Furniture Reupholstery Service

Renew, restore or refresh your furniture

If you have an heirloom piece of furniture, or just one piece that you really love, then having it reupholstered may be the right choice for you. We have an extensive library of custom upholstery fabrics from chintz to couture, and in a variety of prices. We can order the right fabric and have your special piece reupholstered with the care it deserves.

We have extensive experience in reupholstering sofas, bed frames, ottomans, as well as dining chairs, chaises, and love seats. You name it we can reupholster it!

Sometimes it is more cost effective to create a new sofa of your dreams than to reupholster an old one. With our library of fabrics and catalogue of styles we can create an almost unlimited variety of sofas, sectionals, and chairs. If you don’t find quite what you are looking for we can work with you to create custom pieces and order custom fabrics.

Can’t decide which makes more sense? We’ll help you examine the various options so you can make the best decision for your home.

Contact us today to get a furniture upholstery quote!

FAQs about our upholstery services

Whether it is designing and constructing new custom upholstery, or using our talents to reupholster your favorite piece of upholstery, The Sofa Guy can help you.

How much does it cost to reupholster?

A starting point for a basic 7-8ft sofa, using the existing cushion fill inserts with 20 yards of new fabric is about $1,495 plus tax, pick up and delivery. This assumes fabric cost is $20 a yard. If all new inserts are needed, (which mostly they are), and a more expensive fabric is chosen, (which mostly it is), the price will increase.

Send us a photo and brief description and we can give you a quote.

It is a personal choice as to what is the best value.  While in some instances, it may cost more to reupholster, we have found that  the emotional and aesthetic value may outweigh any monetary value.

On average, clients who have purchased high quality pieces years ago are the best candidates for reupholstering.   These clients balance their desire for fresh aesthetic with their classic values about sustainability.

Should we reupholster or buy new?

Often that comes down to a cost benefit analysis. Most people are concerned with what is most cost effective.  We go over all the variables and create an estimate for every client’s unique situation.  All we need is a photo and brief description, reupholstering is a wonderful way to create a fresh look while retaining the classic design you have always loved.

It is a personal choice as to what is the best value.  While in some instances, it may cost more to reupholster, we have found that  the emotional and aesthetic value may outweigh any monetary value.

On average, clients who have purchased high quality pieces years ago are the best candidates for reupholstering.   These clients balance their desire for fresh aesthetic with their classic values about sustainability.

What is the process of reupholstering?

The process is extensive. We strip the furniture to the frame.  Before we begin the re-upholstery process; all woodwork, springs, fillings, webbing and padding are thoroughly inspected.  We replace any foam or dacron padding used around the frame, we also do any minor repairs as needed.  Our clients receive a pristine piece of upholstery inside and out.

How long does it take to reupholster?

Our reupholstering department has a fast turn around. After the fabric is selected and received,  in general, it takes about 2 weeks to complete the re-upholstering process.

Do you make custom slipcovers?

Yes, we make custom slipcovers perfectly fitted to your piece of furniture.  Once we have the fabric, we go to your home with the fabric, make a template, take it to our workshop for sewing then bring it back and place it on your furniture. It’s great value, and your pieces stay in your home while we do the work.

Do you pick up and deliver?

We have options for pick up and delivery. The fees will vary depending on job and location.

Do you repair furniture?

We do not repair furniture.  We focus our attention on helping our clients discover and design amazing new or existing pieces for their home. If you have need for repair here is a link for local repair around Thousand Oaks in Ventura County California

Are your upholstery services near me?

Our showroom is in Thousand Oaks, CA. However, our workroom is offsite. Typically our reupholstery clients are within 30 to 60 miles of our showroom. Many are from Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Calabasas, Malibu and Camarillo.

What type of cushion and back insert options do you have?

That is what is best about reupholstering with The Sofa Guy. Our showroom is lovely creating a  welcoming experience,  and we have a large variety of seating cushion types for you to find your best comfort level.

Interestingly, it is the condition of all the inserts  (cushions, foam, down, trillium, dacron etc. ) that may add a considerable cost if they need replacement.

Do you replace old cushion inserts?

We only replace old cushion inserts for the pieces we either have made or are currently reupholstering for our clients.  There are many online options available that sell upholstery grade foam, dacron , down, trillium cushion inserts. Here is one option.

Do you make banquet cushions?

Yes we make all types of pillows, banquets, seat cushions and more.  If needed we will come and make templates for unique spaces.

Do you refinish exposed wood on upholstery?

Yes we can, however it is a much more lengthy and costly process.

Do you reupholster outdoor furniture?

Yes we do, and we have many types of outdoor fabrics from which to choose.

What fabrics do you carry?

Yes. Our showroom has an extensive library of fabric choices from the industries leaders such as: Kravet, Fabricut, Schumacher, Charlotte, Revolution, Barrow, Stout, Pindler, Greenhouse, Allure, J.F. Fabrics, Ralph Lauren, Stroheim, MJD, Anna Elisabeth.

We have many options of fabrics Made in the USA.

Can I supply my own fabric?

Absolutely you can supply your own fabric and we take great care with your fabric.  You can ship it directly to our showroom.  There is a cutting fee of $4.00 per yard.

Can you match existing fabric?

It is highly unlikely, but stranger things have happened.

Do you work with leather?

Yes, leather is an amazing option.  We can supply the classic analine died leather as well as distressed, embossed, metallic, hair on hide, and purely protected.

Leather comes in hides of all different sizes and is measured by square feet.  On average each hide is equivalent to  50 square feet or about 3 yards of fabric.  Rule of thumb is 1 fabric yard = 18 sq ft.

We have many suppliers of leather, such as Carroll Leather of North Carolina.

Can I use faux leather or vinyl?

Yes, the quality of faux leather has improved immensely over the years.  It is much less expensive and easier to work with than real leather and measured by yards.  We especially like using it for banquets, ottomans, dining chairs, and pieces that need frequent wipe up with wet cloth.

Do you reupholster antiquities?

We can and we have.  Each piece is unique. And must be quoted separately and treated with great care. 

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