Is It Worth The Cost To Reupholster?

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Is It Worth The Cost To Reupholster?

When your furniture is of a good quality but has seen better days, reupholstery or buying replacement upholstered components is the ideal solution. Reupholstering furniture is a great, environmentally friendly way to keep old furniture out of landfills. Canada would save around 1.5 tonnes of CO2 emissions if we re-used our old furniture instead of throwing it away. As it stands, only 17% of furniture is being recycled, and Canadian landfill sites are filled with hundreds of thousands of old furniture pieces each year. Over 150,000 tonnes of sofas are sent to landfills each year. Saving those sofas would equal taking 20,000 cars off the road. And there’s a good chance the reupholstered piece will outlive that of a brand new sofa.

However, it is not always the most inexpensive choice. The truth is that reupholstering furniture can often cost as much as replacing it, depending on the quality of the piece. Reupholstering furniture includes a complete tear down of the piece, removing all fabric, padding, and rejuvenating the support systems. This process ensures the end product not only looks better, but really is better. Once completed you have a brand new piece that is clean inside and out.

Similarly, Crate Designs replacement upholstered components are complete components, new foam, fabric and internal frames where necessary. With one important advantage: no down time. Reupholstering furniture typically takes 6 to 8 weeks. For many families that is a long time to be without a sofa! When you purchase Crate Designs replacement components you can continue to use your existing cushions until your new seats arrive. All of a sudden the decision of whether or not to re-use your existing furniture becomes easy. The frame is solid, sturdy and has lasted many years. Buying replacement components means you can continue to enjoy your furniture for years to come.

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  • Lisa Alberico