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Why Reupholster Your Furnishings?

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Why Reupholster Your Furnishings?

You want a new look, so the decision is yours: Reupholster? or buy new? Here are some points to make that choice the best one for you...

Factory made versus Hand-crafted:
Buying new furniture can be risky business. That sofa you re yearning for may look terrific in the showroom but as the saying goes, beauty is only skin deep. Do you know what's on the inside? Is it likely to be the best quality if it comes at bargain prices? Some questions to ask are: Is the frame sturdy? Will the springs hold up under the wear and tear of everyday living? Are you buying a piece that will serve your needs and fit your lifestyle for years to come? A true professional will answer these questions honestly and thoroughly, believing that you deserve to know enough to make an educated choice.

The differences between hardwood and cheaper materials are what cause a frame to last for generations, or degrade in just a few years. The quality of the fill products (foam, cotton, down and feathers, batting, cluster fiber, etc.) that go into a piece of furniture determine how comfortable it will be and for how long. What you save in the short run could cost you more than the price of the piece in adjustments down the line. It all comes down to this simple truth: factory-made furniture put together cheaply on an assembly line is less durable than a fine quality piece reupholstered by a trained craftsman. In the end what you want is a quality product that will suit your taste, match your decor, fit into a particular space, and support your unique lifestyle for a good long time. What better way to achieve that than by reupholstering your present furniture?

Fabric Selection:
So often in a furniture store you have to settle for what you can get. Choices are limited in regards to color, pattern, and style. The word custom may be used but it only goes as far as the particular selection the manufacturer decides to offer. Why settle for one of fifteen or twenty options when your neighborhood upholsterer can offer you tens of thousands of textiles (available through a vast chain of sources) in colors, textures, styles and price ranges to suit your specific needs? And you can make your selection with confidence because you know the fabric is guaranteed.

Design Flexibility:
Another bonus that comes with choosing to reupholster is being able to redesign your old furniture for an absolutely new look. Add an arm, eliminate a skirt, straighten out a camel back, add one hump or two... Possibilities abound when you re dealing with a professional upholsterer whose specialized skills enable you to achieve a truly CUSTOM outcome with your finished piece. If it s already in good condition, you won t have to pay for unnecessary work. And if your furniture needs repairs your upholsterer can easily replace springs, rebuild the frame, or add new padding along with that updated style. Not only will you love your new look, you ll also have an heirloom-quality piece your family can enjoy for many years to come.

More Value for your Money: Price tags have changed many a mind, and granted, the cost of reupholstering may equal the cost of buying new, but what you get back in freedom of choice and the reliability of a long-lasting product can really tip the balance in the end.

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