Reupholstering Offers New Life to Old Furniture.

Instead of tossing out old and worn furniture, reupholster it to bring new life, and cut down on waste and further resource use.

 In this time of budget-conscious and green living, clients (and potential clients) are curious about having their existing furniture reupholstered, instead of replaced.  But, does reupholstering always make sense?

If your furniture piece is of high quality, it is almost always worth reupholstering. The quality of an upholstered piece is only as good as the foundation it rests on. Quality frames are constructed of solid hardwood which are assembled with corner blocks, dowels, glue and screws and have heavy gauge coil or zigzag springs.

 If your furniture piece has sentimental value, or is a precious antique, it is always worth reupholstering the piece.  These types of pieces cannot be replaced, so the costs are easily outweighed by the sentiment and memories attached to the piece. 

 If your existing furniture fits just perfectly in your space, it makes sense to reupholster the piece, rather than try to find something new.  If you have been furniture shopping recently, you have noticed that furniture has gotten really LARGE overall.  Overstuffed sofas, chairs-and-a-half and ottomans are all huge, and often not scaled to most family homes.  If you have a small-scale sofa that fits perfectly under your living room window, you may not be able to replace it easily with a new sofa that fits as well.  So, even pieces of less quality may be worth reupholstering, rather than going crazy trying to find an equally perfect piece for your room!

The fun thing about re-upholstering is that you get to select a fabric that you love or select several fabrics to be used on one piece. The range of possible colors, textures and styles of fabrics is nearly limitless. You could also add trims or nail heads – the options are endless. 

If you are unsure about whether your particular furniture pieces are worth reupholstering, and you wonder about the costs involved, we can help you figure that out. Stop in to see us or email some pictures to:

Published in: on August 28, 2009 at 3:02 pm  Comments (3)  
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