Buying new furniture can be risky business. That sofa you re yearning for may look terrific in the showroom but as the saying goes, beauty is only skin deep. Do you know what's on the inside? Is it likely to be the best quality if it comes at bargain prices? Some questions to ask are: Is the frame sturdy? Will the springs hold up under the wear and tear of everyday living? Are you buying a piece that will serve your needs and fit your lifestyle for years to come? A true professional will answer these questions honestly and thoroughly, believing that you deserve to know enough to make an educated choice.
The differences between hardwood and cheaper materials are what cause a frame to last for generations, or degrade in just a few years. The quality of the fill products (foam, cotton, down and feathers, batting, cluster fiber, etc.) that go into a piece of furniture determine how comfortable it will be and for how long. What you save in the short run could cost you more than the price of the piece in adjustments down the line. It all comes down to this simple truth: factory-made furniture put together cheaply on an assembly line is less durable than a fine quality piece reupholstered by a trained craftsman. In the end what you want is a quality product that will suit your taste, match your decor, fit into a particular space, and support your unique lifestyle for a good long time. What better way to achieve that than by reupholstering your present furniture?