If you have a piece of furniture you love, you’ll want to hang on to it forever and in order to do this, you may have to get it reupholstered. The question to ask is whether or not it’s worth doing this because the answer may not always be what you expect and the cost may be higher than what you had in mind.
In order to decide if reupholstering your chair is actually worth it, you must consider all of the elements involved, including the price and what it includes and whether or not it’s worth the time and effort. In most cases, the price you are given includes the fabric required for the job, any new padding and supplies and labour costs. The price of fabric will vary depending on the quality and labour fees include tear down, frame repair, the addition of new support systems, fixing springs and adding padding and fabric. Once all of these considerations are taken into account, you will be given a price based on these elements.
You must remember that while reupholstering furniture is environmentally friendly and a great way of keeping old pieces of furniture in your home instead of landfills, it’s not always cost-effective and in some situations, buying a new chair may be a cheaper option. If reupholstering your chair is going to cost as much as replacing it, you’ll have a few things you need to think about. You can base your decision on a few factors including how old your chair is. If it was used regularly and has lasted this long, the chances are it’s well made, sturdy and good quality, meaning it will likely last even longer, so it’s worth reupholstering. Think of how much you love the piece and whether or not you can part with it. If it’s one-of-a-kind, sentimental or a family heirloom, it’s definitely worth keeping and having it reupholstered.
If you’re not sure whether or not you’ll be able to find a chair in that same style and feel like there is nothing similar out there, it’s a better idea to hang on to it. High-quality furniture is always worth reupholstering because it is built to last, so if you see that the frame is solid and made of hardwood, it means it’s sturdy and worth saving; whereas, low-quality furniture will have engineered wood and staples and you’d be better off buying a brand new chair.
If you have a chair you love that you need to be restored, JENSO Upholstering is the answer. They can take care of all of your furniture restorations, refinishing and repair needs, so whether you want to reupholster a dining chair, sofa or couch, they can help. They also provide upholstery fabric for chairs and other pieces of furniture, so whatever it is you need to be upholstered, contact JENSO Upholstering today!