There is considerable debate over which type of material is best for sofa cushions. Polyurethane foam is the most common material used, but it is important to find a balance between a firm foam that is long-lasting but may be too hard, and a soft foam that is comfortable but may break down too quickly. High-resilient (HR) foam is a step up, making for comfortable and long-lasting cushion. Very expensive couches often use goose down mixed with feathers, but you will pay dearly for this luxury, and the cushions will need to be plumped frequently.
So, it’s safe to say that reupholstering has many more environmental benefits than buying new furniture does. So if you are in Singapore and you want to do your part in helping with this cause.
Cost. As a general rule of thumb, reupholstering a piece of furniture costs about SGD $1200 and above. However, the exact cost depends on the type of fabric to be replaced and any structural repairs needed to be performed by an upholsterer. Perform comparison shopping by asking for quotes to gauge the cost of upholstering in order to determine whether upholstering is a better option.
If using rattan outdoors, cart it inside during harsh weather and place a cover over it when not in use to prolong its usefulness. Rattan lasts far longer on a protected porch or indoors than it will left out exposed to the elements for months on end.
All that said, if you are able to reupholster, this will breathe fresh life into the piece of furniture you’ve so loved through the years. Seeing it in its new clothing will also help ensure its place in your home for the years to come. And you feeling refresh for the new year!
Contact us so that you can get your bespoke headboard that fits into your room. It is easy, all you have to do is send us images of the headboard that you like and we will be able to give you an rough estimate of the cost to make one.