In the UK, we surround ourselves with comfortable furniture and we take the time to find the kind of furniture that is just right. Choosing a new sofa and armchairs is a family decision, and so it is best to get something that everybody agrees upon. Some in the family will look for just pure softness and comfort, while others will want to get something that is not only very comfortable, but also elegant. When we do make our final decision, we use the furniture regularly and definitely get our money’s worth. However, nothing lasts forever, and at some point the furniture will begin to show wear. Maybe the cushions get a little out of shape, the cloth itself starts to get small holes, and the original colour that you chose is just fading away. Let’s look at some of the benefits of reupholstering your furniture.
- Eco-friendly – If you are the kind of family who take their duties seriously,with regard to reducing their carbon footprint, then reupholstering is the kind of thing that Mother nature, would like you to do. If you go to the local rubbish site, you will see lots of old furniture discarded, when maybe it just needs some tender loving care, in the form of reupholstery. Yes, it doesn’t look like it used to, and yes, it looks worn, but this furniture can be returned to its former glory, by just getting it reupholstered.
- Sentimental Value – Often a piece of furniture becomes more than it actually is. We start to have an emotional bond with it for a number of reasons. It might be the armchair that you father always sat in and now that he has passed on, and you still want to keep this great piece of history. You couldn’t forgive yourself, if you dumped it and so getting it reupholstered is a choice open to you. It might be a piece of furniture that was left to you by your grandparents, and if reupholstered, it might be worth a few pounds.
- A Complete Change – The ability to completely change the appearance of a piece of furniture is one great advantage of reupholstering your furniture. Maybe you want to jazz it up a little and add a bit of colour to an otherwise very dull room. You might want to move your favourite piece of furniture to another room in the house, but currently it doesn’t match the decor of that particular room. No problem, you just choose the fabric and colour that will match, and then go see Kendal Restoration,who can restore any piece of furniture to its former greatness, and make an old piece of furniture look great.
- Cheaper – When deciding if you want to reupholster, look at the cost of buying new and compare it to the cost of reupholstering. You will probably find in most cases, that recovering your furniture is the best and cheapest option for you. You get to keep the piece of furniture you love for a few more years, and the room still looks great.
Look into reupholstering your furniture, before you even consider throwing it away. It’s kinder to the environment and it is definitely kinder to your wallet.