06 Jan 2016

We’ve all had that feeling.  Sometimes, no matter how much you love your home, it’s time to switch something up.  Furniture is one of the easiest things you can change for a decent price that has a big effect on the way your home feels. So, it makes sense that a new set of furniture would be a logical way to solve a boring and “too comfortable” home dilemma.  But, what does “new furniture” really mean, and what alternatives are there out there?

If you want to get the most value for your dollar, do the most for the aesthetics and feel of your home. To have the best and most convenient experience possible replacing your furniture, consider getting a reupholstery job done.  Most people think of replacing entire sets and discarding their old and loved furniture when they see the word “new,” but consulting an upholstery professional can be a much smarter move than getting a whole new furniture set.  Here are five reasons why you should consider re-upholstery over replacing your furniture completely.

1. Protect Sentimental Value

You probably have a lot of great memories, nostalgic stories, and fond associations with the old furniture set you have in your home.  If you didn’t, you would have replaced that saggy sofa a long time ago.  But, a big misconception is that you need to get rid of this old and “sentimental” furniture in order to spruce up the look of your home.

With a professional re-upholstery job, you won’t need to lose any of the valuable memories that you have attached to your furniture.  But, you can still improve the value of your home and give yourself a fresh and comfortable quality-of-life upgrade.  Re-upholstery gives your previous furniture a whole new life by restoring it to its former glory – retaining sentimental value in the process.

2.  Preserve Family Heirlooms

Good furniture can have a lot of value for your family and heritage, as well as your home.  That dresser could have been inherited from your great-great-grand mother, or that couch may have been handmade by a family member.  Instead of throwing away a family heirloom when you need a new look in your home, think about getting a reupholstery job done with a professional company.  Doing so can help you preserve your family history while refreshing the atmosphere of your home.

3.  Revitalize High-Quality Furniture

If you go to the wrong upholstery company, it could cost you a whole lot and take an immense amount of time to get your furniture revitalized.  At some point, it’s tempting to wonder if it’s even worth it to put the money into upholstery when you could simply buy new furniture.  The honest answer is that if you already own high-quality furniture, upholstery is one of the smartest ways you can invest in your home and improve your quality of life as long as you work with the right team.

A company like Burchell, which has been in the upholstery business for more than twenty years, understands what working with quality furniture entails.  If you have spent money on good furniture, built from good wood, revitalizing your furniture can restore all of the value it has lost through aging.  We work carefully to make your furniture look and feel new again – at a fraction of what it would cost to replace, especially where high-quality furniture is concerned!

4.  Maintain Existing Themes

Often, the mark of a good home is coherence and consistency.  When it comes to your furniture, it can take a lot of planning and forethought to match your decorating theme throughout your house.  When you have already matched your furniture to your paint and your home’s color, and aesthetic themes, it can be hard or impossible to find appropriate replacement furniture to make your home feel complete again.

In these situations, upholstery can be an especially useful option.  Instead of redecorating your entire home, you can rely on a quality upholstery business to make your furniture look and feel like new again.  It’s easy to work with a professional upholstery team to find the right fabrics and color palette for whatever your current interior design theme needs, and we can even make your furniture look like it did the day that you first decorated your home!  This ties into sentiments and nostalgic value as well, but it can be a great way to save money by avoiding extensive redecorating costs.

5.  Less Wasteful

When it comes down to it, most furniture that is thrown away doesn’t need to be.  If you REALLY need a new couch or a new wardrobe, by all means treat yourself.  However, there is a lot of value in getting old furniture repaired and restored.  Getting a professional re-upholstery job done is smart for a variety of reasons, and you can re-read our discussion above if you are deciding whether upholstery is right for you.  Just remember that upholstery is less wasteful, and that’s an important thing!