- Good Bones
Older furniture was made of higher quality. Let’s face it, you have seen the new furniture at big box stores. It is made of composite wood frames and rubber straps. New furniture isn’t built to the same standards as older furniture. It won’t hold up as well. Older antique furniture pieces have dovetail joints, and more decorative and functional aspects. It will cost you less money in the long run to reupholster it. That is a good investment.
- To Add Stain Resistance
Performance fabrics are family friendly, pet friendly and stain resistant. They are a wise choice for fabric when redoing a sofa or chair. I have seen fabrics that even repel WINE stains. Let an interior design professional help you pick a performance fabric that will fit your needs.
- Sentimental Value
Grandpa or Grandma’s favorite chair can be given a second life with an updated fabric and the skilled hands of an upholsterer. You will love restoring a family heirloom.
- Repurposing it keeps it out of the landfill
Anytime we reuse, repurpose or restore a piece of furniture we help save the earth. Our landfills need us to be good stewards of our things.
- Custom look that you can’t find in a store
A fresh new look can be achieved through updating your furniture with new upholstery. Some of the most interesting chairs are ones that have been modernized by using a new motif.
Labor and Cost:
The craftsmanship of the upholsterer is well worth the money spent in labor. He/she will lay out the pattern pieces in the correct direction on the fabric. They will cut them out with care and use particular attention not to waste yardage. Old fabric will be removed from the chair, foam replaced if need be, and then new fabric stretched and stapled onto the furniture frame. Pleating and stitches will be tended to. Details will make the piece special so don’t forget to add nail head trim or contrast trim!
The average cost for upholstery of a medium sized occasional chair is $1180
The average cost for upholstery of a sofa is $2400
The average cost for upholstery of dining chairs is $250 each