Fix or replace, what to do with your quality furniture


I put you in a situation, you have a good piece of furniture, let's say a sofa.

It has a few years and cost you a paste at the time, but the upholstery is already very worn from use, the padding of the cushions does not go through its best moment and the color you do not even like.

What is the best?

Get rid of the sofa and buy a new sofa or try to fix it because the structure is worth it.

Who has not happened?

Good furniture is not cheap, but it is of quality and there may be times when it is worth investing in fixing it instead of buying a new piece of furniture.

Although it is also true, that today there is a lot of offer of everything and sometimes it does not compensate to spend an important amount of money in fixing it and reforming it in a piece of furniture that after all is not new.

We must also take into account that today, for example, it is possible to find very affordable quality sofa offers in the market.

The same, for example, could be applied to a piece of furniture to which we have a special affection and which we are sad to get rid of.

So what to do in that case?

Here are some tips and recommendations for you to make the most appropriate decision.

Find information to know if to renew or recycle

To make a decision about whether it is worth renewing a sofa or buy a new one, it is important to have all the information.

The sofa fabric has a lot of friction, and therefore is one of the first things to do.

How much does it cost to upholster a sofa?

The price of upholstering a 3 seater sofa It varies between € 500 and € 1,100, depending on the type of sofa and the type of fabric you choose.

At this price you have to add the price of the fabric you choose, usually for a sofa of the size we have commented (without chaise longue) you will need about 13-14 m.

The average price of a fabric to upholster a sofa is about € 30m, so you would have to add about € 400 more.

If you choose this option it is important know the best upholstery fabrics, since not all are suitable for upholstering a sofa.

It is also possible that for your sofa to be in perfect condition you have to fill the cushions, repair the straps so that it does not sink or fix some scratches, for example.

You will have to add these arrangements to the price of the reupholstering, on average they are about € 400 more.

Advantages of fixing a sofa

If it is a high quality piece, it will almost always be cheaper to repair it than to buy a new one of the same quality.

To this we must add that if you just have to reupholster, it will radically change the appearance not only of the sofa but of the room in which it is, turning the piece into something much more current.

New Sofa!

And you also contribute to the environment by reducing waste.

Buy a new sofa

Recycle and renovate a sofa Old as you have seen has many advantages, but it is not always worth it.

In the end the investment of upholstering and fixing an old sofa is not little money, and perhaps even if it is very good, the design or size you don't like anymore.

The furniture offer today is super wide.

It is not even necessary to kick dozens of sofa stores, watching one after another sofa.

Internet has also reached furniture, and it is possible to find good quality furniture at a good price in online stores.

Of course, make sure that they are really good furniture since many online furniture stores bring furniture from China with very low quality standards.

Both the structure, for example Spanish pine is infinitely better and more durable than wood from China, and the fabrics used in its upholstery are two fundamental aspects when choosing a good sofa.

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