By Adalheid Voigt. Modern. At Wednesday, January 09th 2019, 02:01:34 AM.
When you have a sofa that dates back over a century, and you have invested good money in it, reupholstering it makes sense. This is not something that can be replaced by a brand new sofa. In this case, by reupholstering, you are actually restoring an antique. However, if this is an investment, this should not be attempted on your own. Get a qualified professional to do it, and it is going to be costly.
It makes sense to reupholster if your sofa is very high quality or has an unusual frame. Quite possibly, the cost of reupholstering it would be less than buying a new sofa of comparable quality. This is not very often the case, but it is possible you may have a perfectly good sofa that can be brought back to life by just re-covering with a new fabric.
Furniture delivery people sometimes have to contend with trying to get a sofa into a home through windows or having to dismantle a sofa to take it inside. Sometimes, sofas are returned to stores because they don´t fit through doors or because they were too large or too small for the rooms they were intended for.