WHAT IS THE CONDITION OF YOUR EXISTING FURNITURE?
WILL YOU WANT TO CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT THE EXISTING DESIGN?
Older furniture often has to be given a bit of a face lift. This may consist of re-staining or painting the wood. It’s also a good time to make alterations to a frame if needed. For example, depending on the piece, legs can either be lengthened or shortened to reach a desired height. Or, perhaps you’d like to change out the legs altogether for a more updated style.
WHAT ARE THE APPROXIMATE COSTS OF MATERIALS AND LABOR?
Good upholstery fabric can take up a large part of the budget when it comes to reupholstering. The amount of fabric needed will depend on the scope of the project, as well as the repeat of pattern if there is one. Also, when it comes to sofas and chairs, loose-back cushions will require more fabric than tight back cushions, as well as more labor. Adding features like tufting, trimmings or zippers can also increase the labor and materials cost.
Overall, the labor and materials required for reupholstering often ends up being fairly comparable to buying a new piece. A good rule of thumb is to reupholster if a piece has sentimental value or is an heirloom. Also, if it has a specific shape or size that you love and won’t easily find elsewhere, reupholstering is probably a smart move. Otherwise, invest in something new of good quality that will function well for your space and you can enjoy for years to come!
Our Baker Design Group Dallas Interior Designer’s can help access your current furniture pieces to decide is re-upholstery is the best option.