|Although a quality, professional
reupholstering job may cost more than purchasing a new
piece of furniture, certain items are just too valuable to
neglect or eliminate from your home. Family heirlooms, antiques
and just the fact that it is a good piece of furniture makes
it worth paying the extra expense involved with reupholstering.
In addition to potentially being valuable, heirloom furniture
has sentimental value as well. The piece you are thinking
of reupholstering may be the chair that Great-Grandpa liked
to nap in on lazy, Sunday afternoons or that sofa Great-Grandma
sat on while she told fascinating stories about her childhood
on the farm. Reupholstering such memorable items are definitely
worth spending the time and money it takes to restore their
However,reupholstering a chair or sofa may not necessarily
be a more expensive endeavor than buying new ones, depending
on the fabric type and what needs to be done to the furniture.
Also be aware of the difference between reupholstering and
re-covering furniture. Re-covering is nothing more than a
cosmetic process that involves the replacement of fabric only.
When furniture is reupholstered,
however, it is almost stripped down to the frame, which is
also repaired if necessary. Once the frame has been refurbished,
the reupholstering technician replaces padding, springs and
any other broken or deteriorated component on the furniture
before covering it with new fabric.
Choosing to reupholster also allows you the convenience of
shopping without leaving your home. Instead of spending hours
in a crowded furniture store waiting for a store representative
to attend to your needs, you can remain in your home and browse
through a reupholstery company's catalog and choose the fabric
type you want. Premier Decorators offers an almost endless
selection of patterns, colors, textures and durability degrees
in regards to reupholstery fabric.
Before choosing the fabric you want to use when reupholstering
a sofa or chair, decide how the furniture piece is going to
be used--will it be sat on frequently or is it going to be
placed somewhere just for aesthetic appeal? If you plan on
using Great-Grandpa's chair after it is reupholstered for
your own afternoon naps, considering using a grade three or
four fabric. A "3" grade is considered "commercial
light duty/domestic heavy duty" and a grade "4"
is for "domestic heavy duty/commercial medium duty".
Grades one and two are "delicate" and domestic light
duty", respectively. Grade five is reserved for "commercial
heavy duty", or the kind of furniture used in public
places such as medical office waiting rooms.
Considering all the benefits of reupholstering
antique and heirloom furniture, it is not difficult to decide
to go ahead and keep something you cherish as fresh and restored
as possible. Nothing can replace a beloved family member but
you can always maintain that sofa or chair which reminds you
of them in excellent condition, ready to be passed down to
your own grandchildren.
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