Some people may ask if they should reupholster their old sofa. The answer may not be expected to be a straight yes or no because reupholstering old sofas depends on lots of factors. You need to think and plan out of the box regarding reupholstering an old sofa before you go out, take the risk and spend a fortune. However, it is recommended to for expensive one under some conditions, so let’s get to know them:
If It is a Family Antique: If your family is one of those families that has a sofa for a long time, it might carry some memories, passion and represent some special and historical presence, in addition to adding value to the house. It goes without saying that there is some specific stuff, which you cannot replace easily and sofa is that type of stuff.
If It is a Valuable Antique: Only homeowners who have invested good money in an old sofa can appreciate how valuable it is. That is why it is worth reupholstering. Old sofas are irreplaceable even if you are going to replace them with brand-new ones. In case you did not know, reupholstering old sofas bring the dead antique pieces back to life. It is advisable to ask a qualified pro’s help to get it reupholstered and keep in mind that it will be cost you much money.
If It Still Has Good Bones: If your old sofa is way too high quality and has a unique frame design, reupholstering it definitely makes sense. Generally, reupholstering your old sofa will not cost you the same like buying a new sofa of similar quality. Make sure it has a durable, solid frame and good patterns before going for reupholstering.
If It Costs Less: if your sofa is a splendid quality one, do not hesitate to reupholster it, just go for it. You may seek different reupholsters for all required parts, fabrics and everything else needed. Try to balance between the previous factors and the amount of money you will pay to ensure having almost the same quality.
If you give up on the fabrics in general and you do not intend to invest in a new furniture piece at the same time, you ought to go for slipcovers instead and totally forget about reupholstering at all.