5 reasons to reupholster your furnature

1. Save Money:
This is my number one reason! New furniture can be costly, especially when you have champagne taste, but a beer budget. Often your existing furniture still has many more years of life in it, except for the surface wear. In these cases, you can save money by reupholstering your high quality furniture instead of replacing it when it isn’t structurally necessary. Even when hiring an expert reupholster company, like Dr. Sofa, to do the work, the cost is usually less than it would be to replace your furniture with all new pieces. 

2. Save Your Furniture:
When you love your furniture, but you can’t stand the unsightly wear, reupholster can be the ideal solution. Sometimes the style and lines of your current furniture become so familiar that you just can’t stand the idea of parting with your comfortable old couch or chair. In this case, you can have new life breathed into the tired furniture through re-upholstery, making it possible to continue using it for many more years. If your house is anything like mine, then you have rambunctious little ones that jump on everything and may need to reupholster couch cushions and pillows. 

3. Preserve Antiques:
If you have antique furniture that needs some help, re-upholstery can be an effective method for preserving these pieces. To ensure that you don’t damage or destroy the furniture in the upholstery process, find a professional who specializes in reupholstering antique furniture. Dr. Sofa specializes in re-upholstery of all types. 

4. Choose Your Fabrics:
Sometimes your interior decor needs just the right color or design, and this can be difficult to find in the ready-made furniture market. Instead of purchasing new furniture that won’t fit into your existing decor, consider reupholstering. The reupholster process will enable you to select just the fabric you want that will fit your design and decor scheme. 

5. Learn New Skills:
If you have the time and inclination, you can learn this skill yourself. But why when Dr. Sofa has the skills already and tons of coupons to bring the cost down even further! 

Do-it-yourselfers are not obligated to follow regulations for lead-safe practices, as professional paint contractors must. But if your home was built before 1978, when lead paint was banned for residential use, you should protect yourself and your neighbors from airborne lead particles.

The first step is to test for lead paint: Kits are available at paint and hardware stores. If tests prove positive for lead, keep paint dust to a minimum by taking the following precautions.

  • Lay plastic drop cloths and collect scrapings.
  • Clean area with a vacuum.
  • Wear masks and suits.
  • Dispose of all materials at an approved hazardous materials site.

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