Let’s face it, buying furniture can be an overwhelming task, especially if you’re living in a large home with lots of rooms to refurnish. Where can you get the best quality? What store is going to have all the style options you need?
One thing that people often forget about when they’re ready to update the look of their home is that buying new furniture isn’t the only option!
If you reupholster the furniture you already have, you could end up saving money in the long run—and you’ll be able to transform the look of your home with ease.
Here are a few advantages that come with reupholstering furniture, as opposed to buying new!
Reupholstering offers better quality furniture pieces
If you’re thinking about reupholstering your furniture, chances are you bought it for the first time quite a while ago. The pattern on the fabric is probably a bit outdated, and if it’s been well-used and well-loved for many years, it could look a little worse for wear. Here’s the thing: buying new furniture might seem more cost effective in the moment than reupholstering, since having each piece of your furniture completely reupholstered can get a little expensive. However, most of the furniture on the market these days is mass produced, which means that the materials and the construction leave a little bit to be desired in terms of quality.
Sure, you could spend a few hundred dollars on a couch from a large, mass-produced furniture store, but you’ll just need to replace it in a couple of years when it starts to wither and fall apart
Reupholstering your older, sturdier furniture can end up saving you money in the long-run: you reupholster once, and you won’t need to replace the furniture until you’re ready for another fabric change years later.
Consider the price you paid for your furniture many years ago, and compare it to the price of today’s cheap, mass-produced furniture: it’s more cost effective to spend a bit more now to have it reupholstered and repaired, rather than toss it and buy a new piece that will not stand the test of time.
Design your reupholstered furniture to your liking with any fabric, pattern or style
Angie’s List says that if you have unique, antique or craftsman furniture, you’ll have a hard time finding something with a similar style at today’s furniture stores that doesn’t come with a ridiculous price tag. Instead of sacrificing sentimental pieces and foregoing your preferred style, simply keep the pieces you love, and re-wrap them in a more modern looking fabric.
Plus, when you reupholster, the sky’s the limit when it comes to what the finished product will look like. When you’re shopping for new furniture, there are only so many options that fit with the vision you have for your home in your head. However, when you reupholster, you can pretty much choose any fabric, pattern and style that will complement the design of the room.
Don’t compromise your comfort when you reupholster your favorite cozy couch
If you can’t wait to relax on your couch with a movie and some popcorn at the end of a long day, then you probably have an exceptionally comfortable couch. Would you risk replacing it with a less than comfortable version, or would you rather reupholster the couch so that it keeps its comfort and integrity?
Many products made today are made with cheap materials, and it can be hard to find something that’s comfortable, affordable, and well-made. If you already have something that’s comfortable, already paid for, and well-made, refresh it’s look with some new fabric, and get back to your regularly scheduled programming in no time!
Add value to an already valuable antique
Some antiques are simply worth a great deal of money, and you shouldn’t have to part with them, even though the upholstery is a crazy, loud Victorian pattern! The answer is simple: reupholster. By reupholstering your antique furniture, you are restoring it and adding value to an already valuable item.
Reupholster and help the environment
If you like to recycle and keep your trash to a minimum during the year, then reupholstering your furniture can be a great alternative to tossing old pieces that will eventually end up in a landfill. Take care of the Earth and recycle your old furniture with new upholstery; you’re basically recycling your couch right before your own eyes!
Many of you may be interested in the idea of reupholstering your furniture, but you may not be sure where to start. Luckily for you, here at Design Craft Upholstery, Inc., we’ve been reupholstering all kinds of furniture since 1975, and we know just what your old, experienced furniture needs to look brand new again.
Our team of experts offers several services to breathe life back into your chairs, couches and other furniture pieces. Give us a call at 425-775-7620 today to learn about working with us for your next re-upholstery project or restoration needs or receive an estimate for your antique furniture repair!