can be an economical way to continue using your favorite furniture
without resorting to placing slipcovers over the worn-out
need constant adjustment and do not look as clean and attractive
as professionally reupholstered furniture. New, high-quality
furniture sets generally cost at least $1500 but reupholstering
an old, sturdy couch and chair that has withstood kids, pets
and family gatherings over the years costs much less.
Less expensive fabric such as rayon/polyester blends are priced
around $7 to $8 per yard. Wrinkle-resistant and durable, rayon/polyester
fabric is often used to reupholster high-traffic furniture
due to its ability to retain color and easy to clean nature.
A typical, three-cushioned sofa will need about 20 yards of
fabric, depending on the size of the back and armrests.
Tapestry fabric is more expensive but come in a variety of
colors, patterns and images woven into the fabric, such as
animal patterns, flowers and fascinating ethnic designs. The
deep, rich colors of tapestry material used to reupholster
furniture is perfect for dens, libraries and drawing rooms
where the decor is elegant and Old World. The cost of tapestry
can run between $35 to $50 per yard but is long-lasting and
Other fabrics commonly used to reupholster furniture include:
Depending on the grade of fabric chosen to reupholster
a piece of furniture, prices per yard can vary greatly. The
simplest way to obtain the fabric you want is to purchase
it from the reupholstery company you hire to do the job. They
will take care of measuring furniture and will figure exactly
how much is needed to properly refinish the pieces. Relying
on a professional reupholstering business to assist you with
the details of an upholstering job removes the stress of knowing
which fabric is best to use, how much is needed and if the
end result will meet your expectations.
Factors Influencing the Cost of Reupholstering
The size of the pieces, number of pieces, type of fabric desired,
intricacy of the furniture's design and labor are primary
factors influencing the final cost of an excellent reupholstery
job. An approximation of labor costs may fall between $400
and $600 but this also depends on how much work is needed
to properly reupholster a furniture piece. However, be aware
of reupholstery companies offering estimates that are much
lower than $400, especially if they do not provide a detailed
contract of all costs involved in the job. Often, these companies
dazzle customers with promises of cheap labor costs, only
to surreptitiously add other costs involving supplies, extra
fabric and "repairs" that are unnecessary. Reputable
reupholstery companies like Premier provide customers with
upfront fees in contract form in addition to guaranteed service
and courteous assistance.
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