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" and are great to work with. They brought samples and helped me pick out fabric for some extra dining room chairs." They picked up and delivered the chairs within 10 days. The chairs had added stuffing and were all cleaned when they returned. Beautiful!

-Don T.

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"Fabulous service and workmanship. Fabric samples were brought to my home for selection and discussion. Suggestions by & " were greatly appreciated. I requested that the 2-cushion seat of the sofa be changed to a bench cushion... love it! Changes the whole look of the sofa. 50+ year old chair looks wonderful... my grandmother would absolutely love how her chair now looks! Fabric is beautiful, workmanship is excellent, and the new cushioning is wonderfully comfortable. Will most certainly be recommending to friends, family & neighbors. Couldn't be happier with the quality of workmanship. & are personable, friendly, and knowledgeable.

-Amy K.

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How to Hire a Professional Upholstery Cleaner

You can tackle some furniture upholstery stains yourself, but there are times when it’s best to call in a professional.

Upholstery Repair

Upholstering is the process of covering a high-quality piece of furniture, antique or keepsake with materials such as fabric and padding. Freshen the look of a room by giving furniture a new look.

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Instead of buying new, consider transforming your dull furniture to a brand new-looking one through reupholstery.

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Upholstery Cleaning

Knowing how to clean furniture upholstery can help you freshen up your home without spending a lot of money.

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Quality furniture deserves a second chance. Learn why the decision to reupholster with the right upholstery fabric can benefit your decor and your wallet

What a difference some cleaning makes! This sofa is halfway clean. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Hale C. of Pasadena, Calif.)

Quality leather furniture can last decades, but like almost any investment, it needs proper care and routine maintenance to hold up well.

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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 Raleigh

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I love these two! Very nice couple and great work. This time, they needed to repair a chewed up sofa arm. Fortunately, I had left over fabric from when they originally reupholstered it for me and made it good as new.
- Beverly O.
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After seeing it, advised they have a minimum charge of $50 which is reasonable to avoid spending a lot of time and effort on minor repairs. However, and very patiently advised us on how to repair the cut, including specific materials we would need. We did the repair and it turned ...More out good. We would not have been able to do it without their expert guidance. But the cost to us in materials was only about $3. We will be surely contacting in the future for any needed work.
- Roy S.
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Mr. reupholstered a sofa that was in poor condition. He provided an estimate over the phone and gave suggestions for fabrics to use. He worked with my schedule to pick up the sofa and drop off the sofa after it was completed, arriving within the agreed times on both ends. The pricing was fair and the customer service and attention ...More to detail was excellent. I highly recommend Mr. because doing business with him was honest and fair. The sofa looks better than it has ever looked. Thank you!
- Leigh K.
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It went very well. This is the second chair that they have recovered. They collected and delivered the chair on time. They gave description of the work and didn't charge additional fees. We were pleased and we do recommend them.
- alan S.
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I was impressed in all ways by this company. I described what I wanted for both pieces of furniture. They created just what I envisioned for a reasonable price, and the workmanship was terrific. The workers were prompt and courteous. I highly recommend them.
- Lianie Gorcenski U.
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High quality, beautiful craftsmanship. Came to our home to help us select material that would tie together multiple fabric patterns in the rooms. Helped to narrow down fabric options since we are not good at that - this was a great help. Recommended the size for our room and scale to other furnishings. The ottoman turned out beautiful and we love it!
- John S.
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The husband/wife team came to my house and spent a couple of hours helping me select fabric for 4 re-upholstery jobs. It was obvious to me from the outset that they had the expertise and experience to do a fine job. They asked questions that would give them the information they needed to advise me and they LISTENED CAREFULLY to what I said. They noted ...More colors/fabrics/furniture styles in my home full of eclectic family heirlooms (not valuable antiques but useful items with sentimental value). They had arrived with several large bags of fabric sample books. We discussed the type of fabric that I liked, and they provided useful information and advice about how the fabrics would wear and how they might enhance the furniture that was to be recovered as well as how they would work with the other pieces in the rooms. With their guidance I selected fabric to re-uphoster a swivel rocker, a rocker, a small footstool and a rectangular hassock with wheels. I also asked them to make 2 lumbar pillows for my couch out of the same material they would use for the hassock. They were so patient and so pleasant and so very knowledgeable that I felt very comfortable talking about what I envisioned for these pieces and I was confident that (with their expert help!) I had selected fabrics that would be practical, appropriate for the style/age of the pieces and that the results would be beautiful. They gave me an invoice and I paid for the fabric. In order to be sure that the fabric I selected was available they ordered it while they were at my house. I would pay for the labor when the furniture was delivered. The fabric arrived at their shop in a couple of weeks and they scheduled a pickup for the furniture. Their original estimated time frame for pick-up and delivery was right on target. They delivered the furniture this afternoon, and I am thrilled with everything. All the pieces look brand new and all the work is just perfect. The Williamsons are friendly, professional, thoughtful, and take great pride in their excellent work. I would recommend them without reservation for any kind of re-upholstery work or anything else that they would take on. This is the first time I've used Angie's List and I am very grateful to have had such a wonderful experience.
- Frances A.
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came to our shop we wanted to do some chairs for our company. We wanted them to be different. Something that would be looked at. We came up with a few ideas. But came up with the best. We gave him our chairs.
Our fabric was a little unique so it took about 3 weeks for that special order to come ...More in. after the fabric was here gave me a realistic time frame of how long it would take to get the chairs done. The work happen to fall on the holidays so I did realize it could take a little longer with everyone being off and stuff. When my chairs were done and the boys delivered them to my shop. I could not be happier with how they look. I will try to post pictures of them cause I am so happy with the way they came out.
- MIKE I.

Upholsterers in Raleigh

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AAA Upholstery Inc

3812 Tarheel Dr
Raleigh

ACME FURNITURE SHOP

2910 Haven Rd
Raleigh

Advanced Leather Care

1433 Tawny View Lane
Raleigh

AFC Upholstery

2810-4a Yonkers Rd
Raleigh

Alexander Grey

6716 Old Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh

American Upholstery

2009 Broarwood Circle
Clayton

Auto Interiors & Tops

303 N West St
Raleigh

BEST CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY

5020 DEPARTURE DR
Raleigh

BETSY ANDERSON INTERIORS

2010 1/2 FAIRVIEW RD
Raleigh

CARTER'S QUALITY FURNITURE CO

5720 CAPITAL BLVD
Raleigh

Curtain Calls by Peggy Scott

1008 S Crescent Drive
Smithfield

DDesigner

1200 Angie street
Fort Bragg

DECORATOR'S SHOWCASE

2801 Elsbeth Ct
Wake Forest

DENNIS WILLIAMS UPHOLSTERY

405 W PEACE ST
Raleigh

EATMANS CARPETS & INTERIORS

8101 GLENWOOD AVE
Raleigh

ELEGANT WINDOWS & UPHOLSTERY

700 PENNCROSS DR
Raleigh

Finish Pros

3222 Wellington Ct
Raleigh

Furniture by Lowell

700 A East Club Blvd
Durham

Furniture Repairs & Mobile

2800 Spring Forest rd
Raleigh

Grand Drapery and Design

20 Stone Creek Ct.
Greensboro

HAILEY'S UPHOLSTERY SHOP

4920 KYLE DR
Raleigh

HARRISON'S UPHOLSTERY BY JUDY

3532 DURHAM RD
Raleigh

Homewerks

3708 Center Church Rd
Sanford

House Of Fabrics & Designs

4221 Garrett Rd, Ste 3A
Durham

J's Upholstery

353 Rawls Club Rd
Fuquay Varina

JIMMY COOPER UPHOLSTERY

4805 JEFFERSON LN
Raleigh

JOHN'S UPHOLSTERY

3708 WILLOW CREEK DR
Raleigh

Jr Customz

5800 KNIGHTDALE BLVD
Knightdale

Just Jill Interiors

16 Summerglen Ct
Durham

Just Josh Odd Jobs and Designs

7509 Idolbrook Ln
Raleigh

Just Your Style

1329 Swallow Dr
Raleigh

Leather & Vinyl MD

8300 Falls Of Neuse Rd
Raleigh

Midas Fabric & Blinds

7912 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh

MUMFORD RESTORATION

8813 GULF CT
Raleigh

Nettle Creek Decorating Inc

8215 Bells Lake Rd
Apex

NEXT LEVEL CUSTOM WHEELS

9006 GLENWOOD AVE
Raleigh

Nix Upholstery

2718 E PETTIGREW ST
Durham

P & P AUTO GLASS & UPHOLSTERY

PO Box 1016
Youngsville

PARKER UPHOLSTERY INC

2420 WHISPERING PNES
Clayton

PETERSON PROPERTIES

2616 BROAD OAKS PL
Raleigh

Premier Pew Padding

2501 Ashe Ave
Dunn

RAINBOW HOME DECOR

911 N WEST ST
Raleigh

RAINBOW UPHOLSTRY

911 N WEST ST
Raleigh

reDefine Home Design

3720 Song Sparrow Drive
Wake Forest

redhanded

1610 Brooklyn Rd
Apex

STROUD'S UPHOLSTERY DESIGN

5003 FALLS OF NEUSE RD
Raleigh

The Upholstered Chair

7217 Mine Shaft Rd.
Raleigh

Triangle Upholstery

5500 Atlantic Springs Rd
Raleigh

unlimited upholstery and car designs

7310 leesville rd
Durham

Window Elevations

2116 Rainy Lake Street
Wake Forest

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