As climate change and other environmental issues become increasingly apparent, the trend of upcycling has grown from strength to strength. Also known as creative reuse, upcycling transforms otherwise useless or unwanted goods into products of improved or as-new quality with a better environmental value. In specific regard to the work we undertake as upholsterers in Chigwell and the surrounding areas, upcycling takes worn, damaged and even abandoned furniture and transforms it back into an aesthetically pleasing, fully functional product again.
Naturally, upcycling furniture lessens the number of products simply going to waste, but it also reduces the demand placed on manufacturers for new furniture. In addition, upcycling also provides a fantastic opportunity to preserve furniture of original, timeless or unique design. As an added benefit, this process creates a bespoke appearance that suits any individual taste or design scheme.
Our upholsterers love the prospect of any upcycling project, be it in Chigwell or any other location, but we appreciate the numerous benefits just as much. Below, we have taken a closer look at some of the advantages that come with upcycling old furniture.
Reducing the Use of Natural Resources – Quite simply, by reusing existing resources, we don’t have to source and use raw materials to produce new items. For example, in order to produce a single cotton t-shirt, manufacturers use 2,700 litres of water. There is already a great strain on global natural resources, so utilising the expertise of our upholsterers not only helps you, it also benefits the world.
Celebrate Traditional Craftsmanship – With a trading history stretching back to 1945, our upholsterers have received time-served skills and techniques passed down over multiple generations. We treat every piece of furniture or concept brought to us by customers in Chigwell and the neighbouring areas as an individual job which requires a unique approach. This results in products of superior quality built to last, something that can’t be said for cookie-cutter items from a factory production line.
One-of-a-Kind Products – Property owners want a unique appearance for most rooms in their home. While functionality remains just as essential, nothing quite compares with having one-of-a-kind items with a story behind them. Unlike most shop-bought products, upcycled furniture usually has an interesting story behind it. Maybe it’s an old family heirloom. Maybe you found it abandoned in the street and decided to take it to our upholsterers to revitalise it. Regardless, upcycled items provide the kind of unique touches so often missing in modern design schemes.
As experts in every aspect of upholstery, we also provide a full range of furniture and upholstery repairs for customers in Chigwell and the neighbouring areas.
Asheton Farm Business Centre,
Tysea Hill, Stapleford Abbotts,
Essex, RM4 1JU