Upholstery / Re-upholstery Service

One way to update your home is to change the look of your furniture, replacing worn or outdated fabrics and coordinating unmatched pieces for a cohesive look. This can involve adding slipcovers or reupholstering chairs and sofas.

Lowry’s professional workrooms make recovering your furniture an easy project to complete. All you have to do is come in and pick your fabric and we’ll take care of the rest. Our workmanship is guaranteed and we’ll even pick-up and deliver your piece when it’s done.

How do you decide whether to recover a piece?

There are two main reasons why most our customer consider wanting to recover their furniture: one is the emotional and the other more practical consideration.

Your emotional consideration comes from your personal attachment to the piece. Do you really love it? Is it an unusually shape? Does it have some meaning to you, having inherited it or received it as a gift? Whatever the reason, your attachment matters and you should consider recovering to extend the life of the piece so you can continue to enjoy it.

The practical rational can be about the size, shape and look of the piece in your room – as well as not wanting to drive around the city, sitting on a endless amount of chairs and sofa's – then wondering how they will fit and look in your home. When you reupholster your furniture you already know what your getting, how it will look in your space and how it will fit your body.

So if  want to fall in love with your furniture all over again and it has a good frame then it's worth recovering.

I've got a few tips to help test the quality:

Check the weight: a good quality frame will be made from solid hardwood and springs so it should have a substantial weight to it

  •     Check the structure: wiggle the arms and back to determine if it`s solid or loosely constructed
  •     Check the legs: flip the piece over so you can see if the legs are part of the frame, which is another sign of quality work

Re-Upholstery Repairs

Re-upholstery is a great opportunity to build up cushioning or make any necessary repairs to your furniture. Springs, foam and fabric can be repaired/replaced and wood can be refinished.

Selecting Fabrics

Selecting your fabric involves both your personality and the character of the furniture. You want to be comfortable with your colour, pattern and texture choice but you also want to make sure the fabric suits the piece. A big, bulky sofa wouldn’t suit a dainty print and a small antique can be overwhelmed by a large print.

Also, depending on the type of use the furniture will receive in your home should be factored in when making your fabric choice.

  •     Will the fabric be used on furniture that will experience high traffic and heavy use or will it be used infrequently?
  •     For light- to medium-use your options are wide open including cottons, cotton blends and even an upholstery weight silk.
  •     But when more durability is required you should consider more high performance fabrics like chenille, velvet, micro fibre’s and even faux leather.

 

 

 

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