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How Much Does it Cost to Have Upholstery Services in Anchorage?

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Technically speaking, a professional Anchorage upholster is a skilled specialist whose main job is to take the measurement of furniture like couches, chairs and seats, and then cut fabrics, cloth or leather and sew them together to fit as coverings for them. They were also called upholders during old times, however, the word upholder appears to connote repairing furniture rather than creating upholsteries. Before the invention of sewing machines and synthetics fabrics, upholsterers in Anchorage used to create upholsteries out of stuffing of animal hairs, grasses, springs and lashings sewn manually by hand. In present day, upholsterers not only create upholsteries for home furniture, but their work now also extends to automobiles and commercial spaces. People who want to add protection to their car’s interior design and seats should hire upholsters in Anchorage to create seat covers and even car curtains. In commercial businesses, upholsterers are hired to create seat covers for dining chairs and bar stools.

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The rate of an upholsterer in Anchorage service greatly depends on what type of upholstery you need, materials, design and the size of the furniture. Approximately, an upholsterer charges as low as $355 for small and simple upholstery jobs and as high as $1,994 for large furniture. These charges are inclusive of the materials to be used and the design.

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There are some upholstery companies who provide their clients with a list of estimates for their upholstery services. An example of price for a sofa upholstery ranges from $12 to $850 depending on the upholstery material. If you’re looking to hire an upholsterer for new upholstery or reupholstering purposes, remember to discuss the allotted budget as this might help in reduction of the costs. Try to stick with plain designs for lower rates.

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Definitely. However, please be advised that some upholstery shops or upholsterers may charge you extra for the cutting fee. Although this is acceptable, it is not advisable. Unless you have basic background with taking measurements for upholstery purposes, there is a possibility that you might buy the wrong fabric or the fabric may not be enough for the whole furniture. Reupholstering is an investment so it is important that the fabric should always be right for the job.

In today's fabric manufacturing, it is quite tough to know what you are really purchasing, especially if it is ‘bargain' fabrics. It is best to get fabrics from reputable fabric manufacturers to get the best quality to be used in the upholstery creation. Also, good manufacturers provide information about abrasion rating and stain resistance and guarantee that if there is anything wrong with the fabric, they will fix or replace it. In some cases, budget fabrics are manufactured using the same pattern numbers but not the same ingredients. They may even be produced overseas with different guidelines than in the USA. It is often hard to know. Also, fabrics have their shelf life. They lose freshness and can become wrinkled or creased more easily when they are old.

No. Upholsterers can have your cushions ready in a day or two. A small project can be squeezed into an upholsterer's schedule so that you can get them back without waiting through the backlog. Usually just a couple of days. Just ask, they would be happy to let you know how fast they can push something through for you.

It is highly recommended to get fabric protection to guard against soiling.

Last Updated: Apr 18, 2022