Furniture Restoration vs. Buying New – Which to Choose? - Alan Farr Limited

Sooner or later, homeowners are faced with the prospect of replacing their furniture; this can be a daunting and time-consuming project, both in terms of the options available and of the costs involved. If you are considering replacing your home’s furniture, the first thing you should decide is which option suits your needs best: buying new or restoring your existing furniture.

To help you make the best decision, we have put together our latest article and listed the benefits of both options below.

Why should you go for restored furniture?

Restored furniture is cost-effective
According to some estimates, fitting your home with new furniture items can cost up to 25% of your home’s total value. Since this can easily amount to tens of thousands of pounds, you are right in wondering whether there is a more cost-effective way of furnishing your home. Restored furniture is certainly more economical, whether you choose to buy an old piece and have it restored or get an existing item revamped over buying something new.

Preserve your family heirloom
Most households contain a few pieces of furniture that have been passed on from generation to generation. Unfortunately, many of these pieces are quickly seen as outdated items and end up in the attic or basement. By choosing to have these pieces restored, you can save a treasured family item while decorating your home with a truly unique piece.

Update the appearance of your home with restored furniture
Redecorating your home does not necessarily require expensive furniture purchases, since a furniture restoration specialist can easily transform old items into gorgeous contemporary pieces – not to mention, retro/vintage chic is incredibly fashionable!

Should you buy new furniture?

There are also solid reasons to buy new furniture. Going down this route might be best if you are looking to invest in premium quality pieces or if you need to have a guarantee in place on your home furniture.

You may have also come across a new piece of furniture that you simply must have that fits your tastes more than any restored piece could.

In any case, don’t dismiss the option of having your furniture restored. Of course, in order to achieve the desired effect you must hire the services of a skilled specialist, and this is where Alan Farr Ltd. can help. We are proud of the outstanding reputation of our company, which has been offering a varied range of furniture repair and restoration services for over 80 years.

Talk to us to find out more about how you can infuse new life into your furniture thanks to the services offered by our team of experts. We are happy to undertake both small and large-scale projects, from re-upholstering single pieces to spray-finishing furniture sets or restoring large wooden surfaces. Contact us today with your enquiries and we’ll be happy to help.