If your sofas are like mine, they are one of the most used pieces of furniture in the house. And it doesn’t take long at all for sofas to begin losing their fresh and new looks. In this scenario, it can either be time to replace or reupholster. The latter is certainly less expensive than buying new furniture but then the decision on whether to do it yourself or have someone do it for you.

Now before you make that choice, f you feel like you can save more money by doing furniture reupholstery yourself, take a look at the following infographic from Consorte Marketing. Not only does it lay out the pros and cons of DIY and DIFM, it also zooms in on the details, and reveals the hard truth behind every amateur or professional job.

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Sofa Reupholstery: DIY vs. DIFM