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Update a tired kitchen: M F Turnbull


For many of us, a stretch of time to reflect and plan was an unexpected addition to our year, a rare positive effect of our lockdown experience. With time on our hands, all to be spent in our homes, we were able to think about what we would like to change, and take the time to consider and research options.

 

 

M.F. Turnbull, where the in-house saying is, ‘if you think it could be spray finished, give us a call because it probably can,’ was available throughout lockdown for enquiries and they are now busy bringing that work to fruition.

“We’ve always been a cost-effective option for making fittings and furniture new again,” co-owner Monique Turnbull says.

“But now more and more people are considering how to get what they want with less impact on the environment. By changing the colour, you get to reuse and so reduce waste going to landfill and energy used in manufacturing new.”

This year the longstanding company is further enhancing its green credentials, working with suppliers to start phasing out solvent based products in favour of waterborne applications.

“We find that many kitchens are already well laid out and some are kitchens by name designers. They often only need minor alterations such as changing a cupboard to drawers, removing or replacing cupboards over fridge, microwave areas or oven surrounds,” Monique says.

“A fresh surface and adding new handles can be all you need to bring a kitchen up to date.”

The team can strip back surfaces but it is not usually necessary.

“We can recolour any type of kitchen surface that manufacturers can make. Even doors where the plastic coating is breaking down, we can remove the coating and apply the colour you want to the underlying substrate,” Monique adds.

Often clients are happy with the existing colour of their joinery but some parts of the kitchen have become a little tired.

“A refinish to match the original and its like a new kitchen again. It is also an easy way to refresh the kitchen if you are looking to sell, or if you have just moved in and are looking to make your new home ‘feel like you’.”

M.F. Turnbull Kitchen Renewal are also the experts for refinishing bathroom vanities, wardrobe doors, internal doors, and all kinds of furniture from a lampstand through to bedroom or dining suites.

The team thrives on challenges and loves it if an unusual request comes in.

The challenge can sometimes lie in bringing out of people’s heads the vision that they have.

By talking through the end goal using samples and options to clarify, the team is very good at turning visions into reality.

Send your enquiry with photos through the website or to info@mfturnbull.co.nz and they can give you an estimate or call them to discuss on 03 365 2519


 

Revitalising Your Most Used Space: M F Turnbull


Thirty-one years and counting – that’s how long M F Turnbull has been finishing furniture and joinery in Canterbury and beyond.

 

With an expanded facility, Kitchen Renewal is a new division of M F Turnbull that specialises in refurbishing kitchens and furniture. No matter what the current finish of your kitchen, it can be repainted or refinished to a colour and look that you want. Even pre-finished boards such as melamine, despite the common belief that it can’t, can be refinished. When it comes to kitchens, often the most used space in the house, people don’t realise that with some relatively small changes and a quality refinishing, you virtually get a new kitchen, says Co-Owner Monique Turnbull. “Very often, kitchens are really well designed,” she says.

So if you are staying with the same layout, you could make small changes, like removing unused overhead cupboards or replacing a cupboard with a set of drawers, she says. With a refinish on the cupboard doors, drawers and benchtops, new handles and hinges, your kitchen is totally transformed. Not only is this process cost effective, it is much more friendly to the environment, creating less waste as many pulled-out units end up in landfills. This has become a particular focus for M F Turnbull – Kitchen Renewal. Specialising in making the old new again, the ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ model is at the core of the business.

It also applies to so much more than just kitchens. Any piece of furniture can be revitalised; heirlooms or that tired old coffee table that you like but needs either a new stain or a new colour. Chairs, side tables, drawers and more can be brought up to date to suit new décor. Individual pieces or entire suites can be revamped and revitalised to any colour or look. In their 31 years, the team at M F Turnbull has saved some very unique items, things that may otherwise have been consigned to the trash heap; items such as filing cabinets, desks, or even things like pianos. In one instance a treasured vase was given a new look to bring into line with a new décor.

Steve Baker is the Manager at M F Turnbull. His experience and expertise is called upon to advise clients of just what is possible. If you know what you want, he is able to guide you through the process and achieve your goals. If you don’t know what you want, he can have a look at your existing kitchen and offer advice on what can be done. Often, he and the team can suggest options you may not have considered.

With a free consultation and quote, and a fast, efficient removal and reinstallation process, your kitchen can be looking bright and new in as little as ten working days. Contact the team at www.kitchenrenewal.co.nz or www.mfturnbull.co.nz.