Renovation Ideas

How much does a kitchen renovation cost?

The latest 2018/19 HIA Kitchens and Bathrooms survey found the average value of a kitchen installed in new homes to be $25,707, which is now lower than the $26,280 average value of kitchens installed as part of renovations. As a general rule of thumb entry level kitchen renovations will start around $10,000 to $25,000. 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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

CONO by Gessi + Karol

Newly released, the Gessi Cono (meaning ‘Cone’ in Italian) collection of tap ware and ceramics combines a naturally curved shape with angular lines, to create a sculptural piece of art. Innovative in form, Cono is designed in Italy by Prospero Rasulo and includes taps, basins, baths and accessories that are ideal for both contemporary and [...]

Bathe in luxury

DESIGNER BATHS Lets face it, there’s nothing more relaxing at the end of a long day than a soak in a luxurious bathtub… Here at Retreat Design we love to incorporate a feature bathtub into our clients’ bathroom designs. With so many stunning designer baths to choose from, we can help you select a beautiful [...]

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 [...]

6 Reasons Why You Should Use Retreat Design

If you’re wondering how you can benefit from using a project management service such as ours, read on to find out more. Our dedicated team of designers can assist you with identifying areas of your home that need upgrading in order to increase the value of your home. We are also a one stop shop for [...]