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Rudy's Upholstery

73 North St
Medford, MA 02155 617-625-3646

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Excellent service. Alan "Rudy" delivered chairs and staff installed re-upholstered... - Jan 17, 2016

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John's Upholstering

103 Foundry St
Wakefield, MA 01880 781-246-1524

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Did a very good job, but the cost was higher than I expected. - Apr 30, 2020

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Barbo Reupholstering Service

1055 Main St
Reading, MA 01867 781-942-1818

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The cost of fabric seems highly inflated, but they do good work and have the... - Apr 05, 2017

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Lawless Upholstery

114 Commonwealth Ave
Concord, MA 01742 978-369-6179

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E C Butler Furniture Upholstery

195 High St
Waltham, MA 02453 781-893-5540

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How we gather (and how to interpret) our data

Buying furniture means spending lots of money and making lots of decisions. Style? Fabric? Pattern? It’s enough to make you want to keep your old stuff. Which might not be such a bad idea. A skilled upholsterer can make old pieces look new again.

A good piece of furniture deserves a second chance. But if you’re thinking of redoing a sofa, chair, or headboard, first take a dispassionate look and decide whether it will last long enough to justify the cost of reupholstering.

Most of us have made unwise furniture purchases that a bit of planning would have prevented. Before shopping, evaluate your budget, how you’ll use the furniture, how it fits in with your other furniture and tastes, and other considerations.

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You’ll want to do your shopping at stores where you can get good advice, good selection, quality installation services, and honest business practices—at reasonable prices.

When it comes to decking out your windows, you’ll find so many choices, optional features, and price ranges that it’s easy to get blindsided by the process. Here’s our advice on how to buy the right stuff.

Plantation shutters. Roman shades. Curtains. There are so many ways to cover your windows that it’s tempting to just tape newspaper over the panes and be done with it. Here’s a primer on the best options to block the light, keep prying eyes at bay, or just dress up the joint.

For many types and brands of window treatments, it really pays to shop around. We report here costs quoted to Checkbook’s undercover shoppers when they sought prices for several types of window treatments at a sampling of local stores and online outlets.