Complete Kitchens

Our Team

At Complete Kitchens, it’s Our People who truly define us! We take immense pride in our team of friendly, professional, and highly skilled individuals, ranging from our talented Designers to our dedicated Installation Team.

Many of our team members have been with us for the long haul, showcasing their loyalty and genuine passion for our company. They are the backbone of the CK Brand, embodying its values and contributing to its success.


Chris Arnold 

Senior Designer

Meet Chris, the unparalleled design mastermind behind Complete Kitchens.

With an impressive tenure of over 50 years in the industry, Chris stands as the most experienced designer not only within our company but across Australia. In fact, he is the very founder of our business back in 1978.

As a qualified Cabinet Maker and Licensed Builder (Domestic Builder Unlimited), Chris has witnessed the ever-changing landscape of the industry and successfully adapted, incorporating the latest technologies while staying true to the timeless values of quality, service, and fair pricing.

Today, as a certified Kitchen Designer by KBDI (CKD Au), Chris finds pure joy in doing what he loves most—designing. With countless completed kitchens under his belt, Chris possesses unmatched expertise in the realms of kitchen design and manufacturing.


Chris’ Feature Projects

Elwood Contemporary Kitchen Design & Renovation 

Kew French Provincial Kitchen Design & Renovation

Sorrento Coastal/Hampton Style Custom Kitchen & Joinery

Hawthorn Classic Kitchen Design & Renovation 

What Chris’ Clients Say  (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)


“Chris, the kitchen designer was wonderful to work with. His knowledge was amazing and nothing was a trouble. The design was a fast and efficient process where Chris listened to our ideas and gave his genuine opinion on what would work and what wouldn’t. The production of the kitchen was professional and a beautifully made kitchen was the result. The installation team, led by Robbie was a dream to work with and nothing was too much trouble. We are so happy we chose Complete Kitchens for our renovation.”

—-Lesley & Jeff from Wheels Hill (Google 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)


“Our association with Complete Kitchens began over 25 years ago when a small and pokey kitchen was transformed into a modern and airy room, with maximum bench space and storage, that is harmonious with the rest of our beautiful 90-year-old house.

Design talent, respect for heritage features, care for detail, quality of materials and skilled (and delightful) workmen gave us a great kitchen filled with light.
Some years ago, CK, completing our living space, also gave us a large built-in bookcase with a place for the TV, and, on my request, installed some new cupboard doors, matching the colour with the “old” doors.

The most recent intervention by CK, and its always delightful workmen, in December 2020, is the transformation of a tiny laundry off the living room into a bijou utility room with sink, washing machine, and, as is their trademark, maximum bench space and storage.

For more than 25 years I have been a satisfied client of CK and, with confidence, I strongly recommend Complete Kitchens to those who are looking for excellent design, quality materials and good workmanship”

—- Kristen from Camberwell  (Google Review)

Alex Garnish

Senior Designer

Alex’s passion for interiors ignited years ago when she embarked on an apprenticeship in painting and decorating. Since then, she has expanded her qualifications, earning a Diploma in Interior Design & Decoration. Graduating in 2006, Alex ventured into both the commercial and residential interior design sectors before discovering her true calling in kitchens and cabinetry design in 2012.

In 2016, Alex joined the esteemed Complete Kitchens team, quickly earned her Senior Designer stripes. Her exceptional attention to detail, thoughtful and practical design solutions, and warm customer service approach have made her a popular designer. Clients are drawn to Alex’s super friendly nature, and they absolutely love working with her.

Alex’s designs are not only visually stunning but also prioritize functionality. She takes great pride in crafting spaces that cater to her clients’ unique needs and requirements. With her amazing eye for detail, thoughtfulness, and warm personality, Alex creates beautiful and highly functional kitchen and cabinetry designs that leave a lasting impression.


Alex’s Feature Projects

Canterbury Modern Kitchen Design & Renovation

Sandringham Contemporary Kitchen Design & Renovation

Hampton Contemporary Kitchen Design & Renovation

Clifton Hill Classic Kitchen Design & Renovation

Caulfield South Industrial Kitchen Design & Renovation

Sandringham Classic Kitchen Renovation


What Alex’s Clients Say  (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)


“You might expect with such a large project that something wouldn’t be planned for or executed as hoped, however Alex’s meticulous planning went off without a hitch. The construction and installation process was full proof as well. We meet the remainder of the CK team which were knowledgeable and supportive all the way. Every process was discussed, agreed upon and documented for full transparency with no hidden cost surprises!”

— Diana from Canterbury (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)




Stephanie Micallef-Smith  

Senior Designer

Introducing Stephanie Micallef-Smith, an accredited and certified kitchen and bathroom designer who has been prominent in the industry for over 15 years. As a second-generation designer, she follows in her father’s footsteps, boasting a legacy of four decades in design. Stephanie’s talent has earned her numerous awards, and her designs have often featured in industry magazines. 

As a mother of three, Stephanie fully understands the rigors a kitchen can be put through and the importance of function and form. Using full colour 3D CAD software, she brings your cabinetry visions to life with clarity and attention to details.

Since joining our CK team in early 2024, Stephanie has already captured the hearts of her clients and expanding her referral network. Collaborating closely with our experienced in-house technical detailers and cabinet makers, she continues to raise the bar for kitchen design, ensuring each project is executed flawlessly.

Stay tuned for further updates on Stephanie’s journey with us!



Melody L

Showroom Manager

Meet Melody – Our showroom manager since early 2020. 

With a solid background in Interior Design, including experience in the curtain, tile and stone benchtop industries, and over 3 years dedicated service within the CK team, Melody emerges as the perfect guide to kickstart your kitchen renovation journey.

Serving as our dedicated showroom manager and colour consultant, Melody takes care of customer inquiries, showroom displays, colour samples etc. She also acts as a liaison between clients, designers and office personnel when needed. Her passion for her work shines through as she wholeheartedly embraces her role. 

From the moment you step through our doors, Melody greets you warmly with a smile, serving as a knowledgeable guide on all aspects of our company, products, services, and processes. Equipped with a wealth of information, she can address any inquiries you may have, offer a guided tour of our state-of-the-art facilities, and arrange a Design Consultation for you.



Robert W

Factory Manager

Meet Robbie, a valued member of the Complete Kitchens team for over 25 years. What started as a cabinet maker apprenticeship has evolved into a remarkable journey, making Robbie one of our most dedicated employees.

As a senior cabinet maker and installer, Robbie’s expertise in cabinetry manufacturing knows no bounds. With an impeccable understanding of his craft, he consistently delivers exceptional results for our clients. 

Today, Robbie’s role has expanded to encompass factory operation management. He oversees the entire production process, working closely with management, the design team, the tech team, and our skilled tradespeople. With his problem-solving skills and unwavering dedication, Robbie ensures that every project achieves the utmost satisfaction for our customers.



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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