Have you ever asked yourself if you should reupholster an old sofa or buy something new?
If you’ve ever furnished a house or an apartment, it’s highly likely you’ve asked yourself this question. While you are saving this furniture from potentially going to a landfill, know that reupholstering an old sofa could end up costing more than you would pay for a new one. You will need to make sure that it has a sturdy frame and good lines to be considered worth reupholstering. You will also need to consider how much new fabric you’ll need and how much the fabric will cost before making the decision. Then there is also the cost of labor, which varies from shop to shop because there is no industry standard.
This months newsletter is full of additional information that will help you decide if reupholstering is the way to go. If you are working with a designer they will be able to quickly tell you if it your sofa is worth recovering and if so, they can help with the fabric selection, understanding the costs and provide a recommendation to a great upholstery company.
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While there are certainly high-end exceptions, most experts agree that much of the furniture manufactured today isn’t well made and therefore is not worth the cost of reupholstering. However, reupholstering your sofa may be worth it ….keep reading to find out if yours is!