The Benefits of Leather Upholstery Repairs
It is your favourite sofa. You can recall buying it; it seemed so very expensive at the time.
You remember the effort, sweat and arguments of trying to squeeze the too-big leather sofa through the front door.
It has seen all the laughter and tears in your home; it has provided the comfy seating for watching romantic films; it has cocooned the too-ill-for-school children and has provided a soft, smooth and supportive place to lay your aching back after a hard day at work.
It is the place where the family dog, knowing full well it is not allowed on the furniture, takes advantage of your absence and curls up in the corner of your leather sofa.
But, you look at it now and think 'it has seen better days' and yet, the glossy adverts on TV and in the local press cannot prize you away from it. There is another option… repairing it.
And the benefits of leather upholstery repairs are many…
- Keep the memories - many items of our furniture stay with us through many years; if you invest wisely and look after the item, it can last for decades and instead of throwing it away starting again with a piece of furniture of perhaps a lesser quality, keeping the item and the memories by repairing it is surely the biggest benefit.
- Cheaper - many people are surprised to learn that one of the benefits of leather upholstery repairs is that they can be cheaper than replacing the item. In cases of leather suites, for example, you may feel that if one sofa 'has to go' that the others must go too. But, if the item was repaired, it will fit right back in (get the other items repaired too!)
- Environmentally friendly option - we have, for too long some people would say, lived in a consumer society that means when something looks old and tattered, we have simply opted to throw it away. Traditionally, these items went to landfill and even in this day and age of recycling, upcycling and the like, simply 'throwing stuff away' is no longer the 'done thing'.
- If it is repairable, fix it! - the benefits of leather upholstery repairs is that an item that has years and years of life left in it, can be given a new lease of life with a tear repaired or the scratches smoothed out; often, repaired leather items can look like new!
Leather is a natural material, tough and robust it can withstand a lot of wear, tear and usage but, like all items and fabrics, a little bit of tender, loving care can make them last a lot longer. The benefits of leather upholstery repairs is that items you thought were obsolete can be brought back to life; so no shopping trips looking at the same style of sofa over and over again as most leather items can be repaired.
Find out more about the benefits of leather upholstery repairs with Upholstery Scotland by calling us today!