In remodeling your home, rooms aren’t all that need a make-over. You may also want to look at your leather furniture pieces, they could also use a revamp. Reupholstering isn’t an easy decision to make. There are many factors that you’ll need to take into consideration. You should know the cost of labor, the shape of your furniture and the type of fabric to use. Without a trusted upholsterer to help you in the decision-making process, you’ll end up blowing your money on poor-quality reupholstering service.
It’s important that you do a thorough research and comparison shopping. You can ask your friends, neighbors, relatives, and colleagues if they can give you recommendations. It’s also a good idea to visit an upholsterer so you will understand the nitty-gritty of their work. Asking for referrals is also your best bet. Be sure to ask for your prospects’ contact number so you can call them personally. While many like the idea of reupholstering their furniture for the belief that it can save them money, this isn’t always the case. You’ll need to compare apples to apples to find out whether or not you’re indeed getting value for money.
These questions will lead you in the right direction:
Which is better? Reupholster old furniture or purchase something new?
Most furniture pieces these days are made of low-quality materials and not bound to last with the exception of those that are guaranteed to be durable and long-lasting. If you are going to reupholster your existing furniture, it might not be worth the cost. Experts recommend reupholstering furniture if it has sentimental value. It’s also worth reupholstering your old furniture if it fits perfectly in a specific space or if it looks unique. If your furniture doesn’t fall into any of these categories, then it’s better to buy a new furniture piece.
Is there a way to tell if my furniture is of good quality?
If you own furniture piece for 15 to 20 years and it only has minor wear and tear, then you have a decent piece that can be restored through reupholstering. However, if picking up your sofa doesn’t require much effort, then the furniture isn’t made of good quality wood.
How do I search for a good upholsterer?
You can find a reputable upholsterer through a referral from your friend or a family member. You can also check forums, consumer sites, and email discussion groups as they also have some recommendations that might work for you. When you’re joining a forum, be sure to ask questions like the number of years an upholsterer has been in business, examples of their work, charges for delivery and pickup, turnaround time, and the type of fabric they’re going to use.
In most reupholstering job, an upholsterer removes the existing fabric, but just to be sure, you can take it a step further by requesting the upholsterer to save the old fabric.
How much does reupholstering a sofa cost?
There are many factors that will help you to figure out the overall cost of reupholstering sofas and chairs. Even if an upholsterer has not seen the piece in person, they can still provide you with an exact estimate. They will consider the size, style, and condition of your sofa. You will also need to include the charges for pickup and delivery, replacing pillows or cushions, rebuilding or repairing a frame and other extra jobs.
Your leather furniture is a good investment. If it shows signs of wear, you have to take it to a reliable upholsterer to restore it to its best condition.