Does upholstery cost less than buying new?
Does it always save money to reupholster furniture rather than buying new?
“It’s cheaper to buy a cheap piece of furniture, but if it’s quality furniture, people will reupholster it.” –Paul Reyes, owner of highly rated Custom Furniture Designs in Chino, Calif. Reyes says most people reupholster furniture they don’t want to get rid of.
“No, sometimes it doesn’t. It can be more expensive.” – Armado Perez, owner of highly rated Sofa Custom Upholstery in Hollywood, Calif. Those who reupholster have better furniture than what’s being built new, Perez says.
“Sometimes, but it depends on the fabric and the quality of the furniture.” – Marge Harness, owner of highly rated AAA Upholstery in Torrance, Calif. Harness says people upholster “quality” pieces that fit their personality and style.