If you're like me, you like to do a lot of price comparisons to ensure you're getting the best value. While I am always available and happy to provide a preliminary quote for your project, I also offer this quick, down-and-dirty guide for you to determine a rough idea for the minimum cost for reupholstering your project. There are three main components to figure: 1) Yardage, 2) Labor, and 3) Materials. Materials are everything else other than the top fabric. If you have several items, like a living room suite, calculate each piece independently then sum your totals. Keep in mind there may be savings of time and money by doing several pieces simultaneously. You will need a formal Estimate from me to show that.
2) Labor: Add the cost of additional labor based on the number of buttons. This is your revised labor cost.
3) Materials: Nothing to add here.
STEP 5: FABRIC COST
Add your total yardage required. This is the amount you will need to purchase exclusive of this quote and that cost is another major component to this project to keep in mind.
STEP 5: TOTAL PROJECT
If you've gone through these steps and totaled all of the Yardage, Labor, and Materials, and added an estimate for the Fabric cost, you may be experiencing a little sticker shock. Well, I'll share two comments:
1) Quality pieces deserve quality service, and upholstery services are very labor intensive. Fabrics that will withstand many years will also come at a price.
2) When I calculate a formal estimate, I will be more precise and may be able to determine where there are cost savings. I will be happy to work a formal estimate for you if, at this point, you are still seriously interested.
If your piece requires any other services or materials, these are things we need to talk about and factor into your estimate. To give you an idea of those, refer to Additional Services .