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How Much Does it Cost to Reupholster a La-Z-Boy Recliner?

December 28, 2020

How Much Does it Cost to Reupholster a La-Z-Boy Recliner?

Not only are La-Z-Boy recliners stylish and comfortable, but they are also built with quality materials and mechanisms that are made to last a lifetime. 


It is common for La-Z-Boy recliners to be passed down from generation to generation, ultimately becoming a family heirloom. 


So it is safe to say, La-Z-Boy recliners stand the test of time. With this being said, the fabrics that cover these recliners do tend to go out of style.

Case in point …


Recently, my Grandma decided to downsize and offered me her La-Z-Boy recliner that is over 20 years old. 


While the mechanism on my Grandma Margaret’s La-Z-Boy recliner is still top-notch, I don’t think the mustard yellow velvet upholstery would complement the interior design of my modern apartment. 


Even so, how could I possibly turn down this offer? This is the recliner that my grandpa used to watch Football in every Sunday and my grandma would rest in as she watched the grandkids play. 


So as I thought it over, I landed on the perfect solution. It is time to get my Grandma’s recliner reupholstered with some up-to-date fabrics.

If you have stumbled upon this article, you have likely decided to reupholster an old La-Z-Boy recliner as well. 


But you may be wondering, how much does it cost to reupholster a La-Z-Boy recliner?


The information in this article will give you a better idea of how much you should expect to spend on reupholstering your La-Z-Boy recliner and where to get your recliner reupholstered in Ottawa.



Cost to Reupholster a La-Z-Boy Recliner


In general, the cost to reupholster a La-Z-Boy recliner ranges from $600 to $2000


This price is determined by the cost of labour and the cost of materials which can vary depending on the size, quality, and complexity of the unit. 

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Typically, power recliners are more expensive to reupholster compared to manual recliners. Reupholstering a power recliner requires much more labour and attention to detail because the project involves navigating the power mechanisms embedded within the structure of the chair.

Stationary Recliner ~ $600 – $1,500
Power or Antique Recliner ~ $1,200 – $2,500
Pillows or Pockets  ~ $40 – $80 each



One way to cut down the cost of reupholstering a recliner is by doing it yourself (DIY).


The cost of fabric, supplies, and tools required to reupholster a recliner yourself is about $200 to $500


Although it may save you some bucks, reupholstering your recliner is a daunting task. This involves taking apart the recliner, unstitching, removing cushions, creating patterns out of fabric, figuring out how the fabric will lay on the chair, and putting it all back together. 


If you are skilled at this, it may only take you a couple of days. If you are inexperienced, on the other hand, this may take up to two weeks.

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Where to Reupholster your Recliner in Ottawa & Kingston? (and how much will it cost?)


Although DIY is a more affordable option, hiring a professional is likely the best choice to ensure that your La-Z-Boy recliner is properly restored. 


Unfortunately, we do not offer in-house reupholstery at La-Z-Boy.


Not to worry though because below is a list of three reputable shops to get your recliner reupholstered in Ottawa.


107 Colonnade Rd S #7, Nepean

Star Rating

4.8 Star Rating

Cost Estimate

Manual Recliner Reupholstery Estimate:

  • Labour: ~ $850
  • Fabric: ~ $400
  • Total: ~ $1,400 + tax


Power Recliner Reupholstery Estimate:

  • Labour:  ~ $1,200
  • Fabric: ~ $1,200
  • Total: ~ $2,000 + tax


1800 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa

Star Rating

4.4 Star Rating

Cost Estimate

Manual & Power Recliner Reupholstery Estimate:

  • ~ $250 – $600
  • Depending on size and complexity

PQ Upholstery


44 Harrold Pl, Ottawa

Star Rating

4.9 Star Rating

Cost Estimate

Manual & Power Recliner Reupholstery Estimate:

  • ~ $600 – $900 (for labour)
  • This estimate does not include the cost of fabric or foam replacement


* Quote given over phone call on December 28 2020.

Location 620 Cataraqui Woods Drive Unit #3, Kingston
Star Rating 5 Star Rating
Cost Estimate

Manual & Power Recliner Reupholstery Estimate:

  • ~ $1,100 
  • $35/yard of fabric + labour

What’s Next?

So there you have it. You now have a better idea of how much it will cost to reupholster your La-Z-Boy recliner.


With these cost estimates in mind, you may consider opting out of reupholstery and purchasing a brand new recliner instead. 


If your recliner holds significant sentimental value, like my Grandmother’s recliner does, the cost of reupholstery may be worth it.


But if the old recliner is something you are willing to part ways with, you could likely buy a brand new recliner for the same cost of reupholstery. 


Starting at $1,309, La-Z-Boy recliners come with brand new cushions, springs, and framing. Not to mention, La-Z-Boy recliners are customizable and offered in over 900 fabric and leather options. 


*All La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change. We aim to update all cost-related articles twice per year. This article was last updated on May 30th, 2023. Please visit and select an Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store location to view the most up-to-date pricing. 


Perhaps your body has changed over the years? At La-Z-Boy, we will get you fitted for a brand new recliner that provides personalized comfort. 


Visit us at a local Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy location to start shopping for your new recliner today. If you’d prefer to plan in advance, schedule a visit to meet with one of our consultants.


We look forward to meeting you!

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