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" are amazing and the service was exceptional. He met me at my work to drop off samples. once I chose the material
ordered the material and scheduled an appointment for after the material came in to come and cut the fabric to my couches. He worked for 4+ hours cutting the material. He then had the
back to me in just under 4 weeks. I was able to choose the type of skirt I wanted. I also asked
if he could stuff my back pillows as the couches were old and needed an uplift. It is like I have brand new couches. Gorgeous work from
! He was always prompt with schedules and stayed in contact via phone or email. I will definitely be recommending
to friends and family who need
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-Paul C.

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"They are fabulous and are a great company. They are very good and responsive. After the furniture was returned I had a few concerns about the cushions but they took" it back and fixed it with out any additional cost. The delivery guys are just great, they were helpful in moving things around when they came in to deliver. They are a very easy and nice company to deal with.

-ANN S.

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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had


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I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.


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I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.
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That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.

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You have to put your self in the shoes of a business that is in business to turn a profit of some sort. All businesses have different overhead which in turn decides what their bottom line would be on their services. I personally would not go with an unlicensed professional for this type of install. You are messing with gas, venting issues, electrical wiring{electric water heater} and updated code issues such as a drain pan and tempature and relief drain lines for heaters that currently do not have them. I do agree that there are some companies that are way out of line for their installs but most of these companies are the really big companies that have very high overheads  I would assume. Tank type water heaters have changed over the last several years and with these safety changes come bigger prices. The price of steel thanks to China is skyrocketing and tank type water heaters are made of steel. Most wholesale plumbing supply companies cannot match what the big box stores are selling at retail to consumers. I happen to think from research that heaters such as Rheem, Bradford White and AOSmith who have been in business forever make a better product than what you can buy in the big box outlets. You also have to take in consideration the location of the water heater that is being replaced. Is it in the house, basement, garage or attic. Most 40 and 50 gallon water heaters that are purchased in a plumbing wholesale store in Texas cost between 300-340 for a 6 year warranty heater with 6 year on parts and tank. Speaking of warranty. Most big box companies will take a least 24 hours to a week to get your warranty problem taken care of. Most reputable plumbing companies will give same day service if they installed the heater.

So lets break down a typical install at cost to a licensed plumber in Texas

Heater: $315, water shut off $6.50, water flex lines or unions to code $20, gas flex line and cut off to code $12, misc fittings $15, Total $368.50 Lets add a 35% profit which is some what low  for a business $129, Total 497.50

This doesnt  include permits, pan and drain or any venting issues. The vent must go from the heater to the outside of roof using double wall vent.

Cost of permit on average $60

Most plumbing companies allow for 3 hours of time for a water heater. This includes picking the new one up. Delivering out to house. Draining and removing old water heater. Hauling off old heater. Installing new heater up to code. Going down to city and pulling permit.

Average Labor charges for heater installs $400

That would make this install run without extras on any code issues $957.50

I just had a 50 gallon gas water heater installed in my house for $1200 but I needed a pan installed. I used a licensed plumber.

 

 

 

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Todd said it best.

An itemized list / cost breakdown, more often than not is used against the contractor when it is shared with other builders who will then beat it.

Good contractors use good people, and good people cost more.  Just the cost of having the appropriate insurance / bond can be the difference between winning a job or losing it ot a 'lower bid'.

It is the rule of three; there is Good, Cheap and Fast.  You can have any two:  Good and Cheap, won't be Fast; Good and Fast, won't be Cheap;  Cheap and Fast, won't be Good!

When comparing bids, it isn't the cheapest or the 'nicest' person you should select.   You should understand why there is a large price difference (it shows there are gaps in your design program or what you have asked for specifically, which means there may be arguments later).  If most of the bids are in line, and one is way high or way low,  you want to know why before dismissing or selecting them.

A price-only decision almost always costs more in the long run. 

Good luck!

Upholstery reviews in Boston

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They were professional, kind and did a fabulous job. The price was extremely reasonable and the quality of the work impeccable.
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even had them touch up the varnish and strengthen the support for the fabric. The chair was ready on time and I will return to have my dining chairs done as well.
- CAMERON S.
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I was very pleased. They picked up and dropped off the furniture. Advised me on the type and amount of fabric to buy and some discount shops I could find it in, and, when it turned out that the pattern I picked required more than the estimated yardage, they went to the shop and bought the additional fabric. The results are impeccable, and I'm very happy with it. (Note that reupholstering is not cheap, they told me on the phone that it could be less expensive to buy new chairs, but I told them they were good chairs and sentimental, so they said in that case, it's often worth the price. They were right!)
- Marta V.
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This upholstery shop is a halloween nightmare. We had found the perfect fabrics for our sofas but they were returned to us in such a scary condition that there is no way we could use them. The fabric patterns were crooked, the welting was uneven, and of different widths, the tufting was askew, the padding was uneven, there were lumps that go bump in the night, and the final product was enough to produce nightmares for a short life. We showed the pieces to an expert upholsterer, and he was totally shocked by the work. We took the owner to meet him, he gave her his opinion, and she said she would reimburse us, but after several weeks no agreed payments were forthcoming, so we finally turned it over to our attorney. He filed a court claim, and just before the hearing, she sent a check to our attorney for the full amount. If you value your furniture, and don't want your house to look like the little shop of horrors, run run for your lives, away from this business.
- STAN B.
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is a true old world craftsman who understands equally well both form and function. He has a great eye for design and beauty, and also understands the anatomy of a piece of furniture and the ways that it must be joined to last forever. He knows how antique furniture is constructed, and the way it should look when it is restored. We have been going to
Boston Upholsterers Provider Name Locked
for many years and have always been very happy with all aspects of his work or our interaction with him - in fact, we consider him a friend. He is always very fair and honest with us, and often times now we don't even ask the price for doing something because we know that he will be fair with us.
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is a master craftsman and his high standards show in his work and the quality of his interactions with his customers.
- STAN B.
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I requested a cushion insert for our antique very long couch. I explained that I was planning on making a slip cover for it, but I needed a good insert, as the one that was currently on the couch was a replacement for a mildewed down cushion and was only a piece of foam -- I wanted a puffier/more in style with the couch kind of a look and feel... picked up the "insert" and saw that it had piping and was a slip cover. I explained that I did not want piping, as it was an insert -- they offered to fix it, if I find that necessary. I will bring it back, as I do not want the added bulk/bulge of the piping underneath the upholstered cushion cover.
- M B.

Upholsterers in Boston

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Adrian's of Woburn

405 MAIN ST
Woburn

ALVAREZ DAVIS INTERIORS

316 SUMMER ST
Boston

BAY STATE WINDOW FASHIONS

93 Main Street
Peabody

Belmont Seat Cover Co

347 Pleasant St
Belmont

Boston Brooms

115 Front St Apt 4
Weymouth

CALICO CORNERS

440 Great Road
Acton

Cobbler Shop West

23 Pond St
Natick

COLACK UPHOLSTERING

37 MACARTHUR RD
Beverly

COPLEY UPHOLSTERING COMPANY

120 LANDSEER ST
West Roxbury

Countryside Service Center

45 and 86 Washington st

Crimson Upholstering

175 North St
Newtonville

Design & Thread

69 Lowell Ave
Newtonville

Designs In Blinds & Drapes

643 Moody St
Waltham

DURACLEAN MCDERMOTT SPECIALISTS

4 HARRINGTON TERRACE
Cambridge

ECUJIMO UPHOLSTERY

12 CYPRESS ST
Brookline

Eileen's Custom Draperies

5 Scaltrito Dr
Wilmington

Elza B Design Inc

100 Powdermill Rd
Acton

FABRIC PLACE

399 BOYLSTON ST
Boston

FURNITURE CONCEPTS

7 Cross St
Malden

Gaetano Decor

Charlestown

General Rubber Fabric Company

2 Hawksley Rd
Oxford

GEORGE'S TEXTILE CO INC

360 MERRIMACK ST
Lowell

HELLER FURNITURE

47 R WASHINGTON ST
Norwell

Horizon Interiors LLC

150-J NEW BOSTON ST
Woburn

Innuwindow

595 Worcester St
Natick

J&I Custom Drapes and Upholstery

148 HUMPHREY ST
Swampscott

Judd Refinishing

25 Cliff Way
Dedham

Landry Home Decorating

53 Lowell St
Peabody

Lee's Carpet Care

78 Pine St
Boston

LOCATELLI-SMITH INTERIORS

61 DARTMOUTH ST
Somerville

LORD'S UPHOLSTERY

73 PORTER ST
Stoughton

MARCOUX UPHOLSTERY

37 ELM ST
Leominster

MELO & SONS UPHOLSTERING

16 Proctor St.
Salem

NEW LIFE UPHOLSTERY

34 CENTRAL ST
Foxboro

P&P restorations

Bridgewater

Phillips Design

95 Commonwealth Ave
Concord

PRIDE UPHOLSTERY

100 West Rochambault Street
Haverhill

REDECORATING BY MELANIE

52 Sanborn st
Boston

Restorers Without Borders

361 Boylston St
Brookline

Second Life

45 Congress St
Salem

SERVPRO

349 Broadway
Revere

Servpro Industries Inc

P.O. Box 44
Bedford

SEYMOUR'S UPHOLSTERING

12 CHIPMAN ST
Boston

SHAWMUT UPHOLSTERY

429 WASHINGTON ST
Boston

STATE UPHOLSTERY CO

1 DESIGN CENTER PL
Boston

Studio C Interiors

72 Hollis St
Sherborn

THE CANING SHOPPE

99 Albion Street
Somerville

THE CUSTOM SHOP

86 COOLIDGE AVE
Watertown

THE REFLECTIVE DESIGNER

PO Box 123
Middleton

Trefler's

29 Tower Rd
Newton Upper Falls

Weissbach Slipcovers

40 Talbot St
Lowell

White Glove Cleaning

167 Ennell Street
Lowell

WILLIAMS & SPADE CO

PO Box 216
Wayland

WILSON'S OF WINCHESTER

45 Hutchinson Rd
Winchester

ZIMMAN'S OF LYNN

80 MARKET ST
Lynn

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