Complete Kitchens

Our Team

What really makes Complete Kitchens is Our People! We pride ourselves on our friendly, professional and knowledgeable staff – from the Designers through to our Installation Team.  Most have been with us long term, are loyal and love the company – this is the backbone of the CK Brand!


Chris Arnold 

Senior Designer

With over 50 years in the business, Chris is Complete Kitchens most experienced designer… and one of the most experienced in Australia … not to mention the founder of the business in 1978.

A qualified Cabinet Maker and Licensed Builder(Domestic Builder Unlimited), he has witnessed the industry change over the years and has successfully evolved and adapted, implementing latest technologies, yet holding true to the old fashioned values of a quality, service and a fair price.

These days, as a KBDI Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD Au), Chris is happy to concentrate on his true love – designing… and with thousands of kitchens completed, there is little he doesn’t know about kitchen design and manufacturing!


Chris’ Feature Projects

Elwood Kitchen Renovation 

Kew Kitchen Renovation

Sorrento Houselot Cabinetry Project

Hawthorn Kitchen Project 

What Chris’ Clients Say about Him  (From Online Reviews)

“From the start Chris was professional, engaging and very helpful! He helped us design and choose what has turned out to be a magnificent kitchen to suit us – complete with higher the normal benches. There was never anything too much trouble and we ended up having the laundry done at the same time. To all the staff who were involved – a big thank you! This is one part of the renovation that has run smoothly…”

—–Kristy from Hampton Park  (Google Review)


“Thank you so much to Chris and team for creating our high quality, dream kitchen. Your expertise, design ideas and solutions are a testament to years of experience and knowledge. You truly understood our needs and expectations. The whole process was stress-free, streamlined and all tradies were efficient, obliging and punctual. We are thrilled with our new kitchen!”

—– Barbara from Caulfield North  (Houzz Review)


“We had the pleasure of working with Chris in renovating our kitchen and laundry and we could not recommend them enough. Chris has decades of knowledge and is hands down one of the best the business. The process ran smoothly from start to finish, it was such a great experience, Chris was patience and very flexible with adapting to our budget and the final product is exceptional, they definitely delivered us a designer kitchen and laundry! Wouldn’t use anyone else with any future projects.”

—-Majorie from Carnegie (Google Review)


Matthew Grieve 

Senior Designer

Matt came to Kitchen Design in 2008, having qualified as a Kitchen and Bathroom Designer and has since completed over 3000 projects. Matt has worked in some of the industry leading Kitchen and Bathroom Companies, but loves Complete Kitchen the most since he joined the team in 2018 because of our high quality products, customer service focus and competitive pricing.

He is affectionally called “The Kitchen Nerd” as he is very process driven, has a strong attention to detail and is very passionate about making highly effective and beautiful cabinetry … especially kitchens!


Matt’s Feature Projects

Armadale Kitchen Renovation

Brighton Kitchen Renovation 

Brunswick Apartment Kitchen Renovation

Docklands Apartment Kitchen Renovation

What Matt’s Clients Say about Him (From Online Reviews)

“Matt was an absolute pleasure to deal with; friendly, knowledgeable and a consummate professional.
Matt took the time to listen to what we were after and designed the most beautiful and timeless wardrobes for our new home…”

—— Valerie Jackson from Bentleigh (Google Review)


“Matt considered both my budgetary requirements and my desires and designed my kitchen within my budget . If he didn’t think any of my suggestions would work he would tell me so (very nicely) and I have to say he was always right! Everything he suggested works!!…”

—— Hilary Swinard from Wheelers Hill (Google Review)


“Our kitchen designer, Matt, was so great to work with and had a wealth of experience in this industry. He came up with a very functional kitchen design that suits very well our house’s existing layout and was willing to listen to our ideas to optimise the design to suit our preferences; and he was constantly present during the entire process, answering our emails on his off days too…”

—— Rose Nguyen from Bentleigh East (Google Review)



Alex Garnish

Senior Designer

Alex began her love for interiors many years ago with an apprenticeship in painting and decorating and has since developed her qualifications with a Diploma in Interior Design & Decoration. Since graduating in 2006 Alex has worked in both the commercial and residential interior design sectors before finding her passion for kitchens and cabinetry design in 2012.

Alex joined the Complete Kitchens team in 2016 and has earned her Senior Designer stripes. Her amazing eye for detail, thought out and practical design solutions along with a warm and welcoming customer service style has made her an integral member of the CK team. Her designs are not only beautiful but highly functional and she prides herself on designing spaces that suit her clients individual needs and requirements.


Alex’s Feature Projects

Clifton Hill Kitchen Renovation

Caulfield South Kitchen Renovation

Sandringham Kitchen Renovation

Portsea Kitchen Renovation

What Alex’s Clients Say about Her (From Online Reviews)


“Our family engaged Complete Kitchens to design and install a new kitchen / laundry in our heritage apartment in Elwood. Our Complete Kitchen consultant was Alex Garnish who provided excellent advice and outstanding customer service. Alex appraised us of all the various options, and a host of practical suggestions. The complete process was without fault and all our “silly questions and queries” were answered in a timely and professional manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending Alex as a consultant and Complete Kitchens as a professional company with a well earned reputation for excellence.”

—-Samuel from Elwood (Google Review)


“Complete Kitchens build our kitchen and simply to say that the result is pleasing would be an understatement. It is costly alright, but the quality is excellent. Before the construction started, we were supplied with a schedule of work, which was followed exactly, a rear occurrence these days. Alex and Kevin were competent, well-organized, helpful and accommodating; Alex’s creativity and patience deserve a special mention. In fact, every person we came into contact with during the construction was on top of their trade and did excellent job. We would not hesitate to recommend Complete Kitchens to anyone.”

—-Dmitri from Brighton East (Google Review)


“Alex brought a high level of expertise to the design but was most willing to listen to our responses and understand our needs as they became clearer. We saw her many times over the period of a year. Our own way of working was to bring a lot to the design process, down to small details, and Alex was always willing to work patiently with us to accommodate these…”

—-Joan Holt from Fitzroy North (Houzz Review)




Melody Lind

Showroom Manager


With a background in Interior Design – having worked in the curtain, tile and stone benchtop industries – Melody is the perfect person to start your new kitchen journey with.  Her passion for colours and finishes shine through.

Greeting you with a smile the moment you walk in the door, she’s a wealth of information about our company, products and process.  She can answer all your queries, take you on a guided tour of our facilities and book you in for a Design Consultation.

Robert W

Factory Foreman/Senior Cabinet Maker

Robbie started with Complete Kitchens as a young apprentice 24 years ago and is now one of our longest standing employees.  His tenure with us is a testament to the amazing team environment we pride ourselves on.

There’s nothing he doesn’t know when it comes to cabinetry and he always goes out of his way to give great customer service. He is a favorite with our clients and has received a lot of praise.


What Our Clients Say about Robbie (From Online Reviews)

“……The quality of the cabinetry made in-house by a great team led by Robbie in the factory is of excellent quality. It’s beautiful. Installation was seamless … made easy as CK co-ordinated the necessary tradesmen for all the services from gutting my old kitchen to plastering, cabinetry fitting, plumbers and electricians. ……Special thanks to Robbie for building me a fabulous unit in my cupboard to hold my boards and trays……”

—-Hilary from Wheelers Hill 


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