Wake Up Tired Furniture
Don't toss that old chair or sofa; reupholster instead!
Is It Worth It?
Before turning over your furniture to the upholsterer, look through magazines or books for ideas to show the upholsterer so he or she knows exactly what you have in mind. Remember that the more you alter, the higher your bill will be. Always check with your upholsterer first to get a time and cost estimate for what you want.
Do you like the style and quality of the piece that needs re-covering? The true worth might be hidden behind the fabric. The construction on low-end furniture will not last as long as more expensive pieces. Reupholstering high-end furniture will save you one-third to half the cost of replacing it with the same quality. Upholstering an older, less expensive item may cost as much or more than a replacement piece.
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