be renovated in creative ways to maximise functionality and capitalise on the available space. Here’s our top tips for renovating a small kitchen:     Knock Down a Wall The most obvious solution [...]

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 [...]

Retreat Design Kitchens For Vivid Blu Apartments

We are pleased to announce that Retreat Design has been awarded the contract to supply cabinetry for the new Vivid Blu development in Mindarie. Situated on the stunning Mindarie Marina waterfront, the 26 boutique apartments will feature luxury finishes and open-plan living perfect for the coastal lifestyle. A mix of studios, 2×1, 2×2 and double [...]

New 2017 Caesarstone Colours

In the year that it is celebrating its 30th anniversary, Caesarstone is pleased to announce the launch of six new colours into the Caesarstone collection.   Following on from Rugged Concrete™ released in July we are extremely excited about Cloudburst Concrete™ – a white on white tonal cloud like patina to complement the existing concrete [...]

The Design Process With Retreat Design

Our team of designers are often asked about the design process and what is involved in the scope of works with our company. At Retreat Design we offer a complete yet flexible service from initial design through to handing over a completed project. We can be involved in your kitchen and bathroom project as little [...]

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 [...]

Win A $2000 Design Package From Retreat Design

Enter our Facebook Competition for your chance to win a $2000 Design Package from the team at Retreat Design. This exciting prize package includes: 1 x In home consultation 2 x Design meetings with one of our interior designers at our showroom 2 x Material and colour selection meetings at our offsite suppliers 3D Visualisation [...]

Fenix NTM® The Revolutionary Kitchen Material

A versatile new product perfectly suited to cabinetry applications. Available on the AK Series Kitchens by Arrital Cucine.   We are pleased to share with you the images of our recently completed project in Byford using the revolutionary new kitchen material called Fenix NTM®. Arrital Cucine unveiled Fenix NTM® on their kitchens at EuroCucina in Milan a [...]

How To Choose The Right Splashback

Benchtops and splashbacks are a key design element in our kitchens and choosing the right finish depends on your personal taste and budget constraints. Having previously covered the topic of kitchen benchtops in our blog post here, we thought we’d share our comprehensive guide on how to select the right splashback for you. A kitchen [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How To Design A Timeless Kitchen

What are the secrets to designing a timeless kitchen?   A new kitchen is a big investment. With kitchen trends fickle and potential buyers increasingly design savvy, we have compiled a list of our top tips for creating a timeless kitchen that will provide decades of use without looking dated.   Neutral Colour Palette │ By [...]

Miele ArtLine Handleless Appliances

“Purist, linear and entirely handleless”     New to Australia, Miele has introduced a super sleek range of handle-less appliances called “ArtLine”. Kitchens have evolved dramatically over the years and in keeping with streamlined cabinetry, ArtLine offers flush fitting, functional appliances that are aesthetically beautiful. Developed by Miele’s design team, ArtLine is the culmination of 6 years design [...]

Kitchens + Bathrooms Sell Houses

HOW CAN A GREAT KITCHEN HELP YOU SELL YOUR HOUSE? When it comes to selling your house, minor transformations can go a long way toward attracting buyers. Since the kitchen is considered the heart of a home, the area where the family can spend time together during the day, one that’s in optimal condition will [...]

XLight Large format porcelain tiles

Introducing XLight, by Porcelanosa, the slimline porcelain slabs which offer a fabulous new cladding solution for walls & benches. Characterised by its extra-large format and minimum thickness, XLight is extremely versatile. Perfect for use in bathrooms and kitchens, it eliminates the need for grout lines, making cleaning easier and mimicking the look of natural stone. New to the Perth [...]

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.        

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 [...]

Effeti Impronta Kitchen │Timeless Elegance

For lovers of a more traditional kitchen, the Effeti Impronta is the epitome of refined luxury. Featuring shaker style doors with a classic aesthetic that references the past, this kitchen is a perfect alternative to our more modern, streamlined kitchens. Available with elegant handles in stainless steel, bronze or matte black finish and a variety of [...]

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 [...]

Best of Houzz 2017

Retreat Design is proud to announce our portfolio was voted most popular by the Houzz community, receiving a ‘Best of Houzz 2017’ badge to add to our profile. We update our profile regularly with professional images of all of our projects and links to our exclusive products. The Houzz platform has proved to be an excellent source [...]

Top tips to create a functional kitchen

Since we deal with kitchens day in day out, we thought we’d compile a list of our top tips to creating the perfect, functional kitchen. Here are some handy hints for making the the most practical design decisions. Choose finishes wisely. Mosaic tiled splashbacks may look fabulous but who wants to spend all weekend scrubbing cook [...]

Cutting edge technology in the kitchen & bathroom

In our fast paced world we have ever changing requirements around the home especially when it comes to technology and services in the two main functional areas of the home – the kitchen and bathroom. Being at the forefront of design advances in these areas we thought we’d share with you some options available to incorporate [...]

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 [...]

Why choose Retreat Design?

If you’re in the market for a new kitchen you’re probably busy researching all your options and saving a wish list for your dream kitchen. It’s sometimes hard to know which company is the best ‘fit’ for your project. To make your job easier, we have written a few points on what sets Retreat Design apart from [...]

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 [...]

Swanbourne Residence

Working in conjunction with MacCormac Architects and Ian Collins Homes, Retreat Design was engaged to design and install the spectacular kitchen, bathrooms, laundry, wardrobes and fireplace for this contemporary new home in Swanbourne. The interior brief was to create a space which worked harmoniously with the striking exterior of the building with open plan living areas and a [...]

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 [...]

How can a great kitchen help you sell your house?

When it comes to selling your house, minor transformations can go a long way toward attracting buyers. Since the kitchen is considered the heart of a home, the area where the family can spend time together during the day, one that’s in optimal condition will boost the total value and appeal

Top 5 tips for planning a kitchen remodel or a new kitchen

Planning to remodel any area in your home is always exhilarating, but renovating a kitchen is not an easy job – besides being very time consuming, it can also be expensive. But hey, who wouldn’t pay the price for a dream kitchen? It’s usually a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a home owner, and getting it right [...]

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 [...]

Retreat Design kitchens for the Pocket claremont

THE POCKET CLAREMONT Here at Retreat Design we are busily working on the design and supply of 95 kitchens for The Pocket development by Georgiou Living. Situated around the old Claremont Oval site, The Pocket will provide a cosmopolitan lifestyle close to amenities such as Claremont’s shopping precinct and the Train Station. The entire Claremont [...]

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 [...]

15% OFF your dream kitchen during February + March

Retreat Design are offering 15% off your dream kitchen when you order during the months of February + March 2015. Call us today to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced designers | Ph. 08 6101 1190 or drop in and see us at 307 Hay St, Subiaco. Take a look at our Arrital [...]

The West Australian | 2015 style forecast

Style forecast PELE FINDSON January 16, 2015, 2:00pm Picture: Edwards Moore for Dulux  From colours to kitchens, five industry insiders share their predictions for the trends that will shape our homes in 2015. THE FURNITURE RETAILER   The style gurus at Perth showroom designFARM are forecasting that our love affair with mid-century Danish design will [...]

New Year… New Kitchen?!

With the start of the New Year, we often see clients who are keen to embark on a home renovation or install a new kitchen. Below we have compiled some of the key trends for 2015 which may be worth considering when designing your new kitchen or living space. Design finish: Moving away from glossy [...]

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 [...]

The Design Process at Retreat Design

Our team of designers are often asked about the design process and what is involved in the scope of works with our company. At Retreat Design we offer a complete yet flexible service from initial design through to handing over a completed project. We can be involved in your kitchen and bathroom project as little [...]

Sub-Zero refrigerators gotta love those Hinges

Pros: At only 600mm deep it builds in flush to the kitchen cabinets but because of the width the capacity is the biggest you can buy in a single side by side fridge unit. Two motors mean the refrigerator and freezer temperature control are completely separate so the fridge stays relatively moist so veges and [...]