To Keep or Not to Keep? Know Which Furniture are Durable Enough to Save
You are cleaning out your apartment and getting rid of all the useless stuff that's been piling up in it for years. You notice the couch you bought when you first moved in to your apartment, the very first piece of furniture you ever purchased. You hardly use it anymore because you've bought another couch, and because it's already quite damaged, owing to the many years of wear and tear it had already been through. Still, you can't seem to part with it. You decide to have the couch repaired so that you can use it again and give it new life.
To save or not to save, that is the question.
But how would you be able to tell if the couch is really worth saving? What if having the couch repaired would cost as much as buying a brand new one? Is it still worth saving then?
Here are some ways for you to determine if a piece of furniture is worth saving for repair.
It's in the frame
If the main structure or the frame of the furniture is intact and durable, it might be worth saving. The only things that you will probably have to get fixed or replaced are the fabric, foam and other minimal parts of the furniture. This also gives you the opportunity to change the color and design of the furniture so that you can update its look.
You can't get rid of a classic
If a piece of furniture has classic lines and an overall classic style and design, you might want to keep the furniture and have its worn out parts repaired. Besides, as the saying goes, you can never go wrong with a classic - the saying holds true with fashion and film, as well as furniture.
If the furniture has sentimental value.
If a piece of furniture has been passed on from generation to generation of your family, an heirloom like that is almost definitely worth saving. You can't put a price tag on sentimental value, so by all means, try and save a piece of furniture that has much of it.
Of course, if the piece of furniture is nearly impossible to repair or will cost too much money, the best alternative is to commission a craftsman to create an exact duplicate of the furniture.
Still can't decide if you want to save your furniture and have them repaired? Have a trusted craftsman or a furniture upholsterer look at the piece of furniture. As experts on the matter, they'll be sure to know what to do.