Q. Should I upholster my old furniture or buy new furniture?
First, you need to consider if the furniture has personal, sentimental, antique or monetary value. Is it comfortable and does it look good in its space? Older furniture is usually built much better, which is a good reason to have it re-upholstered. A very large percent of new furniture is built out of soft wood, particle board, and cardboard. Often, when the price of new furniture is low, the materials that make up the furniture are not good quality. When you buy new furniture it is rare to find the color and size to fit your needs. When you upholster, you can pick the color you like, material you prefer and size to fit your needs. It is also often possible to change the shape of the furniture up to some extent, so it would match a similar one from a magazine or picture.