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Benefits of Restoring Antique Furniture

an antique wood dresser being restored

Watching a valuable, beloved piece of antique furniture lose its beauty over time is hard to witness.

Whether it’s the first couch you ever bought or a family heirloom, when it begins to look old and worn, homeowners face a tough decision: Is it time to look for something new?

Many antique furniture owners aren’t aware there’s more than one option when it comes to dealing with older pieces. They are pleasantly surprised to find out restoration can give their treasured furniture a new life.

If you’re tired of looking at the same furniture set every day but find it challenging to part with something that has been a part of your life for so long, furniture restoration is the perfect solution for you.

Here are a few other benefits of antique furniture restoration to consider!

It’s Good For the Environment

antique furniture used to decorate a modern open concept dining room

Opting to restore or repair your existing furniture instead of buying new pieces helps protect the environment.

Crafting furniture takes a lot of time and energy. Not to mention the huge carbon footprint left behind by the factories. Depending on the material used, the furniture usually isn’t biodegradable. When you get rid of your old pieces, they end up rotting in a landfill forever.

In contrast, choosing to restore your furniture will help save the environment. It reduces the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.

You Can Save a Lot of Money

If you haven’t been furniture shopping in some time, the price tags on even the most basic sets can be a bit of a shock.

When you change furniture, you don’t usually swap out one piece for another. You’re likely to re-do your entire space to match the new aesthetic.

antique furniture used to decorate a living room with modern element

Everyone should be able to enjoy beautiful pieces. This is why restoring your furniture will not only save you money but make you feel as though you’ve bought something new. All without putting a dent in your pocket.

The cost of restoring old or antique furniture comes at a fraction of the price of new ones. This allows you to put your money towards home renovations or save it for a rainy day.

Helps Preserve Sentimental Pieces

As painful as it is to watch, antique furniture can begin to deteriorate and lose its luster over time. When a piece of furniture holds sentimental value, you’ll want to do everything in your power to keep it in good condition for as long as possible.

Through new stains, upholstery, and other restoration techniques, antique furniture will be able to get a face-lift while still preserving its natural beauty.

Expert Antique Furniture Restoration in Ottawa

restoring an antique wood side table

Got a piece or entire set of furniture that has seen better days?

Whether you’re looking to give your prized antique furniture a complete makeover to suit your evolving taste or simply want it restored to its original glory, our restoration experts are here to help. With our years of experience, knowledge, and skills, we work hard to deliver quality results for our clients.

Reach out to us to learn more about restoring antique furniture and to request a quote today!


We Are Dedicated to Restoring Your Cabinetry & Furniture. How Can Berube Help You?

Whether you have a single piece of furniture (such as a chair that needs repair or a table that longs for refinishing) or a whole kitchen or bathroom, we are here to help. Count on our expertise and experience in furniture restoration and repair. Let us know what you have in mind and we’ll get back in touch to discuss in further detail. It is our pleasure to serve and help you.