From concept to creation,
it's the little things that count

Our dedicated team. One simple philosophy.

When we founded Ultimate Kitchens and Bathrooms, we made a promise – to be the team you can trust to bring your dreams to life. Thousands of projects later, we believe we’ve lived up to it and continue to do so. Our collaborative approach, out-of-the-box thinking, and attention to detail set us apart.

We have a passionate team of experts and we work with experienced tradies who are just as dedicated – carpenters, electricians, plumbers, plasterers, tillers, stone & glass manufacturers and cabinet makers – so you don’t have to do anything.

Rest assured, we’ll only recommend the best value products, quality finishes, and we only use Australian cabinetry and joinery. We’re here to add value to your home and your lifestyle. So, if you’d like a renovation that comes with real peace of mind, talk to us.

Meet your team


Your ideas people. They listen closely, think deeply and work collaboratively to turn your vision into something amazing.

Jeff Richards

Director, Designer and Registered Builder

Jeff’s passion is for beautiful design and helping clients make their dream kitchen or bathroom a reality. His structural knowledge and determination to overcome design challenges are the driving force behind every job. Jeff enjoys the uniqueness of each project and his skills benefit our clients by creating individual unique and space-enhancing designs. With 40 years in the building industry, Jeff has a wealth of experience and is a member of the HIA and Cabinet Makers’ Association.

Beata Brzozowska

Senior Designer

Passionate about providing the very best designs that work the way you want, Beata has been awarded Designer of the Year twice and has designed over 4000 kitchens and bathrooms in Melbourne and its surrounds. Her obsession with great design never stops. She regularly visits Milan to keep up with latest international design trends and takes great pride in the finished product of her designs, as well as the happiness they bring to our clients.

Eugene Lombard

Senior Designer

Eugene’s background in engineering shows in the workflow and layout of his designs as well as in his meticulous attention to detail. With over 10 years experience, he has delivered many luxury kitchens and bathrooms and designed kitchens for reality television shows. Eugene has a Eurocentric design ethos and enjoys attending European design expos to expand his knowledge. He holds an Advanced Diploma in Building Design and Certificate IV in Building.

Showroom specialists and account management

Interior professionals, who will help, inspire and guide you through all the design possibilities and the best finishes, fixtures, and fittings for your new renovation. Our experienced account manager will oversee all contracts and payments.

Chelsea Gomes

Showroom Consultant & Marketing Liaison

Chelsea oversees the front end of the business. With a solid background in Interior Design completing both a Bachelor Degree and Diploma, along with her marketing experience she is involved in various stages of your project. Whether it is initial design ideas, knowledge of materials or the visual design concept you require, you can be assured Chelsea will give you clear incite to our processes. She enjoys engaging with our clients and seeing your project transform to a finished product, where she will potentially contact you with respect to organising photography for our website, magazine publications or social media.

Samantha Lamers

Accounts Manager

Samantha manages our accounting systems, client contracts and payments. With qualifications across payroll administration and bookkeeping as well as 15 years’ experience in payroll and accounts, Samantha has an eye for detail and accuracy. She enjoys the challenge of applying her wealth of knowledge day-to-day and keeping up to date in her ever-changing field.

Technical detailers

Our technical detailers immerse themselves in all the tiny details of your renovation. They’ll provide in-depth technical drawings that keep all suppliers informed and focused, in order to produce the outcome you’re looking for.

Ron Macfarlane

Production Manager / Detailer

Ron turns your design team’s visions into accurate and detailed drawings for manufacturing and onsite build and trade-works. Ron’s eye for detail and his technical and management experience ensure every detail goes to plan. Ron has 30 years’ experience in the industry, initially as a qualified cabinet maker (including production management and technical detailing) and for the last decade in bespoke kitchen design. He holds a Diploma in Building, Design and Drafting.

April Stroud

Technical Detailer

April strives on the creation of beautiful and efficient spaces for clients’ everyday lives, the variation and detail of utility spaces and how people use them based on their personality, culture and lifestyle. April creates 2D images to accurately convey a designer’s ideas to our clients, and takes great pride in refining them to perfection. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Building Design and a Certificate IV in Building.

Vrushali Deogaonkar

Technical Detailer

Originally from Auckland, where she worked in a technical design position for a kitchen and cabinet manufacturer, Vrushali’s initial training was a Bachelor of Architecture and Interior Design in India followed by a Master of Architecture in Melbourne. Vrushali is a knowledgeable, valuable member of our detailing team who enjoys working out the finer details for our clients.

Rosie Osano


With a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Architecture and a Diploma in Interior Design, Rosie has always had a passion for renovations and interiors. The love for construction and aesthetically pleasing interiors has given Rosie the desire to design spaces suited for individuals and client’s needs. Rosie has very good attention to detail and produces design detailed drawings for clients. She has an appreciation for architecture and enjoys seeing clients finally see their newly renovated spaces.

Project managers

Your one point of contact. They’ll co-ordinate the team, manage the tradies, ensure your renovation runs smoothly, and keep you constantly updated.

John Matkowsky

Senior Project Administrator

With over 30 years’ experience in the building industry, mostly in kitchens and bathrooms, John holds a Certificate IV in Building and Construction and has owned and managed a manufacturing and installation business for over two decades. John is a Registered Builder and a member of the HIA. He is responsible for scheduling projects and overseeing project managers and tradespeople to ensure the team all work cohesively.

Adrian Fernando

Project Manager

With a keen eye for detail Adrian is an expert project manager. He’s been a trainer and mentor to staff in previous project management roles and is driven by exceeding his client’s expectations – he wants them to be thrilled with the end result. Adrian is a Licensed Builder with a Certificate IV in Building and Construction and has 12 years with experience across all aspects of renovations.

Kenny Robertson

Project Manager

Kenny has been in construction for 20 years with a range of experience to draw on, ensuring a high end delivery of product. This ranges from plumbing and façade project management, through to construction of custom built homes. With experience in both extensions and renovations, coupled with a Certificate IV in Building and Construction, Kenny has the expertise to oversee your project to the exemplary standards.


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1035 Burke Road
Hawthorn East (cnr Canterbury Rd)

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Or by appointment

Phone: 03 9882 4103
Fax: 03 9882 4763

Locations We Service