Should You Use RTA Cabinets for Your Kitchen Renovation?

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The prospect of replacing your kitchen cabinets can be daunting, but there are many good reasons to do it. You might be concerned about the sturdiness or age of your current cabinets, or maybe the layout doesn’t work for your specific needs. Whatever the reason, there’s a very good chance that buying ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets is a great option for your cabinet replacement project.

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How Home Décor Bloggers Use CS Hardware Products In DIY Projects

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There was a time not too long ago when home décor updates and home renovations seemed to be the result of a mysterious and costly process involving expert contractors, expensive materials, and an unending, ever-expanding timeline. Thanks to the proliferation of online educational sources and the explosive growth of media outlets such as HGTV, the notion of “experts only” for home renovation has been replaced with a do-it-yourself mentality. Every day, more and more people are learning the skills to plan, develop, and execute complex projects in their home on their own.

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RTA vs. Custom Cabinets

Who wouldn’t want a completely custom kitchen? The first thing that people think of when redoing their kitchen is the cabinets. However, custom kitchen cabinets can come with a steep price anywhere from $6,000 to over $20,000 and beyond depending on what extras you tack on. Many RTA cabinet lines offer an array of specialty cabinets that will give you the options you want without the hefty price tag. Check out our Ready-to-Assemble cabinets! But first, let’s compare.

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Why Choose Ready-to-Assemble Cabinets?

The kitchen is often the center hub of a home. All of the cooking and most of the eating is done there, entertaining is done there, and family time collects there. That’s why you never want your kitchen to be out of date. If you’re looking to spruce up your kitchen what better way than updating the cabinets? Why consider Ready-to-Assemble (RTA) cabinets? You can find what you want at the price you need. Here are some factors to consider when talking about RTA cabinets.

Value

Why not buy custom-built cabinets? Custom-built cabinets are a beautiful luxury for any kitchen, but they come with a hefty price tag. With custom cabinets you often have to wait a long time from ordering before you receive them on top of the higher prices. You can get the same beauty from RTA cabinets at a fraction of the cost. RTA cabinets are perfect for any renovation on a budget.

Options

Not only are RTA cabinets reasonably priced but you also get tons of options. Because you can order them you don’t have to stick to the already assembled cabinets that stores may carry in a limited selection. When you walk into a home improvement store they will have cabinets you can pick out and take home right away, but you will be extremely limited on choices. With our huge selection of cabinets you will easily find what fits you and your home best.

DIY Friendly

If you are a Do-It-Yourself type then you will love RTA cabinets! RTA cabinets are easy to assemble yourself (but that doesn’t stop you from hiring a professional if that’s what you prefer). They come to your door and offer easy assembly and installation. If you are looking to update your kitchen on a budget this is the solution for you, especially if you love a project. We make it easy and simple for you to do it all yourself. We even have videos to help you along!

Style

With our selection you will have no trouble finding what fits you style. Here are some of our favorites…

Looking for a vintage feel? We love these choices:

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Spring Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets

Spring is coming and that can mean only one thing: Spring cleaning! The place to start is with your kitchen. The kitchen is the hub of any home but it can also be the messiest. It is where we cook, bake, and eat. This is where we congregate as families and where we talk with friends over coffee. It seems like the perfect place to start, especially the cabinets.

Kitchen cabinets tend to get a little greasy from all of the cooking and activity. To give your cabinets that old shine try using oil. Mineral oil or even just vegetable oil takes the grease off of your cabinet surfaces but will also give them a beautiful sheen. But it’s not just the outside that matters.

Organization is the perfect way to keep away the clutter and mess. Among our products you will find any organization tool you might need. Whether your pots and pans are a clanking mess or your plastic ware are a cluttered avalanche every time you open the cabinet door, we can help. You can make next year’s spring cleaning easier by staying organized all year long. After a long, hard winter treat your home to a refresh with these helpful organization products and many more found at Custom Service Hardware.

 

Use our corner lazy Susan to keep things like plastic ware containers in their place. Put lids on one shelf and stack the bins on another.

Corner Lazy Susan

 

Keep your spices or smaller kitchenware within easy reach with our pull out base organizer.

Pull Out Base Organizer

 

Nothing is as frustrating as the clashing of pots and pans when you can’t find the one you need. Keep your cookware and lids organized with our two-tier cookware organizer.

Two-Tier Cookware Organizer

Why We Love Blum Hinges

Innovative, elegant, and effortless, Blum hinges have become one of the most popular upgrades for remodeling home kitchen cabinets. Having been in the business for over 60 years, Blum is one of the most trusted and respected names in the industry. Now, with their leading-edge Blumotion design, Blum hinges are one of the most in-demand features for a beautifully functional kitchen.

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Blum knows kitchens, and they design their products with the vision of maximizing your kitchen’s potential. Studying the workflow of kitchen users, Blum’s designs encourage better work flow with a focus on streamlined ergonomic interfacing with your kitchen hardware.

One of our favorites in 2014, Blum Aventos Cabinet Doors Lift Systems are a particularly innovative kitchen cabinet feature: for cabinets parallel to countertops, these lift systems provide effortless opening, closing, and stopping. We offer a wide selection of Blum Aventos lift system packages, as well as individual parts and components.

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For more quality Blum products, check out our Blum page at CSHardware.com. Let us know in comments or on social media why you love Blum cabinet and drawer hinges, too!

Organizing Cabinets & Shelves: In The Kitchen

With the holiday cooking season upon us, it’s time to make the most of the space we have available. This week we focus on kitchen cabinets and shelving, next week closet storage space.

Being organized has its advantages, all throughout your home.

“Finally, all done with cooking – now where is that glass container? What about the cinnamon — there it is, oh wait, it’s cumin!” Sound familiar? Then it’s time to get organized.

Remodeling or upgrading kitchen cabinets is a great step towards perfecting your home’s kitchen, but having a functional workspace to craft your culinary concoctions is indispensable. This week we want to feature some great ways to streamline your kitchen cabinets and shelving – the more focus is on the joy of cooking, and the less on where the utensils are, the better. Especially if you’ve got a house full of family – or will be cooking for one!

 

Cabinet Door Storage Trays / Bins

With a little bit of effort, cabinet space can be maximized – using both the interior as well as the door. These white storage trays are an example of either direct mounting or using convenient accessory brackets.

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