This is a relatively easy skill. However, there is a process involved that takes time. We add the cost of materials into the price but if we charge per hour to upcycle then it would increase the retail price to such an extent that the consumer would be better off buying a new item. Holly’s skill set and experience has given her a good understanding of how much time will be spent on most furniture items. Based on this we know how to charge a relative price for labour.
This means that in order to be viable when up-cycling we must be conscious of time management.
Sometimes outsourcing is cheaper. We do this on a piece to piece basis. there are several tradesmen we use.