It is becoming increasingly common for homeowners to upcycle pieces of furniture and instead of buying something new, many will take the time to revive old pieces that would otherwise be thrown away. There are so many benefits to upcycling, from monetary benefits to environmental benefits, and when upcycling, you can create beautiful unique one-off pieces for your home.
Whilst some upcycling projects are fairly straightforward and easy to DIY, it is likely that you will require some professional assistance with others. When you’re wanting to not only repair a sofa but completely restore it too, this will require a great deal of skill and patients and a team of specialists will be able to provide you with a number of useful services. Below we have looked into some of the different ways a team of craftsmen can help with your upcycling project.
Upholstery and/or leather repairs
Sofa repair specialists will be able to help you repair the fabric that is covering the old sofa, even if the sofa is leather. Whether there are rips and tears or cracks and scuffs in the upholstery, they can repair these and help the sofa to look as good as new. It is worth noting that they can even change the fabric on the sofa for you too if you’d like to reupholster it with a new colour, pattern or material.
Upholstery and/or leather cleaning
When the sofa upholstery is in fairly good condition but it is in need of a good clean, then sofa repair specialists will also be able to clean the fabric too. If there are marks from things like pens or nail varnish remover, then they can carry out spot stain removal too. Not only will this improve the overall aesthetics of the sofa you’re upcycling, but it can provide you with peace of mind that the sofa is free from bacteria and germs too.
Cushion foam replacement
Many old sofas have sagging cushions that have lost their firmness and shape, but sofa repair specialists can replace the foam in these cushions for you. They can even tailor the new cushion foam to suit your personal preferences and if you’re looking for a harder or softer grade filling, they will be able to ensure that your upcycled sofa cushions are comfortable and will stay this way for many years to come.
Fixing a broken or creaking frame
As you may expect from an old sofa, the frame isn’t always perfect and it may be creaking or even broken. Thankfully, this is something else that sofa repair specialists can help you with and they will be able to make sure that the frame of the sofa is strong and able to withstand the weight of people sitting on it. They will also be able to help you with any required caster block or spring repairs too, so everything is perfect for when you start using the sofa.
Mechanical or electrical recliner repairs
Should your upcycling project be on a recliner sofa, then sofa repair specialists will even be able to help with mechanical or electrical recliner repairs as well. Whether there is a faulty mechanism in your sofa or you have a snapped recliner handle, for example, they can source replacement parts for you and carry out the work needed to ensure that the recliner is working exactly as it should be.
Turning to a specialist for help with sofa repairs in the Wirral
All in all, there really are numerous benefits to upcycling furniture nowadays and when you’re wanting to give an old sofa a new lease of life, a professional repairs company will be able to help you with your project. You can guarantee that you will always thank yourself for reaching out to an expert for some assistance with furniture repairs and restoration, especially when your old sofa is completely transformed into a new sofa that you love.
When searching for a company that can help with sofa repairs in the Wirral, or the surrounding areas, be sure to contact us here at Alexander Christian. We specialise in reviving pieces of furniture and you can trust that your sofa upcycling project will be in good hands with our incredibly talented team. As a family-run business, we will provide nothing but exemplary customer service too and we will go above and beyond to ensure that you’re happy with the sofa repair services that we provide.