Reupholstery is major surgery -- the furniture is stripped down to the frame, then rebuilt, which explains the project's cost. However, you get a "new" piece of furniture as a result. We checked in with the upholstering experts at Calico Corners for more information.
Look beyond ugly fabric to the furniture's bones. Check the following:
Know your upholstery fabric options and take these factors into consideration before buying costly fabric for reupholstering:
Here are some ways to really change the shape and contour of a piece:
Remember, costs will vary according to region, fabric choice, and project details. For example, Calico Corners gives these cost estimates for the most popular types of furniture to reupholster. These estimates are for custom labor only, not fabric.
Standard wing chair: $450-$700 (includes a bias self or contrast welt, decorative trim, and tailored single-pleat skirt)
Sofa, three cushions over three cushions: $850 to $1,250
Club chair, one over one: $550 to $700 (one seat and one back cushion)
Ottoman, attached cushion, no skirt: $225 to $300