Some stores that offer upholstery Westlake Village services, offer custom order and custom made pieces. The customer is able to pick out the piece and the fabric separately. It is important that the drapery retailer shows the customer, via computer imaging, what the competed, actual piece of furniture will look like. A fabric can change in look dramatically when it encompasses a larger space than just a small swatch. The customer service representative should go over all custom options, enter those options into a computer, and produce a picture of the end product. If the end product isn’t exactly what a customer is looking for, small changes can be made until a perfect fabric for the style of furniture is found.
When considering which fabric to invest in for curtains or a drapery, two considerations must be made by every upholstery Westlake Village shopper. Thread count and weight of the fabric are very important fabric qualities. The weight of the fabric depends on the use of the upholstery piece. Heavy weight fabrics are more durable and can endure more wear than light weight fabrics. Either choice does not limit fabric options. Heavy weight fabrics include canvas and leather, while light weight fabrics tend to be more delicate and include satin, taffeta, and linen. Thread count should also be compared. Higher thread count generally indicates better quality, but it is important to compare a fabric’s thread count with the thread count of another similar thread count. The drapery with the higher thread count will stay cleaner and last longer. Every upholstery Westlake Village piece needs to fit the function and last for the buyer.
Prices encountered in any upholstery Westlake Village establishment can mesmerize any inexperienced drapery shopper. Most will think that a higher fabric cost will equal higher quality, but in actuality, a low cost fabric may be of much higher quality than a high cost fabric. Causes for this vary. A certain fabric may be really cheap to produce and that savings has been passed down to the buyer. Some fabrics may be very popular for curtains, putting the fabric in high demand and pushing up the cost. The high demand may also cause the opposite effect. If everyone wants a certain drapery fabric, production of that fabric may increase and cause the cost of the fabric to decrease. Some retailers charge more for classic designs, while others charge more for trendy designs. The important thing to remember is that quality and cost need to be balanced, but both may be able to be obtained with a thorough upholstery Westlake Village shopping trip.