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Is it Worth it to Reupholster My Sofa?

A sofa is more than just furniture; it’s a part of your home. In fact, a long-lasting sofa might as well be considered part of the family. But, the comfiest couches inevitably get the most butt-traffic, which means our favorite sofas are destined for the shortest lifespans.

When your favorite sofa begins to show signs of aging, you don’t necessarily need to toss all that sentimental value in the dumpster — if it’s worth it, you should give your sofa a second chance at life by getting it reupholstered. But the big question is: “how can I tell if it’s worth it to reupholster a sofa?” Use this brief guide to help you answer that question.

How to Determine If You Should Reupholster a Sofa

Ask yourself these three questions when trying to determine whether you should reupholster a sofa:

How Old Is the Sofa?

This is sort of a trick question because, in many cases, older sofas are made of stronger materials than sofas that were built in the last ten years. Older furniture pieces were built to last a long time, so it’s often well worth it to reupholster them. If the sofa was made within the last decade, however, its structure may not be sturdy enough to get your money’s worth. If you’re unsure, we can help you determine how long it would last after reupholstery!

What Materials Are Used in the Sofa’s Frame?

Generally speaking, hardwood frames are the best candidates for reupholstery work. If your sofa’s hardwood frame has few knots, and its joints are secured with wood glue and dowels (not staples), reupholstery is likely to be well worth the costs — especially if you truly love your sofa.

Do You Love the Sofa?

You don’t have to be in love with a sofa for reupholstery to be worth it. But if you do love that sofa, it’s almost definitely worth it! If you feel like a modern sofa could never fill your old sofa’s place in the living room (and your heart), you already know what to do. Why spend money on a brand new sofa that won’t even make you happy? By making a small investment in the sofa you’ve always loved, you can spend more time together — just don’t take it for granted this time.

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Joan S

The owner is super friendly, explains everything, and knows what he's doing. He recovered two cushions for us and will be doing two chairs and an ottoman after the holidays. Very happy with the quality and the turnaround.

Deanna S

Peroni's upholstery has exquisitely cared for my grandmother's 105 year old dining room set, from reupholstering its torn leather seats, to re-gluing the wobbly chairs. The set looks like new! Peroni's team is professional, highly-skilled, for even the most challenging repair jobs, and the outcome is always BEAUTIFUL! I've used Peroni's for years, and have never been disappointed! Their pick-up and delivery service is the best!

Peter H

Rich reupholstered our decades-old sofa and the pillows for a couple of chairs. His work is excellent and he wants his customers to be happy. He also cleaned and refringed several Oriental rugs and they were gorgeous