Kitchen

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 [...]

Your Guide To Kitchen Benchtops

With so many products on offer, design choices for bench tops have never been so great. Here’s the Retreat Design guide to kitchen bench tops. We also highly recommend having a read of Choice Australia’s article where they’ve put 16 benchtop materials to the test in their labs, assessing their ability to resist heat damage, [...]

NEW STEAM APPLIANCES

STEAMING AHEAD: WINNING APPLIANCES REVEALS TOP KITCHEN AND LAUNDRY APPLIANCES THAT USE STEAM TECHNOLOGY   Australia’s premium kitchen and laundry specialist, reveals some of the latest products leading the steam revolution in kitchen and laundry appliances. With the evolution of steam technology, home cooking and cleaning has never been more efficient and accessible. Danielle Sukari, [...]

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 [...]

From Concept to Creation

From Design Concept to Realisation..   As a team of passionate interior designers, there is nothing better than watching a concept creation come to life. Whether it be a kitchen renovation, new home cabinetry, extensive home remodel or whatever your cabinetry design needs, we go into every project hoping to truly nail your brief so [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Project Feature: Leederville Renovation

Retreat Design renovated the kitchen of this Leederville home in 2016 for our client who wanted a contemporary looking space. Using Arrital ‘Village’ cabinetry, a Falcon oven with recycled timber railway sleeper and a statement butler’s sink, we achieved a classic looking kitchen that ties in perfectly with the Jarrah floorboards and character features of [...]

Our Top Tapware Picks

Choosing the right tapware for your kitchen or bathroom project should be a well thought out decision. The range on offer is extensive and there is a huge difference in price and quality. At Retreat Design, we are proud suppliers of European brands such as Gessi, Zucchetti, Hansgrohe, Armando Vicario and KWC to name a [...]

Cottesloe – Kitchen & Bathrooms

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 [...]

BEFORE & AFTERS – What a transformation!

There’s nothing more rewarding at the end of a project than looking back on how far you’ve come. Renovating can be messy and time consuming so it’s nice to have a before and after shot to see the wonderful transformation of the space. At Retreat Design we have some great photos to compare our projects [...]

New Project Inspo

We have recently completed some great new projects which have been professionally photographed by our friends at Silvertone Photography. Here’s a sneak peek of the photos to get you motivated and hopefully inspired for your own home project! All of the projects are now up on our webpage under ‘Portfolio‘. To enquire about a renovation [...]

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 [...]

Why You Should Choose Us Over A Local Cabinet Maker

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 design. It can be 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 [...]

An Affordable Designer Kitchen

The photos of our recent kitchen project in Melville have just come through and we couldn’t be happier!   Completed in 2016, this project is a wonderful example of how we can achieve a high end finish with a medium sized budget. By using matte white laminate for the majority of the cabinets and the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.        

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 [...]

Watermans Bay – kitchen & bathroom

For this project, our oceanside friends were keen to create the wow factor. The clients worked closely with one of our interior architects, Shaye Starr, to revamp their family home.  The result was a sensational kitchen and sensuous bathroom with so much wow factor the new spaces will provide a topic of conversation for many dinner parties to come. Products Used Kitchen [...]

Nedlands – kitchen & bathroom

Retreat Design worked with the client to renovate and upgrade the outdated kitchen & bathroom in this lovely old character home in Nedlands. By removing an internal wall, the limited kitchen space was transformed into a light and bright open plan cooking area with breakfast bar. The family wanted a modern black and white design which [...]

Mount Hawthorn – kitchen, bathroom & laundry

Working with the architect, client and builder, Retreat Design was commissioned to design and project manage the kitchen, bathrooms & laundry in this Mount Hawthorn home. The owners wanted a unique and innovative design solution and were not afraid to push certain design boundaries. Using Arrital’s Karisma range for the kitchen cabinetry and Karol’s KS [...]

Mount Lawley – kitchen, bathroom & laundry

Retreat Design was brought in to transform this dated kitchen area in Mt Lawley and create a light, bright and beautifully modern space. The clients loved the newly released AK_05 system by Arrital and this cabinetry was used to great effect with its handles-less, streamlined aesthetic. The result is a timeless and practical renovation which the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Make your own idea book on Houzz.com.au

Get on board Houzz.com.au and make your own ‘ideabook’ with all the amazing Houzz images to choose from. It is a great way to share & collate ideas and imagery if you are planning a renovation. To see the Retreat Design Ideabook and Houzz profile complete with images from some of our projects, please click [...]