We all have our favorite accent piece in our homes, but over time furniture simply wears down. Fabric gets torn or stained and cushions start to deflate over the years. Eventually, your living space will need a bit of a make-over, and when that time comes, you might be tempted to toss your old furniture. Before you do that, however, there may be a better option. Reupholstering your furniture is a great way to recycle your favorite peices and update your home. Here are five reasons you should reupholster your furniture.
1. Add Your Own Personal Touch
Reupholstering your furniture is a great way to add your own unique flair to your furniture. Whether you’re giving something you already in own a new look or want to jazz up a statement piece sound at a local thrift store, reupholstering lets you tap into your creative side and make simple changes so that your furniture flows seamlessly with the rest of the room. It allows you to pick a color, texture, and pattern that defines your style and compliments your identity. As a result, something that formerly clashed with the rest of the room could look like it was specially designed for your place!
2. Sentimental Value
We don’t always think about it, but our furniture carries a lot of memories. Maybe the couch in your living room has been passed down generation to generation. Or maybe your favorite chair is where you watched your beloved sports team win the championship. Regardless of the reason why we care about a certain piece, it is absolutely essential to hang onto these items. Reupholstering is a great way to protect our favorite furniture and maintain its original look. It is also a great opportunity to add a minor change, leaving an imprint of yourself for the next person who you pass down the piece to. In any event, reupholstering perpetuates those sentiments and preserves your memories for a lifetime.
3. Cut Cost
If you’re doing a full remodel of your home or of a particular room in your house, you already know that it is an expensive project. Adding a new paint job, replacing floors or carpets, and paying contractors to do the job quickly adds up to a high price tag. By the time you get around to purchasing furniture, your bank account might be looking for a break. Reupholstering is a simple way to cut some of those costs out. Purchasing a new sofa or couch can cost hundreds, even thousands of dollars. However, professional reupholsters will typically only charge you the price of the fabric per yard, plus labor. While each reupholstering job varies based on the size of the piece and the quality of fabric selected, in most cases the final price will be a fraction of what purchasing a new piece would be. As a result, this is a great option for someone looking for a change on a budget.
4. Good for the Environment
It is shocking how much furniture ends up in landfills. Fortunately, reupholstering can curb some of this waste! When you reupholster a couch or chair, the frame and springs are reused, meaning that less of the original piece ends up in the trash. You also help save on resources used to build the furniture. Reupholstering prevents the need to cut down additional wood or manufacture additional steel, and thus diminishes the carbon footprint created by the furniture industry. If you really want to go the extra mile, you can reupholster your furniture with eco-friendly fabrics made out of recycled materials or produced using “green” techniques. With a little extra research, you can feel good about updating your piece in an environmentally friendly way!
5. Get A Longer Life Out of Your Furniture
Just because the fabric on your furniture is looking a little worn or outdated, it doesn’t mean that the rest of the piece is ruined. Furniture made with a solid wooden frame and sturdy cushioning is built with the purpose of lasting for years and years. The fact of the matter is if you invest in well-made furniture, the fabric will deteriorate faster than the rest of the piece. You can get more out of your investment by replacing that fabric and giving your couch or chair a refreshed look. In other words, reupholstering extends the life of your furniture, making that purchase well worth it.
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