Recover or to Not Recover Posted on December 26, 2018 by admin In all my years in the upholstery trade, I haven’t had anyone tell me that they have regretted getting me to regain their lounge furniture. I have had many tell me that they’ve regretted getting rid of the old lounge. And they’ve regretted it even more with the new lounge suite that they bought. When really at the end of the day, the affordable import will always be cheaper than recovering your old couch. That’s something that only you will be able to answer in the end. However, in the meantime, allow me to give you some thoughts to think about. 1 Style: Only you can decide on this one. However, if you like the current style of your existing lounge, then this may be a better choice. Now, with design, I’m referring to the form and [once was maybe] relaxation. The other thing is, does this fit in your room OK. Does it appeal to all of your family members [ two and four-legged family members]? What is the environment like in your house? By this, I’m referring to the use. Is it to be applied as an all-purpose purpose lounge, versus maybe say a formal lounge. Is it likely to get dirty or perhaps even stained from everyday usage? The majority of the older lounges were usually of a high back style. Today they seem to be a whole lot smaller in size. This also is to do with how a lot of homes are a lot smaller. They’re also mostly low backed, thus making it very hard to fall asleep on. This actually just reminded me of a couple of incidents in this respect. I believe it has happened twice now. The woman of the house has rung me after a few weeks of this lounge been returned from becoming recovered. She has then gone onto complain that the”guy” of the house keeps falling asleep in his seat now! Not sure how to change this habit, but good to know it is comfortable. The other thing 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 out of at times. You need to remember that even though your old current lounge looks and feels somewhat ordinary, which is fixed in its makeover 3 Frame: If only you were able to find how these imported lounge suits were created The frames are so cheaply put together today. I use to do warranty work for a large furniture retail store. I ended asking them to get someone else to do their work as I felt I was going into a melancholy mode by trying to fix this work. You will just not beat a fantastic solid timber frame couch. 4 Upholstery Fabric: This is generally where the female of the house gets excited, the male just curls up into his shell. There is an absolutely massive assortment of great designer inspired upholstery fabrics on the market today. And if a fabric is not your thing, then there are some great vinyl and leathers to choose from. Every of the materials has a place on sofa furniture. It once again comes back to what the usage of your lounge will be. Vinyl and leathers are very practical to look after in the event you have a messy family. All you need to do is simply wipe it clean after the spillage has occurred. The downside is that it can get hot and sticky to sit on in the summertime, though you could always just throw a rug over it. Fabrics are great for relaxation but maybe not so good if you’ve got young kids or four-legged family members who prefer to snuggle up to you. Whilst there are some stunning cotton and linen upholstery fabrics available, these will not last in high humidity or heavy usage areas. At the end of the day, only you can decide which is the better option for your situation. Whatever you do though, be sure to compare the two choices fairly. One way is to get a price to recover your lounge. Then go to your local furniture store and find a lounge that you like. Then ask them how much it will cost in precisely the identical upholstery fabric you chose to recover your couch in. You might be surprised at the price difference. 1 other thing, whilst you may think that you could save yourself some money by buying your upholstery fabric online, it may have no warranty. Your regional experienced upholsterer can best advise as what is best suited to your situation.