Cecily_Thorpe Cecily Thorpe
Showroom Consultant

Chelsea and Cecily are generally your first point of contact with Ultimate Kitchens & Bathrooms. They meet with prospective customers in our Burke Road showroom, discussing initial ideas and answering questions about design, materials, colours and our process to deliver a finished product to you. You are never left in the dark – once a project is up and running, Cecily and Chelsea are able to update clients on a daily basis about progress of the work and what each customer can expect to happen next. Having renovated two houses of her own, Cecily is very sensitive to the whole client experience. She has a passion for interior design – especially kitchens and bathrooms – and has worked in the industry for five years, starting out as a kitchen designer. She greatly enjoys the diversity and pace of her role, and the variety of people she meets and interacts with.

Chelsea_Gomes Chelsea Gomes
Showroom Consultant

With a Diploma of Interior Design & Decoration and a Bachelor of Design (Interior and Exhibition Design), Chelsea has 13 years’ experience in the kitchen and bathroom industry across a variety of roles including in the tile industry, colour consulting work, and setting up new and refurbished Reece stores Australia wide.  At Ultimate, Chelsea similarly enjoys the variety her job brings, and transforming a 2D floor plan into a 3D presentation for new clients.

Jeff_Richards Jeff Richards
Director, Designer and Registered Builder

As a member of the HIA and Cabinet Makers’ Association, and a Registered Builder, Jeff has spent 40 years in the building industry, the latter half of which have been in the design and construction of bathrooms and kitchens. As such he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role as a Designer and the Manager of Ultimate Kitchens & Bathrooms.Jeff’s passion for good design, his structural knowledge, and his determination to overcome design challenges to maximize the final outcome for clients, are the driving forces behind every job he undertakes. Creating individual designs that make the best possible use of the space and that are both practical and beautiful, he enjoys the fact that every project is unique, as every client has individual requirements and visions. For him the challenge of clever design, often thinking outside the square, means that the finished product is one that delights his clients – and to him that is very satisfying.

Beata Brzozowska
Senior Designer

Beata has 13 years’ experience as a kitchen and bathroom designer and has twice been awarded Designer of the Year. In that time she has created over 4000 kitchens and bathrooms in Melbourne and surrounds, and travels every two years to Milan to keep up with the latest in international design trends. Beata enjoys seeing the finished product of her designs come together and the happiness this brings her clients.

Deborah Hurley
Senior Designer

With a passion for interiors that began with a Diploma of Interior Design & Decoration, Deborah joined the team at Ultimate in 2017, bringing with her over 12 years in the industry – creating beautiful spaces, consulting for award-winning home builders and specialising in kitchen and bathroom design. She has received several design awards and enjoys traveling to Eurocuccina in Milan to stay abreast of the latest design trends and innovations. Deborah loves seeing the transformation of a client’s space and the joy it brings.

Ron_Macfarlane Ron Macfarlane
Production Manager / Detailer

Ron has 30 years’ experience in the industry, initially as a qualified cabinet maker (including production management and technical detailing) but for the last decade in bespoke kitchen design. He holds a Diploma in Building, Design and Drafting. At Ultimate Kitchens & Bathrooms Ron enjoys the challenge of turning our design team’s visions into accurate and detailed drawings for our manufacturing and onsite build- and trade-works. Ron’s eye for detail and his technical and management experience give our company the best start in delivering your job on time and with the minimum of fuss.

Kathryn Lewthwaite
Detailer

Kathryn creates the important and highly detailed plans that our joinery (cabinetry) manufacturer and on-site tradespeople work from, using her eye for detail and problem-solving skills to liaise with our designers and clients to achieve the very best outcome. She has a Bachelor of Built Environment majoring in Interior Design, and has worked on a variety of projects across the commercial, multi-residential, private residential, educational and retail industries. Kathryn brings 18 years of experience in the building and construction industry, including six years specializing in joinery/cabinetry detailing, and enjoys seeing kitchens and bathrooms come to fruition from initial design concepts.

Brad_Smit Brad Smit
Construction Manager

Brad joined Ultimate Kitchens & Bathrooms in July 2014 and brought with him a wealth of building knowledge from 15 years working in the industry. He is an HIA member and holds a Certificate IV in Building Construction. Brad is responsible for scheduling and managing the building process on .our renovation projects and loves the satisfaction of being able to execute an existing room into something new, using his eye for detail and his project management skills. He also greatly enjoys the contact between himself, our clients & our tradespeople.

John Matkowsky
Construction Manager

Joining our team in 2017, John has over 30 years’ experience in the building industry, mostly in kitchens and bathrooms. Initially a cabinet maker by trade, with a Certificate IV in Building and Construction, he has owned and managed a manufacturing and installation business for over two decades. An HIA member and Registered Builder, John loves interacting with clients and tradespeople and, like Brad, is responsible for scheduling and managing the building process on our renovation projects.