New Kitchen

Cottesloe – Kitchen

As part of a new build, Retreat Design supplied the kitchen, scullery & hallway cabinetry in this beautiful new beachside home designed by architect Simon Rodrigues. Arrital AK_B08 cabinetry in walnut veneer & AK_Project cabinetry in Fenix ‘Piombo Doha’ finish were used for the main kitchen. The scullery is a combination of Arrital cabinetry in [...]

Kitchens 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 spend time together during the day, one that’s in optimal condition will boost [...]

Cottesloe – Kitchen

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 [...]

Progress On Site In Subiaco

We love sharing progress photos of our jobs and this project in Subiaco is no exception. The character home on Rawson St is undergoing a full transformation & rear extension by Norvic Homes. Retreat Design was engaged to supply the new open-plan kitchen and laundry. Featuring the popular ‘Meg’ cabinetry from Arredo3, we have created [...]

4 Year Review – Leederville Renovation

As part of our ‘Renovation Review’ blog series we will be revisiting some of our previous projects to get a feel for how our clients have settled in to their spaces and what their thoughts are a few years on from project completion. This month we are featuring a project we completed 4 yrs ago [...]

How The HomeBuilder Grant Can Assist You

Thinking of renovating? Long dreamt of a new kitchen, bathroom or full home renovation? Then the Government’s HomeBuilder grant of $25,000 may be an incentive to act now. Working with established builders, Retreat Design regularly undertakes large scale projects for new builds and full home renovations that are substantial enough to qualify for the $25,000 [...]

South Fremantle Residence

This impressive 1800 sqm residence in South Fremantle includes a main house with kitchen, bathrooms, ensuite, 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, Retreat Design supplied a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Swanbourne – Kitchen & Bathrooms

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]