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6 Practical Reasons for Redesigning Furniture in NYC

One way of getting a new look for your interiors for less is through redesigning furniture. People modify furniture for different reasons. It may have crossed your mind to think how one sofa could have looked better if it were made differently. Well, did you know that it can be done? There are practical reasons for doing so: Keep Your Well-loved Furniture What better way to keep a piece of furniture with a sentimental value than to use it where it can be seen? However, old furniture tends to look drab or outdated. As long as the frame is intact, you can have it redesigned by an excellent furniture maker in NYC. From Old to New Breathe new life into old furniture by changing some of its elements. Dated chairs often look dull, losing its appeal even if they are made from quality materials. Changing upholstery or adding a back cushion to a plain backing can modernize the look of an old furniture. You Are in Control Some couches are designed with a general perception of a room in mind. Not all spaces are the same. Sometimes, you fall in love with a sofa and you just couldn’t live without it. Unfortunately, it may not fit the intended area. Remember that you can be in control.  You can swap parts of a couch from left to right if that’s what satisfies your tastes.High Quality of Older Furniture Many older furniture pieces still survive today because they are so durable. Some of them have outlived their former owners. An old chair may just need reupholstery and a fresh paint to transform it from a drab to fab. An old closet cast off due to some broken cabinet doors may look wonderful as an open shelf after a major furniture redesign. Ideas are plenty. Find you inspiration or ask for suggestions from a furniture repair service provider. It Fits You can always make your furniture fit no matter what shape of size your room is, When you really love a piece of furniture, there are ways to redesign it. No furniture is too large for a room especially when you get help from furniture experts who know what to do with it. Oversized furniture can be divided and custom-fitted to the shape of any area. It Increases Productivity Studies show that good furniture choice increases productivity. This is observed most often in business offices. Boring office furniture can make employees slack. Vibrant colors uplift the mood. A normal employee spends around 40 hours per week on the same workplace. It does get boring if you see the same thing for months or years. For this reason, many businesses redesign office furniture on a regular basis. Redesigning furniture is not only for aesthetic purposes. These are just some of the practical reasons to do such. You can freshen up your space with new-looking furniture without the expense of buying new furniture. Look around. Redesign your furniture. Need help? Call DrSofa for consultation and custom furniture services.

Freshen Up Old Furniture with New Upholstery

Does your old sofa or loveseat need some updating? Has a tear, faded patch, or stain made you consider tossing out your piece in favor of a new item? New upholstery could be all that you need, and this affordable solution is a great way to freshen up old furniture. …

Antique Furniture Styles Defined: Part 3 of 3 – The Sofa

Do you appreciate antique and vintage furniture? Do you tend to look for unique and eclectic pieces in order to create a statement in your space? If so, choosing an antique sofa might be a great option for your home. There are numerous options out there that are still being used today, and even if your antique item has seen better days, you can improve the look to fit within your space. …

Antique Furniture Styles Defined: Part 2 of 3 – The Bed

If you are looking to give your bedroom a vintage feel, there are a variety of antique bed and headboard styles that are still used today. Take advantage of one of these antique furniture options when you design your bedroom. …
Upcycle your old furniture

3 Upcycled Furniture Ideas from a Pro

The idea of upcycling started to gain traction within the mid-90s, and it involves putting new life into an old item in order to make it creative or useful. Considering how expensive many furniture pieces are, this is a great concept to use with your old pieces rather than throwing them out. If you are interested in repurposing your old furniture, use some of these great ideas. Upcycle your old furniture Give Your Sofa a Makeover Do you have an old sofa that has seen better days? Your sofa can be deceiving, as it may be a few decades old and looks like it needs to be replaced, but a few upgrades can actually make it look more modern, fresh, and up-to-date.  First, try having your old sofa professionally cleaned to get the stains out, or if the old fabric simply doesn’t match with your new décor, consider having it reupholstered. A slip cover may also be a great and affordable option, as there are options available in a variety of great colors and textiles, or you can have one custom made. Also, sofas don’t have to be restricted to just the living room, as a professional furniture redesign service like Dr. Sofa can repurpose your piece to make it fit with your bedroom, office, or family room décor. Repurpose Your Old Dresser Do you have an old dresser that has been plagued by scratches and other damage after years of wear and tear? Consider repurposing the item to fit with your home. One of our furniture doctors can help to refurbish wooden furniture, giving new life to an old piece. When upcycling an old dresser, you don’t have to choose neutral or traditional wood colors. Consider a unique coat of paint like a chevron design or geometric blues in order to create a statement piece for your space.Get Creative with Your Ottoman An ottoman is a great addition to your living room, and since there are several ways to upcycle old items to create an ottoman, you won’t have to go out and spend a ton of money on one. Here are a few great ideas:Do you have any vintage milk crates around your home? If not, they can easily be found at a local flea market or antique store, and by adding a reupholstered cushion to the top, they can become an adorable ottoman full of rustic charm. An old drawer can also be used to create an ottoman, providing you with a comfortable place to rest your feet without having to spend a fortune. A little batting and an interesting fabric stapled to the top can make the transformation complete. Industrial wood spools also make great ottomans, especially when wrapped up in foam and a vintage fabric. A floral ottoman can be a good addition to your bathroom, while adding some foam cushioning and a soft blanket can create a fluffier option for lounging on the couch.If you need tips for mixing old and new furniture for your home, a professional can provide some great ideas on how to make your pieces work for your space. Get ready to give your old furniture a new lease on life.      
The furniture surgeon can resize your existing furniture to fit into small spaces

Small Sofas in the Big City: NYC

Apartments in New York City aren’t often known for being large and spacious, and for this reason, there is a growing small sofa trend in the city. While there are plenty of ways that you can find a small sofa to fit into your space, many people are also choosing to customize their existing, large couches to make them workable.  …
See what a leather restorer can do for you

What a Leather Restorer Can Do For You

Do you have a piece of leather furniture that needs to be restored? If so, your best option is to take the piece to a leather restorer like Dr. Sofa in order to ensure the best possible results and that the job is done right. Taking your piece into a professional leather restorer can help to make your favorite old and vintage leather furniture look as good as new while preserving its character and vintage qualities, and these professionals offer a variety of important services. …
Find a vintage couch at one of these shops then call the furniture surgeon to reupholster it.

How to Find a Vintage Couch to be Reupholstered

Are you looking for a vintage couch for your home but aren’t interested in the expensive antique store prices? A better option may be to find a vintage piece that is in need of reupholstery. Fortunately, there are numerous online resources that can connect you with sellers looking to unload their vintage furniture pieces, and once you find the perfect one, you can use the services of Dr. Sofa to give your couch the look of your dreams. …
Redesign Your Sofa With New Upholstery

How to Compare Furniture Reupholstery Costs

There are a variety of benefits of furniture reupholstery that have people choosing to fix up their old items rather than buying new. Perhaps a piece has sentimental value or is of a style that is no longer made, or maybe it is just exceptionally comfortable. Regardless of the reason that you are choosing to have your furniture item reupholstered, it is important to note that not all jobs are the same. A variety of factors will be taken into account when determining the scope of your job, so cost should never be the only deciding factor. …
Reupholstered Armchair

Repair that Old Armchair Before Scrapping It

If you have an old armchair you’ve been eyeing for the trash dumpster, take a moment to consider your options before pitching it.  Armchairs are sometimes like a pair of shoes: they take some time to break in but once you’ve made them “yours” then no other one out there fits you quite as well. Rather than putting the chair at the curb for the trash collector, you might first consider your repair options.  If you’re especially handy, you could probably repair it yourself.  Or you could look to an armchair repair company for help.  …