How to Start Remodeling Your Kitchen

Kitchen Remodel


I Want to Remodel My Kitchen With RTA Cabinets, but I Don’t Know Where to Begin.

With big-box store kitchen cabinets, a full remodel may cost $35,000 or more, which is why many people choose ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets from Custom Service Hardware. CS Hardware supplies some of the best RTA cabinets available, and our high-quality products add value to your home at a much more affordable price tag than options from big box stores or custom kitchen cabinets. Your dream kitchen could be within reach using RTA cabinets at a remodeling budget that makes more sense to you. Remodeling your kitchen with ready to assemble cabinets in classic shaker styles or modern designs in popular colors like black, white, and grey, can provide immense satisfaction once the project is complete. Not only are you adding value to your home, but you can customize your RTA kitchen cabinets to fit your exact needs and design vision.

The problem most people have is getting started. Kitchen remodeling is a big project and one many people won’t do simply because they don’t know where to begin. Or worse, they’ll outsource the work for tens of thousands more dollars than they need to pay when they could do the job themselves! The good news is that remodeling your kitchen doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

If you’re keeping your appliances in the same place, then a full remodel with kitchen cabinets that are ready to assemble and install isn’t that intimidating, especially if you have guidance from a CS Hardware expert. We want to help you get started, and our team can be with you through each step. From assisting with your layout to ordering the right cabinets and accessories, our cabinet representatives take pride in working through your questions, order placement, and shipment reception for no additional charge. CS Hardware customer service means no sales pitches, no extra fees. Your kitchen remodel starts with one simple step, and we’ll walk you through the whole process from choosing the style of your ready to assemble kitchen cabinets to putting them together to installing them.

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Choose the Style of Your Kitchen Cabinets.

The first step for your kitchen remodel project is to choose your RTA cabinet style. From modern slab cabinets to coastal white shaker cabinets to dark cabinets, you’ll discover that CS Hardware has the best RTA cabinet supply. For a cohesive look to your home, make sure the kitchen cabinet set you choose matches the decorative vibe of the rest of the house. If you need inspiration, browse our photo gallery of completed RTA kitchen cabinet installations.

Cabinets come in a wide variety of colors, stains, and styles. You’ll be able to find the look and function that fits both your budget and your design vision because we offer more 60 different cabinet lines, complete with base cabinets, wall cabinets, and corner cabinets. If you need specialty kitchen cabinets like a pantry or oven cabinet, we offer lines that include those as ready to assemble cabinets as well.

Today, the most popular, versatile, and aesthetically-pleasing cabinet style is the shaker cabinet. Shaker cabinets fit most design styles and are timeless, which is great if you don’t want to redo your kitchen in another ten years to keep up with the latest trends. Specifically, Custom Service Hardware’s best-selling cabinets are white shaker style cabinets, and popular lines include the Arcadia and Galaxy Frost series. White is a popular cabinet choice because it can make a small space feel larger. White cabinets can make your space feel brighter and cleaner, especially if you’re transitioning away from a dark kitchen. On the other hand, if you want to create a more high-end feel to your kitchen, dark wood cabinets provide depth, richness, and luxury appeal. Your cabinet choice depends on your vision for the space, so take the time to look through our many cabinet style choices or use our search tool to narrow down your kitchen cabinet options to exactly what you want. Call us to talk to our cabinet representatives. Our team would be happy to help make suggestions based on your design style.

Plan Your Kitchen Cabinet Layout.

Remember that kitchen remodeling is not intimidating as long as your appliances aren’t moving. If you are redesigning the layout of your kitchen including appliances, you will want to do more advanced research for appliance layout considerations (do I need a building permit, are the outlets where I need them, how do I move the plumbing and gas lines, etc.?). However, if the appliances are not moving, you have a lot less to consider.

First, measure and note the layout of each wall in your kitchen space including doors, windows, and appliances. Measuring allows you to know exactly how much room you have to work with. Once you’ve measured and noted the kitchen wall spaces as a whole, mark the door, window and appliance widths and how much remaining space you have for cabinets. Do this for each wall for both upper and lower cabinets, double-checking your measurements and noting your layout carefully.

A kitchen remodel is a great time to consider adding extra storage space. Tall pantry cabinets, utility cabinets, cabinets with roll-out shelves, and simply adding kitchen wall cabinets where there were none give you more storage space for your kitchen tools, cookware, and dinnerware.

A tip from our team: Avoid ordering 12 inch wide cabinets if you can. There isn’t a whole lot that can fit properly in a 12 inch cabinet, so it would be better to order one 24 inch cabinet verses two side-by-side 12 inch cabinets.

While planning your layout and choosing your cabinets, you may have questions or want to hear from a professional. Remember that you have access to CS Hardware cabinet experts. You can schedule an appointment to talk with them about layouts, measurements, assembly, installation, and whatever else you need to know to make your kitchen remodel a success.

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Add Decorative Finishing Touches to Your New RTA Kitchen Cabinets.

Finishing your brand new kitchen cabinets with decorative accents adds depth and charm to the space. Purposeful, tasteful accents can also make your kitchen look more upscale and elegant. Just make sure it matches your vision. Modern or contemporary cabinets usually do not have decorative accents. While other styles, such as Traditional or Upscale Rustic, may. Custom Service Hardware makes adding these decorative touches to your new cabinets easy. Glass doors, crown molding, pilasters, and decorative end panels can all be ordered with the cabinet series you choose.

Not only do you want your kitchen details to look beautiful, more importantly, you also want your kitchen to fit your practical needs. In-cabinet trash pullouts hide the garbage and reduce the smell. Drawer inserts organize your utensils, knives, and spices. Adding under-cabinet lighting provides both ambiance and illumination while you cook. Custom Service Hardware offers a vast array of product options to increase your storage space and give you the greatest efficiency while working in the kitchen.

Place Your RTA Kitchen Cabinet Order with Custom Service Hardware.

Once you’ve chosen your cabinet style, planned your layout, talked to our representatives, and added the finishing touches, all that is left to do is place your order for your brand new RTA kitchen cabinets.

Custom Service Hardware makes sure your ready to assemble cabinets and accessories get to you safely and in a timely manner while you shop for countertops, backsplashes, paint, kitchen accessories, and hardware.

Once you receive your kitchen cabinets, we’re here to assist you with how to assemble RTA cabinets and install them according to your layout plan. Custom Service Hardware has several videos on cabinet assembly that our Cabinet Representatives will to send you. With unassembled cabinets, it does take time to put them together before installation. With CS Hardware RTA cabinets, you know you have the best and that we’ll give you resources to help you assemble your kitchen cabinets properly. You can also rest easy knowing that you’re saving hundreds to thousands of dollars on your remodel.

Remember, your dream kitchen is achievable. You just have to take the first step, and we’re here to help you do it. So talk to our Cabinet Representatives to get started, you won’t regret choosing CS Hardware for your RTA kitchen cabinet store.