There are plenty of times when you want to reupholster your old couch or you want to buy a couch from the flea market which you like but you do not know how much it would cost to actually reupholster a couch. Also, most of the people have not heard about the term reupholster and therefore they do not even know what does this mean.
It simply means that you would be changing the fabric of the couch as well as the material which is inside that fabric. The inner structure of the couch would be remaining the same and you can change the look of the couch as well as the softness of the couch since you would be changing the material which is inside the couch as well.
When you reupholster a couch, you can change the entire feel and the look of the couch and therefore even if you buy a old one you can make it as good as new. The only question which remains is how much does it cost to reupholster a couch?
We would be going into the details of the different factors which would be affecting the cost of the reupholstering of a couch and we would give you a rough estimate.
How much does it cost to reupholster a couch?
The cost of the reupholstering of the couch would always be dependent on quite a few factors and the most prominent one of these factors would be the size of the couch. If the couch is pretty large then the reupholstering job can be pretty expensive whereas if the couch a small then the cost would be less as well.
If you are really serious about the reupholstering of a couch, you can get it appraised from the reupholster store and they would be able to provide you with the quotation as well.
The normal couch would require fabric of around 25 yards and the quality of the fabric would be dependent entirely on you because the fabric can be pretty expensive or the fabric can be average as well and according to the average cost of the fabric, it would cost you around the $250 and in this you have to add the expenses of labor as well. The labor would always be changing depending on the city in which you are in.
When you’re talking about a large couch, it would take approximately 30 yards as compared to the earlier 25 yards of fabric and this would on an average cost you around $300+ the labor charges.
It also depends on the structure of the couch as well because if the structure of the couch is more complex and is not usual, then the labor charges would increase significantly and therefore the best ways to get a quotation would be to get it appraised. You would be able to negotiate only when you know the rough cost of the reupholstering of a couch and that is why we have given you the above estimates.
These days most of the reupholster stores would provide you with a per hour quotation so that in case the labor is increased, they would be able to charge you on hourly basis.
While there are still some stores which can provide you a fixed amount quotation depending on the type of the couch which you are providing to them but these are few and far in between.
If during the work of reupholstering of a couch, there is some problem in the inner structure of the couch, then the expenses would be additional and this would be informed to you by the store to which you are giving the contract of reupholstering. This especially the case when you’re buying the old couch from the flea market or other such places.
On the other hand if you’re looking for the reupholster of a small couch or a love seat, then it can cost you below of $180 plus labor. Since the size of the couch would be small as well, the labor would be less as well and therefore these are much more economical options.
The next factor which would play an important role in the cost of the reupholstering is the fabric. As you might have noticed, we took the average cost of the fabric above but you can buy the expensive fabric as well because the better the fabric the longer lasting would be the couch and also the more comfortable would be the couch and therefore instead of the average fabric you can also go with the more expensive one and the expensive fabric would provide you with more comfort. When it comes to fabric there is no limit and you can even get fabric worth $1000 for a average size couch.
If you’re changing the materials which are inside the couch as well than the cost can move even more upwards. The cost which we gave about is the average cost of keeping in mind the size of the couch and keeping in mind the average cost of the fabric as well.
The task to reupholster a couch is a complicated one and therefore the store which you are choosing should be experienced and before you give them the job it is important to know about the labor charges as well. According to the average labor charges, the cost of fabric plus the cost of labor charges would cost you anywhere around $700 for an average size couch whereas if you’re going for the larger couch, it would cost you $1000. The smaller couch or the love seat which would we spoke about would cost a $450.
If you’re choosing a experienced a store for the reupholstering of a couch, then the couch would turn up as good as new and you can always ask from them the pictures of their past work since they are experienced, they would be able to show you their portfolio of reupholstering work of a couch.
This would eliminate the guesswork from the task of choosing the right kind of store and would help you in making the right decision instantaneously.
So, now that you know the cost of the reupholstering of a couch, it would be much more easier for you to make a decision whether you want to opt for the reupholstering of the couch or get a new couch.