Two people can come into a reupholstery service with similar chairs and receive two different quotes for the work to be done. Because of this price fluctuation, it can be challenging to determine how much it will cost to reupholster a piece before you obtain quotes. If you are looking to have a piece of furniture reupholstered, you may wonder what factors affect the price you are quoted for the piece. Here are a few of the factors that come into play when a re-upholstery service provides you with a price quote:
If the Framework Needs to Be Repaired
The first factor that has a major influence on the price of your reupholstery services is whether the framework of the furniture needs to be repaired. It is highly recommended that you only reupholster items that have a strong, durable and sturdy frame to them. If the frame is bent or broken, it needs to be repaired before reupholstery can be done. This is pricey and very rarely makes sense to do unless the piece has sentimental value to you.
What Needs to Be Replaced
The next factor that will affect the price you are quoted to have a piece of furniture reupholstered is what all needs to be replaced. In some cases, only the fabric needs to be replaced. This will be a lot cheaper than a piece of furniture that needs springs, filling or padding replaced. The more that needs to be replaced on your piece of furniture, the more you can expect your quote to be to have the piece reupholstered.
The Type of Fabric You Want to Use
The last factor that affects the price you are quoted for reupholstery services is the type of fabric you want to use. Some fabric types are simply more expensive than other types. But the price of the fabric is not the only reason that the type of fabric comes into play. Some fabrics are harder to work with or take longer to work with than others. For example, if you are selecting fabric with stripes, the stripes need to be lined up on the front and back of a couch. This takes more time than a solid fabric. As such, you can expect to pay more for upholstery services.
One of the biggest myths out there is that reupholstering furniture is cheap. Reupholstering is not inexpensive. The price typically ranges from $343 to $961. But if you have a piece with sentimental value or that you want to restore, it may be well worth it. Learning what factors affect the price, you are quoted will give you an idea as to whether your repair will be on the higher side of upholstery services or may be a bit more affordable.
Contact a company like Sav-Mor Interiors for more information and assistance.