Why is Upholstery so “Expensive”: some painful truths about our trade

It is not unusual for us to get a surprised face from customers when we give them a quote to reupholster some of their furniture. This is especially so for modern sofas and armchairs, when is often cheaper to just buy a new one. But is our work really that expensive? We discuss here why reupholstery is a labour intensive, highly skilled job that is often undervalued, and why we believe that the problem is not that our work is too expensive but that brand-new furniture is far too cheap!