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Cost to Reupholster A Sectional Sofa

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What Does it Cost to Reupholster A Sectional Sofa?

We've had a few calls recently from people trying to get an idea of the price to reupholster their sectional sofas. Our Upholstery Price Guide gives a typical range of cost from $2800 to $3200. But they didn't know where their sofa might fall in that range - or if their sectional was even 'typical'.

I guess the guide wasn't guide-ful enough for their purposes. So, here are some examples from our prior projects that may help illustrate the price range ... and beyond!

Example Costs to Upholster Sectional Sofas

1. Smaller Sectional

The photo above is of a typical smaller sectional we reupholstered from a Pennsylvania institution. It has a corner unit and two extension units. Six seat and back cushions. The robust fabric was from Kravet, of which 35 yards was needed. It had a minimal repeat, keeping the yardage minimal.

The reupholstery labor price for this smaller sectional sofa was $2860. Right in line with the lower range cost on our guide.

2. Larger Sectional

This is a larger sectional from a Delaware home - with some twists. It has five sections. Corner, two ends, a single seat extension and a double seat extension. The twist comes in where the two end units are recliners and the two-seat section is a sleeper.


The fabric was by United Fabrics and we specified that 45 yards were required. Why so much? Five sections , each needing its ends upholstered and seven seat and back cushions gobbled up the fabric. It, too, had a minimal repeat so the usage was very efficient. Oh! They were also concerned about stains, so we had the fabric treated with Nanotex.

The labor price to upholster this larger, more involved, sectional was $3150 - also holding within the range listed in our cost guide.

3. Gigantic Sprawling Section - A Chart Buster!

The largest sectional we've ever worked on came from Ventnor, New Jersey. It had eleven back cushions and nine seat cushions. Nine sections total that spanned the entirety of a large(!) family room. I seem to recall them saying that 15 people could sit in it - easily.


Two fabrics came into play - one for the back and deck, another for the cushions. The back fabric was a reconstituted leather by Charlotte. Thirty-two yards just made it. The cushion and inside body fabric was by Barrow - which we also had treated with Nanotex and Durablock for maximum spill protection. Ready? Sixty yards. Two yards were left on the roll at the end. Whew.

The reupholstery labor cost for this super-sectional sofa was $5100. Without precedent, way off our charts. But how do you chart for something like this?


I hope this sheds some light on the factors that play upon the upholstery costs for sectional sofas. As ever, the best way to get specific about any project is to reach out to us.




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