If you have recently acquired some furniture, you may be giving consideration to whether or not it needs to be reupholstered. While furniture upholstery is designed to last for many years, there are still some reasons why you might decide that it's time to have your furniture's upholstery updated. Here are a few things to think about as you're trying to decide if you want to make the investment.
Where Was The Furniture Previously?
The first thing you should think about is where the furniture was used prior to your obtaining it. For example, was the previous home a smoker's home? Upholstery cleaning can remove most of the smoke odor, but it can be hard to eliminate all of it. Was it in a home that suffered some water damage? If so, you have the potential for lingering mold or mildew to be present in the current upholstery, and reupholstery can eliminate this problem.
Further, if you don't really know the piece's history, it's often best to have it reupholstered anyway. Whether the piece was in a home that experienced a serious illness, a death, or even a significant pest infestation, these are things that can all be mitigated with reupholstery.
How Significant Is The Furniture Piece?
The cost versus benefit analysis of reupholstery can be a significant consideration. If you are trying to decide if it's worth the money you'd spend to have the piece reupholstered, you should consider the importance of the piece, both to you and in its general value.
If the furniture is an antique that could prove valuable, or it's something that has significant sentimental value for you, you'll want to keep it in the best possible condition. Those factors alone can make it well worth the investment to have it reupholstered.
Are There Any Flaws In The Furniture?
Finally, you'll want to evaluate the overall condition of the furniture. Even if it's not something that's particularly valuable to you, it may be worth having it reupholstered anyway if it is in good structural condition but has some cosmetic issues.
Whether it's worn upholstery from a pet scratching it or a stain that doesn't seem to want to come out, you can address any and all of these cosmetic flaws by having the piece reupholstered. The old, damaged, or stained upholstery will be removed and replaced with new fabric that will restore the furniture's original beauty.
To learn more, contact a company like Heritage Custom Furniture.