Hot trends for any kitchen
When the country’s best kitchen and bathroom designs were recognised at an awards ceremony in Sydney this month, the finishing touches that brought many entries to life could be traced back to local spray-coating firm MF Turnbull.
With two workshops in Christchurch, MF Turnbull is the industry’s quiet overachiever, having established itself almost 30 years as one of the country’s go-to companies for highquality coatings for joinery and hard furnishings.
Its advanced spray-painting services make it possible for some of the hottest design finishes seen at the recent National Kitchen and Bathroom Association awards to be replicated on aged or dated kitchens.
MF Turnbull co-owner Monique Turnbull, who runs the business with her husband, Murray, says there was a strong trend at this year’s awards towards mixing paint finishes and stained veneers within a kitchen.
‘‘In the past, colour was often used in the kitchen finish; it is now more common to use whites or neutrals on the joinery, and colour is brought in with the use of accessories,’’ she says.
‘‘We’re often asked to refinish small pieces of furniture, like tables and stools, in a bold colour as the accent for a kitchen or living area.
‘‘Our clients are really only limited by their imaginations, and we’re happy to help them achieve their visions.’’
Hard-wearing paints are available in all colours with glossy, matt or satin finishes. Special touches such as a metallic sheen, a distressed look or textured finish can be applied for emphasis and individuality.
Monique says the same coatings used on new furnishings and cabinetry can in many cases be used to modernise older kitchens, too.
By changing once-popular dark colours to a lighter shade, people can easily rejuvenate their living spaces.
‘‘There are many kitchens out there which were designer-built, so they still have good flow and may just be looking a bit tired and worn. A refinish with a new sprayed lacquer finish will give a worn-out kitchen a new lease of life,’’ she says.
It is also cheaper to recoat than replace a kitchen and still achieve a beautiful ‘‘as new’’ finish, she adds.
As for properties about to hit the market this spring, updating the style of the hub of the home is a great way to add value in a competitive market.
To find out more, contact MF Turnbull on 03 365 2519 or visit them online at mfturnbull.co.nz.
MF Turnbull owners Murray and Monique Turnbull specialise in beautiful finishing touches for kitchens.