One aspect of upholstery to think about is if you have sturdy furniture that needs to be changed, such as raising the back of the chair, adding foam to the seat, changing the upholstery of the chair and so on. Skilled upholstery will be able to change the chair in such a way as to raise the backrest and give you more support. You can ask an upholsterer to keep old upholstery for you. You may be able to find an alternative use for it.
The best way to find an upholsterer is to get a referral or recommendation from a friend or family member. If you can’t get a referral, or want to follow up on a recommendation, it’s important to ask the candidate a few questions. You will also want to find out if the upholstery thinks your furniture is a good candidate for reupholster or it is better to buy the new one.
In addition to getting recommendations, ask the upholsterer if they have a portfolio. You’ll want to see examples of their work, as well as how long they’ve been in business. A large portfolio with a variety of sample work will allow you to determine if this upholstery talent is in line with what you are looking for.
Last but not least, you need to know how long it will take them to complete the project, as well as how much it will cost. You will want to research whether it will cost more to re-coat or to buy a new one. Factors that can contribute to cost are the number of pillows that need repair, the type of fabric, fixing the frame or leg, or adding material. If you want your item to be picked up and shipped, that will incur an additional fee as well.
Now you need to decide what you want to do, whether you want to change the upholstery or buy a new piece of furniture. While upholster will preserve existing parts, buying new furniture will give you the satisfaction that you’ve purchased something that won’t have any hidden wear or tear problems. It will be a completely new piece that sure to stick around for many years to come.
Keep in mind that upholstering furniture is often more expensive than buying new furniture. Additionally, there may be hidden costs in overlay that you weren’t aware of when the coating started the project. There is a feeling of the unknown, whereas by buying new furniture, you know in advance how much it will cost. Besides, you know exactly what you will get. If you go for overcoating, you really don’t know what to expect until the project is over.