So what can one consider for costs? They do vary from piece to piece including size and detail in the structure. If it is a dining room chair with just the seat to reupholster it may be an easier pill to swallow than doing the motorized recliner that you sit in every night. One can expect a good quality upholstery fabric to range from $45 – $175 and then the labour costs will be additional.
For an average dining chair you can anticipate a total cost of approximately $125-$150 and for a wingback chair a rough estimate could be $900-$1,200. If you have 6 dining room chairs, of course the investment just became more of a commitment due to the grand total of $800 – $2,000. Sofas and larger pieces such as recliners will be upwards of $2,000- $3,500.
Other things to consider are if there are nail heads, buttons, tufting or pattern matching. Is the fabric difficult to work with – that is, leathers or thicker chenilles or velvets may carry an additional labour and fabric cost. Do you require replacement of springs and repairing the structure underneath? What about transportation costs? If it is a larger piece such as a recliner or sofa there will be added delivery and pick up costs.
There is a lot to consider when you want to reupholster your furniture – the cost is often quite a bit higher than most anticipate and unfortunately most furniture pieces today are not worth the investment. Family heirlooms and custom made pieces are definitely worth serious consideration and for more information you can contact Blind Infusion.