Reupholstering Furniture: Is the Cost Worth It?
You just can’t nap on it like you used to. It’s lumpy and stained. Once the centerpiece of your living room, your couch is now an uncomfortable eyesore. But you love this couch. So you’re wondering how much does it cost to reupholster a couch. To reupholster or just buy new? That is the question, right?
Reupholstering furniture is not inexpensive. Our team of four will spend anywhere between 40 to 80 hours reupholstering a couch. In the process, we’ll strip your couch to the frame and repair any structural supports. We’ll also tie springs, replace worn out cushion padding, and then finally start the pretty part: putting on your chosen fabric.
Many choices affect how much your couch reupholstering project will cost.
In addition to the work hours, your cost will be affected by the choices you make along the way. Below we cover some of the major choices to consider when reupholstering your couch.
The cost of the fabric you choose to recover your couch plays a large role in the overall cost. If you order fabric that’s in-stock, you could potentially save a little money. Special orders of quality leathers and hard-to-find prints, on the other hand, may increase the cost. At Brocade Upholstery, we do not upcharge your fabric choice. You pay the actual price of the fabric. This point alone often makes our furniture reupholstering services more affordable than other upholsterers in the Northeast Ohio area.
For the sake of comparison, a typical three cushion couch requires 16 to 24 yards of fabric. At the lower end, you’ll pay about $38 per yard for upholstery fabric. On the upper end, expect to pay around $75 a yard. A premium leather, on the other hand, can be as much as $200 per yard.
Your couch’s special details
The level of detail your couch has also impacts how much it will cost. Button backs, pleats, unique edges, and decorative tacks can all add to the price. Not only can they require more fabric, but they require more time. We make each button right here in-house, so we achieve the perfect match and fit.
Your choice of cushion materials affects the cost of your reupholstering project as well. We offer many different cushion options. Foam depth, density, and dimensions all affect the price.
Additional wood refinishing needed
If your couch includes wood details, they may need to be refinished, too. We can fix scratches and dents, so the entire couch is restored to its fullest potential. Our stains color-match and blend to maintain your piece’s original beauty.