By Adalheid Voigt. Modern. At Wednesday, January 09th 2019, 02:03:34 AM.
Remember that there is a difference between re-covering and reupholstering. Re-covering involves just replacing the fabric, and it is more of a cosmetic procedure. Reupholstering could involve replacing the padding and springs, mending the frame or re-staining any wood. As you can see a complete re-upholstery job involves a lot of labor and replacement of material, and is more structural in nature.
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.
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.