Should You Use RTA Cabinets for Your Kitchen Renovation?

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The prospect of replacing your kitchen cabinets with ready-to-assemble 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.


What are RTA Cabinets? Common Concerns and Benefits

With such a large investment of time and money on your hands, you probably have some questions about whether purchasing RTA cabinets is right for you. Below I’ll discuss two common concerns and three benefits that can help you make the best decision.


#1 Are RTA Cabinets Good Quality?

In the past, RTA cabinets tended to be a cheap, low-quality option for kitchen remodeling. With the growing popularity of buying RTA cabinets, however, that is no longer the case. CS Hardware carries RTA kitchen cabinets in a variety of styles, all of which offer outstanding quality for the price. If you’re looking for the best RTA kitchen cabinets, browse CS Hardware’s collection. You’ll find all-wood RTA kitchen cabinets in maple, birch, and box frame plywood construction with beautiful, durable finishes.

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#2 How Do You Assemble RTA Cabinets?

Many people worry that assembling their ready made cabinets will be too difficult or that their RTA cabinets won’t look polished and professional. These are normal concerns—not everyone is a skilled craftsman, and a large project like this can seem scary. However, you do not need to be a trained professional to assemble and install RTA cabinets in your home! Most RTA cabinets are designed specifically to be assembled easily by people with little experience, and CS Hardware has gone even a step further and has created several cabinet assembly instructional videos to walk you through the process. If you’re concerned that you might not be able to assemble a set of cabinets yourself, seeing someone else do it might be exactly what you need to help you decide!


#1 RTA Cabinets Save Money by Cutting Labor Costs

Whether you’re hiring a contractor to install your cabinets or you’re buying pre-assembled ones to install in your kitchen yourself, you’re paying for labor costs. However, if you buy RTA cabinets and put in the work to assemble and install them yourself, you’ll be saving a lot of money.

#2 RTA Cabinets Cut Shipping Costs

If you go with RTA kitchen cabinets, you’ll be saving money in more ways than one! Because RTA cabinets take up so much less space in shipping than than pre-assembled cabinets, you’ll save a lot of money on shipping costs. (As an added bonus, this also means they’re less likely to suffer damage in shipping.) Also, because they’re all in stock and ready to go, RTA cabinets will arrive faster than other cabinet options!

#3 Variety of Styles, Features, and Customization Options

With stock pre-assembled cabinets, what you see is what you get most of the time—there’s not much you can do to customize them. However, with CS Hardware’s RTA kitchen cabinets, you get lots of options. You can choose from over 60 lines of all-wood cabinets, and each one is different. Browse several styles of popular white kitchen cabinets or shop for colored cabinets in modern designs. Whatever you want, CS Hardware is your best online RTA cabinet store. Plus, you can customize your RTA cabinets with specialized trim or storage racks for plates, spices, or wines. We even make this whole process as convenient as possible with our RTA cabinet easy order forms.


I hope this helps you as you decide whether RTA cabinets are the right choice for you. If you’re interested, check out CS Hardware’s wide selection of all-wood RTA cabinets or watch our instructional videos on youtube.