While much of this advice is helpful, leaving dollar amounts for labor is a mistake as these numbers change drastically depending on what part of the country you are in. There is no one in my part of New York who will upholster a sofa for less than $1,200.00 and that does not include fabric or tightening springs. This point alone causes the answer to this question to differ depending on where you are. Parts of the Midwest, South and Southwest you can find much more affordable labor prices as the cost of living and overhead is less. If you can get your labor costs at $600.00 than it is almost always worth it to reuphoster (unless your sofa is particle board and plywood in which case you should replace it) New furniture prices are less varied in price for similar quality and since most are shipped from the same part of the country (North and South Carolina), you can count on some consistency.
Reupholster Sofas or Buy New?
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