Whether you’re looking to reupholster your favorite chair, update your draperies or make over an entire room, u-fab interiors makes it a snap.
The Richmond custom fabric and fabrication shop does it all. The company’s expert upholsterers can make used furniture sparkle again, and its skilled seamstresses can stitch up the dazzling window treatment of your choice.
“We make pillows, cushions, draperies, Roman shades — just about everything people use to decorate their homes that is made of fabric, we do,” owner Travis Hamilton said.
When it comes to reupholstering, “We do everything from modern sofa sectionals to antiques from the 1800s to mid-century pieces,” he said.
For those planning to decorate a new house or refurbish an existing room or rooms, u-fab offers design consultation to make the process a breeze. One of their interior decorators will guide the entire process, with pleasing results.
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“We’re one of the few companies in the country — not to mention locally — that does so many different things and offers so much in-house service,” Hamilton said. “We’re a one-stop shop.”
The shop is located at 7921 W. Broad St., Richmond, Virginia. The company also has a satellite showroom at 2171 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Fabrication work includes reupholstery, pillows, cushions, draperies and Roman shades. “We take the fabric, and we make it something,” Hamilton said.
Furniture as well as fabrics
u-fab is best known for its bold prints, trendy fabrics, quality work and top-notch service. Some don’t realize u-fab also offers high-end furniture that customers can customize with fabrics of their choice.
“u-fab partners with great family-held furniture companies in North Carolina to offer high-quality furniture our customers can customize with different fabrics and options,” Hamilton said.
The partnership with furniture manufacturers such as Wesley Hall, LEE Industries, and Younger Furniture allows u-fab to create custom upholstered furniture. “We do a lot of special order custom furniture where you can specify cushion size, depth, and maybe your arm type,” Hamilton added. “You can get something that’s uniquely yours with the fabrics, details, and trimmings.”
u-fab also carries “a lot of one-of-a-kind pieces” like large cabinets, tables, and shelves “that are unique pieces they’re not going to see all over the place,” he said.
u-fab craftsmen build custom ottomans and headboards on-site, Hamilton said. “You can pretty much bring in a picture and we’ll build — within ‘constructural’ reason,” Hamilton said.
Hamilton and a former co-worker started u-fab 13 years ago after losing their jobs
“The company went out of business just as the recession hit in ’07-’08,” he said. “We started u-fab because we needed jobs.” Hamilton bought out his partner years ago and is now sole owner of u-fab.
u-fab “started off as a tiny little fabric store with a little workroom,” he said. Six years ago the company moved to its current location, a 20,000-square-foot showroom with a workshop and warehouse on-site.
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