Is it worth reupholstering furniture?


Re-upholster vs New

Is it worth Reupholstering Existing Furniture?

You may be thinking is it worth the time, effort and money to reupholster an existing piece of furniture or should I just purchase a new one? Well, there are a variety of reasons that reupholstering could be right for you. In this blog article, we aim to provide some guidance on the key considerations to help you answer the question  “should I reupholster or buy new?”

Quality of the item

You may have a piece of furniture that is looking slightly dated and in need of repair, but age is often the sign of good quality. If the chair is structurally sound, it is often perfect for restoration and reupholstery.  If your chair is struggling to stand on its own four legs… then it’s probably time to look at purchasing a new one.

A quality piece of furniture that just needs some TLC by a skilled craftsperson

Style Change

Sometimes we all just a want a change, and there is nothing wrong with that. Whether it is a result of our styles that have changed, or that we have a new preference for colour patterns or design. It most certainly is not a reason to waste a good piece of furniture, or worse, loose it to landfill. It may be that you have decided to conduct some interior redesign or modelling at home or for your business. This may result in the requirement for new colours, a more contemporary look or even completely new design needs. Choosing the right fabric is key, and when choosing to reupholster an item, with the help of your local expert upholstery professional, the choice of fabric and colour is endless.

A fresh look can really change an item of furniture, giving it a complete new lease of life

The Environmental Impact – Reduced Carbon Footprint

By reupholstering you could be significantly reducing your carbon footprint by up to 72% (FIRA) compared with buying newly produced furniture. Now more than ever we need to start looking after the planet and local environment. Join us in our quest to protect the world by considering re-upholstery.

By reupholstering a chair, you could save a large amount of waste going to landfill

The sentimental value

We all have a piece of furniture that has an unwritten sentimental value. Whether you have inherited the item, or you just love the way it looks and feels, these are the perfect reasons to look at having it reupholstered. Your local upholsterer will be able to advise and guide you through the process of future-proofing your treasured item.

A recent item reupholstered by one of our specialists that had sentimental value to the customer

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