Benefits of Choosing RTA Cabinets

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When choosing cabinets for your home, there are a variety of options to consider. Remodeling your home- whether it's just the kitchen or a few rooms together- is an easy way to increase the value of your home and enhance your quality of living. However, remodeling these days can be quite costly. This is where DIY ideas such as ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets come into place. If you're looking for a quick and easy assembly, are remodeling on a budget or love do-it-yourself projects, then ready to assemble cabinets are your best option. Here are a few benefits of choosing RTA cabinets.

The price. RTA cabinets are commonly considered an affordable alternative to custom-made cabinetry. They retail for only a fraction of the cost of custom cabinets, which comes in handy when you're on a strict budget. Since customization and assembly are eliminated from the process of buying RTA cabinets, you'll save a ton of money. Since these cabinets are easy to install yourself and come ready to assemble, there's no need to spend tons of money on carpentry tools, expensive contractors and more. The shipping is also generally less expensive since the pieces can be flat-packed.

The time. Since RTA cabinets don't need to be custom made, the lead time is far quicker than custom kitchen cabinets– which can take months to be completed. Due to their popularity there are so many manufacturers and companies producing RTA cabinets all over the US, so your shipping time will also be quicker (typically 1-2 weeks compared to 6-8 weeks for custom cabinets). The cabinets are always fully stocked and ready to ship, so you can start and finish your remodel sooner than you thought possible.

The ease. RTA cabinets are shipped with the parts and directions you need to install and assemble them yourself. Most RTA cabinets can be easily assembled using items such as a hammer, nails, wood glue or a screwdriver. For example, the doors are pre-hung on the face frame for easy installation. If you do need extra help with the installation, there are a ton of resources available online- including videos, tutorials and step-by-step photos. With the popularity of these cabinets, a new DIY culture of home remodeling has become more and more apparent online. If you're still looking for help, some companies will install the cabinets for you upon delivery. And even if you do end up hiring a contractor to help with the assembly, you'll still be saving money in the long run opposed to purchasing custom cabinets.

The look. RTA cabinets are available in a wide variety of popular styles- ranging from handsome maple to practical Thermofoil. With so many different colors, stains, grains and details, there is a cabinet style out there for every kitchen. RTA cabinets use common hardwood to create the cabinet frames, doors and drawer fronts and then use plywood for the inside. The all-wood construction is durable and handsome, making them a fine alternative to the poorly-constructed particle board versions you see at mass retailers. Why not spend a fraction of the cost and get the same quality look as the high-end custom cabinets?