Most upholstery clients have the same question: “Should I reupholster my furniture or get new furniture?”
The goal is usually the same — the client wants furniture that is like new, aesthetically appealing, and functional for what they want.
While many people ultimately want to revive a favorite old piece of furniture to keep it from ending up in a landfill, there are many good reasons to take a closer look at the benefits of furniture reupholstery.
What is Furniture Reupholstery?
Reupholstering furniture involves restoring the springs, frame, webbing, and fabric or outer material of a piece of existing furniture, like a chair or a sofa. It’s essentially rebuilding the furniture piece while maintaining the original integrity of the piece.
Customers typically want to reupholster a beloved piece of furniture that they don’t want to part with because reupholstering renews and restores the piece, allowing them to retain the furniture. Often the frame is intact and in great shape, and only the upholstery needs to be replaced and recovered.
Antique and vintage furniture is especially conducive to reupholstering projects. Typically those pieces from the 1970s and before have intricate designs that you can’t recreate today, but the coverings and fabrics of those pieces are usually faded, ripped, or torn. Reupholstery allows these furniture owners to extend the life of their furniture pieces, giving them a fresh look and adapting it to their current style of decor.
Our master furniture craftsmen can restore the look of your furniture piece’s frame, repair or replace the parts needed, add new supports and cushions, and recover the furniture piece. The process breathes new life into existing, beloved furniture that you can’t part with.
Why Reupholster Your Furniture?
We’ve already touched bases on the primary reason most people reupholster their furniture: to salvage a favorite piece.
At the same time, we realize that many customers are hesitant for their prized furniture to leave their presence. It takes a lot of trust in an upholstery shop to do so. But, we’ve earned the trust of hundreds of clients and have had the privilege of transforming amazing furniture for our stellar clients.
In addition to updating your older furniture or the sentimental reasons people choose to reupholster their furniture, there are some other good reasons to reupholster rather than buy new:
- Old is gold. They just don’t make new furniture like they used to. Perhaps you’ve noticed that when you walk into a typical furniture storeroom, the quality is not like the furniture you grew up with. Have you seen how often mass-produced new furniture needs to be replaced? The construction is not worth restoring. When it’s worn, it’s time to throw it out. Contemporary furniture is more expensive than ever, but the quality seems to decline each passing year as more and more furniture is made overseas. It’s hard to find “Made in America” anymore. Unless you commission a reputable furniture manufacturer like Creative Style Furniture to build your furnishings from the ground up. But, many of our furniture clients prefer to preserve their timeless quality furniture through the process of reupholstery.
- Reupholstering is good for the environment. Purchasing new furniture encourages today’s mass-produced furniture manufacturers to keep doing what they’re doing. They use more raw material to keep creating more furniture at low quality. A good custom upholstery manufacturer like Creative Style Furniture will use only what we need to restore your furniture to its original grandeur. This helps save precious resources our planet needs and prevents further crowding of our landfills. All the while, you get to keep your precious furniture, only you get it back even better than it was before.
- It’s a good return on your investment. You can’t say that about mass-produced furnishings today. The truth is they just don’t make them like they used to. New furniture may look good in the furniture storeroom, but it’s hardly ever built to withstand wear and tear. Many families today find themselves replacing their furniture every five to ten years. And as long as manufacturers see consumers reacting to their poorly constructed furniture by making new furniture purchases more often, they’re not motivated to change a thing. But, yesterday’s furniture often lasted 20, 30, or even 50 years. When you have one of these solid pieces of furniture, you understand the difference. Reupholstering your furniture is a good investment because it’ll extend its life by often 20 or 30 years or more. The piece will withstand the test of time and be a better investment than store-bought, mass-produced furniture ever could be.
Contact Our Experts to Start Your Furniture Reupholstery Project
Yesteryear’s furniture has a lasting quality that’s difficult to replicate. That’s why so many choose to reupholster their vintage furniture rather than buy new.
Many upholstery businesses say the same thing, stating that your furniture will be like new when they’re done with it. But, at Creative Style Furniture, we take it a step further. Yes, it will be just like new, but older furniture has a timeless quality that can’t be replaced. So our goal is to retain that quality while making the furniture piece even better than it was before.
We don’t use any shortcuts when it comes to our furniture reupholstery clients. Our processes ensure quality construction that facilitates long-lasting use and enjoyment for years to come.
Reupholster your chairs, sofas, and other fine furnishings today with Creative Style Furniture in Houston. Our designers and master artisans will maintain your older furniture piece’s integrity while transforming it into new, breathtaking furniture you’ll be proud to display.
Contact our furniture reupholstery experts at (713) 927-3720.