Buying New Furniture Vs. Repairing Old Pieces

April 04, 2017

Buying New Furniture Vs. Repairing Old Pieces

Could buying new furniture be a smart investment in the future of your home? Or are you better off repairing that old piece that’s been a fixture in your house for so long? The answer...depends. In this article, we’ll discuss a few of the most important factors in play as you consider your possibilities.

 

 

  • Money. Let’s be honest -- money oftentimes plays a large role in such decisions. If you are considering repairing, it may be because you hope to save yourself the expense of buying new. In this case, however, it is also important to consider longevity: a brand new piece is likely to last a lot longer than a repaired piece, thus offsetting a bit of the original cost.
  • Sentimentality. Over the years, some people grow attached to the furniture that has accompanied them through so many of life’s memories. This may be a reason to repair your beloved sofa or your dad’s favorite recliner. On the other hand, some people get rid of furniture for the exact same reason -- maybe you prefer to get a fresh start after a move, a breakup, or another tumultuous life event.
  • Functionality. If your current furniture doesn’t “work” with your existing layout, (i.e. it’s too big, too stylistically different, etc.) then new furniture may be exactly what the doctor ordered. Conversely, perhaps your existing furniture works so perfectly that you can’t imagine replacing it, in which case repairing may be the way to go.
  • Comfort. It’s a simple question, but an important one. Are you comfortable in your current furniture? The answer to this question should help guide you to the correct decision in respect to purchasing versus repairing.

 

Looking to purchase new furniture? Recliners.LA offers a wide selection that is sure to offer exactly what you’re looking for! Conversely, if you’re looking to repair an existing piece, our sister business The Sofa Company can help!