Plan Ahead for Your Spring and Summer Upholstery Projects
I know it’s only January, but now is a good time to plan ahead for your Spring and Summer upholstery projects. Here on Cape Cod there are a lot of second home owners who begin opening up there homes for the Summer season as early as April. By the time April rolls around, most upholstery shops are busy completing work that was promised to their customers for Memorial Day Weekend and especially the Fourth of July.
Most fabric companies like Greenhouse Fabric and Sunbrella, for example, do a good job of keeping fabric in stock and ready to ship. But on occasion, the one fabric you can not do without may be backordered for a month or two. So this is another reason to plan ahead.
One of the easiest and most convenient way to shop for fabric is online. At my website Cape Cod Upholstery Shop, I have links to fabric companies I purchase from. You can just click the links and start shopping. Never buy a fabric you see online without having it in your hand to see and feel. If you see a fabric you like, I can have free memo samples sent direct to the customer. All without ever having to leave the house. Free memo samples are a great tool to help you plan ahead!
Finally, think about the cost.
I will be the first one to say getting your furniture upholstered or having cushions made is not an inexpensive proposition. Planning ahead gives you time to save up for that inevitable bill.
I’ve made my case for planning ahead, but I know most people like to put things off until the last minute. For small projects that may be fine. If you upholstery job is a sectional sofa or 20 cushions for a set of outdoor wicker, Please plan ahead and give your upholsterer enough time to do the professional job you deserve.