How much does it cost to reupholster a chair?


How much does it cost to reupholster dining chairs?

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What does it cost to reupholster a chair?

Dining chairs are the simplest and cheapest type of chair to have restored back to its former glory. 

But, how much does it cost to reupholster chairs? Is it cheaper to reupholser or buy new? All that and more is answered for you here by our Upholstery experts.

The cost to reupholster a chair is broken down into four components:

  1. The internal materials of the chair
  2. The cost of the fabric you select
  3. Cost of optional extras that will be discussed with your upholstery expert
  4. The cost of labour

We estimate that the cost to recover an arm chair ranges from £70 – £300 depending on the following: 

  1. The size of the item,
  2. The finished quality
  3. The experience of your local upholsterer.

Please Note – These prices don’t include specific extras such as pattern matching, trim or unknown structural repairs.

Cost to reupholster a chair

Modern Dining Chair


Modern Dining Chair


Inner Materials

Beyond the four components that make up the cost of a reupholstering a chair. 

A major question that must be addressed is the difference between reupholstering a chair and recovering a chair. Recovering a chair and reupholstering a chair are quite different in terms of process and cost. 

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