In all of my years in the upholstery trade, I have never had anyone tell me that they’ve regretted getting me to recover their couch furniture. I have had many tell me that they’ve regretted getting rid of their old lounge. And they have regretted it even more with the new lounge suite that they bought.
When really at the end of the day, the cheap import will always be cheaper than recovering your old couch. That’s something which only you’ll have the ability to answer in the end. However, in the meantime, let me give you some ideas to think about.
1 Style: Only you can decide on this one. However, if you like the current style of your current lounge, then this could be a better option. Now, with style, I am referring to the shape and [once was maybe] comfort. The other issue is, does this fit in your room OK. Does it appeal to all of your family members [ two and four-legged family members]? By this, I am referring to the usage. Is it to be used as an all-around purpose lounge, versus maybe say a formal lounge. Is it likely to get dirty or perhaps even stained from everyday usage?
They were more often than not of a larger seating area per individual. Today they appear to be a good deal smaller in size. This also could be to do with the fact that a good deal of homes are a lot smaller. They’re also mostly low backed, thus making it very tough to fall asleep on. This really just reminded me of a few incidents in this respect. I think it’s happened twice now. The lady of the house has rung me after a couple of weeks of the lounge been returned from becoming recovered. She has then gone onto complain that the”guy” of the house keeps falling asleep in his chair now! Not sure how to change this habit, but good to know it is comfortable.
The other issue is that a good deal of these new lounges are a lot lower to the ground today. This can make it tough to get up from at times.
You Have to remember that even though your old current lounge looks and feels somewhat ordinary, that will be fixed in its own makeover
3 Frame: If you could find how these imported lounge suits were made The frames are just so cheaply put together today. I stopped asking them to find somebody else to do their work as I felt I was going into a depression mode by trying to fix this work.
You will just not beat a good solid wood frame lounge.
4 Upholstery Fabric: This is generally where the female of the home gets excited, the man just divides into his shell. There’s an absolutely massive range of great designer inspired upholstery fabrics on the market today. And if a fabric isn’t something, then there are some great vinyl and leathers to choose from. Each of the materials has a location on lounge furniture. It again comes back to what the use of your couch will be. Vinyl and leathers are extremely practical to look after if you’ve got a messy family. All you need to do is just wipe it clean after the spillage has occurred. The downside is that it can get hot and sticky to sit in the summer months, though you could always just throw a rug over it. Fabrics are amazing for comfort but maybe not so good if you’ve got young children or four-legged family members who prefer to snuggle up to you.
Whilst there are some stunning linen and cotton upholstery fabrics available, these won’t survive in high humidity or heavy use areas.
At the end of the day, only you can decide which is the better choice for your situation. Whatever you do though, be sure to compare the two choices fairly. One way is to get a price to recoup your lounge. Then go to your local furniture store and find a lounge which you like. Then ask them how much it will cost in the identical upholstery fabric you chose to recover your couch in. You might be surprised by the cost difference.
1 other thing, whilst you may think that you can save some money by purchasing your upholstery fabric on the internet, it may not have any warranty. Your local experienced upholsterer can best advise as what is best suited to your situation.