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#BuyersGuide: Tips For Buying A Sectional

Sectional buying can be a daunting task if you are new to the game. What size do I need? What If I move ? Do I need to have a huge room for it to fit? We hope this post helps clarify some questions you may have and gives you the nudge you need to make that big decision.

Whether you are  custom ordering from a store in person or ordering online, you will come across terminology that may be confusing. Sectional components mostly consist of Right arm facing (RAF), Left arm facing (LAF), corner pieces, chaises or armless pieces. Right or left arm facing means that when you are looking at the sectional, the arm is on the right or left. An armless piece is useful to connect your LAF or RAF end pieces or add length to your piece and chaise lounges add an L-shaped length without the extra cushions.

Contrary to popular belief. you do not need a huge space for a sectional to work. Actually, a sectional may be the solution to that small awkward space you can’t seem to figure out. A large piece of furniture in a small space can actually anchor the space and help it seem bigger! Eliminating multiple pieces of furniture and using a sectional to accommodate all of your seating needs will make for a cozier, softer space. Here are a couple of examples:

The sectional above features a left arm facing love seat and right arm facing chaise. A sofa with a chaise is a great option for a small space.

This sectional is traditional L-shaped with a RAF love seat and LAF sofa with return.

Before you start shopping, measure your space and draw out a floor plan! You need to know exactly how much room you have to work with, especially because the majority of sectional purchases are special orders and non-returnable. You want to take note of your high traffic areas, point of entrance and all doors and openings. Sectionals are great, but if you are blocking your entrances and flow of traffic, it may not be the best option for your space.

Think you will be moving in a few years? Maybe you should consider a modular sectional. These versatile pieces allow you to add and subtract any number of pieces to fit your space perfectly. See an example of a modular sectional below:

This 8 piece sectional can be modified to be smaller or in a different configuration very easily. See it with all of its pieces here:

Try not to become overwhelmed, find your measurements, and head to Turner’s so a designer can help you find the perfect sectional. We are confident that a sectional can quickly add functionality, comfort, and style that few other furnishings can provide.

Have any questions, comments, or concerns? Let us know on our Facebook!

 

#DesignDilemma: Decorating with a TV

Today, the television has become a focal point in almost all of our homes. However, it doesn’t have to be as unsightly as you think! There are ways to camouflage a TV to work in your favor. Here are a few of our ideas:

 

1. The simplest answer may be the best solution. Find an entertainment center that has piers with shelves to display decorative and personal items to make your television seem more like a piece of furniture. The great thing about entertainment centers is that the wire management hides all of those ugly wires. Here is one that is available at Turner’s:

 

Parker House Entertainment Center $1999

 

2. The next option uses your television in a composition thats part of a gallery wall. If you have a wall dying for attention around a TV, try displaying your favorite artwork and photographs around it! This idea below also incorporates antlers to add deminsion and texture. Make sure to start with a console or credenza and work around it! If you absolutely have to have a television (let’s face it, we all do!), make it part of your design plan.

 

 

3.  If you own your home and want to make the extra expense, a built in wall unit can be a very attractive solution for your television.

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We hope this helps you with your TV design dilemma! Have you tried something else that you like better? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook!

August Anniversary Winners

Fortson Turner, $1000 gift certificate winner Laurel Griffith, $5000 gift certificate winner D'Andrea Bridges & Austin Turner

Now in the sixth month of our 100 Year Anniversary campaign, we’ve already given away a total of $60,000 in free furniture and donated $60,000 to local charities!

The August drawing yielded two big winners from Albany. D’Andrea Bridges received $5,000 in free furniture. She along with her fiance and son just moved into a new home and were in need of a new mattress and a few other items. She told us she was very grateful her name was drawn for the $5,000 grand prize. The $1,000 gift certificate winner was Laurel Griffith, who was also excited her name was drawn.

The matching charity donation of 5,000 was presented to Albany Advocacy Resource Center, one of the largest private provider agencies in Georgia that offers quality care and services for people of all ages with physical and/or mental disabilities. They are using the donation to fund their new Kids’ Corner Child Development Center. Receiving the $1,000 donation was Mission Change, a local grass-roots volunteer organization that raises awareness and takes action concerning issues affecting our region from homelessness and food insecurity to under-served inner-city youth and more. They are putting the $1,000 toward The Village, an after school program designed to guide under-served youth into becoming strong stewards of their community.

There was also a $500 winner from Tallahassee and a $500 winner from Thomasville. Congratulations to all of our August winners and charities. See below for a complete listing. To learn more about the $100,000 giveaway, click here.

Winning Amount

Winner’s Name

Location Registered

Chosen Charity

$5,000 D’Andrea Bridges Albany– Turner’s Budget Furniture Albany Advocacy Resource Center
$1,000 Laurel Griffith Albany – Turner’s Fine Furniture Mission Change
$500 Amanda Lewis Tallahassee– Turner’s Budget Furniture Kidz1stFund
$500 Gwen Leon Thomasville– Turner’s Fine Furniture To Be Determined
$250 Dorothy Wyatt Tifton – Turner’s Budget Furniture Journey Church
$250 Betty Voigt Valdosta– Turner’s Fine Furniture Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County.
$250 Jo Glenn Tifton– Turner’s Fine Furniture American Cancer Society Tift County
$250 Hetal Patel Moultrie – Turner’s Budget Furniture Aspire  Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Services
$100 Billy Brown Albany – Turner’s Fine Furniture Theatre Albany
$100 Carolyn Rabor Moultrie– Turner’s Budget Furniture Cancer Coalition of South Georgia
$100 Margaret Davis Thomasville – Turner’s Budget Furniture To Be Determined
$100 Gail Sellers Tifton – Turner’s Fine Furniture Cancer Coalition of South Georgia
$100 Catherine Cody Valdosta- Turner’s Fine Furniture American Cancer Society Lowndes County
$100 Dan Gelabert Tallahassee – Turner’s Budget Furniture The Tallahassee-Leon Shelter
$100 Ora Stanley Thomasville– Turner’s Fine Furniture A Women’s Pregnancy Center
$100 Susan McDonald Albany– Turner’s Budget Furniture American Cancer Society Dougherty County
$100 Libby Sanchez Valdosta– Turner’s Fine Furniture Hospice of South Georgia
$100 Courtney Beasley Tifton– Turner’s Budget Furniture Easter Seals Southern Georgia
$100 Lynda Lloyd Thomasville– Turner’s Fine Furniture To Be Determined
$100 Gary Vogt Valdosta– Turner’s Budget Furniture Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County
$100 Sonny McGee Albany– Turner’s Fine Furniture The Anchorage
$100 Diane Moss Thomasville– Turner’s Budget Furniture Big Bend Hospice
$100 Corine Alt Valdosta– Turner’s Budget Furniture Second Harvest of South Georgia
$100 Rebecca Carter Tifton– Turner’s Fine Furniture American Cancer Society Tift County
$100 Elizabeth Williams Albany– Turner’s Budget Furniture American Red Cross Southwest Georgia
$100 April Anderson Tallahassee – Turner’s Budget Furniture American Cancer Society Leon County
$100 LT Anderson Valdosta – Turner’s Fine Furniture Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 1,000
$100 Nicole Slagle Thomasville– Turner’s Budget Furniture To Be Determined

 

Turner's Furniture presents Albany ARC with $5,000 Donation. Pictured L to R: Fortson Turner, Sonny Slate (Albany ARC), Eddie McCarty (Albany ARC) & Austin Turner

Turner’s Furniture presents Albany ARC with $5,000 Donation. Pictured L to R: Fortson Turner, Sonny Slate (Albany ARC), Eddie McCarty (Albany ARC) & Austin Turner

Fortson Turner (left) and Austin Turner (right) present $1,000 donation to La Donna Urick, co-founder & executive director of Mission Change.

Fortson Turner (left) and Austin Turner (right) present $1,000 donation to La Donna Urick, co-founder & executive director of Mission Change.

D'Andrea Bridges wins $5000 gift certificate in Turner's August drawing. Pictured L to R: Fortson Turner, D'Andrea Bridges, Anthony (D'Andrea's fiance), Austin Turner, and Jay T (D'Andrea's son)

D’Andrea Bridges wins $5000 gift certificate in Turner’s August drawing. Pictured L to R: Fortson Turner, D’Andrea Bridges, Anthony (D’Andrea’s fiance), Austin Turner, and Jay T (D’Andrea’s son)

Fortson Turner (left) and Austin Turner (right) present Laurel Griffith with $1,000 gift certificate for free furniture.

Fortson Turner (left) and Austin Turner (right) present Laurel Griffith with $1,000 gift certificate for free furniture.

 

 

 

 

 

$100,000 Anniversary Giveaway March Winners

Pictured L to R: Mr. & Mrs. Gillean, $5000 Winners, along with Easter Seals Southern Georgia Representative, Tim Ortmeyer (Turner's Budget Furniture manager), and Austin Turner.

The results are in!  Congratulations to Patricia Gillean, the March winner of a $5,000 Turner Furniture gift certificate. She registered to win at Turner’s Budget Furniture in Valdosta. She wanted the $5,000 matching donation from Turner’s to go to a charity that helps people with Autism, so she selected Easter Seals Southern Georgia.

Thanks again to everyone who participated. If you didn’t win in March, please come back in to one of our stores and register for the April drawing. Remember, each month is a new drawing, and we’ll be giving away $10,000 in free furniture and $10,000 cash to qualified local charities. For additional information about the giveaway, click here.

Below is the list of winners from Turner Furniture’s March anniversary drawing (listed in order they were drawn).

Winning Amount

Winner’s Name

Location Registered

Chosen Charity

$5,000 Patricia Gillean Valdosta – Turner’s Budget Furniture Easter Seals Southern Georgia
$1,000 Tiffany Bradford Tallahassee- Turner’s Budget Furniture Big Bend Hospice
$500 Hubert Powell Tifton- Turner’s Fine Furniture Children’s Miracle Network @ Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
$500 Mitch Schalk Thomasville – Turner’s Budget Furniture Lives Without Limits
$250 Bill Weller Albany – Turner’s Fine Furniture First Baptist Church Albany/Boy Scout Troup 1
$250 Kelsey Grondzick Tallahassee – Turner’s Budget Furniture Muscular Dystrophy Association
$250 Belinda Mullis Albany – Turner’s Budget Furniture Albany Humane Society
$250 Beverlyn Murphy Albany – Turner’s Fine Furniture Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia
$100 Carla Laffoon Valdosta – Turner’s Fine Furniture American Cancer Society
$100 Sara Byrum Albany – Turner’s Budget Furniture Young Life Albany
$100 Julie Swain Albany – Turner’s Budget Furniture American Red Cross Southwest Georgia Chapter
$100 Hazel Stephens Thomasville – Turner’s Budget Furniture American Cancer Society
$100 Leslie Young Tifton – Turner’s Budget Furniture American Heart Association (Georgia Chapter)
$100 Christina Conway Moultrie – Turner’s Budget Furniture Hope House Pregnancy Care Center
$100 Stephanie Hennigan Albany – Turner’s Fine Furniture Theatre Albany
$100 Larry Griffin Tifton – Turner’s Fine Furniture Brother Charlie Rescue Center
$100 Clay Walker Moultrie – Turner’s Budget Furniture Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Georgia Chapter)
$100 Marie Miller Thomasville – Turner’s Budget Furniture American Red Cross South Georgia
$100 Linda Schark Tallahassee – Turner’s Budget Furniture Salvation Army of Tallahassee
$100 John Hale Thomasville – Turner’s Fine Furniture The Tallahassee Leon Homeless Shelter
$100 Roger Jones Thomasville – Turner’s Fine Furniture Thomasville Humane Society
$100 Carol Foster Thomasville – Turner’s Fine Furniture America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend
$100 Katie Evans Tifton – Turner’s Budget Furniture Douglas-Coffee Humane Society
$100 Chris Raulerson Valdosta – Turner’s Budget Furniture American Red Cross South Georgia
$100 Leany Irwin Tifton – Turner’s Fine Furniture TBD
$100 Fred Wright Valdosta – Turner’s Fine Furniture American Red Cross South Georgia
$100 Eva Holt Valdosta – Turner’s Fine Furniture Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta (Waller Unit)
$100 Penny Thomas Valdosta – Turner’s Budget Furniture Young Life Valdosta-Lowndes County

 

Austin Turner and Fortson Turner with $1,000 winners.

Austin Turner and Fortson Turner with $1,000 winners.

Fortson Turner and Austin Turner with $1,000 charity recipient Big Bend Hospice.

Fortson Turner and Austin Turner with $1,000 charity recipient Big Bend Hospice.

Austin Turner and Fortson Turner with $500 winner and $500 charity recipient Lives Without Limits

Austin Turner and Fortson Turner with $500 winner and $500 charity recipient Lives Without Limits

 

 

 

 

Turner Furniture Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary

Old Tifton Store_Crop

Turner Furniture started out as a hardware store in Pelham, Georgia in 1915. It began with M.W. Turner, Sr. and a business partner not related to the Turner family. However, in 1929 the partnership was dissolved and M.W. Turner and his son M.W. Turner, Jr. opened a new hardware store across the street as competitors. It was during World War II that Turner’s began selling furniture.

In 1940, Turner’s opened a second location in Cairo which later moved to Bainbridge. By 1959, Turner’s expanded to Downtown Tifton. Shortly after, M.W. Turner, III (Wright Turner) joined the company as manager of the Tifton location, and his brother Scott went to Pelham. In 1971, Turner’s made a permanent stake in Tifton by purchasing its location on 2nd Street.

Just five short years later, Turner’s Fine Furniture was built in Valdosta. In 1988, Fortson Turner continued the legacy by becoming the fourth generation to enter the family business.  Austin Turner, also fourth generation, joined the company in Valdosta in 1990.

Prior to 1990, Turner’s operated as Turner’s Fine Furniture offering top quality furniture at the lowest possible price. And even though we had the best prices on name brand furniture, the word “fine” in our name occasionally led to the perception of being the most expensive.

In order to broaden our market and appeal to more people, we decided to open a store with a different format. This store would be a bare-bones, no frills operation with lower priced furniture from different manufacturers than found in Turner’s Fine Furniture. So in 1991, the first Turner’s Budget Furniture opened in Valdosta. The success of this store’s format led Turner’s to open Turner’s Budget Furniture locations in Tifton in 1996, Albany in 1999, Moultrie in 2000, Beachton in 2010 and Tallahassee in 2014.

Turner’s first came onto the scene in Albany in 1993 with Turner’s Fine Furniture on Slappey Boulevard. Austin Turner began managing the Albany location in 1994.

In 1998, Wright Turner decided it was time for his sons to take the reins. So, the fourth generation of ownership went to Fortson, Austin and Scott Turner. In 2006, Scott decided to pursue a career in real estate. Fortson and Austin retained ownership and are the faces you see on all Turner’s commercials today.

The current Turner’s Fine Furniture and warehouse on Highway 82 in Leesburg was built in 2001. In 2003, the 60,000 square foot Distribution Center was built in Tifton to handle all delivery and warehouse operations.

A major honor for the company came in 2009 when Turner’s was selected by Georgia Trend as Family Owned Business of the Year.

Year after year, Turner Furniture remained strong and stable due to the support from each market we served. In 2010, it was time for Turner’s to grow and expand once again. So, Turner’s Fine Furniture and Turner’s Budget Furniture locations were built side by side in Beachton in order to serve South Georgia and North Florida. Upon receiving much support from the Tallahassee community, Turner’s expanded again in 2014 with the opening of Turner’s Budget Furniture on Apalachee Parkway in Tallahassee.

Reflecting on 100 years in business, the Turner family is proud we’ve upheld the same values that the company was founded upon in 1915. Our reputation of offering the best quality furniture at the best price still stands today. We have also continued to carry on the tradition of offering exceptional customer service throughout all ten locations.

“Our great-grandfather would be very proud of the way Turner’s operates today,” said Fortson Turner. “We are grateful to our loyal customers and communities for allowing us to grow and expand for the past 100 years. Without you, we would not be where we are today.”

To celebrate our 100 year anniversary, Turner’s is giving away $100,000 in free furniture and donating $100,000 to qualified local charities this year.

“We are excited about this milestone anniversary, and we are looking forward to giving back to the community with the $100,000 free furniture giveaway and the $100,000 donation to local charities,” said Austin Turner.

Monthly drawings will be held now through December 2015 with 28 individual winners each month. The winners will be given the opportunity to designate a local charity to receive a matching donation from Turner’s. Each month, $10,000 in free furniture will be given away to individuals and $10,000 in cash will be donated to local charities. To register to win, visit any Turner’s Furniture location. For more information, visit your nearest Turner’s Furniture or click here.

Turner’s currently operates ten locations. Turner’s Fine Furniture is located Albany, Tifton, Valdosta and in between Tallahassee and Thomasville. Turner’s Budget Furniture locations serve Albany, Tifton, Valdosta, Moultrie, Thomasville and Tallahassee.

Fortson Turner, 4th generation and current owner cutting ribbon at the grand opening of Turner’s Fine Furniture in Valdosta in 1976. Pictured L to R: Austin Turner (4th generation owner), Wright Turner (3rd generation), Scott R. Turner (3rd generation), Betsy Turner, Peggy Turner, Eunice Turner, M.W. Turner (2nd generation), Scott B. Turner (4th generation).

Fortson Turner, 4th generation and current owner cutting ribbon at the grand opening of Turner’s Fine Furniture in Valdosta in 1976. Pictured L to R: Austin Turner (4th generation owner), Wright Turner (3rd generation), Scott R. Turner (3rd generation), Betsy Turner, Peggy Turner, Eunice Turner, M.W. Turner (2nd generation), Scott B. Turner (4th generation).

Turner's Fine Furniture -Tifton Showroom in 1959

Turner’s Fine Furniture -Tifton Showroom in 1959