How To Pick a Good Quality Sofa That Lasts?

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Q: We bought a sofa a little less than 2 years ago from Crate & Barrel, and it's our main sofa. My husband works from home, so this sofa gets a lot of traction between him setting up camp on it daily, and our naps, random lounging, etc. The cushions already look very droopy and the fabric is not wearing well…

...My mother thinks getting the thing reupholstered would cost more than the sofa itself, and even re-filling the cushions is only a short term solution if the fabric is wearing out, so I'm not sure what to do. Our lovely sofa is turning into a bit of an eyesore quickly. I need help with a couple of things: how do we pick out a sofa that is likely to last in the future? Even if we donated this sofa or sold it when we want to get rid of it, I'd prefer the more eco-friendly solution of fixing it — but not if it'd cost more than what we paid for the thing!

Finally, we're about to move to Houston, so if anyone has any recommendations for stores/resources for our sofa or to repair a cedar chest of ours that was partially eaten by pet rabbits, and a coffee table that was gnawed on by a puppy, please send them our way!

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