There are many factors to consider when deciding whether to reupholster or buy new. We’ve seen amazing transformations but we’ve also seen pieces that have served a good long life and are ready for retirement.
We’re very happy to help you decide which is right for you; invest in reupholstery, or in new furniture. Perhaps it’s both!
How it works
Every job is different and we’d be very happy to quote on yours. Send us a snapshot of the piece to be reupholstered, along with basic dimensions of overall width, depth, and height.
We’ll reply with a quote via email. Should you decide to proceed, we take a 50% down payment and contact you when we are ready to work on your furniture. You’ll have it back – transformed – in a week or so. Generally our workroom queue is about six weeks out.
Please contact us before bringing in your furniture. We only accept furniture that has been scheduled in advance for re-upholstery.
- Check out some recent Home Remedies reupholstery projects that we highlighted in a recent newsletter!
Reasons to Reupholster
- You love everything about your piece of furniture except the fabric. It’s super comfortable, fits perfectly where you need it and the style of the frame still feels relevant to your needs.
- Your furniture has sentimental value. People choose re-upholstery to preserve furniture that has significant sentimental value to them, or to update something that has been handed down from generation to generation but needs a new fabric cover to make it work for them today.
- You bought an inexpensive piece of furniture at a tag sale and want to use it. As long as you understand that reupholstering will likely be the most expensive part of the furniture, go for it!
Reasons to Buy New Instead
- Reupholstering is not a money saver. Reupholstery is a time and labor-intensive process done entirely by hand. The cost of quality new fabric is also a major factor.
- If your existing furniture is of poor structural quality – Are the springs, cushions, and frame still in good condition? If there are multiple repairs needed in addition to a fabric update, you should consider buying a new piece.
- The furniture is uncomfortable. Reupholstering, in general, will not affect the comfort of your furniture. If it’s a decorative chair in a corner that doesn’t get much use then it won’t matter, but if you’re planning to really use the furniture, make sure it’s comfortable before investing in reupholstery.
- If what you really want is a completely different style – Sometimes clients choose to re-upholster a piece of furniture in a vastly different style than it was originally designed. It’s very difficult to predict how the “new” piece will look and feel and can result in a piece that comes out looking lumpy and awkward, no matter the skill of the craftsperson.
It is important to factor in the above information when considering whether re-upholstery or buying new furniture is the right fit for you. We can help you decide by evaluating your piece and providing a quote. If you choose to re-upholster, we are the store for you! Contact us with a photo and general measurements of your furniture today!