Top Kitchen & Bathroom Trends for 2020

Debunking The Myths of Imported Cabinetry

With the start of a new year we’ve compiled a list of design trends for the kitchen and bathroom in 2020. Whilst our designs are based on longevity and relevance for the years to come, its also nice to incorporate a few modern touches into our work.

See below for our design trends forecast for kitchens and bathrooms for the year 2020!


Kitchen Trends 2020 – Retreat Design

  • Open plan, breakfast bars, study nooks
  • Where possible adding a scullery into the kitchen design
  • Integrated appliances, hidden behind beautiful cabinetry
  • Seamless transition between kitchen and living area
  • Cabinetry continued from kitchen through to TV and living areas
  • Texture and depth of colour in material selections. It’s about being unique and inviting
  • Marble, stones and quartz with lots of veining and colour. Introducing pops of colour such as purple, blue, dark green and red in the furniture
  • Unique marbles and stones with lots of character (less of a cookie cutter style kitchen)
  • Warm colours such as timber, copper and black and brown
  • Timber highlights in the cabinetry to break up the ‘all white’ kitchen
  • Stone continued from bench tops up splash back for continuity of design
  • Integrated cabinetry lighting for mood and task lighting
  • Display cabinets integrated into the kitchen cabinetry for possessions and glassware to be on display
  • Large format porcelain bench tops
  • The use of different and progressive new kitchen surfaces such as Fenix NTM® (opaque, anti-fingerprint, highly durable, matt finish) and the hard wearing Paperstone ® (created from recycled paper and a non-petroleum resin)
  • Oxidised and metallic lacquer cabinetry and recycled woods (see Arrital)
  • Mixing materials in the kitchen with timber and laminates etc
  • Textured and coloured tiles used for splash backs such as handmade Zellige tiles and glazed tiles
  • Interesting tile patterns for the splash back such as vertically stacked, offset and herringbone etc
  • High quality, beautiful looking appliances with design finishes to complement the kitchen interior
  • Unique tap ware in different finishes such as brass, copper, black etc
  • Statement range hoods in different powder coat finishes to add interest


Bathroom Trends 2020 – Retreat Design

  • Warm colours (for a cold space). Brown, warm woods etc
  • Mid century modern style bathroom
  • Spa like atmosphere, creating a sanctuary or retreat
  • Lighting features in the shower. Chromotherapy. I.e. Invigorating lights for morning shower, peaceful subdued lighting for evening
  • Freestanding tubs
  • Large, expansive walk in showers
  • Hotel like environment with integrated cabinetry lighting and music & wifi
  • Statement marble, granite and quartz bench tops
  • Statement tile selections such as Kit Kat (finger tiles), penny rounds, patterned tiles.
  • Back lit mirrors and unique mirrors to add interest
  • Niche display nooks for accessorising the bathroom
  • Statement floor and wall tiles with colour and pattern or texture
  • Architectural fittings focusing on quality and design finish
  • Underfloor and towel rail heating for added luxury
  • Large feature windows, skylights and extra ventilation with the likes of louvres etc
  • Hanging cabinetry with unique finishes


Many of these design features are a staple in our kitchen & bathroom renovations and we look forward to continued design development over the year ahead.

Drop in to our showroom for a chat today at 307 Hay St, Subiaco or call us on 08 6101 1190.


Integrated Sub-Zero fridge Retreat Design

Stained Oak finish veneer cabinetry, integrated fridge

Retreat Design bathroom renovation Perth

Luxurious freestanding tub in a spa-like environment

Integrated appliances with Fenix NTM finish cabinetry and black granite

Large format porcelain splashback and warm wood tones

city beach kitchen

Mixed materials and seamless kitchen entertaining area

Hanging cabinetry with beautiful skylight feature

Warmth & depth with timber finishes and black fixtures

Artedomus Terra Nova Bench tops – large format porcelain

2019 Project Highlights Retreat Design

Warm and inviting tones. Black Fenix NTM Arrital cabinetry

Bernini Versailles luxury marble tops and splashback

Display shelving & statement tile splashback

Caesarstone Rugged Concrete

Caesarstone Rugged Concrete tops & Porcelain Splashback

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