Buy New Or Re-Upholster?
There comes a day when we look at the sofa or our favourite comfy chair, sign deeply and know that the day has come when the it needs replacing.
But, before you throw into landfill or donate to charity, take another look at your favourite chair or sofa - is it just the upholstery that needs replacing?
In today's modern world, we cannot keep throwing things away, to replace them - it too costly on our purse and too costly for the environment too. Reupholstering is just one way of spending you money wisely, whilst saving another item from landfill.
How Does Re-upholstery Work?
Anyone looking for upholstery Stirling services can come to Upholstery Scotland. We can repair and reupholster most pieces of furniture, starting with the frame, much in the same way that the maker built your item in the first place.
A traditional skill, upholstery Stirling customers have a whole range of fabric options open to them and so your humble sofa could soon take on a whole new lease of life - so much so, that any visitors will think you have invested in a new one, rather than re-used the frame.
In fact, whether your sofa or chair is suitable for reupholstering depends on the frame; any upholstery Stirling client will tell you that if the frame is in a good state of repair, then the product is ripe for re-covering. Many older versions of sofas and chairs have hardwood frames and these very rarely wear out. This wood is incredibly strong and weight-bearing therefore in all honesty the padding foam and fabric will wear out first.
As part of the whole upholstery project, Stirling customers can specify that this frame is strengthened and the foam or padding can also be improved. Do you suffer with back problems, for example? Then your project could include increasing the lumber support padding of your chair too.
But is This all More Expensive? Isn't it Just Simpler to go out and buy a new one?
Well, it depends on how you view it. If there is plenty of life left in the frame of your item, why not recover it? Buying new can mean a delay between the moment you pay out hundreds for an item you may not receive for 6 to 8 weeks. Depending on the level of upholstery and work that needs completing on your item, you could be back watching the TV in front of your fire snuggled in your favourite chair within weeks.
And, if you needed any more persuading, depending on the upholstery that Stirling customers select, it could be far cheaper than buying new...