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Have you ever thought about what an important role furniture plays in your life? Without a kitchen table and chairs, you would have to eat on the floor. Without a desk, you'd be left precariously balancing your laptop on your lap while sitting cross-legged on the ground, and we all know that's no fun. Furniture shapes your day and it shapes your lifestyle, so it's important to put some thought into the furniture you choose for your home. From selecting the right sofa to painting a dresser, we offer all sorts of furniture advice on this website. We understand how important furniture is, and we want you to come to the same understanding.

Properly Furnished: A Blog

Six Key Factors When You're Thinking About Getting Upholstery Work Done On Furniture

Ricardo Castillo

Getting your furniture upholstered is something you can do to revitalize the look of your home and make your home interiors more comfortable. However, upholstery work is also an investment that you should think through carefully to get the largest possible return on your investment. 

The following are six key factors to look into when you're thinking about getting upholstery work done on furniture. 

The value of the furniture piece in question

A furniture piece needs to be fairly valuable for it to be worthwhile to invest in reupholstering it. If you have an antique piece of furniture that would be difficult to replace, reupholstering it is a good idea. Also, if you have a piece of highly valuable furniture worth enough to justify upholstery costs, go ahead. 

The material that will be used

When you reupholster furniture, you have an opportunity to change its material. Be sure to consider the possibility of using different materials in your upholstery job. You don't necessarily have to reupholster with the same material that was originally used on the furniture piece in question. 

The current lifestyle considerations in your home

Think about your living situation when you reupholster furniture. You don't want to reupholster with a delicate material or fabric if you've got kids or pets in your home that will have access to the furniture piece. If the furniture will get heavy-duty use from kids, pets, or other household members, make sure you choose a heavy-duty material for your upholstery job. 

The costs

You can get numerous quotes on an upholstery job to find the offer that provides you with the best value. However, don't just go along with whatever upholstery service gives you the lowest quote. Make sure you evaluate the company's offerings and expertise level before moving forward with their quote. 

The possibilities for protecting the work afterward

If you have a valuable piece of furniture to get reupholstered, it's a good idea to invest in a good furniture cover to protect it afterward. Shop for a furniture cover that will look attractive on your interior but will also preserve the upholstery work as long as possible. 

The comfort level offered by the upholstery job

If you regularly use a piece of furniture that you're having upholstered, it's a good idea to consider comfort updates. Make sure that the material that will be used for the upholstery job will be comfortable for everyday lounging. Discuss ways to make the furniture piece in question more comfortable with your upholstery service