Make Your Furniture Distinctly Yours
Most of us can agree our furniture is an important part of the spaces where we live and work. If you’re anything like us, you want your space and furniture to be just right. You might call this the Goldilocks approach. One way to get furniture that’s just right for you, is to reupholster it for a custom look that suits your unique needs and taste.
3 reasons to reupholster
- You can create a custom look. It’s your space, make it look however you want. With thousands of fabrics to choose from, there’s a fabric that will fit your style and budget perfectly.
- You get the fit and feel you want. Beyond new fabric, many upholstery jobs require new foam, springs or repairs to the frame. The benefit is that you can choose the internal materials to fit your specific needs. If you want your sofa to feel a little more firm, or you’d like to upgrade to down and feather in your cushions, you can do that. You can specify highly durable and cleanable materials and enjoy the final product for years to come.
- You can trust the craftsmanship. Even as little as ten years ago, the build quality of upholstered pieces was higher than it is today. The cost to manufacture furniture goes up year over year. Businesses that build furniture want to keep the retail cost at roughly the same level as it was the previous year. Which means the quality of the furniture must suffer. Upholstering an older sofa or chair means you can maintain the high quality of older manufacturing techniques with a new look and today’s higher quality fabric choices. Seems like a win-win to us.
Reupholstery is a sustainable option.
Choosing to reupholster your existing furniture means you’ll get the look and quality you want with less of an impact on the environment. New furniture needs to be manufactured and shipped, which can take a toll on the environment and contribute to global concerns including deforestation and pollution. Plus, even furniture that goes on to a second life elsewhere will most likely end up in a landfill at some point due to a lack of long-term durability. According to the EPA, Americans put approximately 9 million tons of furniture into area landfills in 2018 alone.
Interested in other ways to create a more sustainable space? Check out this article for additional insights.
Curious if you have a piece of furniture that’s worth refinishing or reupholstering? We’re happy to take a look and give you our expert opinion.
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