Introducing – Kim Duffin

Kitchen & Bathroom Designer + Space Planner + Project Manager


Kim Duffin is one of Australia’s leading and most influential Kitchen and Bathroom Designers.


He is a multi-award winning designer being awarded the title of the HIA Australian Kitchen Design of the Year 3 times and the Kitchen and Bathroom Institute Kitchen Designer and Certified Designer of the Year.

Watch Kim talk more about his passion for design and how he became one of Australia’s most experienced designers.


As the principal of Sublime Architectural Interiors, Kim has also won the prestigious HIA Australian Kitchen Project of the Year. This award recognises excellence in Project Management and Workmanship.


Since establishing himself as one of Australia’s most innovative designers, Kim’s work has regularly been featured in many of Australia’s leading design magazines including Kitchens and Bathrooms Quarterly, Queensland Homes and Trends. International blogs such as Houzz, Contemporist and Home Dsgn have also showcased his work.


Kim has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry with his background including trade qualifications as a Cabinetmaker (becoming fully qualified in 1994) and a stint as senior designer for North Queensland’s iconic CCW before starting his own design and manufacturing company in 2006.


Travelling regularly to international trade and design shows such as Eurocucina I Salone (Italy), Interzum (Germany), 100% Design (UK) and Designex (Australia). Kim ensures the very latest design and product concepts are integrated into each of his designs while always maintaining his own, unique signature.


A career of innovation and achievement has led to an active involvement in key industry groups. Kim sits on committees such as the Housing Industry Association Queensland Kitchen and Bathroom, Kitchen and Bathroom Designers Institute (KBDi) Queensland Chapter, and, until recently, Chairperson of the latter. He has also acted as a speciality trainer for Designer Training Pty Ltd plus judging roles in both regional and State-based industry association awards programmes.


Media is another aspect of Kim’s role in the design industry with him often being interviewed by various media on aspects of
design and interior trends.


Kim is available to deliver presentations on trends, space planning and products. If you would like to engage Kim for your next event or industry discussion, please contact us at


Qualifications and Credentials
  • 25 years in the construction industry
  • Certified Kitchen & Bathroom Designer
  • Trade qualified Cabinetmaker/Joiner
  • Speciality trainer – Designer Training Pty Ltd
  • Committee Member – HIA Queensland Kitchen and Bathroom Committee
  • Member of the Advisory Committee – Indian Kitchen & Bathroom Exhibition