Furniture Upholstery Services Near You

Furniture Upholsterers In Your Area

Do you have some old furniture pieces that you'd like to replace, but you're not sure you want to invest in new stuff? Often, people who don't want to get rid of old furniture choose to have it reupholstered. Simply put, furniture reupholstery is a process in which old upholstery is removed and then replaced with new fabric. Here are some basic considerations and tips on how you can find a good furniture reupholstery service near you. By just entering your zip code above, you can be connected today to a local furniture upholstery business.

What You Can and Cannot Reupholster

For some of the simpler reupholster projects, you may be able to do your own reupholstering, such as:

  • Making minor fabric alterations to an existing piece¬óWhen a frame has only small damages, you could probably repair the framing yourself
  • Another example of a common DIY reupholster project is removing and then adding new fabric to dining room chairs. These jobs entail about $100 to $200, depending on the type of fabric and additional supplies needed, such as a stable gun, ripping chisel, upholstery tacks and pins, rubber mallet and other tools.
  • On the other hand, for other complicated projects, it's usually better to let a professional handle the job.
  • This is particularly the case when reupholstering leather furniture. One reason is that leather can easily be damaged from stains and scratches as well as lose its elasticity.
  • However, certified professionals have the needed equipment to make repairs. Furthermore, when you hire a licensed upholstery service, you can be sure you'll be getting high quality.

When to Repair Versus Replace Furniture

If you're attached to the style, shape and comfort of your old furniture, and it doesn't have any structural issues, it's generally a good option to have it reupholstered in a more updated fabric. You can determine if your furniture is in good structural shape by noticing if it shakes when moving it. If it doesn't wobble and is able to resist impact, consider it to be in good structural condition and suitable to be repaired or reupholstered.

But if it isn't able to resist the impact of being moved, this can suggest inferior structural integrity, so you may have to replace it. Comfort is another important consideration. For instance, you may feel sentimental about a certain antique chair that's been passed down through your family, but if its springs stick out and it has holes, it's time to donate it to a thrift store.

Reupholster Cost Considerations

Cost is usually the biggest factor when deciding whether to it's better to reupholster or replace old furniture.

Reupholster costs can vary, depending on the type of piece and other factors, such as furniture size and fabric. The biggest aspect affecting cost is fabric. The cost for upholstery fabric usually starts at about $40 per yard, while designer fabric is considerably more, starting at around $70 per yard. Even more expensive is high quality velvet fabric, which can be as high as $200.

The amount of fabric can affect cost. A typical sofa requires 16 or more yards of fabric to reupholster it, while a chair only needs about 7 yards of fabric. Also, the more fabric that's needed, the more you'll have to pay in labor costs.

In some situations, it's more affordable to buy new furniture than having it upholstered. If it costs more to reupholster than it does to buy a new furniture piece, then don't have it upholstered.

Consider quality. Although it may cost less to get a new chair or sofa, your old furniture may be constructed of higher quality. This can mean that your old furniture could even outlive new furniture.

"Great business to trust with your sofa repair. From the beginning to the end of this repair a pleasure to deal. Patrick was timely with answering my emails. Delivery guys were great picking up and delivering my sofa. Have & will recommend LP Oliver to all my friends & family that need upholstery repairs. "

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Manassas VA

"I interacted with 5 upholstery companies during my search and received the utmost courtesy and prompt outstanding upholstery work from P& W Upholstery. Wendy called the day I contacted Home advisor, and visited the very next day to look and measure my chairs, sent me an estimate the next morning, and further worked with me when I changed my fabric choice. Although, she didn't give me the lowest estimate among the group I consulted, she was the most engaging and trustworthy professionally, and she did not fail me. I was definitely pleasantly surprised with the speed and the perfection of work done to transform my old dining chairs -- my family and friends who have seen the chairs are very impressed. Thank you P & W Upholstery and keep up the fantastic work you do!"

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Falls Church VA

"They pickup my furniture fixed it and brought it back in the same day. They were very nice. They also gave me a warranty on the work they did."

--5.0 star review from Tarita R. in Frederick MD


--5.0 star review from Jamie N. in Washington DC