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After owning the same house for more than 20 years, it came time to decide whether to sell the home or fix it up. And after weeks of contemplation, I realized that I just was not ready to close the door on all the memories held in the home. But I also didn't want to live in a shabby old house anymore. So, I decided to do get involved with some restoration projects – the kitchen, bathrooms, and living room were all updated, as well as the roof. I also redesigned the entire property's landscape to give it a brand new look. Now that everything is complete, I miss the process! So, I thought I would relive some of my favorite projects by sharing ideas, tips, and tricks for renovation that might interest you. Hopefully you'll find the things I have to share inspiring and encouraging.

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What Is Involved With Professional Upholstery Services

by Jonathan Lucas

Have furniture in your home that has seen better days? If so, all you may need is to have the item upholstered. Here is what is involved when you take your furniture to a professional to be renewed.

Prepping The Item

The process begins by doing more than just ripping off the old fabric that is on your furniture. Care is taken to ensure that no damage is caused to the furniture in the process by carefully disassembling it. At this time, the item will also be evaluated for potential damage now that the entire item can be viewed without fabric on it.

Making Repairs

Any repairs will now be done to the furniture as necessary. For example, there may be a part that is worn down and very likely to break soon, or cracked pieces of wood that are no longer offering the stability that your furniture once had. These items can be repaired to ensure that your piece of furniture not only looks good once it is upholstered, but will be able to last a long time as well. 

Replacing Parts

There are also parts of the furniture that may need replacement at the time of being upholstered. For example, a couch may have springs that no longer have the same bounce that they once had, or the padding inside a chair may be flat instead of providing a lot of comfort. These items can be replaced as well at the time or having an item upholstered to make the item not only look new, but feel new as well. 

Pattern Creation

If you wanted a custom pattern made for your furniture, this will be the point where the new fabric pattern will be made. This will give you the opportunity to customize your furniture so that it looks exactly the way that you want it, helping the item fit in with your existing decor.

Fabric Attachment

One of the hardest parts of the whole process can actually be the final step of reattaching the fabric. It needs to be attached to the furniture in a way that replicates how it looked before, which means that all of the folds need to be in the proper place, and the fabric must be just as tight as it was previously. The last thing you want is to get a piece of furniture back and think that it looked better than it did before due to how the fabric was attached. 

To learn more, get in touch with local upholstery services

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