In today’s world of recycling and reusing, reupholstering is simply another logistical step. You may simply be comfortable with the furniture you already have, a piece may hold some sentimental value for you, or you may just realize that older furniture was built to a higher standard of quality. Here are a few reasons you may want to decide on reupholstering your furniture.
A Fresh, New Look
Just as life changes, so do personal preferences, styles, and needs. You may have repainted a room, added new window treatments, or had a new carpet installed. This may lead to a desire for a new color, pattern, or design for your furniture. Instead of simply buying all new items, you can choose to have your furniture reupholstered instead.
If you’ve recently had a child, your children have grown up, or a new pet has joined your family, you may find that you need a different fabric that holds up better or is easier to clean. This is a great time to reupholster your existing furniture to extend its life – and simplify yours! The right fabric can be key, and an upholstery professional can help you choose just the right one to fit your current lifestyle.
Restoring or Redesigning Older Pieces
You may have recently realized that a piece of furniture is in great shape – except for the fabric. Or, you may have recently inherited some sentimental pieces from a loved one that require a little TLC. It’s not unusual to realize that the quality construction of older pieces often lasts much longer than newer manufactured furniture.
Remember Archie Bunker’s chair or Sheldon’s couch? Many people develop a sentimental attachment to a particular piece of furniture, whether for its history or comfort. A particular chair, sofa, or loveseat may be your favorite piece of furniture, or it may be something you inherited from a loved one. These pieces are worth renovating, updating, and keeping for many years to come.
While simply buying new furniture may seem attractive – and even affordable – it simply won’t hold up as well as older pieces will over the years. If you want your furniture to stand the test of time and are looking for the least expensive option in the long term, then reupholstering wins hands down. Reupholstery is surprisingly affordable, and you can usually expect to get many years of use with normal wear and tear, providing you with a very good return on your investment.
Older furniture tends to have coil springs and hardwood frames put together with care, while modern furniture too often has rubber straps or zigzag coils and staples to attach composite wood frames. These cost-cutting manufacturing processes may save you money up front – but the items simply don’t hold up the way that older, more carefully crafted furniture does.
Crosstown Shade & Glass can help with any reupholstery project. We offer a wide range of fabrics and styles in our two convenient locations. Just call 212-787-8040 for our Upper West Side store or 212-647-1519 for our Greenwich Village store. We’d love for you to let us know how we can help you with your reupholstery project!