If you’re thinking about freshening up your furniture by buying a new three piece suite, it might be a good idea to have a look at your current furniture and think about the benefits that could come from reupholstery. If you’ve had your furniture for a while, chances are that it’s of much better quality than a mass produced one available at a large retailer. In fact, it’s usually the case that the frames made ten to fifteen years ago are of better quality, so it could be the case that your old furniture stands a better chance of lasting than new furniture. You also know that it already fits perfectly into your home, meaning there’s no need to measure up or squeeze new furniture in. Here are some more advantages that can come from choosing to go down the reupholstery route rather than buying new…
Having your furniture upholstered is much more convenient than buying new, in fact, you don’t even have to leave your home. If you choose to have your current furniture reupholstered, upholstery experts will come and visit you at your home and supply you with samples for you to choose one. Once you’ve chosen the sample that you like the most, they’ll get to work and your newly upholstered sofa will be with you before you know it.
Did you know that building new furniture has a big impact on the environment? It actually uses a thousand times more CO2 to make a brand new piece of furniture than it does to restore an old one. Studies have shown that the UK would save 1.5 tonnes of CO2 emissions if we simply decided to reuse our old furniture as opposed to throwing it away.
That means that reupholstering is actually very good for the environment, helping to reduce the effects of global warming as well as save precious plants, trees and forests. At the moment less than one fifth of furniture in the UK is being recycled, and best estimates state that there are hundreds of thousands of used furniture pieces currently taking up space in landfills throughout the country. It’s cost-effective too, research carried out by Wrap UK found that households benefit to the tune of £320 million every year thanks to reusing items rather than purchasing new ones.
No hidden costs
Buying new furniture can be a costly process, and a lot of the time the ticket price ends up being a tad misleading. With upholstery however, there are no hidden costs whatsoever. Whilst it’s true that the true condition of a sofa can’t truly be seen until it has been stripped down, we will always keep you in the loop and let you know about any additional costs before we go ahead and do the work. It’s worth stating however that this is very rare, but you will always know exactly how much you are paying. There are no additional charges or hidden extras, just a simple, straightforward fee for carrying out the work to your sofa or furniture.
So, if it’s time for some new furniture in your home, it might be a good idea to consider reupholstery. We can upholster pretty much anything, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to deal with any questions you may have.