Is it Worth the Cost to Reupholster Old Furniture?
We spend a great deal of time with our furniture. From big comfy couches to elegant sitting chairs, we spend a large portion of our lives in close contact with our favorite furnishings. We grow together, we fall apart together, and we patch ourselves up together. After a long day at work or a night on the town, it seems like there's no place we'd rather be than in our favorite nesting place.
While your cozy recliner may have been a loyal (and comfortable) friend to you all these years, it's also been silently standing up to years of abuse on your behalf. From skin oils to dirt and debris, the upholstery that covers your furniture can play host to a wide variety of devious microbes that can lead to foul odors, inflamed allergy symptoms, and even illness! For many, the task of cleaning furniture is often forgotten and neglected until it seems too overwhelming a task to undertake. It might be easier just to toss it out and get a new one than to have the old stuff recovered and refreshed. While many of us know all too well the expense of new furniture, you may not realize just how expensive reupholstery can be. With numerous hidden costs and unforeseen expenses lingering around the corner, the thrifty consumer would be wise to do a bit of research and consider the alternatives.
Is our old furniture worthy of a new coat?
While it seems to be a very simple process, recovering our old furniture often involves new springs, new brackets, new foam, and new upholstery. With so many details needing attention, the cost of reupholstery can grow quickly out of control. Special consideration must be taken for the age and construction of the piece you wish to reupholster. If you have an older, higher quality item, recovering may cost significantly more than purchasing a new piece. While a common and modern couch cushion may cost as much as $200 to recover, refreshing an entire vintage couch may run upwards of $1200 or more.
Fabric can often bring a great deal of expense with it. As the fabric we use on our sofas and chairs must be more resilient and durable than others, it can cost significantly more than traditional fabrics. A budget covering will often feel rough and inadequate, while a plusher and more elegant upholstery selection can cost several hundred dollars or more. Fabric also fades with time. By replacing one section of fabric and not another, you may have "bright" spots of color that stand out from the rest. Even the best reupholster Las Vegas has to offer would have difficulty in matching new colors to those faded by the sun. For this reason, many choose to reupholster an entire piece rather than individual segments.
DIY furniture repairs are another option that may appeal to the more budget-minded individual. While it can save you a great deal of money, professionals often have access to tools and experience that lend to a trim and even installation. For the average person, it can be quite difficult to achieve the results you desire with the simple tools at your disposal. Loose fabric and uneven seams plague the world of DIY furniture coverings, and for this reason, many choose to forego DIY as a solution. If you plan to do the repairs yourself, be sure to do your research and plan ahead to ensure you have the adequate materials on hand.
There is a solution!
While reupholstering your favorite easy chair or office furniture may not be in the budget, you may want to enlist the services of a professional upholstery cleaner. Far more affordable than a reupholstery job and certainly easier than scrubbing endlessly into the night, experienced cleaners can make quick work of even the biggest jobs. By utilizing top-of-the-line equipment our team of professionals at Zerorez can restore your vintage furnishings to like new condition in as little as a few minutes. Our deep and thorough cleaning will help to remove unseemly odors and harmful contaminants that collect over time while bringing the hidden color and patterns of your fabric back to life. By attacking the problem rather than masking the issues with strong chemicals, we are able to help prolong the life of your upholstery and, in turn, your furniture.
At Zerorez, we pride ourselves on green cleaning solutions that reduce our harmful impact on the environment. By utilizing a patented solution of Zr Clean™, combined with an advanced upholstery steam cleaner system, we can achieve a cleaner surface with no harmful or sticky residues left behind. This non-toxic, detergent-free solution is ideal for those with sensitive skin or just an eye on their health. With over a decade of service in the Henderson area, Zerorez has grown to be one of the most trusted names in Nevada. Be sure to give us a call and find out today why so many turn to Zerorez for all their business and residential, carpet and upholstery needs!
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