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Change the look

One way to update your home is to change the look of your furniture, replacing worn or outdated fabrics and coordinating unmatched pieces for a cohesive look.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.

Arlene’s professional workrooms make recovering your furniture an easy project to complete. All you have to do is book an appointment 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.

If you want to fall in love with your furniture all over again and it has a good frame then it’s worth recovering. Have a question about reupholstery services in Vancouver? Contact us today.

How do you decide whether to recover a piece?

For Emotional Reasons
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? Your attachment matters and you should consider recovering to extend the life of the piece so you can continue to enjoy it.

For Practical Consideration.
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 an endless amount of chairs and sofas – 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.

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

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.
High Durable Fabrics
Use should be factored in when making your fabric choice. For high traffic areas, performance fabrics like chenille, velvet, microfibres and even faux leather will be best.
Light to Medium Traffic
Will the fabric experience low to medium traffic? For light-to-medium use your options are wide open including cottons, cotton blends and even an upholstery weight silk.
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Thank You Arlene's

Soon after I contacted Arlene's by e-mail, I received a call from Janet Lee. I explained what I wanted, and we arranged a time for her to come to my house. Janet arrived on time and had a lot of books of samples. She patiently gave advice as we discussed the many possibilities. The installer did an excellent job of measuring and installing, and I'm pleased with the result. I recommend Arlene's.
— Carol
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