Finding a good upholsterer can be quite a challenging task. This post is intended to guide you through the process of hiring a reliable one.
You will find many offering the service of upholstery in Sydney, but how do you hire the right one?
From qualified professionals to ranked amateur, upholstery is one profession that has job for all. That being said, it is quite common for you as a client or the upholsterer to think he is fit enough for the job when in reality he is not. So how do you make sure that you choose the right one to get your project done?
The work of an upholsterer can be varied from one client to another. Some customers may have a worn out seat that needs to be remade, whereas some may have requirement for refurbishing. Still some might have high quality antiques with priceless material and sentiments which requires high level of craftsmanship. So, at times it also depends upon the work that needs to be done whether the upholsterer is good enough.
Beware of the one who claims to be the “best” upholsterer in the area. Often you will find people who make such claims trying to hide their lack of craftsmanship. Being good does not require bragging. Their work speaks for them.
To start searching for a good upholsterer, start with relatives and friends. Yellow pages is another good place to start searching for reputed professionals in your area. Antique stores are often good places to ask as they, at times, require upholsterers for repairing antiques or adding fabric. Since they always give importance to craftsmanship, you will not be disappointed to take their recommendation into consideration.
When hiring a upholsterer make sure you explain them well the work at hand and get an idea about their way of working. Sometimes, old upholstered furniture requiring repairs need more than a change in fabric. With extensive use and seasons taking their toll on them, the material may begin to rot and smell. It’s the job of the upholsterer to break it down to the frame and fix the damage and not look for a temporary solution.
So keep these things in mind while choosing your upholsterer. Make sure you don’t end up ruining your precious furniture in order to make short term savings. Be thorough with the selection process and opt for someone that offers the right work at the right price.