Kitchen Renovation

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Project Review | West Leederville Kitchen Renovation

This West Leederville kitchen renovation is not only super stylish 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 storage highlights; giving the space a slightly eclectic feel. Arrital’s AK_Project cabinetry range, with 22mm thick doors in a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Project Highlights From 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, we thought we’d share with you some of our favourite projects from the year. We are thrilled with the work we’ve completed and the clients we’ve met along the way. Here’s just a snippet of some of our great home transformations!     To view more Retreat Design projects, [...]

Cottesloe Residence

This impressive project was a full home renovation managed by Retreat Design which included building works by Chartwell Construction. The scope of works included re-configuring the existing lower level floor plan, relocating the kitchen and removing a dividing wall to create an open plan living, dining & kitchen space with plenty of natural light. The [...]

Renovation Timeline – What To Expect

Retreat Design Renovation Timeline   Embarking on a kitchen or bathroom renovation is a big commitment which takes careful planning and organisation. With multiple stages and tradespeople involved it can be hard to know what to expect. Below we have compiled a list of the typical stages involved in a kitchen or bathroom project. Retreat Design are [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to prepare for a renovation

If you’re about to commence a renovation, we’ve got you covered with our top tips to prepare you for the kitchen demolition phase. Tile removal and strip out can be messy work but if you read through and follow our hints, this will make the process a lot smoother for all involved. As tile removal [...]

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 [...]

Inglewood – Kitchen

The client brief was to create a space which capitalised on the beautiful natural light from the exterior windows and make a large open plan kitchen perfect for a growing family. The aim was to also ensure the new modern kitchen blended well the traditional features of the federation style home. Retreat Design created a functional and [...]

New Year.. new renovation inspo!

2017 is upon us and we thought we’d share with you some of our latest renovation projects in a recent photo shoot we completed with the talented Silvertone Photography. Perhaps some of these images will spark your creative juices and get you excited for your own project? Here at Retreat Design we have started the year [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

West Leederville – Kitchen & Bathrooms

Retreat Design worked with the client to completely re design the kitchen and bathrooms of this home in the leafy suburb of West Leederville. An old pantry and side wall were knocked down in the kitchen area to re-jig the space and capitalise on the beautiful natural light flowing through the window. By installing integrated appliances [...]

West Leederville – Kitchen

This modern kitchen renovation in West Leederville capitalised on the gorgeous natural light flowing through the kitchen window. A mixture of Berlin Oak and matte white Arrital cabinetry create a warm, modern feel alongside the dramatic Statuario Venato marble splash back. A clever use of lighting also brings this kitchen to life. To view images of the bathrooms [...]

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 [...]

City Beach Residence

Retreat Design worked with the client to redesign and reconfigure the entire kitchen, dining, living & office area in this City Beach home to better utilise the space and create a modern, classic look. Using a sophisticated palette of dark Berlin Oak and crisp white cabinetry, the quality fixtures and fittings take centre stage. Retreat Design were [...]

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

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 [...]

Six tips for a successful renovation

Below we’ve compiled some of our top tips for planning a well executed home renovation. We always recommend you invest time at the start of the design process to research your ideas and make the all important decision of choosing the right professional to help oversee your home renovation. 1. DO YOUR RESEARCH | Plan [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]