Hot trends for any kitchen

Christchurch Mail - - HEALTH AND WELLBEING -

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.

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